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 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, After 18 years of marriage, I found out my husband is having an affair. The other woman is married to another Marine, and this is not the only affair my husband has had. My husband has never said "sorry," and I have filed for divorce. He has made a mockery out of this. I want to contact the other husband and let him know ... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I hate my stepchildren! Yes, it sounds harsh, but they make me sick to my stomach. I’ve been married to their father for four years, and their behavior keeps getting worse. I know it’s their mother who is influencing them to give their father a hard time, but I can’t stand by and let them keep treating my husband so badl... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My husband has just let himself go. For one thing, he has gained weight -- about 20 pounds. I’m not trying to make him feel bad, but I have started trying to cook healthier to help him shed the extra pounds. I simply want to help him. To add to the problem, my husband doesn’t take care of his hygiene. Every morning, I hav... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My Army husband has family members who drink, smoke cigarettes and smoke marijuana. Our nephew -- I’ll call him Jack (my sister-in-law's son) -- is witnessing all of this and it is affecting him in school. I believe he is being neglected. My sister-in-law doesn’t work. Instead, she is on welfare and she hangs out all day ... more