About the Doctor

A. LOCATION AND LICENSE INFORMATION

Victoria D. Thoreson, Psy.D.
Portland Office: 2929 SW Multnomah Blvd., Suite 202 Portland, OR 97219
Vancouver Office: (New Location) 1220 Main Street, 4th Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660


Directions for the new location: Vancouver Office

1220 Main Street, Fourth Floor, Vancouver, WA 98660

From Portland

  • Drive North on 5
  • Cross the river
  • Exit at “1B” and cross the freeway
  • Take the first left on to 6th Street
  • Turn right on Main Street
  • 1220 will be just past 12th Street

Back to Portland

  • Washington is the street behind Victoria’s building
  • Turn South on Washington toward Portland
  • Follow the signs to 5 and Portland

From The East

  • Drive West on 14 toward 5
  • Exit on “City Center Only”
  • Cross over the freeway
  • Take the first left on to 6th Street
  • Turn right on Main Street
  • 1220 will be just past 12th Street

To Drive East

  • Washington is the street behind Victoria’s office
  • Turn South on Washington toward Portland
  • Stay in the center lane
  • Follow the signs to the 14

From The North

  • Drive South on 5
  • Exit at “1C” at Mill Plain Blvd.
  • Turn right at the signal and stay right
  • You will be on E15th Street
  • Turn left at Main Street
  • 1220 is just past 13th Street

To Drive North

  • Drive North on Main Street
  • Turn right on Mill Plain Blvd.
  • Cross the freeway
  • Turn left to the onramp to 5

Parking:
(Unfortunately, there is no free parking in downtown Vancouver. One way or another, the city is going to hit you for a couple of dollars.)

  • There is on-street metered parking all around the building and on surrounding streets.
  • There is handicapped parking at the front of the building
  • There is also a parking garage behind the 1220 building. You can enter it from 13th Street. As you enter the garage, stay to the left. The ramp will take you up to parking spaces on the roof. All the covered parking below is reserved. If you park below you run the risk of being towed.

Checking in:
Once you enter the building’s lobby, take the elevator to the 4th floor, and the receptionist will alert me that you have arrived.

Contact Infos:

Cell: 503-886-9944
Fax: 360-954-5447
Email: drthor@comcast.net
Citizenship: USA

Professional Licenses:

Oregon: 1771
California: PSY 9957
Washington: PY 60266706


B. EDUCATION

Doctorate, Clinical Psychology
Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL

Master of Science, Counseling
University of Central Arkansas, Conway, AK

College:

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fine Arts Design
University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA


C. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital, Inglewood, CA 1991 – 1999

Responsibilities: Provided inpatient and outpatient psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, groups, and hospital employees referred through Employee Assistance Program. Also provided short-term psychotherapy through managed care contracts. Administer psychological and neuropsychological tests to rehabilitation and acute patients for diagnostic evaluations and treatment planning. Participate in multidisciplinary sub-acute, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, and stroke teams. Provided crisis intervention in ER, CCU, ICU. Design and present seminars. Develop and facilitate Diabetes, Arthritis and Grief Support Groups. Market hospital services through public speaking. Participate in program evaluation and quality assurance. Provided psychological and educational counseling for Diabetes Care Center. Member of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team. Conduct and train staff to facilitate debriefings.

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles, CA 1988 to 1991

Responsibilities: Provided individual, marital, group, and family therapy to sworn and civilian personnel as part of the Employee Assistance Program. Consulted with the Marina Del Rey and West Hollywood Stations on organizational, supervisory and employee issues. Conducted Critical Incident Debriefings. Designed and presented seminars on crisis management, retirement, coping with law enforcement marriages and successful aging. Edited articles for Star News Magazine. Supervised graduate-level interns and post-doctoral therapists in group and individual settings.

Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Arcadia, California 1986 to 1988

Responsibilities: Provided information, referral, counseling to patients and older adults in community about healthcare and community services. Financial advocate to seniors with billing and collection problems. Designed hospital programs for seniors. Evaluated community resources. Designed Senior Directory for San Gabriel Valley. Administered, marketed and promoted Senior Membership PPO (ElderMED). Developed local discount sources for seniors. Recruited and trained five person volunteer staff for Senior Care Office. Conducted ongoing public speaking programs. Coordinated and designed health education and screening events.


D. COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • 1991 to 2006 Member of Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red Cross
    Mental Health Disaster Response Team. Volunteered to assist
    Victims of Northridge earthquake, Malibu fire, and civil unrest.
  • 1992 to 1993 Chairman of Southern California Spiritual Psychotherapy Associates
    Pro Bono AIDS Counseling Services
  • 1987 to 1988 Chairman of United Way Task Force on Aging Ad Hoc
    Transportation Subcommittee
  • 1987 to 1988 Member of Advisory Boards
    Heritage House for Gerontology Services

E. RESEARCH

  • 1980 to 1984 Doctoral Research Project: “Hypnosis for the Treatment of Asthmatic Children.”

F. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Psychological Association
  • Oregon Psychological Association
  • Relationship Life Institute (RLI)
  • National Register of Health Care Providers
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies