Victoria Wilson, J.D/Ph.D

If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson

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Our Therapist

Victoria Zelenetskaya Wilson was born and raised in Kiev, Ukraine, and speaks fluent Ukrainian and Russian. She graduated from the prestigious joint law and psychology graduate program hosted by Villanova Law School and Drexel University Graduated School.  She received her juris doctorate from Villanova in 1997, and became a member of New York and New Jersey Bar Associations, although her practice of law has been limited to mediation, because she views herself as “a healer, not a fighter”. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 2003 and received post-doctorate certification in marital and sex therapy under the direction of one of the most prominent marital and sex therapists, Dr. Sandra Leiblum, at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, in 2004.  She received her training in Divorce Mediation in 2010.

Although Victoria has a comprehensive clinical experience her particular therapeutic skills lie in the arenas of couples counseling, health psychology and treatment of depression, anxiety, grief, sexual compulsivity and sexual dysfunction, particularly in women. Victoria has a solid training in Beck’s cognitive-behavioral (CBT), Ellis’s Rational-Emotive (REBT) and Seligman’s Positive Psychology therapeutic interventions, although she believes that it is her human warmth, unconditional positive regard, and belief in the basic goodness and resilience of all people and their ability for personal growth that provide the greatest basis for her patient’s improvement.