Vicki Ray, MBA, MA, LPC

Professional Counseling Services
512-663-6368

Professional Experience

Counseling Experience

I have worked on inpatient and outpatient hospital units, for crisis hotlines and in private office settings with adults, adolescents, families and groups.  My counseling style combines several therapeutic theories including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), family systems theory, modern analytic theory, interpersonal neurobiology, art therapy, group therapy, EMDR, and mind-body awareness.  Additionally, I have presented a number of psychoeducational trainings for clients and other counselors.

Business Experience 

My experience includes over 20 years of U.S., International and Nonprofit experience in Consulting, Information Systems, Finance, Product Management and Technical Support.  I have worked for small, medium and Fortune 500 companies and have extensive experience with cross-functional teams.

Education

My education includes a Master of Arts (MAC) degree in Counseling from St. Edward’s University in Austin, and an MBA from the University of Texas in Austin with a concentration in Information Systems.   I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas.  I have completed additional studies in Art Therapy and am also proficient in French.

  

Publications & Presentations

 

§        "You, Your Child and Drugs", a presentation for 3M Company Lunch & Learn EAP series

 

§        "Dual Diagnosis: When Mental Health and Substance Abuse Collide", training for Travis County Adult Probation officers

 

§        "Counseling Global and Domestic Nomads", a presentation for The Net Connection group in Round Rock, TX

 

§         "Teens and Chemical Dependency", a presentation at the University of Texas School of Social Work

 

§        "Dual Diagnosis", a presentation for counselors for the YWCA Professional Training series

 

§        "Working with Dual Diagnosis", a presentation co-sponsored by Seton Shoal Creek Hospital and Starlite Recovery Center 

 

§         Global and Domestic Nomads: The Impact of Frequent Relocation, a presentation to Austin Chapter of SIETAR (Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research)

 

§         Multiple articles written for Among Worlds magazine on the subject of relocating frequently during childhood.

 

 Affiliations 

§         Austin Group Psychotherapy Society – www.austingroups.org

§         Austin IN Connection - www.austininconnection.org

§         The Net Connection – www.thenetconnection.org

§    Wilco Women Mental Health Providers - www.meetup.com/WilcoWomen/