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By Vicki Conner, LPCA

 

Finding the right counselor when you are seeking therapy is an empowering first step, and Vicki Conner is an excellent resource. Her office is  on Market Street near Holden Road in Greensboro. It offers a welcoming environment, privacy and convenient parking.

Vicki is a Level II trained EMDR  clinician (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). She is a national certified counselor, a certified clinical trauma professional, a certified yoga instructor as well as being certified to combine yoga with 12 step programs.

Vicki provides traditional therapy combined with a holistic approach that addresses an array of her clients' concerns and problems. Her clients

include adults, couples and families.

Learn more about Vicki and her practice within the pages of this website.

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Vicki Conner's office is on the second floor and it welcomes you with an inviting decor and mementos, each with an interesting story. For specific instructions on finding her office, please click here.

 
 
 
About

 

Vicki's office is located in the third building on the right, after you have entered the office complex. Parking is plentiful. You'll find one entrance to the building. Up one flight of stairs there is a landing and then up another short flight, there's an office suite on the left. You may see Vicki's door post sign there. Enter the first lobby, walk down the hall and you will find her lobby at the end of the hall on the right.

 

In Vicki's office you will find a welcoming space with modern décor and unique accessories, complete with stories.

 

Vicki’s practice focuses on working with adults, couples and families

who are experiencing problems that may include:

 

  • Addictive Personalities

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Impulse Control Disorders

  • Mood Disorder

  • Obsessive and Compulsive Disorder

  • Relationship and Self-esteem Issues

  • Self-harming Thoughts

  • Spirituality

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Unhealthy Relationships with Food

 

Treatment approaches are tailored for the individual(s) receiving counseling, their learning style(s), their motivation and goals. Vicki may be viewed as an eclectic therapist pulling from one or several of these approaches:

 

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Family Systems Therapy

  • Humanistic and Person Centered Therapies

  • Mindfulness Activities

  • Positive Psychology

  • Solution-focused Therapy (SFT)

 

Vicki's Education, License and Certification Credentials

Guilford College, Greensboro, NC

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2011

 

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Master of Science in Counseling, 2013, License #10336, North Carolina

National Certified Counselor (NCC) 2013

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (IATP) 2016

RYT200 (Registered Yoga Teacher) 2013

Y12SR (Registered Yoga 12 Step Recovery) 2016

The West Market Professional Office Building is located at 3717 West Market Street in Greensboro, NC.

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Special Interest

 

A key area of Vicki’s training and practice is relieving anxiety due to traumatic events. As a certified trauma therapist, she has found that integrating the therapy combinations of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Mindfulness Activities such as breath-work and meditation assist those who experience symptoms of post-traumatic stress. In Vicki’s words, “she has seen miracles happen” by utilizing these therapeutic tools.

 

Simply put, Cognitive Behavior Therapy may be described as a method to restructure negative or stuck thoughts into positive, higher functioning ones. Mindfulness Activities provide tools for the client to self-utilize methods to manage anxiety.

 

Francine Shapiro, founder of EMDR describes EMDR as "an integrative psychotherapy approach. It has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma. EMDR is a set of standardized protocols that incorporates elements from many different treatment approaches. To date, EMDR therapy has helped millions of people of all ages relieve many types of psychological stress...The goal of EMDR therapy is to leave you with the emotions, understanding, and perspectives that will lead to healthy and useful behaviors and interactions."

For more information about EMDR, visit the website for the EMDR International Association.

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Meet Vicki

 

Counseling is Vicki's second career. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Guilford College in 2011 and entered graduate school at UNCG. After earning a Master of Science degree in counseling in 2013 and obtaining NC licensure as a counselor, Vicki began her practice as an independent practitioner. Having an earlier career and extensive life experiences before becoming a counselor, gives Vicki a fresh approach and enthusiasm as she works with clients. Clients also benefit from her recent counseling education that embrace new techniques and excellent mentoring.

 

Vicki empowers clients to manage crisis and maintain healthy coping skills. She believes that a person’s desire to change is the first step toward healing; and that realizing and accepting our problems through awareness leads to a sense of control, which often lessens the fear associated with post-traumatic stress.

 

Vicki’s approach to wellness utilizes traditional therapy along with the ancient philosophy of holistic approaches that combines mind, body and spirit; such as incorporating yoga techniques and breath-work during a therapy session to address stress and anxiety. 

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Details

 

Location and Parking

The office is located 3717-C West Market Street in the West Market Professional Office Building.  Click here  for a map. There is ample parking.

Her office is  located in the third building on the right, after you have entered the office complex. There is one entrance to the building. Up one flight of stairs there is a landing and then up another short flight, there's an office suite on the left. Vicki's door post sign is there. Enter the first lobby, walk down the hall and you will find her lobby at the end of the hall on the right.

 

Fees and Payments

Fees will be discussed in full during the consultation, based upon your insurance plan. Vicki accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, MedCost, Carolina Behavioral Health Alliance and UMR insurance. Payment can be made through cash, checks and major credit cards. Please be sure to bring your insurance card with you if you are using your insurance coverage.

 

Appointment Cancellations/Rescheduling

If you are unable to keep an appointment, please call Vicki’s office at 336-324-1415 at least 24 hours prior to your appointment to prevent a cancellation charge.

 
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