Dr. Vicki Coleman


About Me


I am an Anger Management Expert, Internationally Recognized Behavioral Health Specialist, Traumatologist, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Online Professor of Psychology, Counseling, Human Services, and 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-MI; a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor-IL & NV; a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor-CA; a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-IN; a Licensed Clinical Social Worker-IN; a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor; a Master Career Counselor; Certified JobsOver50-Boomer Authority Career Coach; a Master Addictions Counselor; a Clinically Certified Domestic Violence Counselor; a Clinically Certified Criminal Justice Specialist; a National Certified Counselor; a National Certified Career Counselor; a National Certified Gerontological Counselor; a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy; a Board Certified Coach; a Diplomate in Sports Counseling; a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner; a Certified Anger Management Facilitator; an Advanced Certificate in Mediation; a Substance Abuse Professional for the U.S. Department of Transportation; and a Certified Federal Mediator for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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); Sex Industry; Sex Therapy; Addictions, DUI/Substance Abuse & Department of Transportation (DOT) Evaluations as a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP); and Multicultural & Diverse Populations.

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.

Finally, as President & Membership Ambassador of the Las Vegas Chapter of the International Association of Women (IAW, www.IAWomen.com), I fully support the growth and development of women throughout the world!

I look forward to working with you.

Have a great week and year!

Dr. Vicki


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Anger
  • Self esteem

I also have experience in LGBT, Relationship, Family, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Eating, Sleeping, Parenting, Career, Bipolar, Depression

Years of Experience: 25


LPC #6401000417 (Expires: 2018-05-31)

LPCC #976 (Expires: 2019-04-30)

LCPC #180.008854 (Expires: 2019-03-31)

LCPC #CP0164 (Expires: 2018-12-31)

LCSW #34002388A (Expires: 2018-04-30)


Written by B.E. on Mar 02, 2018 after counseling with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, self esteem, and career

Dr. Coleman has been a great help to me so far, especially when it comes to thinking things through and cutting into the middle of my thoughts. Can't thank her enough and I'm excited to keep going!

Written by M.A. on Feb 10, 2018 after counseling with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I find Dr. Coleman to be very thorough. She has been very compassionate to my situation. She is very experienced. I feel I can trust her. I am happy that I have her in my corner.

Written by Y.I. on Feb 01, 2018 after counseling with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and anger

She's the most educated and competent counselor on Earth.

Written by A.M. on Jan 26, 2018 after counseling with Vicki for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Dr. Coleman is extremely knowledgeable and a true expert in her field. She is easy to talk to and fully trustworthy, just as a counselor should be. I look forward to our sessions and the wisdom she never ceases to impart during them!

Written by M.A. on Nov 24, 2017 after counseling with Vicki for 3 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and career

Dr. Coleman is exceptional at what she does. It’s been a few months. I fully trust her and her ability to bring me back down to the ground is pretty amazing. I’m a chronic flaker. And for once in my life I don’t feel like a bad person because of it. She says we don’t start over we just continue where we left off. You don’t know how much this lifts the weight of guilt off of me. I will keep working with Dr. Coleman until I can manage my everyday life more fluidly. Thank you Dr. Coleman.

Written by E.L. on Nov 19, 2017 after counseling with Vicki for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

I am thankful for Vicki.

Written by N.A. on Oct 02, 2017 after counseling with Vicki for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship, family, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

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!

Written by D.O. on Sep 23, 2017 after counseling with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, sleeping, self esteem, anger, and career

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.

Written by J.A. on Aug 28, 2017 after counseling with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, grief, eating, and sleeping

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.

Written by T.R. on Aug 28, 2017 after counseling with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship, family, sleeping, anger, and career

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.

Written by S.T. on Aug 25, 2017 after counseling with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

Took me forever to find the right counselor for my foster/adoption process, but I am thankful that I found Dr. Coleman here at betterhelp.com! I just had my first session with her last week, I can already tell that she is very pleasant to talk to. When I express my concerns she pays close attention and has good advices. My experience with Dr. Coleman are so far very valuable. :)

Written by A.L. on Aug 02, 2017 after counseling with Vicki for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, eating, and bipolar

Very knowledgeable and helpful! Highly recommend Dr. Coleman.

Written by K.A on Nov 12, 2014 after counseling with Vicki for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, family, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, self esteem, anger, and depression

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.

Thank you for that .