Vikki Stark, M.S.W., a psychotherapist for thirty years, was born in New York City and currently lives in Montreal where she is the Director of the Sedona Counselling Centre. She has an international private practice in which, as well as meeting clients face-to-face, she conducts phone and Skype sessions with people throughout the world. She's a familiar face on television and radio and has been a guest on NBC's The Today Show as well as on Oprah radio. Her blog on Psychology Today Magazine called "Schlepping Through Heartbreak" deals with all aspects of relationships.
Vikki's most recent book, Divorce: How to Tell the Kids, is the definitive guide to help parents break the news of an upcoming separation to their kids with the least risk of trauma. The book is based on interviews with over one hundred children whose parents divorced. Readers will learn, step-by-step, how to manage their own emotions, to understand the meaning of divorce to children, what to say to the kids, and how best to respond in an attuned way to the children's reaction to the news. This practical book offers solutions that are designed to help parents limit the risk of trauma in the most important conversation of their children's lives.
Vikki's second book, Runaway Husbands: The Abandoned Wife's Guide to Recovery and Renewal was based on a study of over 400 women worldwide who believed they were in happy marriages until their husbands bolted out-of-the-blue. The book explains and explores "Wife Abandonment Syndrome" and offers heartbroken women strategies for recovery and hope for the future.
Vikki's first book, My Sister, My Self: The Surprising Ways that Being an Older, Middle, Younger or Twin Shaped Your Life, was also based on a study of the sister relationships of 400 women, teens and girls - the youngest was four and the oldest, ninety-five year old identical twins! It explores how having grown up as an older, middle, younger or twin sister makes an indelible stamp on a woman's identity.