Victoria Grinman, LCSW-R is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with over ten years of direct practice experience in a variety of clinical settings, including a specialized non-public school, supporting children and adolescents with differences in abilities, and their supportive networks. Victoria is the owner of Growing Kind Minds, a private practice that services children, adolescents, families and groups; and a platform to share resources, information and tools with parents, professionals and the community. She is an adjunct professor at Columbia University School of Social Work in NY and Adelphi University. She is a doctoral candidate at Adelphi University School of Social Work with research focus in trauma, post-traumatic growth, resilience, parenting and autism. Victoria holds a BA in Social Work and Psychology from Adelphi University in Garden City, NY and a MSW from Columbia University School of Social Work in NYC. She is 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 has extensive experience providing individual, group and family therapeutic services to children 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 and organizations on topics that span the areas of yoga and mindfulness, emotional literacy, education, clinical practice, parenting, disabilities, trauma and autism; and provides consultations 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.