Todd Edward Kulczyk (he/him) earned his master's degree in
psychology from Antioch University Seattle, USA. The degree was inclusive of drama therapy and creative arts in therapy. He works with individuals, couples, and relationships. Todd is licensed in the Unites States of America. He is certified in Narrative Therapy and professionally trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS).
Todd is a multiculturally informed, sex positive, feminist-minded professional with a passion for social justice.
Todd sits on the Board of Directors for the Association of Psychotherapists in Iceland. He hold active membership in several other associations including Association of Marriage & Family Therapy in Iceland, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as North American Drama Therapy Association.
relationship / couples therapy
intercultural couples and relationships
gender and sexual diversities community (LGBTQIAPK+)
Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT)
Integrative Couples Therapy (ICT)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
How I work:
This is the beautiful work of undoing aloneness.
I truly believe that if we are to find long-term healing and mental health, it will be found in effective safe connection. All of our individual work should lead to connection. All of our relational work should lead to connection. We have known for a long time the cost of loneliness and isolation. We need each other.
You have entered into therapy because you have a question. Through a series of curiosities, it is my hope that you will come to a satisfying solution for yourself. It is my goal that you take ownership of your life and happiness. Learning to ask for what you need and having that need heard is a part of this work.
We will begin by discovering what your question is and why you are asking it at this particular point in life.
I recognise that a power dynamic is present in all relationships and strive to form collaborative, nonhierarchical partnerships with all clients. We will create a shared responsibility in defining your concerns, discussing the preferred helping strategies to be implemented, and identifying the goals of therapy.
I believe in exploring your strengths, helping you find solutions that work within your system to be maintained over time.
There are 5 major movements or key approaches in psychology: Psychoanalytic, Behavioral, Humanistic, Multicultural, and Social Justice. Rather than applying a medical model to the approach and with an awareness of the five forces of psychology, I believe in helping clients explore their personal sense of self. This journey is not linear. There is no “one way” to be.
My work thoughtfully integrates several different evidence-based and empirical researched therapeutic conceptualisations depending on what fits best with your given situation while also holding the intersection of cultural and other forms of human diversity. I am professionally trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) as well as certified in Narrative Therapy.
I use Constructivist, Experiential, and Transgenerational Models to inform my Postmodern Systemic approach. I am formally schooled with multicultural and social justice psychology. For couples and relationships, I integrate Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Gottman Method, Narrative, and Internal Family Systems.
We will consider your experience in family context as well as the broader social, spiritual, and political framework. Possibilities along our journey will be inspired by you. We may question the effect of gender roles and stereotyping as well as investigating our cultural understanding. We may use creative arts to bridge the relationship between language and action. We may spend time unblocking emotional expression and opening up to your inner experience.
We may look at the intersection of identities and the social construction of our experience. Culture, privilege, racism, heterosexism, oppression, classism, ageism, ableism, etc. are important contextual elements that play a role in our lives and are considered when determining goals and strengths.
I advocate for, honour, and am inclusive of all gender and sexual diversities communities as well as the diversity of non-dyadic intimate relationships.
Therapy can be a challenging, cathartic, difficult, amazing, eye-opening, and beautiful process. I will be there to guide and support you in our sessions together and will help you to bring about positive change in your life.
Recent blog / writing / research:
I am currently studying decolonizing therapy. I am exploring and following the work of Dr. Jennifer Mullan, Layla Saad, and Ji-Youn.
I am currently reading:
"Grieving While Black: An Antiracist Take on Oppression and Sorrow"
by Breeshia Wade
"Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience"
by Brené Brown
I am a husband, dog-owner, music-listener, traveler, and collector of vintage typewriters. I hold an additional Master of Fine Arts degree in Directing for Theatre and Film.
I believe in transparency and sharing my professional curiosities, findings, and projects.
How to reach me:
"Curiosity. Play. Connection."
Todd's practice is currently full. He is not scheduling new clients at this time.