Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist

Victoria Applebaum
BSW, RSW

A Bit About Me

Victoria is a dedicated Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist (Q), holding a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Social Work. Recognized as a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, she brings a wealth of expertise to her practice. Additionally, her training in the Gottman Method equips her to support cultivating healthier relationships.

Since entering the field of Social Work in 2015, Victoria has been deeply committed to supporting individuals from diverse backgrounds. Specializing in trauma-informed care, she addresses a range of issues including abuse and trauma, complex family dynamics, life transitions, and establishing positive self-esteem. Victoria's compassionate approach and extensive training enable her to provide holistic support tailored to each client's unique needs.

Passionate about holistic healing, Victoria integrates a diverse range of therapeutic modalities into her practice. These include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness, Family Systems, Attachment-Based, Narrative, Relational and Somatic Therapy. Additionally, she incorporates alternative approaches such as Breathwork, EFT Tapping, and Reiki when appropriate, aiming to address the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and soul.

Victoria's compassionate and non-judgmental approach creates a safe space for clients to explore their past, present, and strengths in individually tailored sessions. She firmly believes in empowering clients to be the experts in their own lives, guiding them towards self-discovery and healing. Dedicated to co-creating a therapeutic alliance, Victoria ensures clients feel seen, heard and empowered as they navigate their path toward growth, self-discovery, and well-being.

My Treatment Approach

  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Attachment-based
  • Dialectical Behavior (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Energy Psychology
  • Family Systems
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Narrative
  • Person-Centered
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Trauma Focused

My Top Specialities

  • Anxiety
  • Inner Child Work
  • Trauma and PTSD

My Expertise

• Addiction • Adoption • Codependency • Coping • Skills • Depression • Domestic Abuse • Eating Disorders • Family Conflict • Grief • Infertility • LGBTQ+ • Marital and Premarital • Men's Issues • Parenting • Peer Relationships • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum • Relationship Issues • Self Esteem • Spirituality • Stress • Substance Use • Women's Issues

My Client Focus

Age

Teen, Adults, Elders (65+)

Participants

Individuals, Couples

Communities

Bisexual Allied, Body Positivity, Cancer, Gay Allied, Immuno-disorders, Non-Binary Allied, Open Relationships Non-Monogamy, Queer Allied, Racial Justice Allied, Sex Worker Allied, Single Mother, Transgender Allied, Veterans

I also speak

Russian, Ukrainian