Vision & Mission
The mission of I AM Valuable is to teach individuals to recognize their true identity through storytelling, self-reflection, and self-discovery.
The vision of I AM Valuable is that individuals will be transformed through actively engaging in wellness.
Who we are
Dr. Ricks is a restorative practices school counselor and an adjunct professor in Fresno, CA. She has a master’s degree in social work and a doctorate degree in education. She has provided crisis intervention and other supportive services to countless families to meet their needs. Dr. Ricks is a practitioner and she specializes in fostering the personal development of children and adults so that they can empower themselves to live healthy and whole each and everyday.
How did we come into creation?
Dr. Deshunna Monay Ricks is a native of West Fresno, California. She spent 11 years in the foster care system and as a result, she developed low self-esteem at an early age. Dr. Ricks thought she was not worthy of love and she found no value in herself. Dr. Ricks was overjoyed when she found out she would be having a son as she thought he would bring value to her life. She even went back to school to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees thinking that would help her discover her value but it didn’t. In September 2017, God gave her the vision for starting I Have Value, LLC to not only proclaim to the world her value but to help individuals discover, develop, rediscover, embrace, and walk in their value. I AM Valuable was birthed out of I Have Value to reach and serve individuals worldwide.