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Yale Hicks: His Journey to Becoming a Peer Specialist

Yale Hicks told his college friends in New Orleans that he cut short his junior year abroad in Ghana because of malaria. “I lied to everybody, including myself,” said Hicks, who was experiencing hallucinations associated with what was eventually diagnosed as bipolar disorder. “I was about 21, and...

Peer Counseling’s Critical Role in Psychosis Treatment

If a journey of a thousand miles begins with a step, what is better than having someone along with whom to share it? That is the philosophy behind the peer counseling program at McLean Hospital’s Center of Excellence in Psychotic Disorders. “A lot of people with these conditions have difficulty...

Yale Hicks, CPP, CPS

Yale Hicks, CPP, CPS, is the program coordinator of Waverley Place. He began his career as a peer specialist intern during his time at the CASCAP Consumer Provider Program at Waverley Place. Mr. Hicks uses his lived experience with mental health issues and training to help guide and support...

Waverley Place

Please Note: Treatment in some of McLean’s programs has been moved online due to the COVID-19 crisis. Please contact the program directly for more information. Located a half mile from McLean’s Belmont campus, Waverley Place is a community-based support program which provides a therapeutic...