Vicki is a Licensed Social Worker who began her career in social services in 1999, working with women and children transitioning from abusive environments. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University, Vicki counseled adults and adolescents with substance abuse problems and co-occurring disorders for over five years. While working toward her Master’s of Social Work Degree from Temple University, Vicki focused on clinical therapeutic practice, gaining experience in both Clinical Supervision and Trauma-Informed interventions for children and adults.
Vicki's therapeutic work is influenced by psychodynamic approaches, like Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, as well as by mindfulness and cognitive behavioral techniques. She also completed formal EMDR training and is in the certification process.
Vicki's education and work experiences have provided her with many tools that inform her practice, but it is the client who ultimately determines the course his or her therapy will take. As a therapist, Vicki seeks to help individuals to develop their own unique abilities to cope in transitions and to find personal meaning in whatever challenges they experience.