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 girlfriend keeps telling me to treat her like a lady. Here's the problem: She never acts like a lady. On our first date, I took her to a restaurant and she flirted with the waiter right in front of me. She didn't say, "Hey waiter, I want to go home with you." But her body language, giggles and flirting suggested that s... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My wife's bipolar disorder has ruined our marriage and pushed me into the arms of another woman. I can't continue to deal with her erratic behavior. Her moods are constantly up and down, and the house is always a wreck. She can never function for a full day. I will come home and find the house in an holy mess and ask her w... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, Who wouldn't want to marry their best friend? I've been in love with my best friend for at least two years. He finally confessed that he feels the same way about me too and I was so excited. The deal is my best friend is gay. I'm beginning to feel that it's not such a big deal anymore because every relationship will have so... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My husband bashed me for many years because I couldn't lose the baby fat. I wasn't allowed to have fun at family events that involved food because he would monitor with disgust what I ate. He made sure I felt unattractive and ashamed because I was 5'6" and 230 pounds. He would even withhold sex or any intimacy with me beca... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My husband and I were high school sweethearts. I finished my bachelor's degree as a pre-med major and planned to become a medical doctor. My fiancé went to a military academy and became a commissioned officer. He begged me to leave my dreams behind to follow him. Honestly, I wanted to be with him more than anything so it ... more