Counseling

SCI is home to the counseling practice of founder Mark A. Johnson, PhD (c), LMFT. With over 20 years of counseling experience, Mark combines his therapeutic training with Systemic Constellation wisdom to help people heal deep wounds. You can learn more about Mark here. 

I Work With:

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Groups
  • Tribal Communities
  • Business Managers/Leaders

Common Issues I Treat:

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Self Esteem
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Family Problems
  • Workplace Issues
  • Abandonment/Rejection
  • Relationship and Couples Issues

I Work Via:

Services and Philosophy

My foundation toward therapy is trans-generational. I view difficult behaviors as possible symptoms of unresolved multi-generational loyalties, systemic pressures or unconscious systemic entanglements. Although I integrate a variety of systemic counseling models and methods in my practice, my primary theoretical orientation follows an adapted model of Systemic Constellation Work originally developed by Bert Hellinger and his colleagues.

The multigenerational lens I look through includes the systemic role of our ancestors. I see the individual in context to their family-of-origins (or other closely bonded systems) and the extended family in context to their collective or tribal systems. I encourage individuals and family members to internally relate to their family systems as emotionally healthy and whole.

I am strength-based and resource-focused rather than pathology-focused. In my role as therapist, I model such trans-generational concepts as self awareness, setting and maintaining appropriate boundaries and differentiation while maintaining connection.
In the past twenty years of traveling throughout the world and United States, I have been exposed to different cultural norms and values regarding gender, sexual orientation and religious practices. I openly engage in conversations about diversity with my clients. When working with groups, I integrate systemic constellations, family of origins theory, Erickson’s hypnagogic trance-work and ceremonies within a trans-generational framework. To learn more about Systemic Constellation Work, see the Systemic Constellations page.

To schedule an appointment please call (206) 525-0525 or send me an email at markj@seattleconstellations.org.

Documents For Your Convenience:

Intake Form

Disclosure Statement

Map & Directions

Map to Mark Johnson's Counseling OfficeNorthbound From I-5

Travelling northbound on I-5 take the N.E. 65th/Ravenna exit (exit 170). At the end of the exit proceed forward following the gentle curve left. At N.E. 65th Street turn right and travel east about 1 mile. Turn left at 21st Ave. N.E. (continued below)

Southbound From I-5

Travelling southbound on I-5 take the N. 85th/N.E. 80th Street exit (Exit 172). Get in the left lane following the signs to N.E. 80th. Travel up and over the freeway on N.E. 80th for about 1 mile. Turn right on 20th Ave. N.E. Turn left at 65th. Turn left on 21st Ave. N.E.

On 21st Ave N.E, travel to the end of the street. It is the second office-house from the end. The entrance is under the arbor on the left side of the house. The waiting room is at the end of the hall.

Contact Information

Email: markj@seattleconstellations.org
Office Address & Phone:
6523 21st Avenue NE
Suite 5B
Seattle, WA 98115-6924
(206) 525-0525