Couple by a Lake
Couple by a Lake

About Me

The owner of IMH is Dr. Victoria Wright-Adams, Ph.D., LPC.  Here she describes her approach to treatment:

I am a licensed psychotherapist and professional counselor specializing in individual, couples and family therapy, and maintain my private practice in Springfield, Pennsylvania.  I specialize and have a passion when working with childen and adolescents, but have worked with young people from age 2 to 99.

My experience has included working with individuals who struggle with addiction, mental health issues, academic and educational issues who want to get their lives in a more controllable and manageable state.  I have worked as the clinical director of a drug and alcohol treatment facility, as a drug and alcohol therapist, a mental health psychotherapist and a academic/vocational counselor, and currentlyas in private practice with my team of therapist who enjoy working with a broad spectrum of clients.  As a doctor with a degree in Educational Psychology, and as a graduate of Rutgers University specializing in Counseling Psychology, I currently serve my clients in the following areas of expertise, including:  reconciling feelings of grief and loss, drug and alcohol recovery, career counseling, remediating anxiety and mood disorders, as well as addressing the source of many behavior difficulties that impede academic development in children and adolescents.

In addition to being a relationship therapist, I have presented at national conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of adolescent identity formation and stereotype threat.

I consider myself an interactive, person-centered therapist with a therapeutic approach that provides support and practical feedback to help each of my clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client.  I focus on empathy, compassion and understanding, to help each individual identify and build on their strengths to attain the personal growth they are committed to gain during each and every session.

Education
Doctor of Philosophy, (specializing in Educational Psychology), Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
Master of Education specializing in School Counseling (K-12), Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Childhood Studies (minor), Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Licensure, Certifications & Awards
Pennsylvania LPC
DBT Certification
New Jersey, Certification School Counseling (K-12 Education)
New Jersey, Certification (K-5 Education)

Additional Training
Addictions Counseling
CPR
HIV/AIDS
STDs

Professional Activities and Memberships
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
The Association of Black Psychologists (ABPsi)
APA Division 35: Society for the Psychology of Women
APA Division 53: Clinical Child Psychology
Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development(ACA/AMCD)
 


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