The owner of IMHS is Dr. Victoria Wright, PhD, LPC, DBT-C. Here she describes her approach to treatment:
I am a Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Hawaii licensed professional counselor and psychotherapist supporting individuals, and families. I have been in independent practice for 10 years and am currently located in the lovely Hatboro, Pennsylvania area. I have a passion and specialize working with children and adolescents, however have experience working with all young people from age 2 through age 99. I use a systemic, positive approach to treatment focusing on my research interests in individual and group identity, multiculturalism, trauma, internal strength, motivation, individual abilities and structured goal setting. I use a dialectical approach providing a skillful foundation for success in treatment and in daily living.
My experience has included working with individuals who struggle with various types of addiction, mild to chronic mental health diagnoses, academic and educational issues and with people who simply want to get their lives in a more controllable and manageable state. I have worked in educational, clinical and facility settings serving as clinical director/supervisor, as a psychotherapist, and as a professional academic/vocational counselor, and currently as the owner and practitioner of my private practice where I enjoy meeting the needs of broad spectrum of patients as they grow and learn how to far exceed their goals throughout the course of treatment. As a PhD with a specialization in Educational Psychology from Walden University and Rutgers University specializing in Counseling Psychology, I serve my patients 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 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 consult frequently with schools, outreach partners in the community and supervise future clinicians to prepare for the work we love to do. Presently, I have completed my first published work with the Pennsylvania Counseling Association entitled, "Race-Based Traumatic Stress in the time of the Black Lives Matter Movement: Examining Posttraumatic Growth as an Intervention for Counselors Supporting Black American Clients." I have also been appointed the Secretary of the Pennsylvania College Counseling Association for a two year term from 2021 through 2023.
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 strengths to attain the personal growth they are committed to gain during each and every session.
Doctor of Philosophy, (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
New Jersey LPC
DBT Certified (DBT-C)
New Jersey, Certification School Counseling (K-12 Education)
New Jersey, Certification (K-5 Education)
Chronic Long Term Illness
Professional Activities and Memberships
American Psychological Association (APA)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Pennsylvania College Counseling Association (PCCA)
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)