When the demands of our lives grow to fast, our mental health takes a back seat. I work with patients to find a place of calm in their every day life, to help heal from anxiety, trauma, depression and other negative associations. We will work together to understand how the past and present intersects; and build new coping skills to heal from past trauma, and find new ways to navigate life. I have 13 years experience that directs my practice, in that time I've learned building a therapeutic relationship is the foundation for change. I focus our time to get to know you and your goals then we can create change.
I specialize in healing from traumatic pasts, disconnecting from unhealthy relationships, learning new ways to build relationships and establishing safety in our own lives. I use my background in understanding attachment and trauma to help you navigate to a space of safety.
I use She/her pronouns. I am currently only open for messaging based clients. I look forward to getting to know you!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Codependency, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dissociation, Eating and Food-Related Issues, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and Shame, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Somatization, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
AZ LCSW LCSW-14103
Victoria really understands connected parenting. She has helped me reflect on my own past in order to help our two adopted children stay regulated and connected.
Written on Aug 10, 2023 after therapy with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd
My AMAZING Therpist Victoria comes to my rescue again! Even with the things I feel are embarrassing or a waste of time, she treats every situation I have as high priority and responds in the most truthful and authentic way for me to understand! Victoria is the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!
Written on Aug 09, 2023 after therapy with Victoria for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties
Victoria is amazing!! She listens to me without judgement. She has helped me so much with learning about myself.
Written on Jan 03, 2023 after therapy with Victoria for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Written on Dec 12, 2022 after therapy with Victoria for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Victoria is fantastic! She truly cares and that means so much! She has helped me a lot and put my mind at ease. I personally preferred the messaging, I feel more comfortable doing that and like I don’t have to fake it til I make it. I highly recommend Victoria and you’d be making a great choice in selecting her as your therapist.
Written on Oct 31, 2022 after therapy with Victoria for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
This has been my first experience in therapy and Victoria's approach + expertise immediately eased all the hesitations I had as someone who's always been too afraid to try. You'd think communicating via chat would be incredibly difficult for therapy, but Victoria does a great job and I can feel her candor through the screen. She helps me see and think about things in ways I never have before. I'm grateful for BetterHelp and coming across someone like Victoria!
Written on Oct 28, 2022 after therapy with Victoria for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd