Welcome to Better Help! You've taken a huge step, and I'm sure you're wondering how this works and whether it's the right fit for you.
My name is Vickie McDaniel, and I'm a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Oklahoma. I am also a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the state of South Carolina. I earned my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Oklahoma in 2011. I've worked in many different settings with individuals and families who have a variety of personal issues such as depression/anxiety, stress, family problems, trauma/abuse, eating disorders, relationships/parenting and the grief and loss of people or of their pet. As a clinician, my experience has taught me that the most important aspect of counseling by far is the connection and comfort you feel with the person you choose to share your personal struggles. I believe we can all grow through challenging experiences by increasing our self-awareness, self-esteem, positive thinking, and problem solving techniques. Sometimes another person, one who isn't in our immediate circle, can offer a perspective or additional support, that gives us movement on a difficult situation when we feel stuck. It would be my privilege to be that person for you. We all want to be able to share our personal truths and be accepted and understood. I believe it's very important to be open-minded and non-judgmental when someone shares their personal story or experiences with me. Our relationship with our self and others has worth and is useful to explore in counseling.
You are welcome to message me anytime through Better Help. The frequency with which you can have access to a counselor to work through day to day emotions and problem solving is extremely beneficial for most and a nice change from traditional outpatient counseling. I usually check messages twice each day, seven days per week. I offer messaging, live chat and phone sessions with limited availability in the evenings and weekends. Please note that what you see in my calendar may not reflect my only availability so you always want to check with me through messaging first.
I look forward to working with you!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Infidelity, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
AR LCSW 12232-C
OK LCSW 4834
SC LISW-CP 14147
She is so kind and understanding! I feel like she really listens to me and empathizes with my struggles.
Written on Oct 02, 2023 after therapy with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
She is great
Written on May 07, 2023 after therapy with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes
Vickie is the best, she listens to me and understand my fears and concerns. I so greatly appreciate her.
Written on Apr 20, 2023 after therapy with Victoria for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Vickie is so helpful and so easy to talk to, like talking to a friend. It’s still very early in my therapy journey, and it’s always been difficult for me to talk about feelings and my personal life. Vickie has been very patient and doesn’t pressure me if I’m uncomfortable. She’s great at showing me different ways of looking at situations that I never would have considered before. I’m confident that I’m going to have a lot of success working with her!
Written on Apr 06, 2023 after therapy with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Vickie has been there for me through lots of different challenges and transitions over the last year. She supports me but challenges me when I need it. I never feel judged when I’m talking to her, and I feel like she just gets me! I’m so glad we were matched together!
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Victoria for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief
Vickie has been my therapist for almost a year now. I continue to be impressed by her efficacy and professionalism
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Victoria for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd