Victoria Stroz



Clinical Supervisor and Psychotherapist

" In Victoria I have finally found a therapist that I feel I can be totally honest with.

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I’m a clinical supervisor and psychotherapist at Wildflower. As a psychotherapist, I work with clients to validate their struggles, help them understand past patterns and motivations, derive new insights, and ultimately lead to acceptance and change. I believe all people comprehend their wants and needs inherently, and therapy can serve as the conduit to better understand and elicit the best approach for everyone, allowing them to advocate for the future they imagine for themselves.

Therapy is a collaborative effort and I seek to walk beside clients, engaging and encouraging them through a strengths-based approach that facilitates understanding and fosters acceptance and change. I believe treatment becomes most effective when clients feel comfortable with their clinician, and as such, I prioritize the relationship first, utilizing compassion, feedback, and a bit of humor to build trust and develop rapport.

I earned my Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University and my Bachelor’s degree in Finance from Villanova University. I spent my early career in human-centered roles including human resources, career advising, and coaching before pursuing my degree in counseling. I work with adults and couples experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, relationship challenges, and life transitions. I also am a member of Postpartum Support International, volunteer with their helpline weekly, and have obtained my Perinatal Mental Health Certification to more effectively partner with individuals who are seeking support on their perinatal journey.

As a mental health therapist, I utilize an integrative therapeutic approach that incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness techniques, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. My therapeutic style is open, approachable, and non-judgmental, empowering clients to make changes best aligned to their values.

Active reflection and continued education are cornerstones of my practice and continued growth as a psychotherapist. It is through this lens that I practice clinical supervision, reflecting, remaining curious and open-minded, and continuing to develop my skills, as I encourage other therapists to do the same. Recognizing that developing clinicians receive only a few years of supervision, I consider my work a privilege in being able to help strengthen their therapeutic voice. My approach is rooted in meeting supervisees at the current stage of their professional growth, offering empathy, respect, and engagement to empower them to embrace their instincts and develop the confidence necessary for clinical practice.

  • IL LCPC License Number: 180014439
  • Type 1 NPI Number: 1851949994
  • Accepts: BCBS PPO and BlueChoice plans, UnitedHealthcare/Optum PPO, self-pay and out of network clients

Selected Training & Affiliation

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Treatment Methods and Trainings
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Treatment Methods and Trainings
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Treatment Methods and Trainings
  • Postpartum Support International Member and Helpline Volunteer
  • Perinatal Mental Health Certification (PMH-C)
  • Gottman Couples Therapy Certification – Level 1
  • Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) Member
  • Illinois Counseling Association Member
  • 40-Hour Sexual Assault Certification
  • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner
  • Highly-Sensitive Person (HSP) Knowledgeable Therapist

Presentations and Facilitated Trainings

  • Demystifying Psychotherapy
  • The Lowdown on Low Libido: (Re)Defining Desire for the Couple in Psychotherapy
  • Exploring Reproductive Identity: Assisting the Psychotherapy Client in Family Planning

Key Beliefs

  • We are all worthy of love and acceptance, exactly as we are.
  • Self-love, compassion, and patience create the foundations towards healing.
  • Even though progress may appear slow-moving on the surface, every small step we put in motion aids in our growth.
  • Finding small moments of gratitude, even in our darkest days, can help us feel more present and connected to the world around us.

More About Me

  • I love listening to my favorite songs on repeat and singing along out loud.
  • I try not to take myself too seriously, find humor in myself (and my mistakes!), and recognize we’re all works in progress.
  • Traveling, particularly experiencing new cultures and cuisines, broadens my perspective and builds connectivity to the world around me.
  • Nothing brings me more joy than a warm cup of coffee and a good book.