About us


“We Engage . . . We Educate . . . We Empower”


Sense of Equity is a program development and accreditation services consulting firm.

Why?  Because there is NO DICHOTOMY BETWEEN KNOWING AND DOING. The motivation to provide this offering came from reflecting upon over 15 years of executive level experience in planning, developing and implementing behavioral healthcare systems in multimillion-dollar complex public and private sector organizations.    Having provided clinical comprehensive services for adults, children and adolescents with severe and persistent mental health and substance abuse challenges for over two decades, it was apparent that there was a need for the services Sense of Equity was capable of offering.  We know that so many organizations suffer from being frustrated with stalled growth, lackluster innovation, and sagging morale.  Knowing how to infuse a trackable process to effect the kind of behavioral change needed is our expertise.   We specialize in helping people increase productivity and creativity by raising their level of awareness and transforming that awareness into self-actualizing behavior.  Our outcomes are evident in the growth of people,  who in turn develop programs/organizations, who in turn help even more people.

Creating a change in your life can be a hard and  arduous process.

Dr. Davine Ricks has been core to Sense of Equity’s success. As an enthusiastic leader for over 25 years with experience in providing clinical comprehensive services to individuals with severe and persistent mental health and substance abuse challenges, along with over 10 years of experience in working with the criminal justice population in Drug Courts and other accountability courts, and over two decades of providing training to diverse populations, she has made become well-known for her expertise in this area of clinical service. As a Certified John Maxwell Teacher, Trainer, Coach and Motivational Speaker, Sense of Equity uses this knowledge and experience to help people maximize their full potential, personally and professionally.

Her set of lectures, digital media, podcasts and live events is designed with only 1 goal in mind – to help individuals process and resolve issues as effectively as only possible!



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What My Happy Clients Say

“As a CARF surveyor, Dr. Ricks serves as a valuable expert in the field conducting and implementing evidenced based substance abuse treatment services. She demonstrates a high level of professionalism and ethics in her field and MLC is pleased to provide this review.  Dr. Ricks is an intelligent and motivated individual with a vast amount of knowledge who is more than capable of providing treatment in a variety of treatment settings.”

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