Victoria Taylor is the Clinical Manager of Trafalgar Addiction Treatment Centre’s Inpatient Program and has been with the team for 3 years.
Victoria completed her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Ottawa and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Victoria is passionate about helping others make sense of their past experiences and emotions to work toward the development of greater self-acceptance and self-compassion. Prior to her time at Trafalgar, Victoria conducted research and worked with young women from the University of Ottawa on body image, intrinsic motivation, and Self-Compassion.
She also worked at Carleton University providing psychotherapy to students managing anxiety, depression, substance-use disorders, Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and a number of other DSM-5 mental health disorders.
Victoria appreciates that clients come to therapy with different backgrounds, past experiences, and needs. For that reason, Victoria uses an eclectic and collaborative approach that is designed to address clients’ differing therapeutic goals. She draws from a variety of therapy modalities, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Strengths-Based Therapy (SBT).
Victoria brings warmth and compassion into her work as a psychotherapist, with the hope that clients will feel comfortable and safe to express themselves and their needs on their journey toward greater self-awareness and healthier coping skills.