Margaret  Certain (she/her)

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Accepting Clients

Do you want more authenticity in your life? I enjoy supporting the personal growth and emotional development of clients.

Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

About My Clients

Couples and families in conflict, adult individuals seeking better relationship skills, and individuals seeking relief from trauma are all part of my practice. I best serve clients who are interested in emotional growth and welcome compassionate, balanced feedback from a therapist. I help clients address issues such as improving emotional boundaries in relationships, increasing emotional flexibility during conflict, and growing a sense of self in the context of intimate relationships.

My Background and Approach

At the core of my approach is a family systems perspective, as we are deeply influenced by the important relationships in our lives. I encourage and support personal growth so that clients can enjoy greater emotional freedom, more honest interactions, and deeply meaningful relationships. The therapeutic relationship is fertile ground for increasing emotional authenticity and accountability, which clients can transfer to their daily lives. I am also trained in Brainspotting, a powerful brain-based therapy that targets trauma and other "stuck" emotions. I am consistently amazed at the results gained by clients using this modality. I often recommend Brainspotting for clients who have tried talk therapy in the past with unimpressive results.

My Personal Beliefs and Interests

I offer reduced-cost therapy for a limited number of clients -- please ask if you want therapy but have financial barriers. I believe that transformational racial justice starts on the inside, and I take seriously the responsibility not to repeat injustices in the therapeutic relationship. I have a close family member who is nonbinary and have witnessed with joy their journey through the process of embracing the self in all its complexity. I have a deep love for dogs and a somewhat irrational attachment to mine.

I offer online counseling in the following states:
I have experience with the following
  • Agnosticism
  • Atheism
  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism
  • Interfaith

At A Glance

  • Experience: 4 years of practice
  • Languages: English
  • Rate: $140 - 220/session


206-395-4284 Email Margaret 
600 N 36th Street
Office 427
Seattle, WA 98103

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