About Me

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).***


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • LGBT
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 8

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

Licensing

LPC #72595 (Expires: 2022-07-31)

LMFT #202864 (Expires: 2022-07-31)


Reviews

Written by C.H. on Jan 09, 2021 after counseling with Victor for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Awesome is an understatement

Written by M.I. on Jul 01, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by V.E. on Feb 18, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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.

Written by D.O. on Jan 10, 2020 after counseling with Victor for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Victor has been an amazing counselor. He is experienced and has great methods to tackle issues.