Ms. Amy Vicars, LCPC, LAC, MAC, CRC
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
- Alcohol/Substance Abuse
- Anxiety/Panic Attacks
- Dissociative Disorders
- Mood Disorders
- Moral Injury
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Somatic Issues
- Stress Management
- Traumatic Incident
- Adolescents (13-17)
- BlueCross BlueShield
* Please call your insurance to see if I am a preferred provider.