With You Every Step of the Way
Whether you are looking to strengthen your marriage, or partnership, or current relationship or line some things out before marriage, I can help you improve communication, intimacy, conflict management, conflict resolution, connection, using evidenced-based treatments that are tailored to fit you as a couple. I use mostly the Gottman Method, and I am being trained in EFT.
Services you wish you never needed but glad exist
Your world has just been knocked off its axis, life as you have known it up till now no longer exists. Your heart is broken and you do not know how to put the pieces back together again or even if there is hope to put them back. I am here to tell you that I specialize in this, I am well trained in affair recovery for couples or just one spouse or partner. The symptoms you experience, of being betrayed mimic that of PTSD, or death. I am not saying you would get that diagnosis but what you are feeling closely feels that way. There are predictable, research-based phases in affair recovery that you will go through as well as the betrayer, and I can guide you or both of you to healing, forgiveness, and restoration if that is your wish. Some choose to divorce and we can do discernment counseling, it is your choice. I simply understand where you are at in life and what it feels like to be in both of your shoes and offer professional therapeutic services to guide you through this time in your life when you feel that all hope may be lost. It is not, but you may feel that. Please reach out and schedule a free phone consultation with me today.
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Sometimes life gets us down, we get depressed, our anxiety gets the best of us. Sometimes we have a hard time turning the thoughts off in our head. Having someone there to talk to can be helpful and learning skills to conquer depressive thinking and anxious habits are just what I do. Sometimes those depressive thoughts hang around for years and you feel so bad about yourself that your self esteem is looow.....let's see if we can find the truth about that self esteem together because no ones is honestly that low, you have a lot of positives, that depression just lies to you and you can't see them. That's what depressive thinking does. Reach out and schedule an appointment and see if I can help you.
Natural Family, Blended Family, Co-Parenting, Divorce Negotiations, Custody Agreements
Families are very complex systems. Then you add, blended families with step dad's and step mom's, stepsisters, and then visitations, schedules, custody battles, and kids.....yes kids, children, none of which asked to be in the middle of any wars, conflicts, they just want a normal peaceful life and go to school, sporting events, gymnastics, or whatever and have fun with their friends. Yet life hasn't turned out that way and you need some intervention to get things on the right path for your family. I am not here to judge anyone, by any means, but I have experience with court and custody cases as well as blended family issues along with natural family life, being trained in family system theory at Harding University prepared me for this and my years of practice. I like to neogiate and compromise with all parties and have peaceful resolutions for all involved and create new meanings and new interactions, rituals and connections that will hopefully last for years to come with all involved. Reach out today for a free phone consult or go to the book online link on the main page and schedule your appointment.
DIVORCE OPTIONS CONVERSATIONS
Feeling like Divorce is Inevitable? You are in the right place!
The Divorce Options Conversation is not counseling, per se.
Instead, it’s a series of four conversations I help couples experience in a safe and engaging manner. Our four discussions take about three to four hours.
The four conversations in one extended session is an outline that helps each of you become as clear as possible about your options.
Divorce Options Conversations help partners reach their own decision about Their Three Options:
Status Quo – Do Nothing. Hope for The Best. Maybe It Will Get Better.
Separation that may ultimately lead to divorce.
Make a six-month commitment to couples’ therapy, after which each partner makes their own decision whether they are experiencing enough new, different or better in this relationship to stay together… or divorce.
Here’s the Divorce Options Process Commitment
Intake Phone Calls with Each Partner. Each partner schedules a 20-Minute, no fee, intake phone call with Vickie Covington, LPC. If both agree to participate in the Divorce Options Conversation, we continue.
One Three to Four Hour Session with Both of You. Here’s a summary:
35-40-Minute time together
One 35-Minute Individual period with each of you
Final 10-Minutes together. Prepaid, Non-refundable Cost: $480
Follow up 90-Minute Sessions. No more than three total. Involved conversations with the couple and separately. Conversations weave in and out of The Three Options shared above. Cost: $187.50 per session.
If you decide to work on your marriage I can schedule you for relationship counseling or refer you to another counselor.
There is hope, despite how you may feel now, despite the pain, despite the emotions, despite the hurt, there is HOPE.
Your marriage is at STAKE. It is important to you and important to me. I am specifically trained in marriage and family therapy to help. I understand how hard marriage is and can be and how distressed relationships can become, this is why I am trained to help.
RELATIONSHIP THERAPY FOR ONE
When only ONE partner will attend
Are you tired of fighting? Begging your partner to come to therapy? Then come by yourself and gain clarity into the patterns of your relationship and insight into what could make your relationship better or ways to improve it. There will be not finger pointing. I am sure that you both can say that you contributed 50/50 to the condition of your relationship. However, how about some insight into what makes it make sense on when it stinks it stinks and when it's great it's great so that maybe it can be great more??
Adult and Child ADHD testing
Complete online telepractice It allows me the ability to administer, score, and generate reports on a wide range of psychological assessments, with just a click of a button. All you need to get started is access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet connectivity. I can create full reports without delay through quick scoring and quick turnaround, usually within a few days.
I offer this for adults and children. It is often very hard to get properly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder quickly and receive proper treatment. Clients will not only take the psychological test online but also be scheduled for a clinical interview. Upon scoring the test results a complete psychological findings report is written so that the client can take to their medical provider, whether it is their PCP or psychiatrist for medication evaluation, as well as if they are a child this includes recommendations for IEP and 504 services.
This service is cash only service.
EMDR is Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Francine Shapiro. EMDR is one of the most widely investigated treatments for PTSD, but also for any events that are considered traumatic for "you", even for anxiety, depression, grief, affair recovery, dealing with infidelity. Your therapist can help decide if EMDR is appropriate for you.
Do You Feel Stuck Reliving The Pain Of Trauma? We Can Help You Start Moving Forward Today. Many People Have Their Past Haunt Them & Struggle From Trauma. You Are Not Alone In This. Online Therapy Option. Privacy Guarantee. We Help You Heal. Safe & Secure.
EMDR therapy is an empirically validated form of Psychotherapy (Shapiro, 2014), recommended by the World Health Organization to treat trauma (World Health Organisation, 2013). Meta-analysis and RCT data within this review evidence the efficacy of EMDR therapy in primarily treating symptoms of PTSD, depression and anxiety. It is very important to Inspire Hope and to Vickie to use evidence-based treatments.
More information on EMDR
INTENSIVE THERAPY SESSIONS
Hope Restored Marathon Style
An intensive is a period of counseling over 3-5 days that allows our licensed counselors to help you get to the root of your issues.
We offer specialized help that goes beyond what a ‘primary care doctor’ can offer.
Many programs offer help through ‘marriage coaches’ who offer valuable life experience, but few credentials. We usually bring in extra therapists for these sessions, and every one of our therapists is a trained professional who is trained in our unique intensive approach.
Even with weekly marriage counseling, the start-and-stop of 50-minute sessions can make it difficult to get to root issues. You come in, unpack the week, go home, and experience more conflict. Then you do it all over again. An intensive allows you the gift of uninterrupted time, which allows our counselors to help you make the progress you want. In fact, you’ll receive about a year’s worth of counseling in just a 3-5 days!
This can be done for marital counseling or for intensive EMDR sessions as well; Call and find out more!
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If you’re looking for quality Individual Therapy sessions with a certified Therapist that cares, then you’ve come to the right place. I guide my patients every step of the way and implement various methods to help them develop new attitudes towards all of life’s most complex matters. Schedule an appointment today and see what I can do for you.