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About Me

Vicki Eaton, LCSW, MRE 

Masters in Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1991
Masters in Religious Education with a concentration in Social Work, Southern Seminary, 1972

Licensed Clinical Social Worker with the state of Illinois

Additional Training:
9 Month Externship in Marriage and Family Therapy, Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1995-96

Certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (www.emdr.com and www.emdria.org), 2001

Trained in Emotional Freedom Technique (www.emofree.com), 2008

9 Month training in working with Complex Trauma and Dissociation, International Society for Study of Trauma and Dissociation (www.isst-d.org), 2009-10

Certified in Holographic Memory Resolution (www.healingdimensions.com), 2011

Trained in Transformation Prayer Ministry (formerly known as Theophostic, trained in 2001)(www.transformationprayer.org), retrained in 2015

Certified in Heart Centered Hypnotherapy, The Wellness Institute (www.wellness-institute.org), 2016

Trained in Level 1 and Level 2 Hypnosis, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis  (www.asch.net), 2016 and 2017

 Professional Activities and Memberships:
Member of the National Association of Social Workers

Member of EMDRIA, an organization for EMDR therapists

Member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation

Member of the Heart Centered Therapies Association

Member of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis

I truly consider it a privilege to be invited to be a part of your journey, whether you are simply looking for practical solutions to a problem, wanting to learn new skills for living, or seeking to grow and develop in a deeper way who you are as a person.  Essentially, the foundation of what I do consists of three components:  (1.) Teaching you a wide variety of concrete, practical tools and strategies that can help you become your own counselor or coach, in order to be happier and more effective in your life; (2.) Helping you find and develop the Wise, Strong, Compassionate Part of yourself in order to take care of the parts of yourself who may experience insecurity, anxiety, sadness, shame or anger; (3.)  If you desire, helping you connect with a source of love and light, also known as God or Spirit.  I love helping people become free to live out of who they were designed to be so they can carry out their mission on earth.

I am married, have two adult children, a son-in-law, and two grandkids.  Prior to becoming a counselor, I've been a director of a Preschool/Day Care Center, a piano teacher, and a full-time Mom. Some things I love to do are hiking in nature, playing with my dogs, singing and playing the piano, and I get particularly charged up about learning new things.  I also love gardening, and when the weather is nice, it is possible to do sessions outdoors in a garden setting.  

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