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 just read your article about the soldier whose wife is bipolar and is turning his world upside down. I am in the same situation as he is and can relate to everything he says. My wife sits in front of a laptop at home for most of the day. She calls me every name in the book, belittles me, and really makes me feel like I am th... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, My husband and I had been married for 11 years with three kids when he asked me for a divorce back in 2010. Hurt by his sudden request, I did some digging and found out he was cheating on me. His cheating-- combined with emotional, verbal, and physical abuse toward me--made me file for legal separation. We were separated for... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I am currently going through a separation with my military husband. This is not my choice. My husband came home from work and said he wanted a divorce. We have been married for almost 12 years. We have two children. He says this is because I am not happy within myself and that I keep looking for it in him and he cannot be h... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I’ve been dating my military boyfriend for almost two years and I have never met his family. I mean he talks about his family all of the time, but I've never spoke to his mother, his sister or his brother. He said he is going home to be with his family this Christmas and he isn’t including me in his plans. I'm pretty shocked... more
Dear Ms. Vicki, I have been married for three years to a disabled veteran. He is bipolar and has PTSD. During the first year of our marriage, we purchased a home. Not only did I have to learn a whole new commute to my job, but I had to learn how to cook every day, clean a house, and tend to him, the dog and my daughter. My husband and ... more