Bright Future Counseling

10000 NE 7th Ave #100-D

Vancouver, Wa. 98685

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Bright Future Counseling

Valinda Harlan LMHC LPC






Sexual Issues

Couples: Communication

Intimacy, Infidelity, Conflict Repair  

Individuals: Depression & Anxiety









Calls will be returned within

 24 hours on weekdays. 

 HEAL from the past

CHANGE in the present

HOPE for the future

I believe people can heal from their past, change for the better, and find hope to move forward to a bright future.

I believe it because I see it happening 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 feel stuck,
I can help!


I strive to create a safe nonjudgmental space for all types of couples and individuals. My casual style of doing therapy is supportive and effective. 

have specialized training, experience, and success in treating:


  • Anxiety-stress, worry, unwanted thoughts, over thinking

  • Depression-grief, feeling stuck, low energy, generalized or excessive sadness

  • Sexual Abuse Recovery

  • Sexual Dysfunctions (E.D., low sex drive)

  • Maternal Mental Health

  • Religious Abuse

  • LGBTQUA+ Gender-nonconforming, transitioning

Traditional & nontraditional couples

  • Relationship Repair

  • Infidelity, Trust Issues

  • Sexual Satisfaction

  • Communication, Conflict

  • Emotional Intimacy

  • Divorce 

  • Parenting Concerns

     You can trust that you will be getting quality professional treatment; I meet the highest professional standards of a National Board Certified Counselor. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counseling (LMHC) in the state of Washington and a Professional Licensed Counselor (PLC) in Oregon.

     Over the past 20 years I have had the honor of helping people heal, change, and find hope. 

Credentials & Training

  • Master in Psychology & Professional Counseling

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) Washington

  • Member American Psychological Association

  • Professional Licensed Counselor (PLC) Oregon

  • Certified Pre-marriage and Marriage Counselor Prepare-Enrich

  • Gottman Institute of Marriage

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling

  • Certified Parenting Coach 

  • Sexual wellness/sex therapy 

  • Gender issues and LGBTQIA+


  • National Board Certified Counselor

I use only proven best practices, effective tools and techniques. I work with clients to create a custom plan based on their unique personality, values, needs, and goals, My eclectic approach is empathic and supportive, practical and successful.

Depending on the client's personality, needs and goals, I may use a combination of:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy)

  • REBT (Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy)

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Gestalt Therapy

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Spirituality (at the request of the client).

  • Emotionally Focused Couples Counseling

  • Gottman Institute of Marriage Methods

HEAL from the past

CHANGE in the present

HOPE for the future