About Victoria Fahnestock, MSW, LCSWA
Victoria aims to help her patients “grow through what they go through.” She discovered her passion for hearing the experiences and stories of others while studying Psychology at NC State University. This led her to pursue an MSW degree where she was able to delve into her enthusiasm for providing therapy to individuals to foster a more positive sense of well-being. Victoria is driven by unwavering compassion and empathy as she works with her patients to build a therapeutic alliance in order to tackle identified challenges. Through building a strengths-based and individual-centered foundation in holistic therapy, Victoria believes in promoting a safe, trusting and non-judgmental environment that encourages each patient to find and become the best version of themselves. She strives to select therapeutic approaches the best fit the patient’s specific needs and goals. Some of these modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindfulness techniques, art therapy, motivational interviewing, and strength-focused approaches. Victoria advocates for each patient by validating their feelings and emotions, meeting the patient where they are at in their journey, and encouraging the patient to uncover goals and solutions based on their individual needs and strengths.
Partial List of Treatment Areas
- Major Life Change: grief, divorce, etc
- Binge Eating / Other
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- TelehealthSignifies the completion of a mental health telehealth training program
Education & Certifications
– Master in Social Work from Lousiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA
– Bachelor of Art in Psychology from NC State University in Raleigh, NC
June 14, 2021
There was so much time and care given to help connect me to the right provider for my needs. I have always received respectful, compassionate, and growth-oriented care.
May 27, 2021
I love Victoria. She lets me get everything out and offers really amazing feedback. She makes me feel 100% comfortable and safe in my appointments. I couldn t recommend her more!
May 20, 2021
My daughter enjoyed talking to Victoria. It was easy for her to open up with her.
April 12, 2021
Victoria is very attentive to my son and his needs, she always supports him, listens to him, and offers new techniques to assist him. After every session she finds time to listen to me (his mom) as well. She treats us with a lot of respect and warmth, and we are very great full to her.
March 1, 2021
Victoria is wonderful, she s incredibly validating which is an important quality in a therapist.
February 24, 2021
Victoria goes out of her way to help her clients. She s worked with my schedule and is as flexible as she can be. Victoria is wonderful at what she does, this is the first time I feel like the therapy I ve been receiving has been helpful. She is so easy to talk to and knows how to facilitate thoughtful discussion while providing support as well.
February 24, 2021
It's easy to join virtually and Victoria is a kind-hearted and very easy listener.
February 15, 2021
Always offers ideas on how to deal with my anxiety and frustrations.
February 9, 2021
My daughter really likes working with Victoria. She gives her new skills and techniques that layer on the learning. I believe She trusts Victoria and is able to honestly communicate.
January 26, 2021
Therapist is great!
January 25, 2021
She is very personable and professional!
January 19, 2021
She genuinely cares about her patients and uses activities to assist in therapy.
January 12, 2021
I think that I ve realized that my son is in the right direction when I saw the support and the judgment free attitude that he got from Ms. Victoria. I feel like my son and I just started a long road to recovery, but I know that that is the right way!
January 11, 2021
Just love how Victoria engages with my daughter. I have never seen my daughter respond so well in a counseling environment.
January 7, 2021
Very comfortable experience. A good environment for anyone looking for help
January 7, 2021
She was so amazing. She listened and validated like a friend and was so genuine and easy to open up to.
December 25, 2020
Even though this is their job, it feels really nice to just feel listened to even if it was just the start of a new experience. I m happy I did join the call.
December 21, 2020
Victoria is professional and very easy to talk with. She is extremely knowledgeable and has great suggestions to help with issues I'm dealing with. Highly recommend Victoria.
December 21, 2020
Enjoyed talking to my therapist.
October 28, 2020
Victoria is an amazing therapist. She is friendly and really creates a trusting relationship. I love the exercises she gives me to work on. I feel tremendously better from my first appointment with her.
September 14, 2020
I really enjoyed being able to receive care while still at home during such a chaotic time. Victoria F. was really wonderful to work with. I am looking forward to my next visit to help with stress management.