My name is Dr. Vicki Carter. I earned my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Capella University, 2008. I specialize in trauma and mood disorders. My theoretical approaches are Rogerian and Psycho-analytic. Yet I do integrate, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral within my practice. I teach online for Post University and Ottawa. Both experiences provide insight to career counseling . I have conducted therapy for individuals, and adolescents. I am of Christian faith and will integrate ABIDE as apart of healing from a Christian perspective. All religions are accepted here !
I have over 17 years of counseling experiences, most of which from an integrative approach. Integrative care speaks of treating the whole instead of individual aspects. Therefore, this value speaks to exploring the physical and mental health of clients.
Overall, I have expertise in trauma, mood disorders, grief, career counseling, relationship matters and geriatrics to name a few. I do not see couples- although I can counsel on relationship matters. Clients will be addressed with utmost respect. I do encourage clients to use the forum to share updates or matters that come up during the day or between sessions. Please be advised that any messages sent after 10 pm EST, will be reviewed and responded to the next day. Take care!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
CT LPC 002697
RI LMHC MHC01119
Dr. Carter is wonderful. I felt safe with her.
Written on Nov 07, 2023 after therapy with Vicki for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd
Thanks for being you and such a wonderful therapist I feel so comfortable with. It's almost like your family to me.❤️
Written on Sep 23, 2023 after therapy with Vicki for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Dr. Carter is thoughtful, responsive, patient and has really tried to learn about me. I so appreciate her and without Better Help, I would not have found my way to a good therapist
Written on Aug 12, 2023 after therapy with Vicki for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Dr. Carter is responsive and always accessible. I appreciate her expertise and perspective. I would highly recommend her.
Written on Jul 19, 2023 after therapy with Vicki for 1 year on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief
I am enjoying my time with Dr. Carter. Her insight has been helpful.
Written on Jan 22, 2023 after therapy with Vicki for 7 months on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Dr. Carter is AMAZING.. she listens and very knowledgeable and kind hearted . She’s the only person I have EVER felt comfortable talking to.
Written on Jan 17, 2023 after therapy with Vicki for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem