Independent Practitioner at Integrity Counseling Center
You are worried about your child. Your marriage isn’t what you think it should be. You feel discouraged about where things are at in your life.
Sometimes it seems that hard times become hard lives.
It feels overwhelming…
The good thing is you are open to seeking help!
It takes courage to face your pain. And you are done pushing past your feelings of being overwhelmed.
You don’t have to figure out everything on your own.
I am here to be your support and your guide. I am here to help you find answers to your struggles. I can come alongside you and help you repair your most important relationships in life.
I can help your relationship through Couples Counseling
Maybe you are finding it harder to really connect with your partner.
Or maybe there are patterns in your relationship that are hurtful and you just don’t know how to get unstuck.
I am happy to walk beside you as we journey together towards healing and greater connection for you as a couple.
When I work with couples, I primarily use Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, or EFT, to help you and your partner find more understanding of each other and strengthen your love bond.
EFT is a well-researched approach that is efficient and highly effective. Over 20 years of EFT research shows that 75% of couples move from distress to recovery and the other 15% show significant improvement in their relationship.
Let me be your support through Child and Family Therapy
Feeling like no matter what you are doing, your family is falling apart?
Maybe your child is struggling and you just don’t know what else you can do?
The disconnection can be so painful. So much worry and energy go into holding things together on your own. It can all be so much to carry.
I help children who struggle with behavior issues, anxiety and depression. I enjoy guiding families in renewing their connection with each other and in helping them deal with the challenges that parenting brings.
My go to approach with younger children (0-6) is Child-Parent Psychotherapy. Play is a child’s natural language. Rather than using traditional play therapy, I use directive play with children to allow them to use their language in communicating scary, stressful, or any other experiences that have disconnected you from their world. I become your guide to speaking that language with your child and really finding out what’s going on in their hearts.
This type of reconnection has been proven to work with adoptive families (both internationally and in the US) as well as reduce unhealthy behaviors in toddlers and small children by teaching them to trust your parenting and believe in you as their safe place.
For older children and teens (7-17), I integrate talk therapy, art therapy, and relationship coaching to help your child get to a better place in life.
Art therapy uses art, poetry, journaling, sandtray or other kinds of tools integrated with talk therapy to explore emotions that are sometimes unable to be adequately touched on through conventional talk therapy.
Relationship coaching teaches your child to practice patience, acceptance and kindness with peers and family as they learn how to grow up and face life’s challenges.
Family therapy allows us to all come together and explore both your child’s and your hurts and needs as a parent. Building on your strengths and drawing from my experience as a child and family therapist, I can guide your family to greater healing and connection.
I want to bring peace into your family no matter what your struggle is!
There are many counselors in Vancouver, WA, why work with me?
Therapy is a great opportunity to work through your problems.
You want a therapist who will listen and interact with you…someone who can be supportive and help you find solutions to your problems…someone who will help you live a life that is different than it is today.
I would love to be that therapist for you or your family. I will work with you and challenge you to make things better. I am not likely to take a passive approach by just sitting and nodding. I will ask you questions and give you feedback.
I will work closely with you to help you problem solve, learn new ways of communicating and create a loving connection in your relationship.
I feel that my unique ability to take time to get to know the real you while quickly building a relationship of trust, acceptance and open conversation will give you the confidence that you will receive great care from me.
My Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Chico, combined with 6 years of treating children, individuals, and families, gives me experience and insight into how to help figure out those issues that seem unresolvable by yourself.
I have spent time learning through experience, supervision, and meeting amazing people such as yourself that therapy doesn’t make me the expert. I truly believe that my job is to guide you to be the best version of yourself.
Lastly, I myself have received therapy for issues both from childhood as well as my adult life, so I understand the therapy process and how difficult it can be to open up to someone new. I embrace open communication about our relationship and understand that building trust takes time.
When I am not doing Family Therapy…
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband of several years, beautiful baby son, and three sleepy and older dogs.
I also feel fulfilled by volunteering with the community and coaching a girl’s youth fastpitch softball team in the Vancouver area. I have done this for three years and each year rewards me more by seeing young girls’ lives change as they achieve growth through athletics and social relationships.
My hobbies to relax include reading, watching college sports on television, and thrifting!
Please know that I would love to work with you. I truly have great respect for each individual and their story, because it matters!
Are you ready to start individual or couples counseling?
Let me help you restore intimacy with your partner!
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
The rates information is here.
I look forward to meeting you!
Trinity Saldana, MS, CMHS, LMFT