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'm a civilian in Atlanta, but I work for the Army. I need some advice. I'm meeting up with a soldier this weekend from Fort Benning. He's coming to Atlanta to spend the weekend and visit me. Hopefully, we will have good chemistry, and we can move forward in establishing a beautiful relationship. I'm a 45-year-old single wo... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My wife has gained a lot of weight. This is not the problem. The problem is that she is fatter than I am, and she makes fun of my weight gain. I've put on a few pounds since I returned from my last deployment about a year ago. I'm making a plan to lose about 25 pounds. I'm exercising more and trying to eat better. I take my... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm twice divorced with adult children. I entered the dating scene again, and guess what happened? I met a man more than 20 years my junior! It gets worse. Well, the relationship is great, but the worst part is that he told his mother about me. She is having a tizzy that her son is dating a woman in her mid- to late-40s. Sh... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I think my 16-year-old sister has a crush on my husband. To me, she is flirting with him and I think he enjoys the attention from her. It's as if I'm not paying him enough attention so now he expects it from my sister. Here's what she has done in the past. He's been deployed twice since we've been married. My sister sent hi... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, Please tell me why my 44-year-old mother won't work? My mother has never worked a good day in her life. My grandfather was a great provider who retired from the railroad (Amtrak). My grandmother was treated like a queen. Only now, my mother wants to be treated like a queen on my dime! I was helping my mother when I first j... more