Victoria is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a wide range of experience. She earned her undergraduate degree at Multnomah University in Biblical Education and her master’s degree in Social Work at the University of North Dakota. She spent 13 years as a missionary on the China-Pakistan border while raising a family of 5 children. Adopting a daughter while volunteering in an orphanage was the highlight of those years. Stateside, Victoria has worked with children and adults who have developmental disabilities, with medically fragile adults in county mental health, with whole families while a member is in hospice and as the manager of a residential program for adult female survivors of sex trafficking. This diversity of experience helped equip her to work productively with people from vastly different cultures and caused her to value the role of community in bringing wholeness to individual lives.
Curiosity and kindness are Victoria’s approach to people in (and outside) the therapy setting. She is a learner who is eager to understand individuals, their relationships and unique environments. Victoria views the counseling process as forming an alliance with each client in dependence on God at every stage. She finds she grows alongside people when exploring how adversity and strong emotions point beyond themselves to an invitation to encounter Light and Truth. It fills her with thankfulness to know our brains are wired to heal and our hearts to break and mend.
Areas of interest and experience include:
Victoria has experience with psycho-social and crisis assessments. Her training includes Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and the Community Resiliency Model. She uses Cognitive Behavioral and Interpersonal Psychotherapy interventions along with somatic, art, and story work.
Location: Chapel Hill, Telehealth
Insurances: Aetna, BCBS, United Behavioral Health (UBH)/Optum
“Send out Your light and Your truth; let them lead me.
Let them bring me to the place where You dwell.”