Dr. Victoria Frehe-Torres is a Florida Licensed Psychologist who works with children/teenagers, adults and families. She holds a Masters and a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas (GO JAYHAWKS!). Dr. Frehe completed an internship in the department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Sciences at the University of Kansas Medical School and a 2-year fellowship in Health and Primary Care Psychology at the Florida State University Medical School. Dr. Frehe has worked in a variety of settings including medical centers, university counseling centers, community mental health centers and in primary care. Before establishing her practice, Dr. Frehe-Torres was the director of behavioral health for a health center where she had the unique experience of building a behavioral health integrated program in a primary care setting. She was responsible for recruiting, training and supervising a team of skilled psychologists that provided evidence-based treatments in pediatrics, adult and women’s clinics throughout Collier county.
Her educational background and rounded experience have been strongly marked by fundamentals of health and behavior psychology, in addition to key aspects of positive psychology. She enjoys working with a diverse population including teenagers, adults, and older adults, treating a wide range of difficulties including adjustments/transitions, depression/mood, anxiety disorders, trauma, women’s health issues, men’s health issues and other health related problems. Dr. Frehe-Torres also is skilled at psychological testing and providing recommendations for treatment and or academic success. She is best described as an eclectic psychologist where she combines different treatment modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Positive Psychology, and Family systems approaches. She strongly believes that the biggest component of psychotherapy is the client’s readiness, motivations to change, and good fit between the therapist and the patient. These components create the A-team that facilitates and maintains change.
Dr. Frehe-Torres is fully bilingual in both, English and Spanish. She lives in SW Florida with her husband and 2 boys.