Victoria Sepulveda, Ph.D., LPC, CSAC, NCC

Dr. Sepulveda is a licensed professional counselor and a clinical substance abuse counselor. She has over 15 years of experience in working with clients from all walks of life and backgrounds and enjoys counseling from a culturally-affirming perspective.

Prior to coming to BGPS in early 2015, Dr. Sepulveda’s experience included working with clients diagnosed with substance use disorders and providing assessments and counseling for those seeking medication-assisted treatment with Suboxone. She also has expertise in working with children and adults who have been exposed to intimate partner violence, families involved with the foster care system, and persons experiencing numerous life transitions.

Dr. Sepulveda’s therapeutic modalities include solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing, and cognitive behavioral therapy. She focuses on building trust in the therapeutic relationship and has an authentic, engaging personality. Above all, Dr. Sepulveda believes that all people have the capacity to change and can serve as their best advocates.Dr. Sepulveda earned her Ph.D. In Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Toledo and both her Master’s (Community Counseling) and Bachelor (Family Studies) degrees from Central Michigan University. She serves as President of the Wisconsin Counseling Association (2017-2018). Dr. Sepulveda also is a member of the American Counseling Association, Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling, Association for Humanistic Counseling, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development. She also is a core faculty member within a master’s-level counseling program.

Recent presentations by Dr. Sepulveda have included:

Sepulveda, V. (October, 2017). Deconstructing the ‘well-meaning white counselor’ and building multicultural counseling competence (Presentation Session). Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Scheidegger, T., Kraemer Smothers, M., Sepulveda, V., King, C., & Ong, L. (October, 2017). Evaluation of counselor trainee skills and self-efficacy (Presentation Session). Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Sepulveda, V., & O’Hara, C. (April, 2017). Psychopharmacology from a multicultural perspective: Addressing cultural bias, stigma, and medication use in diverse populations(Invited Webinar). Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Academic and Honor Society International.

Keenan, T., Moon, B., Sepulveda, V., Williams, V., & Belkofer, C. (April, 2017). Bridging divides: Creating spaces to engage the “other’ in one another. Midwest Region Art Therapy Symposium, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sepulveda, V., Cortes, E., Floyd, M., Hein, S., LaPlante, N., Lesofsky, M., Marshall, B., Mays, S., Moran, S., & Rich, I. (November, 2016). Deconstructing the well-meaning white counselor while building multicultural competence and confidence in our students: A panel discussion (Presentation Session). Wisconsin Counseling Summit, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin.

Sepulveda, V. (October, 2016). The accidental English professor, or how I address social justice through students’ writing needs (Presentation Session). North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Bloomington, Minnesota.

Kraemer Smothers, M., Ong, L., Sepulveda, V., & Jashinsky, T. (October, 2016). Assessment of counselor trainee skills and self-efficacy (Presentation Session). North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Bloomington, Minnesota.

Sepulveda, V. (September, 2016). The convergence of professional wellness and client trauma: Salient strategies for clinicians (Presentation Session). Social Living Conference (Sponsored by Milwaukee Affiliate for Social Living), Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

King, C. & Sepulveda, V. (April, 2016). Implementing trauma-informed care in school settings using neuroscience and non-traditional modalities (Presentation Session). Mount Mary University Counseling Department’s Spring Intensive Counseling Workshop, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Sepulveda, V. (April, 2016). Preventing practitioner impairment and burnout while promoting personal wellness (Presentation Session). Wisconsin Counseling Association Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

Some of Dr. Sepulveda’s publications include:

Sepulveda, V., Piazza, N., Devlin, M., Ritchie, M., Salyers, K., & Tucker-Gail, K. (2016). Psychopharmacology in counseling, psychology, and social work education: An interdisciplinary history and implications for professional counselors. Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 29(1), 35-48.

Moe, J., Perera-Diltz, D., & Sepulveda, V. (2014). Beyond competence: Fostering LGBTQQI ally development through supervision. Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 8(4), 389-401.

Moe, J., Perera-Diltz, D., Sepulveda, V., & Finnerty, P. (2014). Salience, valence, context, and integration: Conceptualizing the needs of sexually and gender diverse youth in P-12 schools. Journal of Homosexuality, 61(3), 435-451.

Moe, J., Cates, K., & Sepulveda, V. (2013). Wicca & Neo-Paganism: A primer for counselors. Journal of Professional Counseling: Practice, Theory, & Research, 40, 38-47.

Moe, J., Perera, D., & Sepulveda, V. (2010). Are consultation and social justice advocacy similar? The perceptions of professional counselors and counseling students. Journal of Social Action in Counseling & Psychology, 3(1), 106-123.

Mahon, M. M., Hill, T. M., Sepulveda, V. I., & Lange, A. M. (2010). End-of-life issues and the supervisory relationship. Retrieved from https://www.counseling.org/Resources/Library/VISTAS/2010-V-Online/Article_41.pdf

Sepulveda, V. (2010). Substance abuse, chemical dependency, and incarcerated women:  Possible barriers to treatment and suggestions for counselors. Wisconsin Counseling Journal, 24, 3-9.

Sepulveda, V. (2009). Multicultural supervision: Strategies, successes, and implications. The Journal of the Pennsylvania Counseling Association, 10(1), 19-24.

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