A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Victoria Curea earned her B.F.A. from the USC School of Cinematic Arts and her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles. In 2001, Dr. Curea began working in a private practice setting, opening her own practice in 2004. In 2010, she returned to Antioch University where she is currently an adjunct faculty member, teaching a variety of graduate level courses
including Personality Theory (Classical Psychoanalytic Theories and Contemporary Theories of Development), Process of Psychotherapy, Assessment and Diagnosis, Psychopathology and Treatment Planning, Couples Counseling and Child and Adolescent Development. In 2014, Dr. Curea earned her doctorate in psychoanalysis from The Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS.)
Having worked in the mental health field for over 20 years and with a prior career in film and television production, Dr. Curea brings an engaging and creative focus to the process of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. In her private practice, Dr. Curea works with adults,
adolescents and couples coping with relational difficulties; relational and personality patterns, substance abuse and eating problems and their often co-occurring dysregulation in mood and self-esteem. She is a senior candidate in analytic training at LAISPS where she regularly consults with training analysts on her work with analytic patients. Dr. Curea has received specialized training in the treatment of Eating Disorders, primitive states of mind and personality disorders. She is the founder and chair of the training program "Altered States of Body and Mind: A psychoanalytic exploration of substance abuse and eating disorders" also at LAISPS.
Dr. Curea feels a strong commitment to supporting students in the field. To that end, she founded the LAISPS Student Society in 2012, a membership forum where pre-licensed individuals receive mentorship from seasoned psychotherapists and psychoanalysts in the community. Students also meet several times a year for special lectures and networking opportunities. As a clinical supervisor, Dr. Curea has developed assessment programs and supervised MFT and predoctoral associates working with adults and adolescents in both a clinic setting and in private practice. She provides consultation for licensed and pre-licensed psychotherapists and to corporations looking to improve communication, productivity and morale in their personnel.
Victoria is an avid writer and enjoys developing instructional resources for her students. She is a supporter of the arts and participates in nature and animal conservancy.