Victoria Prisco, PLC

(ATR, CAADC, LPC)

About Me

Welcome to the Better Help Counseling Platform!

Let me tell you a little bit about myself, I am Victoria Prisco, a clinically trained art therapist with a specialization in trauma. In the state of NY I am a licensed art therapist (LCAT) and in the state of PA I am a licensed professional counselor (LPC), advanced addiction counselor (CAADC) and nationally recognized art therapist (ATR). I have been providing individual and group therapy for the past 15 years at medical, drug & alcohol and psychiatric programs.

As a therapist on better help, I am a CBT therapist, which means we focus on re-wiring your brain to reduce symptoms in the here and now, without going back and re-hashing your past. This holistic approach teaches you wellness routines, that you can carry with you outside of the better help membership and truly does reduce symptoms without the focus being on medication management. This approach has been very successful with Better Help clients and makes regular use of the messaging/journal feature.

I work on Better Help part time, in the evenings M - F, offering messages and 25 minute live messaging sessions. Currently I have open availabilities on Monday and Tuesday evenings. I am active on messenger and you can expect to get information, affirmations, meditations and therapeutic practices from me throughout the week to help build your wellness routines and adjust your mind maps to decrease depression, anxiety and trauma reactions. CBT is a practice that takes work and consistency, so while we may be meeting once a week, for best results we will be coordinating through messenger regularly. The state of Pennsylvania requires that our live sessions occur while we are both in PA and that I obtain a copy of your state ID or driver's license for auditing purposes.

I would also like to note that while I am an addictions counselor, I am not providing addiction recovery treatment through better help. Ethically, I feel that teletherapy is not the appropriate platform for folks trying to get sober or whom are recent in sobriety and trying to maintain. There is a lot to be said for in person accountability, drug screens and peer support early in recovery that teletherapy can just not replace.

I look forward to working with you and seeing you grow into your authentic self!




Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Eating disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Emptiness , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , 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: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LPC #PC010104 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

Written by L.I. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning grief

Victoria has helped me in several ways in a very short time. I am so grateful I was connected with her. She is great with putting the whole picture together and suggesting helpful tools to begin utilizing. I wish I could talk to her personally instead of all electronic. She is a very good therapist

Written by K.A. on Apr 09, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is super sweet and really knows her job! I’ve only been using BetterHelp for a little under a month and I already see some progress. I would highly recommend both BetterHelp and Victoria to my friends!

Written by A.L. on Mar 08, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning coping with life changes

Super nice and considerate :)

Written by R.A. on Mar 02, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, and bipolar disorder

Victoria has provided more insight into my life in a few short weeks than I've had from years of other therapy. I am in awe of how she is pinpointing things and allowing me to see things more clearly. I feel more hope than I have in a long time because of her help!

Written by H.A. on Feb 09, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

Victoria is a pleasure to speak with...our sessions go by so quickly and she always has new insight for me and practices to put into place. I’m grateful.

Written by K.A. on Feb 02, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 7 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

My therapist is kind, compassionate and truly cares about what I want to work on and how to get me there.

Written by A.L. on Jan 21, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

Victoria offers so many different ways to address my anxiety and works to find a way that works for me. She has knowledge that extends far beyond psychology that can help you in your everyday life. I love her Friday messages!

Written by M.I. on Jan 06, 2021 after counseling with Victoria for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Victoria is fantastic and I have been able to get through a lot with her help. I would highly recommend her to anyone.

Written by L.E. on Oct 21, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, and compassion fatigue

Victoria really listens to what I'm saying and guides me to my own answers. She really pushes me to reflect on things that I usually try to avoid to better myself. Victoria also has great resources and always has something for me to try if I feel stuck.

Written by E.L. on Oct 08, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I only had a short time with Victoria but she was extremely helpful to me and I feel grateful.

Written by L.I. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Victoria is amazing! After having some issues with my first counselor, I was nervous when I got reassigned to Victoria. But she has been great with giving me tasks and exercise to help me learn and grow. She's very responsive and makes me feel optimistic about the future.

Written by S.K. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coping with life changes, and adhd

Victoria makes sure she understands a situation while still giving me ways to slowly learn to cope with things. It is not overwhelming most of the time, and I notice myself getting better managing everything going on in my life, thanks to Victoria and my support system!

Written by K.A. on Aug 27, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

My experience with Ms. Prisco has only been fantastic! She’s attentive, kind, empathetic and makes me comfortable to share my thoughts with her. I recommend BetterHelp to everyone I know.

Written by L.I. on Jul 27, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

victoria is wonderful shes a good listener and offers good advice and helps me work through my problems im so glad that i met her shes open minded and non judgemental

Written by S.A. on Jul 25, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and eating disorders

She is incredible! And is helping me in ways I could never do myself!

Written by R.O. on Jul 21, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

This is my first time that I seek for counseling and since I stared I feel so much better. I really do recommend her. Thank you!

Written by J.A. on Jun 27, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Victoria truly makes me feel understood and less alone. I can feel that she really wants me to get better and be happy. She’s made my first time in therapy the most positive experience I could’ve asked for.

Written by S.I. on Jun 26, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks

Victoria has been very active with me and my counseling. She offers a variety of goals, worksheets and writing prompts then takes the time to discuss everything with me. Very good with listening and offering different perspectives on situations. I feel comfortable confiding in her and opening up about things that are troubling me. I also love the spiritual aspect and working on meditation and mindfulness exercises.