Victoria McKenna

(MA, LMFT)

About Me

We all experience various challenges in our lives at times and you are making a huge positive step by reaching out.

My name is Victoria and I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I completed my clinical training and Master's degree at the University of Connecticut and received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech. I have experience working in private practice, community mental health, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization programs. In these settings, I have worked with young children, teenagers, adults, and older adults. As a LMFT, I enjoy working with individuals while recognizing you are part of multiple systems and contexts outside of the self that have shaped you and continue to influence your life experience.

I believe it is my role to guide you through the process of increasing your awareness through an active and encouraging approach. I believe in creating an authentic and caring relationship with you. I am an active listener with a positive, calm, and kind demeanor. I am nonjudgmental and accepting of all. I pull from a variety of models, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and I enjoy using creative interventions to encourage change. I like to work as a team with my clients in treatment and I am very open to feedback about our work together. I enjoy asking tough and challenging questions to create the changes you are seeking. My approach is client centered and tailored to your individual needs.

I feel honored that individuals have allowed me to be a part of their lives and have entrusted me with their precious stories. If you think we could work together to make the changes you desire, I would feel privileged to get to know you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship
  • Family
  • Depression

I also have experience in Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related, Parenting, Self esteem

Years of Experience: 7

Licensing

LMFT #0717001337 (Expires: 2018-06-30)


Reviews

Written by C.E. on Mar 12, 2018 after counseling with Victoria for 1 year on issues concerning relationship, family, and intimacy-related

I cannot express enough how wonderful it was speaking with Victoria and how much of a positive effect she had on my marriage. My husband and I were having a difficult time connecting and communicating and she somehow helped turn it around and brought us even closer than we were before any problems arose. Speaking with her online helped tremendously with having tight schedules and two small children and was extremely understanding anytime we had a last minute cancellation or change. I cannot recommend her enough. 10/10

Written by L.I. on Jan 09, 2018 after counseling with Victoria for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Victoria is kind, helpful, and a great listener! I have never done therapy before and was slightly apprehensive. However, she made it a fantastic experience. Not only did she make sure I was comfortable in talking to her, but she helped give me all the resources I needed to understand our plan and make sure that we were able to attain my end goal. She has helped me to overcome my social anxiety and set me up for success in dealing with it in the future.
Thank you so much, Victoria!

Written by K.R. on Dec 12, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I’m thrilled to be working with Ms. McKenna! Throughout my sessions with her, Victoria has consistently demonstrated a professional, warm, and empathetic demeanor. Victoria is highly organized and keeps me on track during our sessions, which helps us make the most of our time. Victoria is very responsive to my emails and maintains contact with me between sessions, which helps me remain connected to the therapeutic process. Victoria provides thought-provoking activities to help me process prior sessions and prepare for future sessions. When I need a boost, Victoria is my cheerleader, and when I need to be held accountable, Victoria is my support. She somehow manages to balance my need for empathy and validation with my need for reality-testing and reframing. Victoria has made the counseling process a very positive and enriching experience, and I highly recommend her services! Thank you, Victoria, for being my partner in recovery!

Written by D.A. on Oct 25, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, and grief

Victoria is an amazing person and counsellor. You're lucky if you get matched to her! She really takes the time understand your perspective and gives you new tools and ways to heal and also handle the hard process of overcoming your challenges. Highly recommend!

Written by M.I. on Sep 19, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, family, and intimacy-related

Victoria was tremendously helpful to me over the past month. She listened very intently to my issues that were troubling me and provided guidance and reference materials that were very beneficial. She was very supportive in her approach and I always came away from each session feeling very positive. I would highly recommend her.

Written by J.O. on Sep 07, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship

Within a short span of a couple of months of work with Victoria, I feel much better and more confident! She was great in helping me figure out what was going in my head. I was confused and needed some help with relationship issues. Victoria was very caring and helped me be more calm and confident in relationships -- she gave me some helpful thinking/reflection based exercises that were very helpful for me to address my challenges. I always ended our sessions feeling happy and in control of my life. I would 105% recommend her to my friends and my future self :) Good luck Victoria, and thank you for all your help!! I hope you can make a difference in more lives.

Written by L.I. on Aug 19, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

Victoria is very warm, non-judgemental and supportive. In the few sessions we had together, she showed understanding for my difficult situation, helped me to shift my focus to what is more important and gave me the strength to make some practical changes, which helped make me feel better. I recommend her without hesitation.

Written by R.O. on Aug 17, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and intimacy-related

Victoria is a wonderful person who listened to me, cared and offered reaffirming advice!

Written by S.U. on Aug 09, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship, and self esteem

I am delighted with my work with Victoria McKenna. She's got great insight, is caring and professional. I love all the ways we connect from video conferencing to emails. She is extremely responsive and supportive.

Written by K.H. on Jul 13, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very helpful and tries to provide you with professional help and sincere advice.

Written by R.E. on Jun 25, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

She's very understanding. She helps me see things differently and from a different perspective.

Written by L.A on Mar 22, 2017 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I have had a wonderful experience talking with Victoria. She is very flexible with times to talk and she makes it very easy to open up about things. I'm very grateful to have her as a counselor.

Written by H.A on Oct 06, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship

Victoria has been a great voice of understanding and help. I have appreciated the guidance and support I've received from her and would highly recommend her to others.

Written by M.I on Sep 05, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks

Victoria offers a space where you can safely express your feelings without punitive judgement. Her grammar is amazing, LOL! And her posts make me feel better. She asks questions that make you reflect on your thoughts. I've benefited from her counsel and would recommend her to my friends.

Written by J.E on Aug 17, 2016 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, family, grief, parenting, and self esteem

So far my experience with Victoria has been really wonderful. Her responses are warm, supportive and very understanding while providing really good insight, thought provoking questions and things to consider and apply. We are still early on in working together but I feel like she is going to have so much to offer in a lot of different areas and can really understand what will help you best.