Psychotherapist and Thought Leader dedicated to empowering people to GET REAL and lead themselves to a life of authenticity and deep connection.
Dr. Victoria Grinman is a psychotherapist, consultant, speaker and transformation agent
to individuals and communities internationally.
Using her 17+ year career to support people of all ages and backgrounds, her mission is to help people cultivate and nurture deep sustainable connections with the people that matter most to them and discover the potential for the growth opportunity that is possible in even the most challenging life moments.
Collaborations & Media Appearances
Mastering The Art Of Parent Engagement
[HOSTED BY PESI & THE PSYCHOTHERAPY NETWORKER]
Autism: A difference in Life Experience [Michelle’s conversations that matter]
[Open to Hope Show]
Why is our society so bad at talking about grief?
Relationship success between parents/their children, partners and team members [Blabbit]
THAT MOMENT: HEART TO HEART TALKS
WITH DR. VICTORIA GRINMAN
“That Moment” sheds light on the possible outcome of Posttraumatic Growth in the wake of an experience that overwhelms our ability to cope. The talk highlights influential and inspiring individuals in the world and their stories of struggle through a moment in their life or many experiences that challenged them and contributed to their success, elevation, and joy.
UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO [PODCAST]: INTERVIEW WITH NATIONALLY
ACCLAIMED INSOCIAL WORK PODCAST
In this episode, our guest Victoria Grinman describes the history, logistics, and aspects of post-traumatic growth, and the difference between post-traumatic growth and resilience. She discusses her research involving post-traumatic growth experiences among parents of young adult children with autism…
OPEN TO HOPE [PODCAST]: FINDING YOUR CENTER AFTER LOSS
Dr. Victoria Grinman, Ph.D., LCSW-R is an adjunct faculty member of Columbia University and the owner of Growing Kind Minds and is a Certified Family Trauma Professional, trained Yoga and Mindfulness Instructor to children and teens, and a certified aromatherapist. She is a doctoral candidate at Adelphi University School of Social Work.
Dr. Victoria Grinman's Bio
Dr. Victoria Grinman is a psychotherapist, consultant, speaker, and transformation agent often referred to as “the parent whisperer,” a person whom people can confide in and utilize as a resource and expert companion. Dr. Victoria founded Growing Kind Minds, LLC, a private consulting and therapy practice and global community platform that helps people achieve transformation and growth through their lived experiences and trauma.
Dr. Victoria’s research and work center on posttraumatic growth, parenthood, relational success, and supporting people of determination. Her public workshops and specially curated custom trainings for organizations and groups of people aim to empower, inform and provide a visceral experience of transformation that can be transmitted to others and be an article for greater positive change in the world.
Dr. Victoria’s personal history as a refugee immigrant, belief in what is possible, curious nature and passion to highlight the strengths in others provide a base for her efforts to educate and learn from not just the professional community, but also parents and individuals to raise confident and connected children.
Before building a private practice, Dr. Victoria’s experience is rooted in community-based organization and program development, and school-based work for children with differences in life perspectives and abilities.
Victoria is a dual-licensed clinician in New York and Massachusetts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and social work from Adelphi University, a master’s in social work from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in social work from Adelphi University. Dr. Victoria served for many years as an adjunct faculty member for Boston College, Adelphi University and
Columbia University schools of social work.
She also holds certifications in aromatherapy and yoga and mindfulness alongside other continuous trainings that she integrates into her practice with special populations.
Dr. Victoria is a longtime clinician volunteer with Experience Camps, an organization that provides children who have lost a loved one with a one-week grief camp experience that is
known as the “best week of the year.”
Dr. Victoria is Russian speaking, born in Kiev and raised from a young age in New York by wonderful parents and grandparents. She resides in New York with her sassy Yorkie, Vanna, who often joins her in the therapy room to lend a loving paw.
- March 11, 2023. Panelist, United Nations CSW67 panelist event on neurocognitive disorders and its role in gender empowerment.
Grinman, V. (2020). A Retrospective Exploration of the Experience, Interpretation and Perception of Growth in Parents of Young Adults Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (Order No. 28263124). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ Adelphi University. (2480659167).
- Grinman, V., Indig, S., Rozentsvit, I. (2018, June). 41st ANNUAL CONFERENCE of the INTERNATIONAL PSYCHOHISTORICAL ASSOCIATION. New York University, NY. Grinman, V., Indig, S., Rozentsvit, I. (2017, November). CAN TIME HEAL? TRAUMA, DREAMS, and Parents of NEUROATYPICAL MINDS through the LENS of NEUROPSYCHOANALYSIS. The International Forum for Psychoanalysis, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
- Grinman, V., Indig, S., Rozentsvit, I. (2016, May). The Joy of Being Vulnerable at the Time of Terror: Neurobiology of Vulnerability and Its Fringe Beneﬁts for Clinical Practice and Creative Process. The XIX International Forum of Psychoanalysis, New York, NY.
