Valinda Harlan

LMHC, LPC, NCC

Valinda Harlan

LMHC, LPC, NCC

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: (Insurance does not cover couples marriage counseling)
My fee is $150
E-Counseling-Online, Facetime, Zoom, Skype, or phone sessions: $150
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

10000 NE 7th Ave
100-D
Vancouver, Washington 98685

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My Approach to Helping

I believe people can change, I believe people can heal and find hope. I see it everyday in my clients.
If you are experiencing relationship, communication, or trust issues, if conflict, infidelity, or sexual issues are interfering with emotional intimacy or sexual satisfaction, if you are suffering from anxiety, depression, or stress...
I can help!
I am an experienced therapist, affirming, supportive, and effective. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Wa. and Licensed Professional Counselor in Or. 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 specialize in Sexual Wellness (Sex Therapy). I work with traditional and nontraditional couples, LGBTQ+ individuals and couples.
I have worked for years as a university professor of psychology and I now work full time as a counselor because I love helping people improve personal and relational well-being.
I am originally from Venice California, I have four grown children, two grandkids, and I have been happily and successful marriage for almost 30 years.

More Info About My Practice

My specialty is in addressing relationship and sexual problems, anxiety and depression.
I am trained and experienced in helping couples with trust issues, infidelity, communication, and sexual concerns. My 20+ years experience, certification in Pre-marriage and Marriage Counseling with additional training by the Gottman Institute of Marriage and Emotionally Focused Marriage Therapy has well prepared me to help you and your partnerspouse.

I have a successful track record helping folks suffering from anxiety and depression. Working together with clients they improve their mood, feel more focused and motivated (get unstuck), reduce worry and manage stress better. Clients have improved their relationship with them-self and others and improve overall well-being. There is hope for you to enjoy your life more.

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).

My Role as a Therapist

My hope is to create a casual comfortable environment for my clients. I use various tools and techniques help clients heal from past pains, address present problems, and find hope for the future. . 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.

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Services I Provide

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

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with adult couples and individuals, individuals, traditional and nontraditional couples, LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

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

Types of Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Collaborative Couple Therapy (CCT)
  • Conflict Resolution Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Couples Therapy
  • Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Relationship Enhancement Therapy
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