Phone: 972-617-3535 ext. 6024


Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. counseling M.A. pastoral ministry SBEC certification: School Counselor and All Level Art

Vickie Holmes

High School Counselor
A-F 10th -12th Alpha & Class of 2024 Hawk Scholar


Vickie Holmes has been in the education field since the 2000-2001 school year where she began as a Spanish and Art teacher and then a counselor at DeSoto High School Freshman Campus. She was the counselor at Red Oak Middle School from 2010-2017. Vickie has a Master of Education degree in counseling from the University of North Texas and a Master of Arts degree in pastoral ministry from Global Awakening Theological Seminary. In her spare time, Vickie is involved with other organizations helping couples and individuals to find wholeness.

Recommended Books for Parents

  • The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

    by Elaine N. Aron, Ph. D. Year Published: 2013 Self Help

    Does your child feel the pressure of the world around them in a way that prevents them from wanting to interact with others on a larger scale (school, crowds, etc.)? 

    This is one of the most helpful resources I know for students and adults who have a difficult time living in a world of crowds and chaos. The word "sensitive" does not refer to a negative trait, but to a gift of extreme feeling that others do not understand. Not understanding this gift or knowing how to function in it can lead to isolation, depression, and anxiety. There is another book by the same author specifically for parents. The website is

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  • Choice Theory

    by William Glasser, M.D. Year Published: 2010 Parenting

    Enforcing Rules without a Fight 

    How does a parent assert the authority and decisions of a parent without having to fight a battle of wills? This is a book for counselors, but there is a parenting section in the back. The entire book is helpful to teach the foundations of free will, boundaries, and allowing consequences without the destructive relationship cycle of child/teen and adult tantrums.

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  • How to talk so teens will listen and listen so teens will talk

    by Faber and Mazlish Year Published: 2005 Parenting

    Need help communicating with your high school student?

    This is a parenting resource that is aimed at fostering healthy communication between students and parents.

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  • Boundaries

    by Henry Cloud and John Townsend Year Published: 1992 Self-help

    Need Help Setting Boundaries?

    This is a great resource that teaches the foundations of boundary setting. It is understandable and safe reading for teens and adults. Please note that the content comes from a Christian worldview.

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  • Co-Dependent No More

    by Melody Beattie Year Published: 1986 Self-help

    Need Help Saying No or Enforcing Boundaries? 

    This is a great resource for parents who are struggling with saying "no" or for parents to read who have teenagers who struggle to say no to peers. This is an adult-level book not recommended for students without parent permission.

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