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Victoria Balenger, Ph.D.

I am a compassionate and deeply engaged psychologist with a rich background spanning diverse environments, including higher education, employee assistance programs (EAPs), and the U.S. Intelligence Community. My professional focus centers on guiding adult clients, aged 18 and above, towards gaining profound insights and effecting positive changes in their personal, social, and educational/vocational spheres.

In facilitating this transformative process, I integrate a harmonious blend of practical cognitive-behavioral strategies, energy psychology techniques to alleviate stress, and a gentle exploration of any lingering traumas, losses, or significant family-of-origin dynamics. Additionally, my expertise extends to the 12-Step self-help model, where I provide valuable support for individuals navigating relapse prevention efforts within the realm of substance abuse recovery.

My academic journey includes the attainment of a master’s degree in community counseling and a doctorate in counseling psychology from the esteemed University of Maryland, College Park. I completed an APA-accredited psychology internship at Howard University Counseling Service in Washington DC. Presently, I hold licenses as a psychologist in Maryland, a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia, and I am recognized as a PsyPact-authorized provider of teletherapy across nearly 40 U.S. states and localities, encompassing the District of Columbia.

Educational Background
  • University of Maryland, Doctorate in Counseling Psychology (1994)

  • University of Maryland College Park, MD, Master of Community Counseling (1989)

Contact information



(301) 633-8774

  • Stress Management

  • Executive Coaching

  • Substance Abuse/Addictions

  • Trauma/Loss

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