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 have been dating my boyfriend for about four years now. We are both 22 and have been together since high school. He is in the Marine Corps and is currently on his first deployment. Caleb and I have a very special relationship. We have been discussing the possibility of getting engaged after his deployment, and both se... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, After years of my husband accusing me of cheating, I found out two days ago that he has been cheating on me throughout our five-year marriage. At this point, I can guess that he was probably cheating on me even before we were married, but I was probably in denial. I have been reading your columns since we first got married... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I'm writing you because I need advice about how to handle my wife's behavior. To put it bluntly, she's a pig to my family and friends. Yesterday, my mother said she would never come to my home to visit me again after she, my stepfather and my younger sister came for Easter dinner. My wife's cooking is atrocious. She knows s... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I've mulled over this letter for the longest time, and I'm finally able to write and send it to you. I'm sleeping with the enemy. I never knew I was making a deal with the devil himself when I married him. Being married to my Marine husband has done nothing but strip me of who I am. I tried to support him for the past six y... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My son is 16 years old, and he is skipping school, cutting class and barely passing his courses. We found out he was smoking and were very angry with him for polluting his lungs. We wanted to teach him a lesson so I purchased a package of cigarettes and made him smoke each one right after another. We wanted him to get so si... more