Ms. Black joined the board in 2018 and is secretary on the executive committee currently. Vicki has also served on the Executive and Education & Research committees. Ms. Black is the founder of Aviso Consulting & Psychotherapy Solutions, LLC, a professional practice providing excellence in caring for clients with a broad spectrum of life’s challenges and opportunities. Vickie Hawkins-Black is a LCSW specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintains a private practice in Norfolk, VA. With over 20 years experience as a child and family therapist, is a graduate of Norfolk State University specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is currently serving as private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are Play Therapy and Structural Family Therapy. In addition to being a prominent relationship therapist, Mrs. Black has presented to general audiences speaking on the topics of DSM-5, Reactive Attachment, Trauma-Informed Care, etc. Mrs. Black is an interactive, solution-focused therapist. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing. Her professional experience also includes administration, clinical consultation, program development, strategic planning, training and community education.