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, My husband swears that the Marine Corps makes him carry condoms when he is deployed. We have had several issues, and I believe that my husband is unfaithful to me. He swears that he is not. I think I know the answer to my question, but felt after 20 years together he at least deserves for me to ask before I walk away. So, ... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My husband joined the Navy to make a better income and life for us. As an E-4, he now works longer hours for less pay. He is completely unhappy. He has been complaining about how much I make, which is the same exact amount as his paygrade plus the BAH. I am being asked to pay half of my own rent, which is pretty much par... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My husband seems to get very stressed out while he is away for training. I can understand that, but he has his different ways of taking his stress out on me. I know it is just his way of distancing himself from me. He gets really upset when he is away. I'm just wondering if understanding and allowing him to treat me this wa... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I am so nervous because my boyfriend is in the Army and he just went to basic training. I'm a freshman in college, but I want to transfer to a school near where he will be stationed. Right now, he doesn't have any answers yet about where he will be stationed. I can't believe the Army won't keep everyone informed instead of... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I just celebrated six years with my wife, who I love more than life itself. At the beginning of our marriage, I was a civilian with a great job and I worked great shifts, with good pay and benefits. I left that for the call of the Army. When I left, we had a one-year-old boy and my wife was pregnant with our second. My w... more