Dear Ms. Vicki, I’m AWOL. I joined the Army in 2007 at the age of 29. I thought it would be a good way to make a great living and provide my fami... more.
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 tired of hearing about all of these women who are raped in the military. I just don’t believe it. I’m an E-8, and I just got married. Before then, I’ve been with many women in garrison and in combat, and they tell major lies about what happened to them for VA benefits and pensions. There may be a couple of women who are ra... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I really need your help. Have you ever heard of “Twerking?” My daughter had a sleepover, and she and all of her friends were Twerking. I was appalled. Where in the world have I been and when did my daughter learn to dance like this? You would think she did not have parents or any home training at all. My daughter is a senior i... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I think the Navy helped to keep my marriage together. At the same time, it helped to ruin my marriage too. I was served divorce papers two months ago, and I never saw it coming. My husband cites irreconcilable differences, but he won’t tell me what the differences are -- only that we have grown apart. He spent much of the last... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My ex-husband is in the Army. I decided to live in the same city where he is stationed so that he can see our sons often. The problem now is that bullies are constantly harassing our 13-year-old son. They tease and taunt him. They hit and push him. They laugh at him and call him names. The few friends my son has refuse to hang ... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I really need a gut-check. I’m 43 years old and engaged to an Army major.Unlike me, my fiancé has been married before and has two children -- a 10-year-old son and a 13-year-old daughter. We are having some difficulty because I think he spends too much time with them. I believe he thinks they are still a family. His ex-wife an... more