My name is Vicki Palmer; Licensed Professional Counselor and I’m one of the Co-Founders of Collage Counseling Center. I received a Bachelor of Science in Human Resources with a Concentration in Early Childhood Education from Oakland University and earned my Masters in Counseling from Central Michigan University. I completed a dual graduate internship in the Harrison High School Counseling Department and at Royal Oak Beaumont Hospital. During my time at Beaumont’s Parenting Program/Mother Infant Nursery, I acquired knowledge and skills to counsel new moms that have developed postpartum distress.
I have over 35 years of experience working with children of all ages, families and adults. My areas of expertise are associated with early childhood/adolescent intervention, parenting and grief counseling. I offer individual, family and couples counseling to effectively address life’s challenges. I was quite proud to be the owner and director of a highly successful nursery and preschool located in Farmington. It was a difficult decision, but I sold the school after 14 years and countless moments of joy. In addition to private practice, I work as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Assessment Coordinator for Farmington Schools. The IB Diploma is recognized both nationally and internationally, as a program that excels in preparing students for the collegiate years and beyond.
I am a firm believer that working with a client as soon as possible after problems occur, will contribute to making positive changes and move toward a future filled with hope. This is beneficial for everyone involved; the individual, the family, and other important relationships. I utilize an integrative approach and strive to tailor techniques specifically for each person. Understanding your strengths and weaknesses, can have a major impact on attaining your goals. I provide an encouraging and respectful environment in which clients can express their feelings, learn coping skills and address issues. Perhaps, we may need to focus on finding acceptance to deal with a dilemma you’ve endured. Let’s figure it out together.