- Grinman, V., Indig, S., Rozentsvit, I. (2015, November). Multi-disciplinary panel: The Joy of Being Vulnerable: Vulnerability’s Fringe Beneﬁts for Clinical Practice and Creative Process. Paper: Vulnerability as an Important Ingredient for Post-Traumatic Growth in Parents of Children Diagnosed with Autism. Philadelphia, PA. Grinman, V., Rozentsvit, I., Maher, A., Levinthal, R. (2015, October). Teaching Social Skills and Play Therapy in Schools: Report from the Tranches of Special Education. b) Growing Kind Minds: Mindfulness and the Whole-brained Child. Paper presented in the 46th Annual Conference of the North-Eastern Educational Research Association: Interdisciplinary Approaches, Collaborating Minds. Multi-disciplinary panel: Revolutionary Education: Fostering Emotional Intelligence and Empathic Imagination Across the Mainstream Curriculum. Trumbull, CT.
- Grinman, V., Indig, S., Rozentsvit, I. (2015, September). Multi-disciplinary panel: The Post-Traumatic Growth: The Wisdom of the Mind; Its Clinical and Neuropsychoanalytic Vicissitudes. Paper: Fostering Post-traumatic Growth in Parents of Children Diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Paper presented at the 19th International Association of Group Process (IAGP) Congress: Despair and Desire in Times of Crisis – Groups in the City … of the World. Rovinj, Croatia.
- Grinman, V., Indig, S., Rozentsvit, I. (2015, May). The Post-Traumatic Growth: The Wisdom of the Mind; Its Clinical and Neuropsychoanalytic Vicissitudes – Symposium, 2015 International Sandor Ferenczi Conference 2015 in Toronto Canada, Victoria University in the University of Toronto.
- Grinman, V., Indig, S., Rozentsvit, I. (2015, March). Back to the Future of Psychoanalysis: From Neurology to Neuropathology – to Psychoanalysis – and Back to Neuroscience, Psychoanalysis in Our Time Symposium – Psychoanalysis and Science in Talinn University, Estonia.
- Grinman, V., Indig, S., Rozentsvit, I. (2014, May). Panel Presentation: Impasses and Neuro-psychoeducation: The Fringe Beneﬁts for Clinical Practice (From Impasse to Insight in Working with Children diagnosed with Autism). 45th Annual NYSSCSW Education Conference, New York, NY. Paper: Facing Impasses: Identiﬁcation and Working Through, New York, N.Y. (publication in prep.)
- Grinman, V., Indig, S., Rozentsvit, I. (2014, September). The Post-Traumatic Growth: The Wisdom of the Mind; Its Clinical and Neuropsychoanalytic Vicissitudes, XVIII Forum of Psychoanalysis in Kaunas, Lithuania.
- Grinman, V., Indig, S., Rozentsvit, I. (2014, May). Impasses and Neuropsyhcoeducatyion: The Fringe Beneﬁts for Clinical Practice (From Impasse to Insight in Working with Children diagnosed with Autism), 45th Annual NYSSCSW Education Conference– Facing Impasses: Identiﬁcation and Working Through, New York, N.Y.
- Grinman, V., Riccio, N.Z., Rozentsvit, I. (2013, October-November). Analytic Hour, Time Experiences, and Their Neurobiological Vicissitudes, International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE) – 23rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference –Transience and Permanence, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Published paper in Other/Wise Uncut Online Journal.
- Grinman, V., Riccio, N.Z., Rozentsvit, I. (2012, November). Back to the Future of Psychoanalysis: From Neurology and Neuropathology – to Psychoanalysis – and Back to Neuroscience, International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education (IFPE) – 23rd Annual Interdisciplinary Conference — Sustainable Psychoanalysis: Embracing Our Future, Preserving Our Past, Portland, Oregon.
- Grinman, V., Maher, A., Amro, S., Alcorn, M. (2011, November). Emotional Imprint: A New K-12 Academic Track in Emotional Literacy, 2011 Annual Conference: Pathos, Politics and Passion.
- Grinman, V., Novemsky, L., Núñez, V., Rosenfeld, B., Rozentsvit, I., Lilenthal, R. (2010, October). Ethics Across the Curriculum: Exploration by an Interdisciplinary Academic Community of Inquiry — Teaching Ethics and Socio-Emotional Curriculum with a Diverse Learning Community, 41st Annual Northeastern Educational Research Association: Building Research Partnerships, Rocky Hill, Connecticut.