The first session is one of the most important, and serves as both the assessment and "get to know you" session. Our first session together serves two purposes: 1). Helping me as your potential therapist learn about your life, values and goals for therapy and 2). Helping you determine if we will be a good fit for one another, and if you wish to continue a working therapeutic relationship moving forward.
I see connection and trust as the primary components in the therapeutic relationship. Because successful therapy largely hinges on the therapeutic relationship, building therapeutic rapport, trust and overall connection with one another are some of the most important pieces in creating a "good fit," and thus, a positive working relationship where you can feel secure, valued and open.
Success in therapy can look many different ways. My job is to help you to discover what success in therapy looks like for you. Progress is certainly that - progressive - and happens a little at a time. Because of this, at times you may be making progress and not "feel" like it. However, in general, some signs of progress can include the following: overall feeling better, feeling less anxious or depressed, experiencing improved relationships, understanding more of who you are, having less symptoms of trauma, listening to your own inner wisdom more readily, feeling more stable or balanced, experiencing greater compassion for yourself and others, and living life with a greater sense of abiding joy.
Spirituality & religion based issues
Body image issues
College & graduate student issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Expressive Arts Therapy
Trauma Sensitive Yoga
GA, LPC, LPC011084
Master of Arts, Professional Counseling, Richmont Graduate University
Bachelor of Science, Psychology, University of Georgia
Victoria is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Georgia, as well as an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher. She graduated with her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University and her Bachelor of Science from the University of Georgia. She also received her yoga teaching certification from Five Points Yoga Studio in Athens, GA, while receiving additional certifications in Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Sozo and Somatics, and Somatic Coaching. Victoria has been a practicing clinician and instructor since 2015. She has experience working with a variety of populations, counseling clients ages 3 to 75. Victoria describes her clinical approach as person-centered, mindfulness-based, and holistically focused. Her work focuses on integrating a diverse repertoire of techniques into therapy, depending on client desire and needs, including Brainspotting, Trauma Sensitive Yoga, Mindfulness, and Expressive Arts Therapies (Art, Writing, Music, Poetry, and Expressive Movement). She also offers Faith-Based modalities for those who desire to incorporate their Spirituality into treatment. Victoria provides counseling and coaching services, while specializing in Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Grief/Loss, Spiritual Formation, and Life Transitions.
,, Toccoa, 30577, GA