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.
Money can be one of the toughest things to talk about in a marriage. From my professional experience, money can make or break a marriage. It can be a major source of stress or a source of happiness. Many studies show that men are more emotionally connected to their careers and finances. In other words, if a man has a good career and income, ... more
Depression is the fourth most troublesome illness in the world -- it's estimated that more than 120 milllion people suffer from it. In the US alone, it's estimated that each year 17 to 21 million people experience depression. This illness affects anyone, regardless of economic status, race, gender and age. On the other hand, women are twice as l... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, Over the last 17 years of being a military spouse, I have moved to a few of the duty stations my husband was assigned to. Our marriage began with him being stationed on a remote assignment for a year. Thereafter, I accompanied him to his next duty station overseas, where he was deployed after we had a baby. We have bee... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I really need help. I've been trying to find information on what I can do about my father. He has been active-duty Navy for 16 years and counting. He never did anything for me. I'm 24 years old now. Is there anything I'm entitled to since I'm his firstborn child? He is married and has two kids by his wife. She had a son b... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I am desperate for someone to tell me I'm not crazy. My husband has walked out on our life together, and I feel like I'm losing it. I have been with my husband for 23 years. He has been in the Army for 17 years. He is now an officer. We have had our problems, just as all couples do from time to time. We have four childre... more