Todd Edward Kulczyk
Couples & Relationship Therapist and Psychotherapist
Todd Edward Kulczyk (he/him) earned his master's degree in psychology from Antioch University Seattle, USA. The degree was inclusive of dramatherapy 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. We will begin by discovering what your question is and why you are asking it at this particular point in life. Through a series of curiosities, it is my hope that you 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.
Though I recognise that power dynamics are present in all relationships, I strive to form collaborative, nonhierarchical partnerships with all clients. We will create a shared responsibility in defining your concerns, discussing preferred helping strategies to be implemented, and identifying goals of therapy. 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 evidence-based and empirical researched therapeutic conceptualisations depending on what you call to life in session. Possibilities along our journey will be inspired through our teamwork. I am professionally trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) and Cognitive-Behavioral (CBT) as well as certified in Narrative Therapy. 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 at the intersection of all your identities and the systems around them. 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.
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 a beautiful process. I will be there to guide and support you in our sessions together with a deep intention for positive change in your life.
Recent blog / writing / research:
I am currently studying Discernment Counseling for mixed agenda relationships who are not sure if they want to continue the relationship and are even not sure about the agendas of couples therapy. Most (really all) evidence-based models of couples therapy require all members in the relationship to want to fix the relationship and do not account for those in the space of “I don’t know” …when we are just plain not sure what to do or if the work is even wanted. Specifically for relationships that don’t know whether they even want therapy and/or are divorce ambivalent.
I am continuing to explore decolonizing therapy. I am exploring and following the work of Dr. Jennifer Mullan, Layla Saad, and Ji-Youn.
I am currently reading/researching:
Ketamine and Psychedelics assisted psychotherapy both individually and in the couples/relationship process.
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.