In addition to my training as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I bring considerable life experience to bear in my counseling work. Having chosen psychotherapy as a second-half-of-life endeavor and as my unique path of service in the world, I fully appreciate the richness in taking stock of and redesigning your life in order to become more authentic and fulfilled in your work, life, and relationships.
My history includes having been a self-employed artist, Art Director, and designer. As a therapist I am in tune with, awed, and inspired by the creative processes and blocks my artist/writer clients bring into therapy. I personally know the unique creative process and the demands of offering yourself to the world through your creative product and endeavor. I fully understand the way in which your anxiety and pursuit of perfection in your work can actually form your most stubborn and draining blocks to the expression of your natural and powerful creativity.
Having had the experience of both a long marriage and a divorce created my deep respect for the immense beauty, challenge, and cycles of long-term relationships. My life experience has also helped me form a clear understanding of the enormous pain and disruption even a “good” divorce brings to each party and particularly to your children.
Divorce and Parenting.
The cost of divorce, on all levels, is often grossly underrated and misunderstood. There is a tremendous amount of grief and anger to work through. The challenges of single-parenting, parenting pre-teens and adolescents, co-parenting, and blended-family are considerable and deserve the attention of a therapist with a real grasp of
these potent dynamics.
these potent dynamics.
The challenges and changes of your life bring with them the opportunity for significant growth, change, and the passionate pursuit of new interests. Self-discovery and re-discovery. A supportive therapeutic relationship has the potential to lift you out of your pain and towards a present and future you most want to create for yourself. My own experience of this vital process leaves me uniquely qualified to walk beside you now as you heal, restart, re-vision, and re-create your life today.
VICTORIA WALLACE SCHLICHT, MA, LMFT, SEP
1151 Dove Street, Ste. 285, Newport Beach, CA 92660
"MAY YOU BE WELL.
MAY YOU BE HAPPY.
MAY YOU BE FREE OF SUFFERING."
~TIBETAN HEART MEDITATION