***JANUARY 2020: LIVE SESSION APPOINTMENTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE WITH ME WEEKDAY EVENINGS AND FRIDAYS DURING THE DAY. IF THIS DOES NOT MATCH YOUR SCHEDULE PLEASE KINDLY SWITCH TO/CHOOSE A DIFFERENT THERAPIST. THANK YOU***
Hello and welcome!
I get it. With anxiety we often feel overwhelm, panic, stress, like we want to run away. With depression we have no motivation, no desire to do anything and if we "force" ourselves to get out there and "do something" we end up regretting it. And when these issues affect our relationships then everything seems wrong. If the life you want, the goals you have, the relationship you desire, seems too far out of reach or too difficult to achieve therapy can help. Besides anxiety and depression I also specialize in interpersonal relationship problems, issues of self-esteem and self-worth, and therapy for healthcare/patient care workers.
Depending on your particular situation therapy can be just a few sessions to address small issues, or for larger issues can be more in depth over a series of sessions. I use tried and true programs such as Emotionally Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Strength Based techniques.
You will find me compassionate, down to earth and friendly. After a thorough assessment you and I will develop a treatment plan together. We will build on your strengths so you can gain confidence as a foundation in finding new ways to handle life's challenge. During our time together we will continue to assess and develop a strategy of treatment tailored to your individual needs. It may not be easy, and it may not happen overnight, but I assure you that the ability to change and grow is within yourself!
**TERMS: It is important for you to know that my availability is *limited and part time only* and that there are terms you need to agree to prior to starting to work with me:
- Monday-Fridays your messages will be responded to within 48 hours. Saturdays & Sundays you will receive a response within 72 hours.
- Holiday and holiday weekends you will receive a response the next business day. You will be notified ahead of time if I will be unavailable more than 72 hours.
-- Video sessions, Phone sessions, or Live Chat sessions can be scheduled with me on weekday evenings or Fridays during the day.
-- You will need to complete a "History & Assessment Form" prior to our first session.
-- Our first "live session" will be 30 minutes so that we can get to know each other better and decide if I am the right therapist for you.
***If any of these terms are not acceptable you will have the opportunity to choose another therapist.***
Everyone has within them courage, strength, and resiliency. No matter what your therapy goal I believe in your ability to overcome challenges and move forward to live the life you desire. The first step is to reach out, which can feel uncomfortable, but it is a healthy way to grow. It's a big step but contacting a therapist is an accomplishment and sign of progress and growth in itself. I am ready to help you take the next steps from there.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Self esteem
- Coping with life changes
I also have experience in Depression, Compassion fatigue
LCSW #29219 (Expires: 2020-06-01)
Victoria treats me with respect and listens. She asks questions to get me thinking and offers praise and encouragement in good measure too. She is caring, kind, and responsive. Highly recommend her.
Super! She is really helping me get through multiple crisis points in my life.
Victoria has many ideas that are helpful. She didn't push to have me do her choice of things, but left me free to explore my own inner self. I've been a therapist to others, and she offers very professional suggestions. Thank you, Victoria.
Victoria is very attentive and understanding. She is flexible and experienced. Highly recommended.