Victoria Balenger

Psychologist, PhD

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Victoria Balenger

Psychologist, PhD


Location

Offers online therapy

Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 201-9637

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Based on my broad experience in higher education, Federal EAP's and law enforcement/national security settings, I have observed that many people are "too well-adapted for their own good". Caretaking others, performing above expectations, and appearing just fine while their physical or emotional health is being eroded by chronic stress or unhealthy coping mechanisms. In an initial phone consultation, I try to help prospective clients define and clarify their reasons for seeking help. I then provide recommendations regarding counseling, psychotherapy, or other support or treatment options in the person's best interest.
I am an empathic and highly engaged therapist who can help you gain insight and make desired changes, i.e., socially, interpersonally, vocationally. This process typically balances useful cognitive/behavioral strategies; energy psychology methods to diffuse stress; and gentle exploration of any unresolved traumas, losses, or family-of-origin dynamics.
I am committed to understanding and genuinely meeting clients' needs in a holistic, integrated way. Beyond psychotherapy, I can provide issue-specific counseling or coaching to help navigate many life challenges. I am also well-versed in the 12-step self-help model & can bolster relapse prevention efforts for those already established in alcohol recovery.

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 25 Years
  • License: Maryland / 03863
  • School: UMCP
  • Year Graduated: 1994
PSYPACT teletherapy eligible for residents of: AZ, CO, DE, DC, GA, MO, NE, NV, NH, NC, OK, PA, TN, TX, and UT in addition to MD & VA.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Association of Threat Assessment Professionals / Certified Threat Manager
  • Certificate Date: 2018
  • License No. and State: 0810002414 Virginia - Clinical Psychologist

Location

Bethesda, MD 20814
(240) 201-9637
Offers online therapy

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues
  • Coping Skills
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Career Counseling
  • Chronic Illness
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Grief
  • Law enforcement, clearance-holding
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Racial Identity
  • Self Esteem
  • Stress
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace bullying or harassment
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Age
  • Elders (65+)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Veterans

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Energy Psychology
  • Feminist
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Psychodynamic
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples

Links

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Last Modified: 4 Nov 2021
Victoria Balenger, PhD, Psychologist in Bethesda
Victoria Balenger

Psychologist, PhD