Psychiatry in Columbia, South Carolina Tara Hicks, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

License: PMHNP

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 0-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: Yes

Psychiatry in Columbia, South Carolina Tara Hicks, PMHNP

Tara Hicks, PMHNP

Tara Hicks is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner in South Carolina who has been practicing since 2022. Her education began at South University where she obtained her bachelors in nursing. Tara enjoyed caring for her patients and wanted to teach nursing students proper techniques. She decided to further her career and attended Western Governors University where she obtained her Masters in Nursing Education. Tara got back into mental health nursing and wanted more, so she attended Walden University and obtained her Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree. Tara assesses, diagnoses, and treats the mental health needs of patients. She provides therapy and prescribes medications for patients who have mental health disorders or substance abuse problems. Understanding and communication are two important skills when treating patients with mental health and helping patients achieve their best overall well-being. Tara’s goal is to change the stigma of mental health and help patients to better understand, cope, and manage challenges and obstacles. She offers you many years of mental health experience to help you move forward to improve and facilitate a positive change to a happy, healthy, and more productive life. Outside of work, Tara enjoys family time, hiking, and spa dates with her daughter. Her passions include social interactions with patients along with the desire to make a positive impact on their lives.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Carelon (Beacon)
  • Companion Benefit (BCBS)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Prisma Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Tricare East (Humana Military)


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Biofeedback
  • CBT for Insomnia
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Medical Procedure Evaluations


  • Adoption/Foster Care
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • First Responders
  • Head Injuries
  • LGBTQ+
  • Men
  • Military/Veterans
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Tara Hicks. You can also call 843-501-1099 to have someone assist you.

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