Dr. Davine S. Ricks, 

Award Winning Leadership Coach
Corporate Trainer

Motivational Speaker


Introducing Dr. Davine S. Ricks

Dr. Davine S. Ricks, LCSW, MAC, E-CADC is the force behind Sense of Equity, LLC.  We offer program development training & accreditation services.  We also provide competitive edge coaching helping you build a sustainable culture of success.  “We bring value because there’s no dichotomy between knowing and doing.”


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Leadership Training

Contact us for help with resolving your issues as soon as possible. Some of the trainings we offer include: Leadership: Practicing Ethics & Integrity; Motivational Interviewing: An Evidenced-Based Strategy

Corporate Trainer

For corporate trainings, our customized trainings range from Faith Based Community Approaches, Research/Evaluation to Program Planning Management and Coalition Building/Collaboration


With a PhD in Social Work Policy and Administration and as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Davine is well credentialed and capable of providing the enabling insight our clients seek.

Qualified Agents

Holding various certifications including a Master’s Addiction Counselor Certification (MAC) and Electronic-Certified Addiction Counselor (E-CADC) we render top tier counseling services.

Motivational Speaker

As a certified John Maxwell Coach, Trainer and Motivational Speaker Davine speaks truth and brings the value and inspiration people need to hear.

Grant Writing/ Awards

Some of our Grant writing success includes Cobb County CBBG Emergency Food & Shelter Program, Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) for Gwinnett, Rockdale, Newton, Dekalb and Fulton Counties


We offer customized client services plus one-on-one and team based leadership consulting. We can help you address challenges and develop and implement a success strategy

Target Populations

The populations we predominately serve include adults, young adults, adolescents, men, women and families.

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Our Services

Leadership Training/Coaching

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Grant Writing/ Reviewing

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Accreditation Services

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    Customer Reviews

    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."

    Marvelous Light Consultants, LLC

    "We are so thankful for all of the assistance Dr. Ricks of Sense of Equity has provided in helping us obtain CARF accreditation for our programs. We have utilized their services for years and plan to continue to do so."

    KES, Inc.

    "After hiring a different company for our accreditation and only receiving a partial accreditation, we hired Sense of Equity and immediately received a 3-year certification. We were very pleased with their services and continue to use them."

    Tom Richards

    "Dr. Ricks and Sense of Equity, LLC has rendered beneficial and outstanding to Exceptionally Yours Autism and Educational Services, LLC. They provide outstanding training, consultative, counseling and accreditation services. I wholeheartedly recommend that organizations seeking accreditations or who are in the process of implementing a program obtain services from this agency".

    Dr. Deborah Sills
    CEO, Exceptionally Yours

    "I have had the wonderful opportunity to work with Dr. Davine Ricks on several occasions via Sense of Equity, LLC. She is gifted as an administrator, clinical supervisor, organizer and leader. I admire her ability to see projects through to the end with integrity.

    Dr. Angela Powell Smith
    LPC, Making Your Heart Lighter

    While I was employed as Director of Behavioral Health Services with Lutheran Services of Georgia approximately six years ago, my organization requested Dr. Ricks' CARF Surveyor services. We were applying for a CARF accreditation for our new Behavioral Health Services program for the purposes of becoming a Medicaid program through the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. She did an outstanding job guiding and navigating our organization in completing the necessary procedures required to be considered as a CARF accredited organization. She demonstrated guidance and was assessable to our needs to meet the requirements of CARF. She was a great contractor who constantly demonstrated a since of commitment to meeting our needs. Our organization successfully passed the CARF Survey thanks to her leadership and expertise in accreditation standards and guidelines.

    Dr. Lucy R. Cannon, LCSW, CCDP-D, MATS
    CEO & Owner, LEJ Behavioral Health Services, LLC

    Some of Our Certifications and Corporate Partners

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    John Maxwell Team
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    National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
    Dekalb Community Service Board
    Highland Rivers Community Service Board
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