Throughout life, we experience, "little deaths," that change our course. Loss of a dream, health, job, marriage, country or beliefs take us over a threshold into a new world where life no longer makes sense. Our old tools and ways of coping or understanding are no longer enough to pilot us to the other side of what can feel like a vast, deep river. While often terrifying, these are the golden opportunities in which our true nature, or purpose in life can be revealed. My job is to serve as your guide and assist you on your own unique journey to the next chapter of your life.
To become one's most whole, alive and vibrant self, a safe place can nurture those elements of your life you want to preserve, or shed those that no longer serve you, or to heal those that have left their mark. To support you in achieving your goals, or to define meaning in life, I offer you over 20 years of experience, grounded in Jungian psychology, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Trauma Recovery, Attachment Theory and I am a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. I specialize in life transitions, loss and grief, AD/HD, Aspergers, Anxiety and Depression, Parenting, Sexual Abuse, PPTSD, Parenting, the challenges of being "Gifted," multi-cultural/racial/religious relationships and
"End of Life" issues.
Sulfiati Magnuson brings her rich life experience to her therapeutic practice. A mother of three adult children, she has had corporate and academic careers, worked in a hospice, was a lay midwife, and is a photographer. She is a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist, and served as a Disaster Mental Health Counselor for the American Red Cross. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Washington (LMHC) and is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). She designed and taught the class "When a Community Weeps" at Antioch University Seattle, as well as various courses on trauma for professionals at mental health agencies. She received her B.A. in Psychology, Creativity and Spirituality, as well as her M.A. in Psychology, Mental Health Counseling, from Antioch University Seattle.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we experience at some point in our lives, particularly at times of transition. Therapy can help you recover the motivation, perspective, and joy you once had in your life.
Many individuals experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Disasters, man-made, or natural can cause trauma; as well as sexual assault; or being the object of, or a witness to violence of any kind. Anxiety, fear, lack of trust and hopelessness are a few emotions that can settle in after traumatic events, whether they are recent or in the past. Discover ways to overcome these symptoms by learning tools from recent brain research discoveries, mindfulness and other resources. Begin the process of healing, and sometimes grieving, to reclaim your wholeness and vitality after trauma.
"Getting the Love You Want" is the the title of Harville & Helen Hendrix's book about Imago therapy. Not only is it a revolutionary system for repairing strained, damaged or hurting relationships, it is a new way to view the world. I will coach you in how to have an intentional dialogue about those painful discussions (seemingly over "the little stuff") that happen over and over with no result other than more pain for both of you. You will discover how those same qualities that attracted you to your partner now drive you crazy! More importantly, the frustrations they cause are signs of something new trying to grow in your relationship. Learn how to move beyond the trauma of an affair. Learn the tools to make both you and your partner feel loved, respected and even cherished, once again. For more information, please go to https://harvilleandhelen.com/initiatives/what-is-imago