Victoria  Breda

Victoria Breda

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, CAGS
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online

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Updated September 13, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Women's issues
  • Relationship issues
  • College & graduate student mental health

Professional statement

Victoria Breda is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Rhode Island. She works with individuals aged 14 and older. Many of Victoria’s clients come in to address anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and maternal mental-health. Victoria is particularly passionate about helping individuals identify strengths, improve relationships, and navigate stressful life events.

By utilizing a trauma-informed multidisciplinary approach, Victoria works with clients to identify how their past experiences have shaped their present reality. Even if an individual has no history of traumatic life experiences, this approach allows clients to identify patterns and explore how history contributes to identity. Victoria also regularly utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to analyze the impact thoughts and feelings have on behavior and works with clients to challenge and reframe their inner monologue.

In session, Victoria takes a strengths-based approach to empower clients to find balance and control in their daily life. Her main focus is to create an inclusive and non-judgmental space for clients to feel comfortable. Victoria received her MSW and CAGS from Rhode Island College. She also has advanced training in supporting individuals who have experienced trauma. Outside of private practice, she enjoys indoor/outdoor gardening and exploring Rhode Island with her dog.


Message to clients

I believe people can grow and change. I feel that our past experiences do not define us but can teach us a lot about ourselves. My goal is to help you feel more empowered as you navigate life’s challenges.


Specialties

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Brown University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare
  • Johnson and Wales University Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • University of Rhode Island (URI) Student Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • RISD Student Health Insurance (United Healthcare)
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (55min)
  • Sliding scale: $90 - $150
  • Initial session: $200 (60min)
  • Ongoing session: $125 (45min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • IvyPay
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10am-7pm
  • Tue 9am-6pm
  • Wed 10am-7pm
  • Thu 9am-5pm
  • Fri Please inquire about availability
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 3 years

Family Service of Rhode Island , 2018 - 2021

Rhode Island College, MSW, 2018
Rhode Island College, CAGS in Child and Adolescent Trauma, 2018


Licensure

Rhode Island: ISW03191


Languages

English