"connect more deeply with your spirit, and become more alive, happy and free." — Vicky
Hi....my name is Vicky/Wab-schkee-aniimee Kwe
Or...My legal name is Victoria frue acton
Some people call me a unicorn...what the heck? Apparently, because I was born and raised here in Asheville, NC for 30 yrs. moved away (to Wisconsin for 20 yrs - I can shovel some snow I tell ya) and came back to Asheville. A unicorn! Okay :) I like the visual! So....my story is that i was the youngest of 4 children...yes, the only girl! Spoiled, happy, and loved to climb trees! This is where I got perspective! I still love trees, but now walk upon the fallen ones....and i have always been the observer of life! A vision came to me when i was in the 5th grade...the skin of all people red, yellow, black, white....when put together became what i now know to be a pipe stone color...like red clay! We are all ONE.....still believe it to this day! We all have spirits with different colored skins....thank goodness, we have a palette of colors to paint this beautiful world with!
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. If I am a "tree" why would I want to ask a "rock" how to be a "tree"? 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!
So.....I've been an apprentice of Indigenous Wisdom from the Ojiway culture in Ontario, Canada. It is true! For centuries, they have kept the wisdom of self healing and simplicity alive! Blending psychotherapy and indigenous teachings and ceremony is an Honor. And, I am honored to share these teachings with you so you too can remember your authentic healthy self! ~Vicky/Wab-sckee-aniimee Kwe (White Thunder Spirit Woman)
Certifications and Training
- Licensed Professional Counselor - 25 Years of experience
- NCLPC – North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor #12537
- WILPC – Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor #2581-125
- NCC – National Certified Counselor #34112
- EMDR Therapist – Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
- BS - Psychology - College of Charleston
- MS - Community Agency Counseling - Western Carolina University
"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.