Ms. Vicki is a native of Dallas, is married to an active-duty Soldier and has three sons. She has a Master's of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and currently works as a therapist with military servicemembers and their families. She provides services for a wide array of concerns such as combat stress, PTSD, couples and marital problems, depression, grief and loss, stress and coping.
Ms. Vicki also writes an advice column "Dear Ms. Vicki" that appears in the Washington Times, the Fort Campbell Courier and the Heidelberg Herald Post. Ms. Vicki also hosts an internet radio show and blogs on her community site with the Washington Times. If you want to ask Ms. Vicki for advice about your military life, please email her here.
Dear Ms. Vicki, I have a serious problem that I need your advice about because it's tearing up my marriage: I've been married for almost three years to my husband. He's a 1st sergeant with almost 18 years in the Army. He was previously married for 13 years to a mean woman who wasn't very supportive to his career at all. They had two chil... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I am between a rock and a hard place. I have been happily married to my husband for almost six years now. The big issue that I am having is getting a good job and keeping it. I have a bachelor's degree in aviation, but I cannot find employment because of where we are currently stationed. I truthfully gave up on my dream of ... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I read your column all the time. I am a little fearful in writing to you because I have active lawsuits against the Navy and against a contract company for wrongful termination and other matters. The reason I am writing to you is because I know you expose wrongdoing and probably have a louder voice to get laws or policies c... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My husband recently took over a squadron command position that keeps him in constant communication with his co-workers. I appreciate how busy and stressed he is trying to do his best. However, since taking command, he has stopped communicating with me like we used to do. He stopped answering my text messages and phone cal... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My boyfriend has enlisted in the Army, and I couldn't be more proud. We haven't been together for very long -- we just celebrated our five-month anniversary -- but we are in love and I know that he's the one for me. Still, I'm having some trouble getting used to the idea of him as a military man. He is going to be an Ap... more