Vickie Kovach is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and Texas with over 17 years of clinical experience working with a variety of populations. Having worked with active duty service members and their families for a number of years, she was intrigued by the extensive work being done by Tania Glenn & Associates to address the trauma that the military and first responder populations experience.
Vickie received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from California State University, Fullerton in 2002 and knew that she wanted to pursue a career in the counseling field after completing her first internship at a domestic violence shelter as a part of this program. Vickie went on to obtain her Master of Science in Counseling at California State University, Fullerton in 2005.
As a clinician Vickie has worked in residential, school, inpatient and outpatient settings, and on military installations providing treatment for children, adults, and families experiencing a variety of behavioral health and trauma related issues. One of her favorite experiences working in the field has been providing services for the youth involved in the child welfare system and being able to support them as they navigate this complicated and often difficult time in their young lives.
In 2010 Vickie began another journey on her life path after being asked by a coworker to join her for a yoga class. From then on her interest was piqued and she began practicing regularly at a local studio. Although her physical practice was disrupted at times she always felt a pull to return to it due to the sense of calmness, clarity, and unity that it brought to her life. In 2017 an opportunity to delve deeper presented itself and she enrolled in a private 200-hour yoga teacher training in the hope of sharing this ancient practice with others in a therapeutic way.
Soon after completing yoga teacher training, Vickie and her family moved from San Diego, CA to central Texas in order to pursue new opportunities. This move also meant finding a new yoga community. Once Vickie found the right fit to continue her yogic journey, another opportunity presented itself; a 300-hour integrative yoga teacher training with an emphasis in yoga therapy. Vickie jumped at the chance to learn more about using the many practices of yoga as therapeutic tools for healing and helping others rediscover their true Self.
In her spare time Vickie enjoys spending time outdoors with her family paddle boarding, hiking, or being on the water. “To practice mindfulness is to see that it is your changeless nature that truly defines you, rather than the ebb and flow of your emotional tides or the shifting directions of your thought streams.” Darren Main, The River of Wisdom: Reflections on Yoga, Meditation, and Mindful Living.Email Vickie