Welcome! My name is Madeline V., but everyone calls me Vicki. I am a licensed professional counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 6 years experience working in the field of counseling. I have the most experience working with anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, parenting, and life transitions. I also have experience working with depression, career counseling, and working with blended families.
My dedication to the field of mental health comes from the strong desire to help others around me. I have had several family members struggle with mental illnesses and I have also had to walk through my own struggles. I know and understand the barriers that we have in getting the help we need.
I use a person-centered, holistic, multicultural, and integrative approach in treatment. This means I begin where you are and tailor the treatment approach to your needs while being sensitive to how your individual cultural identities and lifestyle choices impact your experience. I primarily use evidence based techniques including cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and solution-focused counseling.
I would describe my style as warm and encouraging and I am ready to help you break down barriers and tackle your struggles. Together we can work on establishing concrete goals and steps for you to help overcome your current problems.
Thank you again for taking time in learning more about me.
Trauma and abuse
Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Family Problems , and Parenting
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 82275
She listens without judgement or prejudice and that means so much when you’re at you’re most vulnerable. The more you speak to her it’s clear that she is genuine in her concern for you and your mental health. She is top notch on communication and follow up. Her advice and direction is always precise and purposeful. I’ve been with her for a while and she’s been vital to my recovery.
Written on May 06, 2023 after therapy with Madeline for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd
I love that there are so many tools in the app. Ms. Madeline really listens and answers my messages quickly. She's very sensitive to my needs. She not only listens but encourages me to take an active role in my recovery. She's honest and open, very easy to talk to. The first session, I was a little nervous to meet a new therapist but she immediately put me at ease. I'm grateful that I found Better Help and such a kind and caring therapist.
Written on Apr 04, 2023 after therapy with Madeline for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder
Madeline is always responsive and I can tell she takes her time to think through her responses. She is encouraging and makes sure I’m okay with how the discussion is going. Right away, she was able to provide avenues for me to start addressing the areas of my life I needed to be taken care of right away. Thank you Madeline for all your help so far in just three weeks!
Written on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with Madeline for 2 weeks