Victoria Ford, M.S., LMFT

Contact her at 816-286-3878

Victoria Ford provides therapy for individuals of all ages, including  families and couples. She is a co-founder of Water Street Family  Counseling, and has practiced for over 18 years. Victoria’s gentle, warm  spirit invites clients to feel at ease. She is passionate about  supporting individuals in all of their important relationships;  including with themselves. She has successfully worked with hundreds of  individual clients to overcome self criticism, depression, nagging worry  and discontent, and past negative or traumatic experiences. 



Victoria is an EMDR Certified Therapist. EMDR  is a powerful and effective therapy that activates and supports our natural healing process. It works to recover from previous traumatic  experiences, or chronic childhood experiences that might be affecting  one's current life and relationships. She often finds success and a quicker road to recovery for clients with this approach, versus months  or years of trying to use traditional talk therapy, or just tough it  out. She is committed to her clients' wellness and enjoys the fruit of  the work! 



Victoria received a Bachelor of Arts in Speech  Communication in 1995 from California State University, Hayward. She  completed graduate work at Friend's University, Mission, Kansas, where  she received a Master's of Science in Family Therapy in 2000. She is a  Licensed Marriage and  Family Therapist, in Missouri

A note from Victoria

I have the good fortune of seeing many  people find joy in their lives and relationships, after resolving  whatever road blocks may be getting in the way. Therapy helps! It takes courage to come in;  I will show you and your family the respect you deserve and listen to your story and situation.


I'm a parent and spouse and daughter too... I don't do it perfectly but learn and grow along the way. I'm dedicated to making a difference for the people I get to work with every day.  

 

All of us carry the strength and abilities we need to get through even the most  difficult times. I've seen it! However, we need each other. Going it alone is not the design for wellness. My training, experience and heart is all about creating more understanding, healing, joy and contentment  for each one of you. I'm also committed to my own self care, including  practicing mindfulness, a healthy spiritual life, and taking good care of my physical health. The better I do for me...the better I can do for  you! This is how we build a more loving, reasonable and sustainable  life. I look forward to meeting you and working with you!   


Victoria Ford, M.S., LMFT, is an independent practitioner