Dr. Victoria Frehe-Torres is consistently striving to provide integrated care to the community, facilitating access to behavioral health services within the primary care center and destigmatizing mental health and other behavioral problems. Outside of the office, she furthers this mission as a member of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association (CFHA), an organization devoted to making integrated behavioral and physical health the standard of care nationally.
“I believe in dedication, engagement, and love for the things I do,” she says. “When I’m working with patients at the clinic, I am always present. Active listening skills, empathy and productive feedback can facilitate change.”
For overall success, Frehe-Torres says she has to have balance in her personal life as well.
“I need to make sure I take care of myself—physically and mentally—so I can best take care of others,” she says.
A native of Bogota, Colombia, Frehe is fluent in English and Spanish, a skill that she has used in Univision appearances, speaking for HCN. When she is not doing CrossFit or Zumba with her co-workers, she is at home with her husband and two children cheering on her alma mater, the University of Kansas.