Trained as a Psychologist and Life Coach, I now focus on Mental Fitness Coaching, which positions clients to develop the skills needed for life success. Coaching sessions focus on positive solutions and action plans for identified issues within this skills-based framework rather than rehearsing problems. Most issues can be resolved in this manner as long as clients are willing to take responsibility for themselves and actively learn new skills. Sessions may be in person, telephonically or online. For me to determine whether you qualify as a potential client, please leave your contact information and I will return your call.
Clients appropriate for this life-changing approach are those who are ready to learn a new way of thinking, believing and behaving to experience greater peaceful, massive productivity and to find the freedom they desire. For this group of people, the full-fee, self-pay option is never a barrier.
If you are ready to do the work, what's stopping you from becoming the best version of yourself yet? All sessions are self-pay to maintain strictest privacy and are full-fee (no sliding scale). Online classes in Mental Fitness will also be available at in June.
Take the first step to help. Call or Email Susan E Hickman now - (423) 453-4761


  • Years in Practice: 9 Years
  • School: Argosy University
  • Year Graduated: 2007
  • License No. and State: 2807 Tennessee


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $120
  • Accepted Payment Methods: American Express, Cash, Check, Discover, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Peak Potentials/Business Coach
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: Goal Imagery Institute/ICF Coach Training-PCC Level
  • Certificate Date: 2016

Susan E Hickman's Groups

MFIT 101: Mental Mastery Foundations Class

This class is designed to provide an overview and antidote to skill deficits most commonly found in individuals with mood issues, anxiety, interpersonal problems, addictions, career or relationship failures or a variety of other "disorders." One goal of the class is to increase insight and awareness regarding skill deficits and their negative life impact. More importantly, we combine the coursework (live online webinars) with Transformational Coaching in which clients are coached in small groups to further foster skill development and problem-solve interfering issues. For continued skill development, clients next move into MFIT 201: Mental Mastery Applications Class.

More about this group


  • Life Coaching
  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills


  • Coaching for Female Writers
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Conflict
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues


  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adults


  • Gay Clients
  • Lesbian Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Dialectical (DBT)
  • Eclectic
  • Guided Therapeutic Imagery
  • Mental Fitness Coaching
  • Mindfulness
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2016
Susan E Hickman, PhD, PsyD, Psychologist in Chattanooga

Susan E Hickman

Psychologist, PhD, PsyD