Victoria D. Stubbs, LICSW, LCSW-C, has 20 years of experience in the non-profit and academic fields. Victoria obtained her BA in English and Women’s Studies from Syracuse University and a Masters in Social Work from Howard University. Victoria began her career as the Transitional Housing Coordinator at My Sister’s Place, a domestic violence shelter and later became the Program Coordinator where she not only worked one on one with survivors, but also facilitated groups and workshops, conducted trainings for volunteers, coordinated programming for the shelter and provided employee supervision.
As a founding staff member of the District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH), in Washington, DC, she played an integral role in the creation of the organization’s design and overall philosophy. As Clinical Director she created and managed a scattered site permanent housing program; provided information and referral to survivors and provided technical assistance and training to landlords and other service providers. In addition, she provided clinical supervision to all direct services staff; supervised interns, and provided individual and group therapy to residents.
She is currently a full time Clinical Instructor, at the University of
Maryland Baltimore School of Social Work, where she has created a Teaching Support Program that provides ongoing peer support and development to teaching faculty. Ms. Stubbs also has a private practice in DC where she provides therapy to individuals and couples. Her specialization areas include LGBTQ identity, depression, anxiety, trauma, ethical non-monogamy and overall personal wellness. Ms. Stubbs is the author of Untangled: A Black Woman’s Journey to Personal, Spiritual and Sexual Freedom.
At Hawn Therapy and Consulting, Ms. Stubbs provides clinical supervision: supporting clinicians and interns in providing high quality care, gaining professional development, and learning how to sustain themselves in doing the challenging and rewarding work of therapy.