Life is supposed to be fun, relationships are supposed to feel good and marriage is the most exciting adventure you'll embark on. Everything that happens to us is a learning experience and an opportunity to become a better human being.
Besides being a therapist, I am a language junkie and a speed learner, a travel addict and sensation seeker, a dancing queen and a fitness guru. I design clothing and make some pretty cool paintings. I also make mistakes in life at times, like everybody else and get into arguments with others, just like you do sometimes. I am mostly an optimist but sometimes life touches me in unpleasant ways as well. The Universe is my best friend and I send wishes up there on a daily basis.
One of my biggest passions is showing others that magic can be all around them. Without questions there would be no answers and without problems there would be no solutions.
I consider unpleasant events like conflict to be a launching pad for personal growth. I work with individuals to help them make friends with the unpleasant experiences in their live because once you make peace with where you are, it is so much easier to keep your true path in clear view.
Life is like a roller coaster. when you relax and approach it with an attitude of discovery, you are more likely to have an enjoyable ride. When you are scared and approach it with an attitude of avoidance - no fun ride for you. This is also ok, but no fun means no fun! I prefer not to miss out and will teach you how to be more open to your experiences too.
My job is to bring you closer to who you really are and to your natural state of being - happy, joyful, empowered, passionate, loving, optimistic, hopeful and with big desires and dreams. Just in case you were wondering, I can not read your thoughts. I can, however, sort out things for you so that you can have more clarity in your life and actually beging to see solutions. There are plenty of solutions surrounding you all the time. Sometimes we just can't see the forest for the trees.
Some More Facts About Me
I have developed The 3 Layer Focused Process that helped hundreds of people to get the love they want and have sustainable results without years of therapy.
I combine knowledge from decades of hard-core psychology research with spiritual principles and my own experience as a wife.
My work is always solution oriented, empowering and intuitive, so that my clients get back in touch with their essence faster than ever.
I work with the latest therapeutic modalities of change. I am honored to have extensive training in interpersonal neurobiology, mindfulness-based psychology, psychotraumatology and Encounter-centered Couples Therapy (EcCT).
For more than a decade I have practiced and taught yoga and meditation which I incorporate into my therapeutic practice when appropriate. Using an integrative approach to therapy serves to marry the aspects of body, mind and spirit into oneness and promote healing on all levels.
Curiosity has always been a driving force that moved me forward. I was born and raised in a beautiful, yet modest city in Ukraine and have since had unique opportunities to have lived and to expand my world view in many parts of the world. I graduated with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Goettingen in Germany and acquired my licenses in counseling in the United States. For those who are more comfortable expressing themselves in other languages, I fluently speak English, German, Russian, Ukrainian and Spanish.
I am looking forward to meeting you!
What Others Say
Victoria Washington is a wealth of knowledge combined with a patient and caring heart. Her ability to help empower others is obvious and she is a gifted practitioner. I highly recommend Victoria!
I have known V. Washington for almost one year and must say I am compelled by her expertise, skills and her positive spirituality. Her internationally obtained educational background makes for one very multifaceted counselor who can grasp the concept of people being unique individuals, each with their own, unique set of challenges. She understands how to gently and successfully transform peoples' perspectives to have a more optimistic outlook on their challenges and life in general. Whether you are struggling with challenges in your life, or simply look for ideas to improve certain aspects, Mrs. Washington is a great resource to consider.
Victoria Washington is a colleague that I am proud to know. She is a highly skilled therapist who offers compassion and clarity to all who are lucky enough to work with her. I can recommend Victoria with confidence and enthusiasm for all individuals and couples seeking help.
Victoria deeply cares about her patients well-being. She goes the extra mile in providing strategies that work. She helps her patients discover a different and better way to think. People who have been stuck for years, turned their lives around within days. The transformation was real, and lasting.