I’m Victoria (Tori) VanBuren, a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Behavioral Specialist.
As a clinician, I aim to hold a safe, non-judgmental space to help others thrive and make meaningful changes. I am dedicated to being authentic, open-minded, empathetic, competent, and resourceful for my clients.
My therapeutic style is eclectic and personally tailored to each individual. Much of my training is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I utilize techniques from a variety of other therapeutic modalities, including (but not limited to) Trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Attachment Theory, Experiential therapies, Somatic Experiencing, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and Creative therapies (art, music, literature, forest, etc.).
My experiences include being in the mental health field since 2010 and being an outpatient counselor since 2016. I value staying current on the latest evidence-based research to ensure I use the most effective interventions. As a result, I can help assist with various mental health concerns, such as:
In my free time, I enjoy reading, learning new things, listening to podcasts, being in nature, hiking, gardening, music, art, and yoga. I integrate nutritional psychology, eastern philosophy, holistic health, and herbal remedies. I adore the time I get to spend with loved ones and going on adventures. Let’s start this journey together if we may be a good fit!
Victoria (Tori) VanBuren is available for online therapy sessions for anyone in Pennsylvania.
PA License #PC012039
Whether you are suffering from panic attacks, obsessive – compulsive disorder, or generalized anxiety we have therapists who use evidenced-based treatments, such as cognitive-bahavioral therapy, to help you.
Depression and anxiety are extremely common, but often under-diagnosed by medical providers during pregnancy and postpartum. Our providers have specialized training to help women with anxiety and depression in this specific period in their lives.
Depression, one of the most common mental health disorders, is very treatable. Our therapists are specially trained to help individuals with depression get back to feeling like themselves again.
Moving into adulthood brings its own set of challenges. You may feel pressure to have a “career” or find your life partner. You may be unsure of making these big life decisions and may feel lost because you no longer have school or other adults in your life telling you what you should choose.
The period of adolescence can be exciting, but also challenging for many teens. Difficulties with friends, school, anxiety, depression, cutting, and substance abuse are all common issues for this group. Due to a lack of life experience, teens may not know how to manage these problems which is why therapy can be especially helpful.
Caregiving for a loved one can be challenging even in the best of circumstances. Often we don’t think about how the caregiver needs support, too. If you are experiencing burnout, our therapists can teach you skills to help you cope.
While we don’t provide couples counseling at Move Forward, many individuals seek counseling to discuss how they can have healthier relationships. Our therapists can help you learn new ways of communicating, setting boundaries, and other ways to have more positive relationships with others.
Trauma symptoms and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can be debilitating for many who experience it. Recovery from trauma is possible and we have therapists who can help.
Life transitions encompass many things, including starting or ending a romantic relationship, changes with work or school or making any big life change, such as a move. Often we underestimate how these changes will affect us emotionally until we find ourselves struggling with the ups and downs of the life transition.
Reach out today to get started. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.