"Connect more deeply with your spirit, and become more alive and naturally free." — Vicky



I am a seasoned therapist of 25 years guiding those with trauma, transition, and spiritual awareness.   I am also a ceremonialist and spiritual caregiver of 10 years and a conductor of sweat lodge ceremonies as a first degree Mide-wee-gwan elder.  I am an international speaker and facilitate individual and group healing retreats.  It has been an honor to guide hundreds of people to their goals of healing and happiness.

I admire and use the work of Transpersonal Psychologist, Ann Nunley, PhD with the Inner Counselor TM Process, and Francine Shapiro's, PhD work with EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).  They are beautiful ways of completing our processing of old hurts and pains.

We are creators of our own lives and healing and when done in this way it is permanent and complete.

My spirit name is Wab-schkee-aniimee Kwe, White Thunder Spirit Woman.  For centuries,  the Ojibway Elders have kept the wisdom of self healing and simplicity alive.  My passion is studying the Ojibway culture and their language, songs, teachings and ceremonies that create a higher vibration of knowing and connecting to our spirit within.  This culture of healing is an original source of natural integrative healing.  A place where our emotions, thinking, and physical bodies become aligned and healthy which results in spiritual awakening. 

I was born and raised in the mountains of North Carolina.  Fresh air, babbling creeks, and steep hills were my backyard.  I moved to WI for 21 years and like many, moved back home where my heart belongs.   As the youngest of 4 siblings and the only girl, I grew up spoiled, happy, and loved to climb trees!  This is where I got perspective.  I still love trees, but now walk upon the fallen ones... i have always been the observer of life.  

I learned to be a therapist the way we were taught and then I unlearned the things I was taught and became better at listening and hearing what others truly were searching for.  Then I began to understand that it is the searching that causes us unhappiness.   The more we look outside of ourselves, the longer our journey.   We really want to remember and to know who we are!  It is in the simplicity that we come back to our own intuition and knowing.  Our culture has made it all too complicated.

I believe we are all born with light and love inside of us.  Some people call it "soul", others call it "spirit", or some call it "energy from the universe".  Our healing begins from here.

We witness that we are natural healers.  Since our bodies can heal from a cut, a broken bone, or many illnesses....so does our mental health...through dreams, behaviors, and our intuition.  When pointed out...you will be amazed how you are already healing. 

If you have a feeling in your heart that knows it is time to continue your healing journey within, call me and we can talk about what program may be a good fit for you.  I do not turn anyone away, so if you are a man who feels drawn to ask for healing in these beautiful ways, please feel free to come experience permanent deep healing work as well.

With great passion and love ~Vicky

I invite you to the audio and video below.....Center Valley Counseling, PC under my LPC only provides individual sessions with treatment plans.

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Certifications and Training

  •  23 Years of experience as a Psychotherapist working with trauma and process addictions.
  • 10 years experience as a Ceremonialist sanctioned by Bebahmoytung, Ojibway Elder of the Muskrat Clan from Ontario Canada
  • Trained in Transformational Psychology - Inner Counselor TM Process
  • EMDR I & II - 10 years experience
  • MS - Community Agency Counseling - Western Carolina University
  • BS - Psychology - College of Charleston


NCLPC #12537

WI #2581-125


"Understanding Natural Healing from Native American Values and Philosophy"

Click here and scroll to show #77 for an exclusive interview with Vicky on "A Mindful Emergence" radio show with Eddie LeShure and Margaret Kirschner, recorded live on June 12, 2017.