Dr. Victoria Frehe is a Florida Licensed Psychologist with a specialty in health psychology and clinical expertise in primary care. She works with clients through the life span including children, teens and adults. Dr. Frehe holds a Masters and a Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas. She 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 Clinical Health Psychology with the Florida State University College of Medicine.
Dr. Frehe has worked in a variety of settings including medical centers, college counseling centers, community mental health centers and most recently, in primary care. Besides her clinical experience, she enjoys clinical supervision and training. Her educational and training trajectory 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 treating a wide range of difficulties including developmental concerns, adjustments/transitions, depression/mood, anxiety disorders, trauma and women’s health issues.
Dr. Frehe has extensive experience evaluating, diagnosing, and coordinating with other key team members the effective treatment of ADHD and other childhood behavior/scholastic disorders. Additionally, her specialized training in clinical health psychology allows her to treat health related problems such as weight management, pain management, adherence problems, coping with acute and chronic illnesses, and how to best communicate and address health related issues with your primary care physician.
Dr. Frehe is best described as an eclectic psychologist where she combines different treatment modalities such as Supportive/Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused, Positive Psychology, Hypnosis, and Family Systems approaches. She strongly believes that the biggest component of psychotherapy is the client’s readiness and motivation to change as well as a great fit between the therapist and client.
Dr. Frehe is bilingual in both English and Spanish. She lives in SW Florida with her husband, 2 boys and their dog Olivia. She maintains balance by going for a run, playing super heroes with her boys, watching Marvel films and by having a quiet dinner (no kids) with her husband.
Dr. Frehe is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Florida Psychological Association-Calusa Chapter, and the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association.