What Inspires Me
Creating a safe and positive environment, physically, emotionally and spiritually wherein individuals might experience the freedom of self-acceptance and non-judgment. In this atmosphere, be it group or individual counseling, the wounds and misperceptions of the past will be released, enabling a freer flow of energy and life force. One’s UNIQUE CREATIVE EXPRESSION is thus allowed to manifest naturally. It is believed that the release of the Truth of our Being contributes globally to the elevation of consciousness and healing our world needs.
Victoria McLaughlin has been licensed as a marriage and family therapist since 1990. Her interest in communication has led to advanced work in group and couples therapy, as well as depth work with individuals. She founded Women in Focus - Women of Spirit in 1989 for the purpose of providing groups for spiritual growth and connection. Group, couples and individual work now involves both men and women who seek enhanced relationships with Self and others. Personally her lifelong interest in yoga and nature helped maintain balance as well as her loving relationships with family and friends.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long should therapy last?
This is personal to the time, resources and interest of the client.
How long is a session?
Typically 1 hour – give or take 5 minutes. Couples sessions are often scheduled for 1 1/2 hours.
Is there a charge for missed sessions?
Yes. A 24 hour cancellation notice is required.
Will my confidentiality be assured?
Yes. By law I am required to protect your confidence – unless it involves your safety or the safety of another.
How often should I come?
Therapy sessions are often done on a weekly basis. However, there is no requirement or rigid protocol. This is a question decided by intensity of the presenting problem, scheduling and budget.
Does my insurance cover this work?
I am covered by most insurance plans. However if you are enrolled in an HMO – I may not be part of that group. I am a preferred provider with Aetna. Please check with your insurance company. I sometimes will see clients on a sliding scale for those who do not have insurance. Flex plans will also cover my services.
What does MFT stand for?
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.