One of the good things to come out of the pandemic has been the expansion of remote options — and that includes having therapy sessions right from the comfort and privacy of your own home. Local to Essex County but available throughout New Jersey, Victoria Du Barry is a Licensed Professional Counselor who opened In-Balance Psychotherapy, a virtual mental health practice, this past August. She helps millennials, 20-somethings, and teens who may be struggling with an eating disorder, a difficult life transition, or experiencing anxiety and depression — all through 45-minute virtual sessions that fit easily into your day. Keep reading to learn more about the practice and how to get started.
Meet Victoria Du Barry, LPC, LCADC
Victoria attended Montclair State University where she received a Bachelor’s in Psychology and then a Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University. Prior to working in private practice, she worked in a variety of settings including outpatient, intensive outpatient, and medication assisted treatment centers. During individual therapy sessions, her goal is to help people feel more balanced in their lives as they navigate challenging times.
By teaching mindfulness techniques and using exposure therapy + cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Victoria helps clients feel less stuck and more at peace with life. This is especially effective for those wanting to set healthy boundaries, manage substance abuse, and navigate tough relationships — with family, friends, colleagues, or significant others.
A Modern Spin on Therapy
Victoria also uses her Instagram account @inbalancepsychotherapy to help people better understand anxiety, relationships, and mental health in general. If someone relates to her posts, she says it’s likely they will connect with her as a therapist.
“I offer my clients a space where they can talk openly about the tough stuff. My goal is to not only listen to clients and help them process their emotions, but teach them coping skills to manage their anxiety and stress,” Victoria told The Montclair Girl. “I love my job because I get to work with millennials and teens all over New Jersey — a big perk of being virtual. I find it super rewarding seeing my clients become more confident, use coping skills to manage anxiety, and find more of a balance + peace in their life all because of therapy.”
Victoria provides a free 15-minute initial call to see if she’s a good match for the client. She also checks in with clients after three or four sessions to make sure they think the client-therapist relationship works. If not, she helps clients find a therapist who will be a better match.