Ricki L Geiger, LCSW, CGP, CRC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chapel Hill
Day times available. I identify as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and specialize in healing childhood abuse/neglect and trauma related stress and symptoms: shame, depression, loss of self, numbing, anxiety, self-destructive behavior, codependency, compulsive thinking, chronic grief and pain, unhealthy relationships and work choices, attachment and trust issues, feeling helpless and hopeless.
I bring decades of professional and life experience. With extensive knowledge about trauma theory, self psychology and psychoanalysis, we will navigate through these symptoms increasing your ability to better manage difficult feelings; fostering balance and healthier decision making. I offer individual, group psychotherapy; individual, group supervision; couples therapy for retirement issues.
With 37 years of experience I will be able to quickly understand your conflicts and issues. I bring insight, skill, warmth, compassion, kindness, and humor when needed. Feelings of self-blame, self-doubt, helplessness, repressed anger, self-sabotage and low self-esteem, can, with effort, transform into self confidence and successful relating.
Call or Email Ricki L Geiger for a free phone consultation now - (919) 929-8559


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: University of Pennsylvania
  • Year Graduated: 1980
  • License No. and State: 438 North Carolina


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Medicare
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: RetirementOptions/Certified Retirement Coach
  • Certificate Date: 2011
  • Certificate: American Group Psychotherapy Society/Group Psychotherapist, CGP
  • Certificate Date: 2001

Ricki L Geiger's Groups

Women Over 60

Women is this age cohort have specific challenges and can benefit tremendously from the support, structure and format of a therapy group. From unresolved feelings about past relationships; conflict in current relationships; grief and loss; concerns about aging and retirement; and the need to change less functional aspects of oneself, group offers women an opportunity to share openly, explore and expand in wonderful and life affirming ways. This interactive group focuses on the here-and-now dynamics between group members to heal issues with self and others.

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Group Supervision - Starts 7/27/2017

SIX WEEK GROUP! Having a strong foundation in psychoanalytic theory: object relations, self-psychology, drive theory and ego psychology is invaluable in assessing and developing a treatment plan and therapeutic frame with clients. As well, skills and training about trauma, trauma-related stress symptoms and effective approaches for healing and change are essential tools for the successful clinician's tool box. For example: Formulate Effective Therapeutic Questions - Identify Resistances and How to Deal With Them - Why 'Why' Questions Don't Work - Therapist Overfunctioning - Self-Regulation Issues - Trauma Interventions -Self-Soothing Techniques - Body/Mind Issues - Business Concerns - SEE WEBSITE FOR COMPLETE FLYER

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Mixed-Adult Therapy Group (Over 40 years old)

Group therapy is an excellent adjunct to individual therapy. Often the issues discussed in individual, can be worked on in the 'live action' of group. The here and now experience of group creates a dynamic environment that fosters and enhances communication between participants; creating feelings of belonging, normalizing, safety and support. Feelings of connectedness and trust grow over time which help members develop new skills and confidence that extend to healthier personal and professioanl relationships outside of group.

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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Addiction
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Retirement
  • School Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD

Mental Health

  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Personality Disorders


  • Bisexual
  • Gay
  • Lesbian

Client Focus


  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Bisexual Clients
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients
  • Lesbian Clients
  • Transgender Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Coaching
  • Interpersonal
  • Mind-Body
  • Mindfulness-based (MBCT)
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused
  • UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: see website!


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2017
Ricki L Geiger, LCSW, CGP, CRC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Chapel Hill

Ricki L Geiger

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP, CRC