Sulfiati Magnuson

Therapist Sulfiati Magnuson Photo

About Me

Are you at a crossroads, or on a threshold?
Throughout life, we experience, "little deaths," that change our course. Loss of security, 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.

What I offer you
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. As a Relational Therapist, I specialize in life transitions, loss and grief, AD/HD, Asperger’s, Anxiety and Depression, Parenting, Sexual Abuse, PTSD, Parenting, Third Culture Kids, the challenges of being "Gifted," multi-cultural/racial/religious relationships and "End of Life" issues.

About Sulfiati Magnuson, MA, LMHC
Sulfiati Magnuson brings her rich life experience to her therapeutic practice. A mother of three adult daughters, she has had corporate and academic careers, worked in a hospice, was a lay midwife, and is a photographer. Most recently, she served as a Mental Health Counselor for the Peace Corps overseas. 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.


  • Relationship issues
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Family conflicts , Trauma and abuse , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Body Image , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy, Jungian Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 24

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMHC #LH00003589 (Expires: 2022-07-07)


Written by S.Y. on May 30, 2020 after counseling with Sulfiati for 2 weeks

I only had Sulfiati for two sessions before she moved out of state, but in those two sessions I have never felt so supported. She made me feel valid for my struggles and so incredibly proud of my growth. I wish we could’ve been together longer, but I know whoever gets her next will love her.