As a Marriage & Family Therapist in the state of Texas I have worked with individuals, romantic partnerships, families, and groups that have experienced family conflict, domestic violence, sexual assault, addiction issues, grief and loss, anxiety, and depression. I also have a strong background working with concerns about self-esteem, career and education, sexual identity, gender identity, and faith/spirituality.
As a professional helper I assist people in understanding more about their needs, their partner's needs, and routes that they may take to reach a healthier space. Kindness, compassion, and patience are key to my work with you and your partner(s). On your therapy journey you, and your partner(s), will learn many new things about yourself and your partner(s). It is also my responsibility to help all participants develop healthier ways of coping and to assist all in exploring individual and relationship strengths .
The work of therapy can be challenging for many reasons and requires you to be open and honest during the process. One of the first steps on this journey is for us to develop a trusting alliance. My task is to be non-judgmental, open-minded, committed, and an active listener. I do not expect you, or your partner(s) to share everything immediately; I will be patient as all involved develop a comfort with the partnership and will respect limits you, or your partner(s), express during this journey. Please note that my style blends listening with education and action. This style may not be a good fit for all clients.
If you and your partner(s) feel ready to share some of your story, I am ready to listen and will do what I can to assist you.
Side notes: If you are requesting therapy services for the first time please be aware that I am not online 24/7, yet I will do my best to respond efficiently. In other words, I ask that you be patient as you wait for my response to your request for therapy. We may be in different time zones as well. If you are having difficulty connecting to the therapy experience please let me know before exiting therapy. Sometimes a small miscommunication may be the issue and I will do my best to hear your concerns so that we can work towards resolution collaboratively. If you are a returning client wanting services with me again you can expedite the process by reaching out to the helpdesk and letting them know so that they can contact me with the referral.
***4/25/20: Since the start of this pandemic there has been a noticeable breakdown in Video Call sessions across the world due to unpredictable technology issues. Please be aware of this before starting, and/or during, the therapy process. Voice Calls and Live Chats are not as affected, yet still occasionally glitch (although these issues and are easier to remedy).***
- Stress, Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and abuse
Addictions , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Abandonment , Attachment Issues , BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture , Blended Family Issues , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Emptiness , Expats , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Fatherhood Issues , Forgiveness , Gender Dysphoria , Guilt and Shame , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Paranoia , Phobias , Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships , Posttraumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Sex Addiction , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexual Dysfunction , Sexuality , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LPC #72595 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
LMFT #202864 (Expires: 2022-07-31)
Awesome is an understatement
Victor is a very kind and caring counselor. He offers feedback that is helpful and honest. Victor also receives input well. I have been working with Victor for a few short months, but he has provided me tools during that time that have allowed me to challenge my negative thought patterns. Victor lets me know when I am making progress, which is something we all could use more!
The work is long and hard, but because Victor is not offering a bandaid, he is helping you find the root causes and guide you in fixing it.
Kind and compassionate counselor. I appreciated his advice and alternate options. The pace felt slow, but I understand the need for patience, addressing basic issues before digging deeper.
Victor has been an amazing counselor. He is experienced and has great methods to tackle issues.