Hi, I’m Victoria. I was born and raised in Florida with over 10 years of providing case management and counseling services. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. I am also a Qualified Clinical Supervisor. I obtained my Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of South Florida and completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Tampa.
Growing up I was actively involved in multiple sports, competing at the national level in Gymnastics. At 16 years old, along with winning nationals I underwent my third major injury. At that point I knew I had to stop, the risk was no longer worth the reward. Through personal experience and clinical training I’ve seen first hand how intertwined our physical and mental health is. When one is not working to its best ability the other will start to fail. I strongly believe in our power to overcome obstacles and to reach our goals whether those obstacles are physical or mental they can be overcome.
I started my career working in the community as case manager and therapist working with children, teens and their families as well as individuals and couples. I have also worked within management, health insurance and recruiting arenas within the medical field. Ultimately my passion is people and the innate strength and resiliency within us. Through a collaborative counseling and coaching process people can do amazing things they never thought possible.
I decided to enter private practice after I found myself feeling weighed down by the things in my life and mind that didn’t make me happy. From working long hours, being inactive, not finding time or the ability to do the things that I enjoyed. Spending time with loved ones, family, friends, animals and taking care of ourselves are just a few of the things that in today’s busy world we can’t seem to find time for, yet these are also the things that we work so hard for. Together, let’s take the first step towards improving your life.
I am trained in multiple counseling models including, but not limited to Trauma-Informed Care, Motivational Interviewing and Co-Occurring Disorders and Addictions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
I believe in the power of the human (US!) and our need to talk, laugh, move, get outside, find peace and enjoy who and what we love.
This is your life! You are the only one that has the power and ability to make changes in it. However, through collaboration, I can support and guide you towards the positive changes you are seeking.
Collaborative services designed for you with you, where and when you need it. Virtual counseling and coaching options for easy accessibility. Packages are also available for counseling via phone and text throughout the week to help you stay motivated and on track. Counseling outside in nature or an environment you find peace and comfort in can be a great stress reliever and can often bring clarity to difficult situations, external and internal.
Hi! My name is Maria and I am Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I first started my work in Arizona working in a group home for teenage girls while receiving my Bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University.
After graduation, I continued working in group home settings providing family counseling and trauma informed care. I attended graduate school at the University of South Florida and received my Master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling with a graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling.
I have experience with working with individuals across the life span and have had the pleasure of accompanying others on their journey of healing, growth and understanding. I have experience working in community mental health care, outpatient services and intensive outpatient settings.
The world is filled with complexity and uniqueness, just like our individual human experience(s). Our unique life path is shaped, reworked, and influenced by a collection of moments in our lives that can help or hinder personal and professional goals. When a hindrance is experienced, our path forward may become clouded and directionless. As a committed partner in your journey, my goal is to guide you in the direction you wish to go.
I hold a Master of Science in Professional Counseling and Life Coach Certification and am working on my Doctor of Health and Wellness. Through my own professional and personal development, my mission to help others find practical and long-lasting solutions to life challenges is a passion I have developed through the years and successfully used throughout my career. Together we will create an educational and engaging roadmap to guide your experience through a holistic approach. This, in short, involves learning innovative ways to eliminate obstacles, taking control with solution-oriented tasks, and providing you with the skills to apply to achieve your dream life.
The process is profoundly therapeutic and educational, providing solutions in every facet of your life. I honor and appreciate your commitment to raising the bar and working together to create your ideal life as you envision it.
Are you a licensed therapist and looking to join a fun and growing team? We train all our counselors on our life coaching curriculum, so no coaching experience is required. If this sounds like you, we’d love to talk to you!