Victoria Nelson

Licensed Master Social Worker

Victoria Nelson

Licensed Master Social Worker

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Professions: Clinical Social Worker
License Status: I'm a therapist practicing under supervision. Supervisor: Brittany Williams, LCSW, #44SC06025800
Primary Credential: Licensed Master Social Worker - 44SL06796200
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • AllWays Health Partners
  • Golden Rule
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • Optum
  • Oxford (UnitedHealthcare)
  • TrustMark
  • UMR
  • United Health Care
  • United Healthcare Student Resources
Fees: $100-$200 per session
Free 15-minute consultation
Free Initial Consultation

Offices

Newark, New Jersey 07102

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My Approach to Helping

I often tell clients, “Your life is your story and you are the author.” Sometimes it seems that life happens to us, and we lose sight of our agency in the story. That’s why I help clients take back control, starting with their mental health. Instead of ignoring their mental health and worrying about everything else in the world, I help my clients get back to themselves and prioritize their own needs. Over the years, I have learned a range of therapeutic tools including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on addressing your thoughts, and dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), which helps you cope with strong emotions. I am not a "one-size-fits-all" therapist. I don’t jump straight in with tactics and start offering solutions without understanding the whole picture- I listen and then act. In therapy, I help my clients learn about their minds and bodies and collaborate with them on practical skills that can support their needs. If you’re longing for a happier and more fulfilling life, we can get you there. The most important thing is to recognize your own needs and figure out how to meet them. But you don’t have to do it alone – I'm here to help.

More Info About My Practice

I am a proud feminist and a strong proponent of women's rights, including a woman's right to choose. Despite not being religious, I have a strong spiritual side and identify as an agnostic. I love animals and have raised kittens in the past, and I hope to continue volunteering in the future.

Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Identity and self-love are the keys to a fulfilling life. This is why I am drawn to those who struggle to put themselves first. Self-neglect takes a toll over time. It can lead to stress, anxiety, and depression, or any number of other life complications. Learning to prioritize your own needs and health often brings fulfillment to the other parts of your life.

    I especially enjoy working with young adults (16+). My work with young people helps them navigate a chaotic stage of life in which depression and anxiety are especially prevalent. It's an honor to walk alongside each client as they learn how to thrive.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar
  • Body Image
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Fear
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Body Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Psychodynamic

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