A Little About Vickie
Vickie is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over a decade of experience in child welfare, mental health, and trauma-informed care. Vickie received a Bachelors in Social Work from East Carolina University and a Masters of Social Work from University of New England. Vickie has completed an internship with Guardian ad Litem in North Carolina, as well as a Family Practice Residency program in Nebraska in which she provided an array of services including one-on-one parenting education, therapeutic interventions, behavioral services, and crisis support and interventions. Vickie also completed Nurturing Parenting Facilitator training in 2014.
As a military spouse, Vickie has had the opportunity to live in different areas of the country and advocate for children and families in a variety of roles in North Carolina, Nebraska, and Missouri. This variety of work has given Vickie a unique experience in working with families from many different backgrounds, which has contributed to her appreciation for different family structures. Vickie especially loves working with families, adults, couples, military, military families, as well as first responders.
Vickie also has experience in working with front-line workers as one of the lead consultants in the area of Secondary Traumatic Stress and has spent time traveling throughout Missouri consulting with professionals about the risks and signs of Secondary Traumatic Stress and how to build resiliency to combat Secondary Traumatic Stress.
Vickie takes a Whole Person Approach in her work. She feels that every part of a person’s life is important and if any part of our system is off-balance, then the entire system is affected. By taking a Whole Person Approach, Vickie can help the client’s quality of life and overall well-being.
Vickie is eclectic in her treatment approach and utilizes a vast range of treatment modalities including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Reality-Based, and psychoeducation. Vickie utilizes multiple approaches because she feels the path to the client’s treatment goals is unique and individual and “cookie-cutter” approaches minimize the uniqueness of each person.
When Vickie isn’t working, she can be found helping her husband with his cattle company, Fidelis Cattle Company, or riding her beloved horse, Buckwheat. Or, cheering on her kids at one of their extracurricular events.
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