My name is Vicki, and I am a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), executive coach, and management consultant. I began my career in the Neuropsychology Department at Baylor College of Medicine where I conducted cognitive tests for patients with memory impairments. Over the next 15 years, I held progressively responsible clinical and management positions in medical research centers, hospitals, and community settings, working with individuals and families. We focused on managing stress, relaxation techniques, and coping with aging parents, as well as caregiver stress, grief, and loss. I taught Stress Management for 8 years and have specialized training in palliative care, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, and support for suicide loss survivors.
My cross-cultural experience includes living and working in Japan, Singapore, and Germany for 7 years. Along the way, I had the opportunity to establish and provide counseling services to help military personnel and their families living on Army bases overseas, focusing on stress and PTSD. While living in Singapore, I provided community education, counseling, and post-hospitalization aftercare to support the social and emotional well-being of individuals and families.
I am dedicated to continuous individual change and professional growth, which provides the focus of my coaching. I believe that executive coaching is the most effective approach to stimulate self-awareness, behavior change, and growth for professionals at all levels in their career. I base my coaching work on tying coaching goals to clear business outcomes. Through feedback, questions, challenges, and discernment, I help my clients to see possibilities, make plans, and take action to reach their goals. I am a published and credentialed executive coach.
I love to help. And I welcome a conversation with you! We can explore your concerns, struggles, challenges, and goals - and map a path forward to more calm, peace, and fulfillment.
NOTE: I work with clients in California, New Mexico and internationally.
Additional areas of focus: Anger management, Depression, Compassion fatigue, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Communication Problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Life Purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LCSW 14354
NM LCSW SWB-2023-0242
Vicki is such an empathic listener, I can highly recommend her to anyone who wants to be heard and needs tailored therapy to their specific needs!
Written on Apr 21, 2022 after therapy with Vicki for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coaching
Vicky Hart is a great listener, she hears what im saying and then helps me figure out how to deal with difficult situations or problems. I always feel like she understand me and how I feel and responds accordingly. Furthermore she reads up on topics to be able to help me better and celebrates with me when something positiv happens. Overall, I am very happy with her as my therapist.
Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Vicki for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts
Vicki has been such a huge help for me. She truly listens, and lets me speak freely, without judgment. She is so compassionate and kind, but also finds a way to help me see what I need to improve on, without making me feel bad. I am so happy to have connected with her .
Written on Jul 25, 2021 after therapy with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, and self esteem