Therapist in Encinitas, California Victoria Steese, Therapist

License: LMFT

Provider Gender: Female

Ages Served: 15-65+

Appointments: In-office and Telehealth

Manages Medications: No, provides therapy only

Therapist in Encinitas, California Victoria Steese, LMFT

Victoria Steese, LMFT

Dr. Steese is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She obtained her license in 2013 when she completed her goal of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist after a mid-life career change. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospice, a social skills training program for children with autism, and sober transitional living environments for homeless veterans. She has conducted equine assisted therapy with veterans by using rescued horses. She also assisted in research at UCSD where individuals with schizophrenia or dementia were enrolled in clinical research trials. Victoria’s areas of expertise include grief and loss, trauma, substance abuse, depression, and anxiety. She specializes in helping families recover from a loss of a loved one to suicide. Her approach to therapy with her clients is teaching compassionate mindfulness and acceptance and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.


Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Elevance Health (Anthem BC)
  • Evernorth (Cigna)
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Managed Health Network (HealthNet)
  • MediNcrease Health Plans (MHP)
  • MultiPlan (PHCS)
  • Optum (UnitedHealthcare)
  • Partners Direct Health
  • Sana Benefits
  • Sharp Health Plan


  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Couples/Marital Counseling
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Mindfulness


  • Men
  • Women


  • English



Please use our online form to schedule an appointment with Victoria Steese. You can also call 858-279-1223 to have someone assist you.

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