About Victoria Fahnestock, MSW, LCSWA
Victoria aims to help her clients “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 clients 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 nonjudgmental environment that encourages each client to find and become the best version of themselves. She strives to select therapeutic approaches the best fit with the client’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 client by validating their feelings and emotions, meeting the client where they are at in their journey, and encouraging the client 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)
- Couples/Marital Therapy
- Family / Parenting Therapy
- Parent/Child Concerns
- 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
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.