Victoria Grinman, LICSW, is a psychotherapist, educator and activist with many years of experience supporting individuals of all ages and differences in life perspectives, and their families. She is the owner of Growing Kind Minds, a private practice and community resource, and a faculty member of Boston College School of Social Work. Victoria holds a BA in Social Work and Psychology from Adelphi University and a MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a Certified Family Trauma Professional, a trained yoga and mindfulness instructor to children and adolescents through Little Flower Yoga, and a certified aromatherapist through New York Institute of Aromatherapy. Victoria was a proud faculty member of Columbia School of Social Work and Adelphi University, with research focus on parenting, Autism and posttraumatic growth
Victoria has extensive experience providing individual, group and family therapeutic services to kids and teens, utilizing an integrative approach that is informed by theory, and grounded in a holistic and strengths-based perspective. She has been invited to be a speaker at universities, organizations and community groups on topics that span the areas of yoga and mindfulness, play therapy, neuropsychology education, emotional literacy, education, clinical practice, disabilities, trauma and autism; and provides consultation in program development, and social-emotional curriculum building and implementation. Victoria participates annually in national and international conferences, speaking on trauma and post-traumatic growth.
Victoria enthusiastically looks for new ways to facilitate and promote resiliency, empathy and wellness. She is excited to be part of the process of sharing tools and meeting people in interdisciplinary realms with like goals.