Serena is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate providing psychotherapy for adult and adolescent clients (14+) in Redmond, WA and the surrounding communities. 

Certain passages in life call one to walk hand in hand with uncertainty. As a psychotherapist, Serena offers support and guidance through periods of instability, change, and self-discovery. Her approach is collaborative and process based, encouraging a sense of trust, safety, and self-agency. Integrating Jungian, psychodynamic, humanistic, and family systems techniques, Serena works with each individual to develop their inner emotional resources and natural creative resilience.

 

Serena has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and age ranges, via community and private mental health organizations. She specializes in issues of anxiety, depression, relational conflicts, life transitions, identity development, as well as recovery from recent and past trauma and loss.

Serena Konkin, LMFTA

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist Assoc.

Treatment Approaches (Modalities) 

 

  • Jungian and Depth Psychotherapy

  • Psychodynamic

  • Humanistic

  • Family Systems

  • Client-centered 

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Mindfulness

  • Trauma Informed 

Concerning Issues

 

Anxiety

Depression

Grief and Loss

Self Harming Behaviors

Identity Development & Rites of Passage

Life and Career Transitions

Trauma and PTSD

Women’s and Men’s Issues

Relationship, family & single life challenges

Therapeutic Approach

Serena’s approach begins with the formulation of the therapeutic alliance, allowing for the unique and individual perspective of each client to be the guiding focus. She recognizes personal transformation and healing as a nonlinear, organic process that requires understanding, tending, and cultivation, as well as humor and curiosity. She uses client centered techniques to lay a foundation of compassion and empathy, with depth approaches to support deep and lasting change. She also provides dreamwork, active imagination, and involvement of creative practices as therapeutic and mindfulness techniques for interested clients. 

 

 

Education and Credentials

Serena holds a M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, and a BA from Antioch University in psychology and the arts. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate in the State of Washington.