Dr. Deitra Hickey Ph.D., was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. She has utilized her life experiences to develop a passion to help others find their balance, reduce their stress, and honor themselves through physical, mental, and emotional wellness.
Deitra developed a strong will and resilience at a young age by taking care of two paralyzed parents after witnessing both of them being shot. She then cared for her mother who suffered from Multiple Sclerosis until she passed away at only 48.
Deitra is a transparent individual that will admit she had struggled as a teenager with consistent doubt, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder. She made the decision early on not to accept these facets of her outlook and learned how to take control of her life. Deitra has dedicated her life to assisting others to find positive perspective and happiness. She encourages the importance of capitalizing on life’s challenges to strengthen and empower versus using adversity as a crutch.
In addition, Dr. Hickey proudly teaches the community about the positive effects of holistic treatments that not only pamper the deserving individual but also aid in overall health, wellness and stress reduction. Dr. Hickey has spoken to groups all of the world including Austria, Germany and in several areas of the United States.
She brings humor onto the stage and makes people feel comfortable and relatable. She has spoken at wellness conferences with over 2500 individuals as well as small lunch and learns with 10 people and everywhere in between. Regardless of group size or venue, her enthusiasm remains consistent.
Deitra speaks on a variety of topics including but not limited to: Perspective & Balance; Overall Health & Wellness; Stress Reduction; Work/Life Balance; Relationship Building; Business Strategic Planning; Leadership; and Motivational Encouragements.
Dr. Hickey has attained a Bachelor’s degree; two Master’s degrees, and a Doctorate. She worked for Toledo Public Schools for 17 years as a teacher, school counselor, and a school principal. She taught PhD students at the University of Toledo for 3 years prior to opening her business, Serenity Health & Wellness Center, in 2010 serving the community with over 25 holistic services and corporate wellness programs. Dr. Hickey is a proud Toledoan and enjoys bringing her experience, education, and dedication to make a lasting impression and difference in others’ lives.