I come to this profession honestly. Rough beginnings and personal losses lead me to seek counseling for myself. The attunement I received from those willing to walk along side me during dark times actuated my desire to do the same - to pay it forward.
I received my MA in Community Counseling at Northeastern Illinois University in 2010. My internship was served at the Test Positive Awareness Network in Chicago where I worked with HIV+ clients as a teacher and addictions counselor. Since then my clinical experience has included working with individuals, couples, and families in private practice and a local community agency serving DCFS clients.
Until 2013 I owned 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
"Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away." George Eliot.