Owner + Clinician
Marina Masaki, MFT Intern
Attachment concerns, fertility, guilt, intimacy, psychoeducation, shame, sex therapy, trauma, work stress, anxiety, depression
Practicing Under the Supervision of:
Get to Know Marina
Introducing Marina Masaki, an insightful Marriage and Family Therapy Intern dedicated to supporting clients who are looking for individualized support to work through whatever issues they’re experiencing right now. Marina recognizes the unique challenges many face and aims to offer personalized support tailored to the individual's needs.
Marina employs a multifaceted therapeutic approach, adeptly merging the core principles of various modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, Integrative Family Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Her practice is grounded in an intersectional, collaborative, strengths-based, and anti-oppressive foundation. Marina creates a supportive environment, offering a kink-informed, poly-friendly, and trauma-informed perspective, ensuring that therapy remains a safe haven for all. Her unwavering commitment is to accompany clients on their journey towards liberation.
Marina is a third-year Couples and Family Therapy graduate student at Antioch University Seattle (AUS). She completed the AUS Sex Therapy Certificate in 2023 and is currently delving into the AUS Trauma Therapy Certificate. Additionally, Marina's dedication to supporting survivors of Intimate Partner Violence is evident from her completion of the Asian Women’s Shelter Domestic Violence Counselor Training and its multilingual variant (Japanese) in 2021.
Having worked across diverse sectors like hospitality, academia, and technology, Marina's diverse experiences lend her a unique perspective. As a woman of color and the child of immigrants, her personal and professional engagements with Black, Indigenous, and communities of color have fortified her understanding of varied trauma manifestations.
Marina's commitment to her clients extends to exploring roles within broader systems, such as intimate relationships, families, communities, and even corporate environments. She's adept at addressing a range of issues, including relationships, trauma, work stress, anxiety, and depression. Her training enables her to guide clients through attachment concerns, fertility issues, guilt, intimacy challenges, and psychoeducation, among others.
When not immersed in her professional endeavors, Marina's compassion extends to the animal kingdom. A passionate animal lover, she relishes fostering dogs and volunteering at Resilient Hearts Animal Sanctuary. Her cherished moments include the adoption of her two-year-old chihuahua mix, Cooper, and her continued support for dogs and cats awaiting their forever homes.
Marina's illustrious educational background includes a Master's in Statistical Practice from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor's in Applied Mathematics from UC Irvine. Beyond her academic accomplishments, Marina's leadership in the Delta Kappa Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society and the Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy underscore her dedication to the field.
Marina Masaki blends a rich tapestry of personal experience, academic prowess, and therapeutic expertise to facilitate transformative change for her clients. Join her on a journey towards self-understanding and growth.
Credentials + Professional Involvement
Master's Student, Couple and Family Therapy Program with Sex Therapy & Trauma Therapy Certificate Programs, Antioch University Seattle
Bachelors in Applied Mathematics, Specialization in Applied Mathematics, UC Irvine
Master’s in Statistical Practice, Carnegie Mellon University
Delta Kappa Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society, Student Leader and Member
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Student Member
Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Student Board Member