Victoria Strauss



I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Staff Psychotherapist at Wildflower Center for Emotional Health. My therapeutic style is relationship-centered and flexible; I collaborate with my clients to create treatment plans that align with both short- and long-term valued goals, with an understanding that things are always subject to change. Part of why I love this work so much is that I have the privilege of meeting and connecting with people of all walks of life. Because of this, I strive to get to know my clients as people, and not just for their diagnoses and symptoms.

I work with individual adults seeking support for concerns related to depression, anxiety, OCD, life transitions, relationship and interpersonal challenges, and body image struggles. I have extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I am also currently undergoing further training in perinatal and reproductive mental health and working toward becoming a certified perinatal mental health professional (PMH-C).

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Loyola University Chicago, and received my Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Northwestern University. After graduating and obtaining my license, I completed an Advanced Clinical Fellowship with the Depression and Anxiety Specialty Clinic (DASC) where I received extensive clinical training.

  • IL LPC License Number: 178018375
  • Supervised by: Pending
  • NPI Number: 1457923443
  • Accepts: BCBS PPO and BlueChoice plans, Aetna, self-pay and out of network clients

Selected Training & Affiliation

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (RO-DBT)
  • Complex Trauma Training
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Grief and Loss in the Family System
  • Member of Postpartum Support International

Key Beliefs

  • The therapeutic relationship is built on trust; it is my aim to create an environment that feels safe, welcoming, and empowering.
  • People are trying their best with the tools and resources they’ve got, and yet there might be more to learn!
  • Therapy is a space where you can come as you are, and I will do my best to meet you where you’re at!

More About Me

  • I have a cuddly calico cat named Thalia whom I love dearly.
  • Baking and being outside bring me peace.
  • I love music and going to concerts.