Victoria Madden, MEd., EdS, LPC, NCCE, NCPC, has over 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She received her master’s and education specialist degree in counseling at the University of Florida. During her internship at the University of Florida/Shands Florida Recovery Center she ran the family program, in addition to providing one-on-one and group therapy to individuals and families struggling with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. Using cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavior therapy, she helps clients explore the relationship between their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to develop effective coping skills. Victoria has extensive experience working with substance abuse disorders, stressors faced by military families, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, depression, anxiety and mood disorders, chronic mental health issues, and co-occurring disorders. She has worked in detox, residential, inpatient, partial-hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and aftercare settings. She also has experience collaborating with the juvenile and adult justice system; she can address the unique needs faced by those dealing with legal issues. As a Nationally Certified Custody Evaluator and a Nationally Certified Parent Coordinator, she works to support families after a divorce and provides expert testimony as needed.
Victoria provides a supportive and warm environment, honoring each person’s unique needs while encouraging and challenging them to grow. It is her hope that every client she encounters will feel unconditionally accepted and free to use the therapeutic space as they wish. As Joseph Campbell said, “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”