Dr. Vicki Coleman

(EdD, LCPC, CCMHC)

About Me

I am an Anger Management Expert, internationally recognized Behavioral Health Specialist, 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 received 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 Licenses in 5 States (CA, IL, IN, MI, & NV), and several National 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, Addictions, and Multicultural & Diverse Populations.

I look forward to working with you!

Dr. Vicki


Specialties

  • 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

Licensing

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

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

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


Reviews

Written by N.A. on Oct 02, 2017 after counseling with Vicki for 1 month 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 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 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 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 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 addictions, eating, and bipolar

Very knowledgeable and helpful! Highly recommend Dr. Coleman.

Written by E.L. on Jul 21, 2017 after counseling with Vicki for 2 weeks stress, anxiety, family, sleeping, self esteem, career, and bipolar

She's great!

Written by K.A on Nov 12, 2014 after counseling with Vicki for 1 week 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 .