Hello, I’m Veronica McKay and I’ve spent the past thirty years as a practicing Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I’ve worked in the United States and Germany. I recently retired but find that I still have the time and desire to help people looking for answers and guidance when life’s waters become turbulent.
My experience ranges from treating children with emotional and developmental issues to assisting adults with issues of anxiety, depression and surviving the trauma of sexual assault. In 2008 I began working with the military, treating active duty military returning from combat and helping their families cope with and understand the soldiers’ struggles. I spent eleven years working with service members and military families facing all the problems that often accompany long family separations and combat tours, from PTSD to substance abuse to shifting domestic management stress.
I have been trained and practiced in EMDR for treating PTSD, and in 2017 was trained in Accelerated Resolution Therapy. In my career I have worked as an on-call mental health evaluator for emergency behavioral health and substance abuse services. I currently work with several veteran’s organizations in continuing the work I did with active duty soldiers.
I welcome the opportunity to work with you in identifying your personal goals and assisting you in the process of moving forward in your life.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family of Origin Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCSW C003457
VA LCSW 0904002721
My therapist Veronica is amazing. I was at a point where I could no longer suppress within myself that I needed help. Finding someone with as much experience as she has working with the military quickly buried my initial hesitation to seek help in the first place. It is very reassuring knowing that she has a real concept of the experiences that contribute to my concerns, while providing an alternative platform to seek help outside of my organization.
Written on Jul 26, 2022 after therapy with Veronica for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Veronica has turned the most difficult time in my life into a manageable challenge. Her ability to communicate and help me understand the issues I'm facing has been life changing!
Written on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Veronica for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and career difficulties
Veronica is clearly a great therapist, I would highly recommend her, she is very kind and extremely clever in probing for the truth, she presents very strong arguments and alternative views
Written on Jun 23, 2021 after therapy with Veronica for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management