Victoria is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Florida and is grateful to have been working in the mental health field since 2012. After graduating from Florida International University, Victoria began her career working in the Miami Dade and Fort Lauderdale community helping adolescents and adults struggling with substance use and mental health problems. In this dynamic area of care Victoria quickly came to realize that many people she was working to help were suffering due to underlying trauma (emotional, physical and/or spiritual difficulties related to/resulting from difficult events.) This realization led to Victoria diving further into treating trauma directly to assist clients with moving forward despite what has happened, and living healthy, full lives.
Victoria went on to treat clients of all ages in different settings including inpatient treatment, outpatient treatment, hospital setting and most recently, private practice. Some issues Victoria has treated and has specialized training in are PTSD, mood disorders, relationship problems and violence, sexual assault and abuse and substance use issues. Her approach is collaborative and individualized to each person who walks through her office door. Victoria is trained in various evidence-based modalities and is committed to continued learning to adequately treat her clients. EMDR is one effective way Victoria has found to successfully treat many issues, although each client is different and may require different approaches to meet their needs. Some other modalities/techniques that may be used and drawn from are CBT, narrative therapy, DBT, motivational interviewing styles, coping skills and healthy boundary development.
Victoria is a qualified social work supervisor and absolutely loves providing supervision and learning with and from her registered interns. Victoria believes everyone you meet has a lesson to teach you, therefore cares deeply about enriching her relationships in all areas of her life. She believes in the power of human connection and feels that it is this component of life that truly heals us and makes life worthwhile. Victoria cares about the life of each client she meets and is excited to hop on the train of life with each one and empower them to thrive!