Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~William Shakespeare
I come to this field honestly. Rough beginnings, personal suffering, and loss caused me to seek counsel for myself. The attunement I received from those who were willing to walk along side me during dark times actuated my desire to be available to others when they need it most.
My clinical experience over the last six years includes working with individuals and couples in private practice and with a local community agency that services families, individuals and children mandated by the DCFS. My internship was served in 2009/2010 at the Test Positive Awareness Network in Chicago where I worked with HIV+ clients as a teacher and addictions counselor.
For ten years prior, I owned and operated the Chicago Organizing Company. We offered tangible and emotional support to individuals and families who desired to create and maintain order and space in their homes and offices. During that time I presented lectures on Compulsive Hoarding Disorder to therapists, the CPD Task Force, CHA, and not-for-profit community agencies.
It has also been my privilege to serve since 1981 as a mentor at Covenant Presbyterian Church of Chicago.
Victoria Herbert, LCPC