Hi there! I’m Victoria Adams-Erickson.
It sometimes feels like I have always been a therapist. Growing up I was the one to dive more into what was underneath a topic of conversation. I tend to choose to have curiosity seeking out answers wherever I can find them. So naturally, I decided to make mental health therapy my career. When I am not in therapy you can find me nerding out in books, tv shows, and playing all the board games.
You may be going back and forth with therapy right now. You want a therapist whom you can trust and whom you feel understands you. I want to say I have been there. Taking the step to do my own therapy and work with my therapist was one of the scariest yet most fulfilling things I have done. I have sat there being asked to connect with myself in ways that were deeper and more challenging than I could ever realize. You are not alone in what you feel. You can trust that I know what it is like to be on the other side. And with knowing what it’s like, I have a deepened empathy for the challenging work done in therapy.
I take a relational holistic approach to therapy. I utilized the theories of Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Somatic Experiencing looking at how we relate to ourselves and our bodies. I utilize this in all therapies with individuals, couples, and teens.I also am trained in Eye Movement Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). I utilize this in my work with trauma. I integrate my therapeutic modalities as well using IFS and Somatic Experiencing in conjunction with EMDR.
I want to tend to the whole person and experience of my clients. I know that safety and trust must be established before deeper work can continue. With this, I give my client’s agency to choose the pace of the sessions knowing that agency is vital to the establishment of safety. I work towards compassion and curiosity with every client, never leaning towards shame. When I challenge, I challenge with grace.
Utilizing my training and resources I like to give evidence-based tools and actions that can be done outside of therapy to further the therapy process. I want to empower all of my clients with tangible skills that can bear tangible results.