I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Alabama with over 20 years experience working with clients in my private practice and addictions treatment programs. My clients have come from all walks of life and have ranged in age from teens to seniors with problems that were fairly simple to solve to very complex issues that needed thoughtful exploration and innovative solutions. Because I am also a Registered Nurse, some clients have chosen to work with me around accepting and managing a medical problem that they or a loved one are learning to better manage.
My approach to therapy is based in my interest in Jung and Adler while my style is founded in a typically Rogerian, client-centered warm approach. My training in Cognitive based therapy leads me to lean into using CBT techniques when the problems presented lend themselves to this approach. Because each person is different, I tend to match my approach to the person seeking help while always believing that my first responsibility is to listen because healing begins with the telling of the story.
It takes courage to tell one's story to another and if you choose me to hear your story and journey with you to your answers, I promise to always keep your best interest top of mind and heart.
I look forward to meeting you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Sleeping disorders, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AL LPC LPC00623
Vicki is amazing. I would recommend her to anyone! She is great at listening to all of your concerns and responding in a professional, friendly, and helpful way. She is the best!
Written on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
Vicki has been wonderful. She's able to take her decades of expertise and still makes things simple and straight-forward. She's direct in her communication and delivers it in a very kind and empathetic way, which I love. I would recommend her to anyone!
Written on Dec 13, 2021 after therapy with Vicki for 3 months on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues
Vicki is amazing, I've never really liked therapy until we started talking. I highly recommend her.
Written on Aug 21, 2021 after therapy with Vicki for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem
Ms. Farley is very professional and has a lot of experience. She is willing to work with me with my busy schedule. She has been wonderful with working with me through my thoughts and feelings. Would recommend.
Written on Jun 17, 2021 after therapy with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and parenting issues
Vicki is great at listening and sharing great ideas.
Written on Jun 16, 2021 after therapy with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, and coaching