Vickie Harness

MFT Graduate Student Intern

Under the Supervision of Roma Williams, LMFT

Who I Am

I am a woman of virtue, who values life’s lessons and challenges to help me become a better person for my family. I was born in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Mississippi with my family. I am currently seeking my masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University.

Why Did I Choose to Be a Therapist?

I am a mental health care coordinator and I provide services to adolescents, adults, and substance dependent population. I am responsible for assessing, planning, coordinating, monitoring and linking clients to service providers in the community after discharge. There, I provide rehab services that include group skills training, supported employment and housing, crisis management and intervention services to clients.

Working at this agency has had a major impact on my life. I have learned so much about diverse populations. I work with a large number of the homeless and LGBTQ populations and have become more aware of their daily struggle. I have grown to have a passion and a desire to go the extra mile to provide them with finding resources while learning from them.

I decided to do this work because I have a passion for helping others.  We all have experienced our own share of trauma, but not having access to someone who will listen and guide you toward a healthier way of living is a disadvantage. I want to be your advantage!

Many of us deal with issues such as anxiety and depression but, if we don’t know how to cope with it in a positive manner, it can consume us and become unhealthy. Something as simple as daily living could be a challenge for someone with anxiety or depression. Likewise, those dealing gender identity issues are speaking up and seeking help, and I champion those efforts. Everyone should be heard and understood. I open myself to learn and provide an ear to the unheard.

I chose to be a therapist because I want to help others reach and see their potential.The best part of being a therapist, is seeing the smile on a client’s face when they have reached a milestone. My commitment to my client is to provide them with professionalism, honest and the tools they need to succeed while upholding MFT ethics.

What Do I Do?

I work with individuals, couples, and families. I enjoy working with those in the LGBT community, and those individuals dealing with  from grief, stress, anxiety and depression.

Ditch your insurance and the diagnosis on your record. We can match your copay by working with our highly skilled graduate interns. Sessions starting at $35 for the first session.