Valinda Harlan LMCH, LPC, NCC, Marriage & Family Therapy in Vancouver, Washington, 98684

Valinda Harlan


Valinda Harlan


Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Sex Therapist, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Secondary Credential: Licensed Professional Counselor - C5003
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: In office sessions: $110
E-Counseling-Online, Facetime, Skype, or phone sessions: $75
In your home or office: $150 for greater Vancouver area
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


11105 NE 14th Street
Vancouver, Washington 98684

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My Approach to Helping

Do you have relationship issues, conflict, trust, infidelity, or sexual concerns? Are you suffering from anxiety, depression, pre-postpartum or parental worries? Have you experienced abuse or grief? There is hope for a more peaceful productive life. I am an experienced therapist, affirming of my clients' worldview and spirituality.
I am an experienced Licensed Mental Health Counselor and I meet the high standards of a National Board Certified Counselor. I am a member of the American Psychological Association and American Counseling Association, a Certified Parenting Coach, and Marriage Counselor. I have worked for years as a university professor of psychology

More Info About My Practice

My specialty is in addressing relationship problems and sexual wellness. I am trained and experienced in helping couples with trust issues, infidelity, communication, and sexual concerns. My certification in Pre-marriage and Marriage counseling is through Prepare-Enrich with additional training by the Gottman Institute of Marriage and Emotionally Focused Marriage Therapy. I also work with individuals suffering with anxiety and depression.

I enjoy working with families, having earned a certificate in Parent Coaching from Pepperdine University and studied child therapy at Northwest Center for Play Therapy. For over 20 years I have been a doula, led support groups for mothers, and help women cope with pre & post pregnancy changes.

With a background as a Family Pastor, I received training as a Christian Counselor through Hosanna Ministry. I ethically respect each client's worldview and incorporate spiritual practices at the client's request.

I am an affirming advocate of LGBTQ+ persons. I am a member of ALGBTIC (Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling) with training from WPATH (the World Professional Association for Transgender Health).

How Psychotherapy Can Help

My hope is to create a casual comfortable environment for my clients. I use various tools and techniques to look at the past pains, present problems, and future hopes according to my clients unique goals. Together we tend to faulty and unwanted thoughts, process uncomfortable feelings, and address unhelpful behaviors. I offer communication and coping skills and encourage healthy boundaries. I asked challenging questions to entice self-reflection and personal responsibility. When appropriate, I ethically incorporate spirituality and my client's personal values and worldview.

I strive to empower my clients and offer a ?take away? each session; something they can think about, do differently, or an insight or skill to work on.

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Services I Provide

  • Family Therapy
  • Home-Based Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adult couples and individuals, LGBTQ+ individuals and couples, and mothers

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Incest
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Parenting
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Spirituality
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Dreamwork
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
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