Last updated: 7/14/2020

Vicki E. Salvin, LCSW DCSW BCD CTTS SAP (760) 320-0446
Last Updated: 7/14/2020

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken:


Telehealth sessions available for secure video and telephone counseling.

Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Anger Management Anxiety/Panic Disorders Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder Behavioral Problems Bullying/Harassment Career/Employment Concerns Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Education/Personal Development Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Life Transitions Parenting Issues Sexual Abuse/Rape Stress Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues Workplace Stress
Also serving:
Addictions/Substance Adoption/Foster Care Aging Attachment Disorders Bipolar Disorders Child Abuse and Neglect Developmental Disability Domestic Violence Eating Disorders Elder Abuse Firesetting Gender Identity Immigration/Newcomer Men's Issues Multicultural Issues Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Pain Management Phobias Physical Illness/Impairment Postpartum Depression Pregnancy/Childbirth Psychosomatic Runaways Self Abuse Sexual Orientation Sexuality Issues Sleep Disorders Spiritual/Religious Concerns Suicidal Thoughts Traumatic Brain Injury
Office and Contact Information
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Smoke Tree Counseling Services
2825 E. Tahquitz Cyn. Way #103
Palm Springs, CA 92262  

(760) 320-0446

Contact: Vicki Salvin, LCSW

Office Hours:
MonBy appointment
TueBy appointment
WedBy appointment
ThuBy appointment
FriBy appointment
SatBy appointment
SunBy appointment
Online Schedule: Schedule
Average wait time for new clients: 2 days

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 6 Hours
Weekends: 6 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Evening Office Hours
Secure HIPAA-compliant Video (, etc.)
Telephone Counseling


Years of Experience: 38

CA - LCSW [LCSW 10873]

Credentials and Certifications:
American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work (ABECSW)
Board Certified Diplomate (BCD)
Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS)
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
Dept. of Transportation Substance Abuse Professional (DOT-SAP)
Diplomate in Clinical Social Work (DCSW)
Qualified Clinical Social Worker (QCSW)
Substance Abuse Professional (SAP)

Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $150
Couples: $150
Group: N/A
Family: $150

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Medicaid (or equivalent state insurance): Yes
Medicare: Yes
Private Insurance or Out of Network: Yes

Free Services:
Brief Phone Consultation
Community Education
Information & Referral


Age Groups and Specific Populations (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adolescents (13-17) Adults (26-59) Children (6-12) Preschool (Under 6) Seniors (60 +) Young Adults (18-25)

Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics) First Responders (Police, Fire, EMT)
AIDS/HIV+ Biracial Brain/Head Injured Cancer Patients Caregivers Children of Divorce Chronic Illness College Students Disabled Entertainment Industry Freelancers Gifted Grandparents Immigrants/Refugees Interracial Families/Couples Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer (LGBTQ) Military/Veterans Obese or Overweight Step Families Suicidal Transgender Twins Unemployed
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Art Therapy Crisis Intervention Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD) Education Consultation Expressive Therapy Feminist Humanistic Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Parent Guidance Play Therapy Psycho-Educational Psychodynamic Sandplay Therapy Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
Other theoretical approaches:
Advocacy Behavioral Coaching Cognitive/Behavioral Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Dream Work or Analysis Early Intervention (Birth to 3 years) Energy Therapy Ericksonian Existential Psychotherapy Gestalt Guardian ad Litem Holistic Home Study Hypnosis Information and Referral Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Long-Term Outreach Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Relational Satir Short-Term (Brief Treatment) Social Support Somatic Experiencing Sports Psychology Transactional Analysis (TA) Transpersonal Psychology
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Educational or Psycho-Educational Family Systems Individual Online Therapy
Other methods:
Group Peer Support
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:
Buddhist Christian Hindu LDS/Mormon
Multi-cultural experience:
African-American Alaskan Native Arabic Armenian Asian Hispanic Indian Irish Italian Native American Pacific Islander Russian
Professional Associations
Clinical Social Work Federation (CSWF) Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA) International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)