Victoria obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan. Throughout her academic and professional career, she has worked with infants, children, adolescents, adults, and parents. Victoria is passionate about using therapeutic practices to empower clients to work toward identified goals. Victoria began her college education at Wayne State University earning a bachelor’s degree in Psychology Honors. While attending Wayne State, Victoria worked as a Research Assistant studying the impact of chronic pain in romantic relationships. Victoria also provided research assistance with studies focused on Infant Mental Health and attachment in relation to trauma, racism, and poverty.
While attending the University of Michigan, Victoria was part of the New Leaders in African-Centered Social Work Scholars program. This program was created to prepare therapists to collaborate with communities challenged by racism, social inequities, and white supremacy. With this experience, Victoria learned to utilize therapeutic techniques through a cultural affirming lens while acknowledging historical trauma and injustice. Furthermore, Victoria worked as a Supports Coordinator at the University of Michigan - Spectrum Center, partnering with students and staff to create LGBTQIA affirming spaces on campus. Additionally, Victoria completed her social work internship working with middle and high school students experiencing behavior difficulties and academic challenges in Ypsilanti, Michigan.
After graduating from the University of Michigan, Victoria began working with vulnerable adults and seniors advocating for access to social supports and community resources to address the social determinants of health. Victoria currently works as an Infant Mental Health Therapist in Detroit and across Wayne County, providing therapeutic services to children ages 0-6 and expecting parents. With this role, Victoria partners with families to improve attachment relationships through behavior interventions, child development assessments and providing parenting support.
Victoria has used evidenced-based practices to help clients of all ages address: anxiety, depression, trauma, postpartum issues, ADHD, developmental disabilities, behavior issues, grief, relationship conflicts and more. She is dedicated to creating inclusive and affirming environments for all clients. Victoria prides herself on being welcoming, curious and compassionate. She uses a strength-based and client-centered approach in therapy to collaborate with clients to foster growth and change. Furthermore, she strongly believes that the therapeutic relationship is a collaborative partnership. Victoria’s knowledge of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy informs her work to support clients in creating strategies and goals to meet their unique needs.
Victoria's Focus Areas include: Afrocentric Practice, Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Parenting, Attachment Relationships, Child Development & Behavior
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