As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Texas (USA) I have worked with a variety of individuals (ages 3 and up), 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-judgemental, open-minded, committed, and an active listener. Parts of your story are shared over time and I will be patient as you develop a comfort with the therapeutic partnership. I will respect limits you express during this journey. Please note that my style blends listening with education and action. This style may be challenging for clients that desire a different design/process in therapy.
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. Please be prepared to start the therapy process soon after you request services, or after you get connected to me, and be sure to check the platform regularly for correspondence. 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, or a new client preferring to work with me, you can expedite the process by reaching out to the helpdesk and letting them know so that they can contact me with the referral. Outside of this, my availability opens every few months; as clients are graduated, new spots open up.
At this time I am only offering Voice Call (phone/audio) and Live Chat sessions. Please be aware of this before starting, and/or during, the therapy process.
***Because a significantly growing number of clients are disclosing concerns about sexually explicit media (SEM; porn) use and sexual choices that they, and/or their loved ones, are making, especially in the last few years, I am especially keen to continue helping clients struggling with varying levels of sex and porn addiction. Mirroring other forms of addiction, shame, secrecy, denial, and disbelief are significant barriers that keep these cancers alive.
Pronouns: He, Him, His
Additional areas of focus: 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, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Expats, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Forgiveness, Gender Dysphoria, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
TX LPC 72595
TX LMFT 202864
Victor's knowledge of the human mind and our emotions and his gentle yet effective encouragement to utilize tools, knowledge and techniques has helped me and continues to help me. I am confident he could help most if not all become better versions of themselves.
Written on Oct 09, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 3 years and 7 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
Victor is amazing!
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem
I've been working with Victor for only a few months now and he is by far the best therapist I've ever had. He keeps me accountable and gives me tools to refer back to. I actually feel like I'm seeing the results that I always wanted and was unsure why I wasn't seeing it with my previous therapists but through his accountability (which doesn't always feel great in the moment at first!!!) I am so much more aware of my patterns and how to approach them.
Written on Jul 06, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Victor is amazing!
Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 3 years and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, and self esteem
My conversations with Victor have been incredibly helpful and beneficial... Even when I feel as if I have nothing to say during a session, he finds ways of engaging me and adding value to my life.
Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
victor is turning my life around for the better. big time.
Written on May 14, 2023 after therapy with Victor for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management