Independent Therapist at Integrity Counseling Center
Do you find yourself engaging in behaviors that don’t fall inline with your values?
Tired of constantly steering off course and giving into what your mood dictates?
At times, it can feel unbearable and like a dead end. We all miss the mark and get stuck in a rut.
Our anxiety, depression, and worries can cloud our judgment in ways that are difficult to comprehend. However, every journey has its course and we have the ability to remap our trajectory.
My goal is to trek alongside you and make life’s journey less treacherous.
Who I work with?
Individual Counseling for Men and Women
Depression, worry, anxiety, and fear can be crippling experiences. If you feel overwhelmed by these phenomena, I want to help you overcome these barriers.
I believe that reflecting on life’s past and present relationships can offer insight into helping you redefine current and future relationships, experiences, and self. Re-evaluating beliefs and past trauma can help you achieve your goals, create new experiences, and make informed choices that forge a more satisfying and fulfilling life.
My training in Psychodynamic Therapies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS) are resources that I actively utilize to direct treatment. They are evidence-based practices and tools that will improve your functioning as an individual.
Counseling for Out of Control Sexual Behavior
We all have sexual urges, thoughts, or behaviors. However, there are times when the sensations, ideas, or outward sexual expressions affect us in a negative way. Despite this reality, there is hope for breaking out of these repeating cycles.
In today’s world, we are overwhelmed by sexually stimulating content. This intensifies our desire for sexual experiences and avoiding unwanted behaviors is more difficult than ever. However, exploring our motivations, sexual stories, and trauma can help us navigate in a more health manner.
As your therapist, I will help you revisit past events and narratives that contribute to your out-of-control sexual behaviors. In doing so, we find healthier ways to cope with triggers, discover the underlying motivators, and define sexuality in a way that is representative of your values. The goal is to take back control of your story and not let it haunt you. While doing so, increasing compassion and acceptance towards yourself so that you live a more fulfilled sexual life.
Being a teenager isn’t easy for anyone. There are so many questions to address during this life period and not enough time to come up with answers. That is why I create space and time to process.
Over the past decade, I have spent time counseling in church and high school settings with various teens. This has brought me great fulfillment and joy.
I want to provide space for every teen to explore identity, get in touch with their authentic self, and talk about the challenges they face. Sometimes we need a non-parent figure to discuss issues that are uncomfortable and I want to be that person for them.
Immigration and Acculturation
Finding your place in a new country is a daunting task. Being born into a family of immigrants can also bring about its own challenges. As a counselor, I often draw from my own experiences and identity as a Slavic American.
I understand the nuances of finding an identity as a second-generation immigrant and managing the family and social dynamics that may come with being bicultural and bilingual. Immigration can create all sorts of issues and barriers. Through counseling, we can explore new avenues to addressing these concerns.
If you are looking for a Russian-speaking counselor in Vancouver, Washington, I can help! I’m fluent in Russian and enjoy working with the Russian-speaking community.
Whether you are married, dating, or about to make a lifelong commitment dedicating time to improve your relationship is crucial. Every relationship has its hurdles and areas to improve. Having the place to do that can prove to be worthwhile.
Through my collaborative approach, I will assist you in identifying new methods to address conflict and intensify your love bond. When I work with couples, I predominantly use the Gottman Method to help couples develop new strategies for understanding each other. With over 30 years of research to back up this approach, it is a proven way to decrease divorce rates and ensure a new path for your love life.
Throughout my time practicing, I have discovered that I am a great fit for couples that are young adults and those that are struggling to recover from infidelity.
Why choose me as your therapist?
Over the years, I have worked in foster care, high school settings, fulfilled ministry roles, and worked in community mental health. Working with different populations has shaped me into who I am today. These experiences have increased my insight and compassion for all people.
In my own life, I have faced painful situations and circumstances that made me question my own identity and shaped me into being who I am today. Facing loss, struggles with sexuality, and having family members with mental illness enriched my journey into becoming a counselor.
Today, I can say that I have the courage to help those that are struggling and need guidance in transforming their lives for a better future.
How I work?
In my counseling room, I will offer a time for you to be seen and heard with undivided attention. I listen to understand and offer compassion. I bring my whole self and imagination into the work to offer an authentic connection. Together, we will create a relationship based on trust, openness, and transparency.
In doing so, the counseling relationship provides a place for healing. It promotes honesty, vulnerability, and a place for growth. Together, we learn and generate desirable outcomes.
When I am not doing therapy…
If I am not counseling, you can find me exploring the great PNW. I love hiking and seeing the incredible sights this place has to offer. I also enjoy a good cup of Joe and any coffee shop that makes a superb brew.
On a rainy day, you can find me reading a book or making a home-cooked meal. Spending time with friends and family is another activity that brings me pleasure.
Are you ready to start counseling?
I encourage you to schedule your counseling appointment online.
Not ready to schedule your first appointment yet?
Give us a call and we will be happy to answer your questions (360) 356-8756
Richard Golosinskiy, LMHCA