Victoria Schmick-DiStefano

(LMHC, MA)

About Me

My name is Victoria and I wanted to personally introduce myself. 

I was born and raised in Florida with over 10 years of providing case management and counseling services. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Qualified Clinical Supervisor. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Tampa.

Currently, I'm only able to provide Weekend and Evening hours for video or phone sessions. You are always welcome to communicate with me through messenger during the day and I will likely get back to you by that evening and definitely within 24 hours.

I provide specialized professional and effective mental health treatments to individuals with mild to severe mental health concerns. Instead of looking at mental health concerns as problems, I like to look at them as life hurdles that we can work through together to achieve an all around healthier mind, body, and perspective.

I specialize in helping you...
Identify contributing factors and find ways to change, accept or adapt;
Identify strengths, learn and develop skills to cope with symptoms;
Identify and Prevention of what’s standing in your way;
Effectively manage relationship issues and family conflict;
Improve peer relationships and grow supports.

Ultimately, my passion is people and the innate strength and resiliency within us. Through a collaborative counseling process people can do amazing things they never thought possible.

This is your life. You are the only one that has the power and ability to make changes in it. However, through collaboration, I can support and guide you towards the positive changes you are seeking.

Congratulations on taking your first step on your journey to transforming your life! I look forward to getting acquainted with you. On our initial call I will fill you in on how our sessions will look like moving forward! So excited to connect with you!

All the best!
Victoria

I am trained in multiple counseling models including, but not limited to Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing and Co-Occurring Disorders and Addictions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Self esteem
  • Career difficulties
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Depression , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD
Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

Licensing

LMHC #MH13541 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

Written by S.H. on Nov 08, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, sleeping disorders, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Victoria is an amazing counsellor. We’ve been working together for almost a year and she has had an immense positive impact on my life. She is a great counsellor and I would highly recommend her.

Written by S.K. on Sep 05, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 6 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, self esteem, and anger management

Victoria has made such a positive impact on my life. Whether I’m talking to her about a minor inconvenience at work, to severe relationship problems, she always gives me the best of advice. Every time our video sessions are over, I feel so much better than I did when starting the session. She is amazing.

Written by T.A. on Mar 20, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

I’ve been to multiple counselors before and I was discouraged every time. I feel like BetterHelp did a great job finding me someone that I genuinely feel comfortable with and that has the skills and training to guide me through and how to process my hardships. Victoria is the best!

Written by E.L. on Jan 02, 2020 after counseling with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

Outstanding resource who truly listens and responds with helpful counsel. She is helping me through one of the most difficult periods in my life and I’m so thankful we have been able to connect.