Vickie Starkey

Marriage & Family Therapist M.Div. LMFT

From time to time we all need someone that we can confide in. Life takes us by suprise, and leaves us wishing that we understood, had direction or could make sense of it all. Maybe, you have had a major transition in your life. Covid has robbed us all of the security that we once felt. I will walk the journey with you. I have managed a community treatment center for serious and persistently mentally ill clients wth psychosis. I have also worked closely with children of all ages, teens, families, groups, and individuals. I have experience helping with parenting skills, conflict management, and domestic violence counseling. Most recently, I served as a Mandated Prescreening Agent for the state of Tennessee offering crisis intervention in the community. I have aided police officers, served in emergency rooms, jails, schools, homes, via zoom and made myself available for any other location where someone may have a mental health crisis.
With thirty plus years offering therapy, I use a no-nonsense approach to provide help for the hurting and hope for the hopeless. Experience working with others has shown that our problems are as complex as we are. I will work hard to help isolate the problems, then explore tools together with my client that will put their issues in the past, allowing them to move on with life. As a native of Sevier county, I am more than qualified to help the residents of East Tennessee overcome. I have provided my clients with the tools to overcome fear, inferiority, isolation, anxiety and stress in a multitude of settings. As Americans, we recognize the right to the pursuit of happiness. The Bible, the most trusted book of all time, states that It was written so that our joy would be full. The journey may be long or short, but I am committed to travel the road with my client. I will provide support and guidance to help them work hard, get better, change behavior or cope. My client and I will partner to achieve success as they define it. I also provide Group therapy, which offers the tools that some people need for success. Many clients find a warm, friendly group of people who are struggling with the same issues as they are to be a way to team with others to find success. Give me a call for more information or to see if group therapy is right for you.

I enjoy:

  • Hiking
  • fishing
  • gardening
  • waterfalls

But most of all, I love watching people make progress toward an important goal.