ANGER MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, TRAUMATOLOGIST, CERTIFIED CAREER COUNSELOR, MEDIATOR & COACH
I am an Anger Management Expert, Internationally Recognized TeleBehavioral Health Specialist, Traumatologist, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Online Professor of Psychology, Counseling, Human Services, and U.S. History. With expertise in distance education and the virtual classroom, I am proficient in ANGEL, Blackboard, CampusCruiser, Canvas, eCollege, LoudCloud, Moodle, and WebCT Learning Management Systems, including the Wimba classroom.
A former Tenured Professor at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, I have held positions in higher education, mental health, social services, criminal justice, food and beverage, and transportation, including the State University of New York, Northwestern University, Educational Testing Service, and American Airlines. I conduct research on anger management, career development, vocational psychology, sports counseling, addictions, military families, and diverse populations, and have several inter/national refereed publications in these areas.
A native of Detroit, Michigan, I earned a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's in U.S. and Latin American History from The University of Iowa; a Master's in Counselor Education from Northern Illinois University; and a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Rutgers University.
I am a member of several professional associations, including the American Mental Health Counselors Association, National Career Development Association, the International Association of Marriage & Family Counselors, the National Association of Forensic Counselors, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, to name a few. I also possess various licenses and certifications: a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)-MI; a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)-IL & NV; a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC)-CA; a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)-IN; a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)-IN; a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC); a Certified Career Counselor (CCC); Certified JobsOver50-Boomer Authority Career Coach (CJO50); a Master Addictions Counselor (MAC); a Doctoral Addictions Counselor (DAC); a Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor (CCDVC); a Clinically Certified Criminal Justice Specialist (CCCJS); a National Certified Counselor (NCC); a National Certified Career Counselor (NCCC); a National Certified Gerontological Counselor (NCGC); a Clinical Member of the National Association of Forensic Counselors; a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; a Board Certified Coach (BCC); a Diplomate in Sports Counseling (DSC); a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner (HS-BCP); a Certified Anger Management Facilitator (CAMF); an Advanced Certificate in Mediation; a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT); and a Certified Federal Mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
With 6 Full Clinical Licenses in 5 States (CA, IL, IN, MI, & NV), and several National Board Certifications, my goal is to facilitate and enhance the self-concept development and self-esteem of individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations, and institutions. Areas of expertise include Anger; Anger Management; Depression; Anxiety; Trauma; Domestic Violence; Sports Psychology/Counseling; LGBTQIA; Sexual Assault; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Emotional Support Animal (ESA) Specialist; Sex Industry; Sex Therapy; Addictions; DUI/Substance Abuse & Department of Transportation (DOT) Evaluations as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP); Men's Rights; Multicultural & Diverse Populations; and a Certificate in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Having taught nutrition at the college level, another area of interest and expertise includes the overall health and wellness of individuals, families, and groups, including the nutritional perspective and Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM).
My clients include adolescents, teens, adults, and seniors. I am fully capable of engaging with each age group and/or developmental life stage.
As a Platinum Member of the eWomenNetwork, I fully support the growth and development of women throughout the world! Also, I am Sports Chair, Las Vegas Chapter, Rutgers University Alumni Association.
I look forward to working with you.
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- Stress, Anxiety
- Anger management
- Self esteem
I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder
LPC #6401000417 (Expires: 2021-05-31)
LPCC #976 (Expires: 2019-04-30)
LCPC #180.008854 (Expires: 2019-03-31)
LCPC #CP0164 (Expires: 2018-12-31)
LCSW #34002388A (Expires: 2020-04-30)
Dr. Vicki has been a tremendous help during my healing journey. I always look forward to our chat as she will guide me and advice me on my work, family, and relationship problems. I strongly recommend Dr. Vicki.
I had the opportunity to spend most of 2018 with Dr. Coleman. It has been a positive journey where Dr. Coleman has helped me by providing counseling, coaching and sharing documents to reach and embrace my core self. That has been so powerful to see the inner strength we all have, finally being able to embrace it. How that inner strength can help us to move forward with a better self and projection of how we look at the world with a positive attitude. Thank you, Dr. Coleman, for all your assistance.
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I enjoyed my session wth Dr. Coleman. I can tell she was sincerely listening and wanting to see if she was going to be of real help in my situation. She is versed in so many areas and also continues to stay current with what her patients are dealing with in the real world. I look forward to starting my work with Dr. Coleman on my concerns and goals.
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I really like Dr. Coleman. She listens to me very well and she responds to me in a very professional manner. She is very kind and thoughtful. I am glad she is my counselor.
Dr. Coleman has always been honest, and willing to work with me, even going so far as to ask me if it might be okay to reschedule a session because she wanted to make sure she had enough time set aside for me. I really appreciated it, especially since I've had other therapists cancel and never explain why. When I was sick, she never badgered me about making a session, but actually messaged me a few times a week just to see how I was doing. It never feels like just a job for her, it always feels like she personally cares, and it's honestly rather refreshing to be treated like a person who happens to go to therapy, rather than just another patient with generic problems and crises. I've already recommended her to a few people, and pointed a few others to BetterHelp.
Dr. Coleman is a caring compassionate person. She seems to understand where I am and how to help.
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I am thankful for Vicki.
Dr. Coleman, is an intelligent, well rounded, very well educated woman. I could not be happier with the advice, active listening and honest and openness that she possesses. She is a great listener, but she also will call a spade a spade. She is no nonsense and will let you know exactly her take on your issues. She is a positive motivator for me. My life is starting to change because of Dr. Vicki Coleman, in a good way! She is has a vast knowledgeable on many subjects and diagnosis. I love to chat with her and always look forward to our sessions!
I wish I had time to use this service the way it was intended. I think Dr. Vicky is a sweet lady who continues to message me even when I forget to message back.
Dr. Coleman is amazing. She is helping get to the root of my problems. I told her what my issues currently are, but she digs deeper than that to help. She doesn't want to solve this current problem, she wants to figure out what happened further back to trigger todays behaviors and actions. She is so intelligent, though.
I really appreciate Dr. Coleman's ability to connect with me in the short amount of time I begin using BetterHelp. She has the expertise to assess, listen, and advise of where my deep inner struggles are and I look forward to bettering myself, using this platform that works for me as I am a traveling global executive.
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Very understanding for any outcome i have made, Has always been there to communicate with on occasional levels where i found it hard to open up.
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