ANASTASIA FOX, MA, LMFTA
I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from San Francisco State University. I earned a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Antioch University, Seattle. I am a part of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. I also hold a certificate in Sex Therapy from Antioch University. Additionally, I have completed Level 1 and 2 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I have always loved people and truly seek to understand others in a supportive and non judgmental way. I strive to help people heal and grow and to create healthy and rewarding relationships. I take a collaborative approach with clients. This might look like giving resources, citing research, listening and validating, or using a whiteboard to visually represent what is concerning you. You know yourself and your circumstances best. I am here to focus in on what might need changing, collaborate ideas on how to go about that, give homework where necessary, and give a nudge to help you grow.
I strive to bring people closer to their ideals and closer to those they love
I pay attention to what is happening between people not just within.
I consider not just your immediate concerns, but also relationships, family dynamics, culture, and larger context that exists around you and how it may contribute to your concerns or may be a source of strength.
A BODY POSITIVE AND SEX POSITIVE APPROACH
As a trained sex therapist, I believe sexuality is inherently part of the human experience. An individual’s sexual template begins in childhood and is affected by how they are physically cared for, their relationship to their body, and their experiences with physical touch and bodily autonomy. This template expands as people mature and gain more experience. Topics regarding sexuality may come up outside of designated sex therapy sessions; these conversations are always welcome.
I use a client centered, integrative approach for therapy, drawing from the following models
EMOTION FOCUSED THERAPY (EFT)
GOTTMAN METHOD COUPLES THERAPY
SOLUTION FOCUSED THERAPY
STRENGTHS BASED APPROACH
STRUCTURAL FAMILY THERAPY
COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)
A GOOD FIT
Research shows us that the relationship, or therapeutic alliance between therapist and client is essential for positive outcomes. While part of being a good fit can not be expressed on paper, here are some ways I have been described:
AREAS OF INTEREST
LONG TERM RELATIONSHIPS
COMMUNICATION IN RELATIONSHIPS
MIXED FAITH RELATIONSHIPS
POLITICAL IDEOLOGY DIVIDES
DATING/DATING AFTER DIVORCE
HEALING FROM SEXUAL TRAUMA
RELIGIOUS SHAME AND TRAUMA
LET'S GET PERSONAL
I live in the Seattle area with my spouse of 18 years and our three children. While creating meaningful connections with clients, friends and family is what fills my soul, music also fuels me. I love traveling the globe as it provides perspective, new experiences, and opportunities for connection.
Before becoming a therapist I spent time working in Human Resources, teaching, and leading in non profit spaces that empower families.