Lindsey Vickers MPH, LMFT/LPC-Graduate Intern

Pronouns: She/ Her

Supervised by Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-S

Lindsey is currently accepting new clients

Lindsey’s Bio

I am a Professional Counseling Master’s student at Texas State University in my internship year. I believe we should all feel safe to walk into a new or existing arena and be able to do brave things. Being able to brave the arena requires safe, empathic, trusting relationships. I believe the key to healing is through a felt sense of safety within healthy relationships which I want to provide to you in our counseling relationship. I work from a foundation of attachment, formed during the early years of life, which impacts how we show up in our close relationships later in life. I believe the mind and body are highly connected and use neurobiological modalities to integrate both for a well-rounded, strengths-based, authentic, and nonjudgmental therapeutic experience.

While I work with many clinical concerns, I have unique experience in working with trauma, complex trauma, developmental trauma, sexual assault, sex trafficking, affair recovery, any and all sexual or gender concerns, and diverse types of relationship structures. I primarily work with couples, families, and adult individuals.

I also provide equine assisted psychotherapy which includes partnering with a horse, as part of the therapeutic team, to bring experiential, trauma-informed therapy to my clients. With this type of therapy, clients are introduced to a number of horses from which they will choose one to work with in session. We work in a pasture, round pen, or an arena while interacting with the horse and processing through therapeutic concerns. The model of equine assisted psychotherapy I have been trained in is Natural Lifemanship.

Education & Training

Master of Public Health – University of Texas Health Science Center

Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science – Texas A&M University

Master of Professional Counseling – Texas State University (In progress, graduation planned May 2023)

Completed Level 1 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and am pursuing Level 2 currently. Completed fundamentals and intermediate Natural Lifemanship and EQUUSOMA training. Completed Somatic Experiencing training through intermediate level and am currently pursuing advanced level training. Started sex therapy certification through the Sexual Health Alliance (SHA) and the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT).

Favorite Quote

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” -Theodore Roosevelt

Areas of Passion

Natural Lifemanship, Somatic Experiencing, Gottman Method, Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory

Outside the Office

Outside of counseling, when I’m not with clients I enjoy…. for fun, in my spare time, etc.): Outside of counseling, I love spending time with my husband, son, and three dogs. I also love to read books, exercise, and ride my horses.

Schedule your free consultation with Lindsey!

    Susan Gonzales and Associates Counseling is a private pay practice and does not accept any form of insurance. We can provide superbills for out-of-network coverage, but it is the client's responsibility to work with the insurance company directly and we cannot ensure reimbursement. HSA accounts are accepted.