Victoria Harris

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“I firmly believe that we all strive to do the best we can with what we have, but we often fail to recognize that we are doing such. Starting in infancy we learn through relationships and life events what we can expect from the world and develop a wide variety of skills to keep us safe and allow us to survive. For those who experienced trauma, uncertainty, illness and stress, these survival strengths that were developed are intense, internalized and available at the drop of a hat, often becoming second nature. But what happens when we live in “survival mode” for too long or these skills no longer apply to the situation at hand? We feel anxious, depressed, overwhelmed and unsure of how to move forward. These survival strengths that we once relied upon can fuel avoidance and isolation rather than move us towards our values and goals. As a therapist, it is my passion to create

collaborative relationships with clients that provide the space and safety to unlearn these survival skills that were once necessary and replace them with those that build resilience, self-trust and the ability to thrive.

I see clients ages 10+ (with a particular passion for working with adolescents) for individual, family, and couples therapy. My therapeutic approach is largely informed by Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Coping. I have experience treating anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, mood disorders, perinatal and postpartum mood disorders, and trauma. Additionally I feel honored to work with neurodivergent clients to help them learn to uncover and embrace the unique strengths that accompany what is often incorrectly interpreted as a flawed wiring of the brain. I also enjoy helping clients learn how to navigate life transitions, explore and embrace their identities, build parenting skills, and overcome family of origin trauma.”