Victoria Sokolowski is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island who specializes in anxiety, depression, life transitions, and LGBTQIA+ issues. She is also an integrative therapist, emphasizing a focus on nutrition and physical activity and exercise as sources for overall well-being and growth. Her practice is open to individual adults and couples, as well as clients for group therapy.
Victoria takes an action-oriented approach to treatment; she enjoys helping clients implement skills from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also operates from a meaning-making lens, prompting clients to ask themselves how they can take control and create purpose in their own lives. In her group therapy work, she’ll often use the interpersonal therapy framework so that clients can see themselves more clearly through others’ perspectives.
When clients visit Victoria, they’re often seeking to enhance their sense of self-awareness. They may be struggling with intimacy or be having a hard time communicating effectively with their partner. Victoria enjoys helping clients find their voice and cultivate assertiveness in their relationships. For other clients who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, or other patterns of mood that they can't quite understand, Victoria provides clarification and diagnoses to help people understand what, exactly, they’re facing – and how, with their work together, they can get through it.
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
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress
LGBTQIA topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges
Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships with partners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others
Victoria can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.
Family Service of Rhode Island
Rhode Island College, MSW
This weekly group aims to improve group members' interpersonal connection while decreasing social isolation in a highly supportive environment.