Hi! My name is Lindsey Vickers, and I am currently a graduate intern supervised by Susan Gonzales, LPC-S, LMFT-S.
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.
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).
I look forward to braving the arena with you on your counseling journey!
Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science – Texas A&M University
Master of Public Health – University of Texas Health Science Center
Master of Professional Counseling from Texas State University – In progress, graduation planned May 2023