Victoria Kastor

(LCSW)
Therapist Victoria Kastor Photo

About Me

My name is Victoria, and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Florida. I have several years of experience working with children and families in a variety of capacities. I have experience in assisting individuals deal with a range of concerns and diagnoses, including ADHD, depression, anxiety, coping with major life changes, parenting difficulties, experiences with trauma, mood disorders, and difficult behaviors. I have worked with children, adolescents, teens, and adults.

When working with clients, my approach is often client-centered. I understand that every person is different and unique, and that my counseling strategies need to be diverse. I believe that the most important aspect of counseling is the relationship that is built between the therapist and the person receiving services. I try to ensure that I take the time to truly get to know each individual seeking my help, and work on building the foundation for a healthy therapeutic bond. The techniques I use are often grounded in the theories of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. My goal is to work with each of my clients to determine the best way to offer assistance, and to tailor each treatment plan to the individual needs of the person I am working with.

I believe that everyone has strengths and abilities that help them to overcome the challenges they experience in life. Part of the reason that I enjoy the work I do so much is that I have the honor of helping others identify these strengths and use them in a way that helps them to succeed even after my role as their therapist passes. I appreciate you taking the time to read about me as you make the careful decision of choosing your counselor. I look forward to hearing from you and working together with you to help achieve your goals.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #17164 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Sep 21, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and anger management

She is outspoken helpful caring and listens to the problem and helps you try and find ways that are unorthodox for you to think about what may be causing the problem and to better help you come up with solutions and activities to help with the situation that you are in

Written by M.I. on Sep 14, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Victoria is kind, helpful, and patient. She knows how to relate my concerns to solutions in ways that help me feel like I have a game plan until our next meeting. Grateful to have been matched with her!

Written by M.A. on Jun 17, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

She is a very caring counselor. She is very attentive and even checks in with me.

Written by V.I. on Jan 21, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

She is very friendly and easy to talk to

Written by K.Y. on Nov 03, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem

I love Victoria! Although I have only worked with her for a short period of time, I feel that she definitely listens to me and applies her expertise appropriately. I have already seen some huge improvements In my struggles through the guidance of Victoria!

Written by C.A. on Oct 06, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Victoria really knows how to cater her practice to each individual person. I’ve been going to a few different therapists over the years, and 10 times out of 10 I would pick Victoria over all of them. She’s helped me heal from my past emotionally abusive relationship. She’s taught me how to cope with having anxiety and prevent panic attacks. She’s taught me to put myself first and that it’s okay to care about myself. Victoria is an amazing counselor and I would recommend her to literally anyone.

Written by J.E. on Oct 03, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I feel as if Victoria really listens & understands what I am going through. She is always ready to help.

Written by C.H. on Sep 02, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I would highly recommend Victory to anyone. She was extremely helpful, available, and supportive through my sessions. Many tools were provided from various angles to help me. Victoria has an impeccable memory to recall my past information to help progress and move forward. You can tell she truthfully cares about her clients and I truthfully appreciate her individualized approach!

Written by M.A. on Aug 06, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Very good communicator.

Written by M.I. on Jul 06, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

Great counselor! Neutral, accessible, informative and non judge mental.

Written by N.A. on May 22, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Victoria has been instrumental in my healing process. She demonstrates knowledge and expertise in mental health and the tools necessary to help her clients. She shows compassion and truly takes an interest in my individual needs. She always responds promptly and sets appropriate expectations for what to expect in our therapeutic journey. I highly recommend Victoria!!

Written by S.C. on May 18, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, and adhd

Very helpful and gave me many methods to help me deal with PTSD and anxiety.