About Me

As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Texas I have worked with a variety of individuals, people in romantic partnerships, families, and groups from diverse backgrounds. As a mental health professional I have had the honor of providing services in a shelter for survivors of family violence and sexual assault, a substance abuse recovery facility, and a nonprofit community mental health agency. Additionally, I have regularly made presentations for professional groups as well as employee assistance programs and many types of social service agencies.

As a professional helper I assist people in understanding more about themselves, their relationships, and the outer world (society). Kindness, compassion, creativity, and patience are key to my work with you. On your therapy journey you will learn many new things about who you are, your needs and wants, and paths you may choose to move towards your goals. It is also my responsibility to help you develop healthier ways of coping and to assist you in exploring your individual strengths .

The work of therapy can be challenging for many reasons and requires you to be open and honest during the process. One of the first steps on this journey is for us to develop a trusting alliance. My task is to be non-judgmental, open-minded, committed, and an active listener. I do not expect you to share everything immediately; I will be patient as you develop a comfort with the partnership and will respect limits you express during this journey. Please note that my style blends listening with education and action. This style may not be a good fit for all clients.

If you feel ready to share some of your story, I am ready to listen and will do what I can to assist you.

Side notes: If you are requesting therapy services for the first time please be aware that I am not online 24/7, yet I will do my best to respond efficiently. In other words, I ask that you be patient as you wait for my response to your request for therapy. We may be in different time zones as well. If you are having difficulty connecting to the therapy experience please let me know before exiting therapy. Sometimes a small miscommunication may be the issue and I will do my best to hear your concerns so that we can work towards resolution collaboratively. If you are a returning client wanting services with me again you can expedite the process by reaching out to the helpdesk and letting them know so that they can contact me with the referral.

***4/25/20: Since the start of this pandemic there has been a noticeable breakdown in Video Call sessions across the world due to unpredictable technology issues. Please be aware of this before starting, and/or during, the therapy process. Voice Calls and Live Chats are not as affected, yet still occasionally glitch (although these issues and are easier to remedy).***


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #72595 (Expires: 2022-07-31)

LMFT #202864 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by C.A. on Nov 24, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Victor is leading me through a process with myself like a guide rather than a teacher. It is an extraordinary experience, I have never found anyone able to see through my nonsense and support me without telling me what to do but helping me work it out for myself. Our conversations are not like normal, more alchemical, it's the feelings and inspirations between the words that matter so much. I am so grateful to have Victor on my side, like a superhero.

Written by M.E. on Oct 26, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

Absolutely amazing! Has been a light at the end of a tunnel & always gives me rational and sound advice.

Written by R.A. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Victor is the best therapist I've had to date! Victor always responds to my messages in a timely manor. He always holds me accountable, which is something that I've always wanted from a therapist. Whenever I voice any of my current issues to him, Victor always listens and gives me excellent feedback every time.

Written by D.A. on Oct 10, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Victor has been awesome. He responds to my messages in the chat in a timely manner and is regularly available for phone sessions which I greatly appreciate. He is clearly well versed in the methods that he employs. Those closest to me have noticed a pronounced improvement in my behavior and my personal relationships have been improved.

Written by R.O. on Oct 02, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 8 months on issues concerning lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and anger management

Victor is good at listening my and shared experiences. He gives insight and lead me to it.

Written by S.A. on Aug 14, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Victor is patient and professional. He doesn't waste any time doing his job, but listens when you need to talk.

Written by A.B. on Jul 22, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

It's been a couple of months, but I am making good progress from our session. Victor gives advice that is easy to use during everyday life.

Written by D.E. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Victor was helpful, he was the perfect councilor for me. I knew the type of help I needed and he provided that for me quite accurately. I needed a councilor that was straight forward and structured. I wish I had been able to continue but the aftermath of covid affected my ability to pay.

Written by S.T. on Jul 09, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Victor is extremely adept at promoting fundamental wellbeing and identifying the way back to that path as I stray during the learning process. He is authentic and dedicated to helping me build sustainable habits which will enrich my life, and in turn the lives of those close to me. Can't recommend Victor highly enough.

Written by D.A. on Jun 22, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

Victor has changed my life.

Written by M.A. on Jun 19, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and anger management

My sessions with Victor eb and flow with the changes in my life as Victor is always adaptable and quick on his toes. I’ve learned to recognize my emotions and label them, I’ve learned to identify distortions in my thinking and actively challenge them. I know Victor practices what he preaches based on the wealth of experiences he shares, demonstrating how he has incorporated his therapy methods into his own life and how so can follow suit. I’ve always felt like Victor and I are equals, he makes me feel like the relationship is mutually beneficial and never stops validating my feelings and my being.

Written by E.L. on May 16, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I have started an amazing journey with Victor. He is a truly lovely person, very considerate, and with a wonderful sense of humor.
We tackle some heavy-hitting issues as well as having a chance to have a bit of a laugh. I never felt I could ever find a counselor who could marry these two such disparate entities! It takes away any intensity and makes me feel empowered to confront my difficulties personally as well as open up to him.
I look forward to the sessions each week and they always bring up something new, unexpected, and fascinating.

Written by J.O. on May 11, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

I'm quite enjoying working with Victor so far. Definitely a good decision!

Written by C.R. on Apr 29, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Victor has been nothing but supportive, understanding, and patient throughout the entire process of us working together. He has been wonderful and comes highly recommend by myself and others.

Written by A.J. on Apr 03, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Victor is a great counselor. He is very observant and a good listener. Each session accomplishes its goals. I didn't know what to expect going into this, but very pleasantly surprised overall with the experience and found it very useful so far.

Written by S.H. on Apr 02, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 1 month

Victor's dedication to my counseling blew me away. He made himself available to me so much it was unbelievable. He mapped out a clear plan for me and always let me know what we were doing and why we were doing it. He really pushed me and supported me through the process I was working with him on. I can't say enough about him. If someone wants to get better and is willing to do what needs to be done, then Victor is the guy.

Written by K.E. on Mar 25, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

He’s in my corner and also holds me accountable.

Written by L.I. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and parenting issues

Victor has spent considerable time learning about me and is a great listener. His professional interjections provide me with real help in learning about myself. Its very early days having only had 2 sessions but I have confidence in his abilities to provide the support in my journey.

Written by R.O. on Mar 24, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

Thank you for your patience

Written by N.I. on Mar 09, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

I'm really enjoying my time with Victor. He is a wealth of information and gives you some great tools to work with. He is kind, a great listener and above all a lovely person. Really enjoying my time with him.

Written by B.I. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I really find Victor supportive and is work incredibly helpful. I have also recommended betterhelp on multiple occasions to friends and colleagues. Thank you BetterHelp!

Written by F.R. on Feb 12, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks

Therapy is an unique path for everyone and I feel Victor understands that. His exercises are clear and workable. He can build a safe space where you can feel comfortable to follow your own pace.

Written by C.O. on Feb 03, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

We are early in our relationship but everyday I look forward to my journey with him and I. The varied methods of communication really help me open up the way I am comfortable to, and the option of different media's to connect, has made a significant difference in my acceptance of this journey.

Written by J.A. on Jan 18, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Personable, love the practical exercises he gives, great sense of humor, loves that he prefers to schedule phone sessions early on, very engaging, responds in a timely manner, phone sessions are very engaging and never feels like he’s going by the clock but instead really trying to get to know you. Great at recognizing struggle areas and great at encouraging me to share my feelings/thoughts etc. He’s one of the better counselors I’ve worked with that truly helps me reframe my negative thinking.

Written by A.R. on Jan 11, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Victor is a great, we clicked instantly. He's easy going, understanding and has helped me enormously. He responds to messages very quickly and takes a close interest. He is professional, has a good sense of humour, and will tell it as it is in a firm but sensitive manner. Highly recommended.