I still love what I do after 22 years. I have extensive experience in Christian Counseling, Blended Families, Couples, Addiction, PTSD, Trauma, Sex-Offenders, and Obsessive-Compulsive behaviors. I have worked with a variety of clients ranging from ages 7 to 89. I have worked with juveniles in a residential facility, military families on an army base, couples, and individuals through mental health and addiction facility plus my church. I am independently licensed in 3 different states as a Marriage and Family Therapist and independently licensed in 2 states as an Addiction Counselor. I believe everyone has a "gift," something that they are called to do and Counseling is mine. I care about my clients and have the innate ability to "zone" in what is going on with them. I use Emotional Focus Therapy, Strength-Based, Trauma-Informed, Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, but it really depends on the clients I am seeing.
Personally, I am a wife who has been married for 39 years with 8 children and 23 grandchildren. I work full time at a mental health facility, but I have some mornings and evenings available for my Better Help clients. My goal is to help my clients reach their goals. I find joy and satisfaction when I see them achieve what they are searching for. I offer a safe environment, honesty, understanding, and respect.
I admire anyone who wants to make a change and is willing to reach out and ask for help. I am here for you if you are that person.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Blended Family Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hoarding, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
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Thee best! I’m always coming back to her
Written on Jun 05, 2023 after therapy with Victoria for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Really great. I worked with her as a woman dealing with things such as lonliness and sexual assault/abuse problems.
Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with Victoria for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem
She is amazing! Such a great therapist, and also a Christian which is something important I was looking for. She has helped me SO much. I would highly recommend her!
Written on Jul 17, 2022 after therapy with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem
So far, so good!! Only had 1 session so far. But all positive.
Written on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and family conflicts
She has been fantastic. Victoria and I have such opposite views on a lot of things. However, we are able to have an emotional connection and really make great progress in therapy
Written on Jun 01, 2022 after therapy with Victoria for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd
Awesome therapist! I am thanking God I found her, when I did!
Written on Feb 23, 2022 after therapy with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes