Victoria is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFC#47418), clinical supervisor, and trainer/consultant, with many years of experience working with clients of all ages in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Marin CAMFT (the county chapter of the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists). Before launching her private practice, she worked in several community agencies and schools, and for many years served as the lead therapist at a reproductive and counseling clinic for teens and young adults. She specializes in working with families and couples as well as individuals between the ages of 12 and 65, and provides a wide range of culturally-sensitive and trauma- and attachment-informed services.
Victoria has learned how to combine attachment/relationship-based psychological theory and neuroscience with a variety of modalities to improve therapeutic effectiveness. Modalities include: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), psychodynamic therapy, mindfulness and somatic interventions, intersubjective therapy, and interventions from different forms of family, couple's, brief, and solution-focused therapy. Victoria also has a certification in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT).
Victoria has lived in Peru, Puerto Rico, and Brazil, in addition to the United States. She is multiculturally and cross-culturally proficient. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication from SUNY Geneseo in New York—from which she graduated with honors—and a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology, with a Transpersonal Specialization, from JFK University in California.
She also delivers trainings and consultations on many topics, including trauma, parenting skills, adolescent development, motivational interviewing, sexual orientation and gender identity, unconscious/implicit bias, and culturally inclusive therapy.