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Vicki Zeitner, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes
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About me

I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor with nearly 20 years of experience helping people manage stress, anxiety, negativity and depressed mood, problematic patterns in relationship, unexpected life events, losses and transitions. I can help you improve communication, achieve work-life balance, manage troubling moods and anxiety, and to understand yourself better. Sometimes we need help making an important decision, and at other times we just need someone to listen and understand.

I've worked in community mental health agencies, outpatient counseling centers and inpatient treatment programs, and I love what I do. My life experience spans 60 years, starting on the east coast and making home on the west. I've lived in urban and rural communities with exposure to very different cultures. And I spent nearly 15 years in academia, giving me an intimate understanding of university life.

I embrace all forms of diversity. I believe everyone deserves respect, and we all have right to be ourselves here. If you are introspective, able to reflect on your experience and work through discomfort, are motivated for change, and willing to apply the work outside of session, we'll make a great fit.

My therapeutic approach will be based on your needs. I apply solution-focused therapy for many issues and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for anxiety and depression. How we talk to ourselves and frame our experience directly impacts how we feel and how we approach challenging circumstances. Much of how we think and behave is shaped by significant others and impactful events in our early lives. Bringing mindful awareness to these habitual ways of thinking and behaving is the first step toward a new experience. Please note: I do not treat active addictions, acute psychiatric conditions, active eating disorders or self-harm.

My counseling style is casual and conversational, accepting and curious. I will help clarify your values and strengths, ask questions, offer alternatives, and honor your choices. I may offer resources to guide you outside of session. And because I'm committed to empowering you, I will always be transparent by sharing what I've learned about mental health.

With all of the changes and challenges that confront us now it can seem hard to remain present sometimes and cope with it all. Sometimes we just need another set of eyes and ears to help regain our ground or shift perspective. At other times, we just need to know that someone really "gets" us, and supports us through a tough time. If two heads are better than one, there's no need for you to feel stuck in your own.

Professional experience

16yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Career difficulties Depression Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Attachment issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Control issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexuality, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

Video
Phone
Live Chat
Messaging

License information

OR LPC C4523

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Vicki Zeitner. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Vicky listened carefully to my words and put energy into understanding me and offering me helpful insights

Written on Jul 20, 2024 after therapy with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Amazing perspective

Written on Jul 12, 2024 after therapy with Vicki for 3 weeks on issues concerning addictions, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coaching

Vicki has been an amazing support. I appreciate their approach and their overall demeanor. I always feel heard and respected and would recommend Vicki to anyone.

Written on Jun 28, 2024 after therapy with Vicki for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Vicki is very thoughtful and helps me see things from a different perspective. She's always challenging me to see things differently and help remove my negative thoughts. Vicki has helped given me good
tools and ideas on my day to day life. I truly appreciate her.

Written on Jan 31, 2024 after therapy with Vicki for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adh

Our 1st conversation, I explained that I live pretty rural and my phone will lose signal. She was understanding and accommodating. She continues to keep in communication with me. I appreciate the continued support.

Written on Dec 01, 2023 after therapy with Vicki for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I had a brief but great experience with Vicki. She helped me to come up with a game plan to remove work pressures and it was great having someone to talk to about the stress.

Written on Aug 28, 2023 after therapy with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coaching