Victoria Hominick

Licensed Clinical Social Worker [LCSW]

vhominick@restorerockford.com

Vicki comes to Restore Counseling with an impressive background that spans 28 years of community mental health, education, and the use of innovative counseling techniques in a private practice setting.   Vicki is an area renowned public speaker, educator, and lecturer.  She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker [LCSW] and has a Specialty in Couple’s Counseling and Trauma Counseling / Abuse Dynamics, is a Certified Hypnotherapist, and a Certified Equine Mental Health Professional.

Experience:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker  

Restore Counseling & Recovery - Rockford, IL                                                                      2019 - Present

  • Focus populations included adults, adolescents, couples, families, communities

  • Implementation of clinical treatment plans addressing DSM diagnoses and individualized variants

  • Provide an innovate working environment that promotes safety, inclusiveness and comfort

  • Utilize a variety of counseling modalities including, but not limited to, cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, family of origin, hypnosis, EMDR, meditation and mindfulness.

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Licensed Clinical Social Worker.               Private Practice | Rockford, IL                             1999 – 2019

  • Focus populations included adults, adolescents, couples, families, communities

  • Implementation of clinical treatment plans addressing DSM diagnoses and individualized variants

  • Provide an innovate working environment that promotes safety, inclusiveness and comfort

  • Utilize a variety of counseling modalities including, but not limited to, cognitive, behavioral, psychodynamic, family of origin, hypnosis, EMDR, meditation and mindfulness.

 

MISA (Mental Illness Substance Abuse) Coordinator    Rosecrance Inc. | Rockford, IL       2001-2005

  • Supervised clinical staff in identifying mental health/substance abuse issues, social and emotional dynamics, family system theory

  • Provided effective treatment plans and interventions to the dually diagnosed in-patient population.

  • Educated and trained clinical staff in becoming familiar with psychotropic medications

  • Provided in-services, workshops and seminars in related areas to patients, families, clinical staff at multiple community-based facilities and corporations.

 

Clinical Associate in Counseling\    Univ. of Illinois College of Medicine | Rockford, IL         1997-98

  • Created initial strategic marketing and brand planning for University Psychiatric Services (UPS), an integral clinical practice within the Department of Psychiatry.

  • Conceptualized and executed public relations campaigns that effectively built relationships within the community, and industry, through on and offsite events lecture series and that enhanced the department’s overarching out-reach goals and programs.

  • Conducted psychosocial evaluations and provided appropriate therapies for a diverse client population including, but not limited to children, adolescents, adults, geriatrics, families and groups.

  • Created a unique and innovative Play Therapy component to UPS that ultimately led to hiring additional positions, including a Child Psychiatrist within the department.

 

Specialties:

  • Addressing Employee Burnout in the Workplace

  • Anxiety Disorder and Treatment

  • Diagnosing and Treating ADD/HD Child &

  • Eating Disorders: Bulimia Nervosa, Anorexia Nervosa, Compulsive Overeating

  • Meeting the Inner Child through Guided Imagery

  • Mindfulness and Stress Management

  • Personality Disorders and Treatments

  • Psychotic Disorders and Treatments

  • Restructuring Cognitive Distortions

  • Utilizing Systems Theory with Families 

 

COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP, AFFILIATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS:

Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association                                                                  2011 - 2014

American Academy of Medical Hypnosis                                                                          2010 to Present

Haven Network                                                                                                                       2007 to Present

Woman Space                                                                                                                         1998 to Present

University of Illinois Alumni Association                                                                             1989 to Present

National Association of Social Workers                                                                             1989 to Present

Board of Directors | Haven Network Rockford Memorial Hospital | Rockford, IL              2007 to 2010

Board of Directors | Roscrance Inc. | Rockford, IL                                                                  2000 to 2003

 

EDUCATION

MASTER OF SOCIAL WORK                                                     University of Illinois | Champaign-Urbana

IL BACHELOR OF LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES                              University of Illinois | Chicago, IL 

 

Vicki lives in Rockford with her husband Roger, a son, a daughter and granddaughter.   Vicki is a big nature /outdoors fan.  She loves organics and gardening.  She and her husband are big DIY fans and she is a very crafty individual who especially loves working with stained glass.  She and Roger have 2 dogs.

7210 E.State Street

Rockford, IL 61108

Phone: (815)-RESTORE

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