I am a licensed independent social worker (LISW-S) in the state of Ohio with over 20 years of experience. My pronouns are she/her/hers. I have worked with teenage, young adult and older adult clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, toxic stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, life adjustments, grief issues, and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced domestic violence and emotional abuse. When working with BIPOC clients and those in the LGBTQ+ community, it is important to remember how historical trauma and current social justice issues can impact mental health.
My counseling style is warm and interactive. I see my role is to help you to determine what is best for you and not to tell you what you should be doing. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, short-term solution focused, client centered and motivational interviewing. We will create a treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs.
It takes courage to seek for a happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. If you are ready to take that step I am here to support and empower you.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Emptiness, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
OH LISW I.0007572-SUPV
Vicki always responds timely to messages. She send helpful articles to help guide me to better mental health. She listens and helps with copping mechanisms.
Written on Apr 09, 2023 after therapy with Vicki for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Vicki is wonderful! When I got my Cancer diagnosis I didn't know where to turn to be able to talk about the range of emotions I was dealing with and how to keep my mental well being in check during this journey. Vicki has talked me through some challenging topics and all the while is a great listener and offers awesome perspective. You are lucky to have Vicki as a therapist on the Betterhelp Team!
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Vicki for 1 month on issues concerning grief, and coping with life changes