Octavio Saldana, LCSW

School-Based Specialty BH


Boise State University Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice Administration

Boise State University Master of Social Work


I’ve had the honor and privilege of working with children, adolescents, and families in many different capacities for the last 21 years. I’ve been working as a mental health therapist for the last 11 years. My work experience has allowed me opportunities to provide services to diverse Idaho residents. I enjoy facilitating individuals recognizing that they have the capacity/ability for growth and change. My goals as a therapist are to meet the individual where they are, continually recognize that they are the experts in their lives, and to create a supportive/safe environment for them to improve their ability to appropriately manage mental health symptoms.

I have resided in Idaho for over 34 years. My family and I enjoy camping, hiking, biking, swimming, watching movies at home, and reading. My children are involved in many activities (golf, singing lessons, piano lessons, basketball, softball, and soccer to name a few) and keep us very busy year-round. We love Idaho and particularly love the spring and summers as we do a lot of camping.