Ms. Amy Vicars, LCPC, LAC, MAC, CRC

About Me

I was born and raised in Billings Montana and enjoy the beauty of Big Sky Country. I count my blessings daily and am grateful to be surrounded by family and friends. I take pleasure in the arts, cinema, music, laughing, and spending quality time with my loved ones. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with specialization in Early Childhood Studies. I had the opportunity to work with adolescents in an inpatient addictions treatment setting after going to graduate school to become a counselor. Teenagers face so many complex issues and can benefit from support from someone who is non-judgmental and cares. After acquiring my mental health license, I began working with adults with co-occurring disorders in individual and group therapy. My passion has always been helping others and through my personal life struggles, I have gained a compassionate perspective on life. I believe every struggle I've faced has taught me valuable lessons and helped me to become humble, empathetic, and tenacious in everything I do. If you are searching for a counselor with these qualities to help you or your loved one, I look forward to meeting you.

Education & Experience

Licenses & Certifications/ Dual Licensed Therapist Billings Montana. LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) Montana, LAC (Licensed Addiction Counselor) Montana, MAC (Master Addiction Counselor) National Certification, CRC (Certified Rehabilitation Counselor) National Certification. Professional Associations: ACA, American Counseling Association, EMDRIA, EMDR International Association, and NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals. My approach to therapy is Trauma Informed and Client Centered. I have been working in the Mental Health/Addictions field since 2012, after graduating from the Master's Program at MSU-B in Mental Health & Rehabilitation Counseling. I know life can be difficult at times and it helps to have someone to guide you on your journey. Whether you are dealing with the loss of a loved one, depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, family issues or other concerns; I'm here to help and support you. I use a number of different therapies depending on the client's individualized needs. Some of the treatment modalities I utilize are: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Seeking Safety/Trauma Focused, Stress Reduction Techniques, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Art Therapy and Mindfulness.

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Former Board Member for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Yellowstone County

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • LGBTQ+

Language

  • English

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid

* Please call your insurance to see if I am a preferred provider.