Victoria Cartagena, LCSW - Mental Health Program at CHKD

Victoria Cartagena, LCSW

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)

College: Virginia Commonwealth University


Victoria is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. She has a passion for working with children and families while supporting the goal of healing and transformation from a solution-focused and strengths-based approach. Victoria has experience in treating complex trauma, anxiety, depression, substance use disorders, parent-child relational concerns, and low self-esteem/confidence.

One of the main reasons Victoria pursued a career in social work is her heart for serving underrepresented communities and increasing access to mental health services that are effective and evidence-based. Victoria truly believes that people inherently do the best they can with what they have and her goal is to partner with you (or your child) in navigating life’s detours while providing a safe space where empowerment and equipping can take place.

Victoria is trained in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy and is currently under supervision to become a certified substance abuse counselor (CSAC). She currently serves as the Eastern Region Licensed Mental Health Professional working with Primary Care Pediatricians in the Virginia Mental Health Access Program to provide behavioral health consultation, mental health education, and support in connecting families to resources. She currently lives in Norfolk with her two fur babies, Rossi and Timmy. She spends most of her days reading, dancing, writing, and serving at her church.

Clinical Interests
  • Complex Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Parent-child Relational Concerns
  • Low Self-Esteem/Confidence