DR. MAGDALENA J. FOSSE
It is my passion and privilege to provide you with a highly personalized approach to your individual and relational concerns. My focus is on helping you form a better relationship with yourself and others, rooted in deep intimacy and positive sexuality.
I work with individuals and couples in all types of relational constellations from monogamous to polyamorous. My clients are of many races and ethnicities, and range from straight to gay, bisexual, pansexual, kinky, asexual, transgender, nonconforming, questioning, and seeking. I also offer support services for people who seek to expand their consciousness through psychedelic medicine.
In addition to being a psychotherapist, I am an author, educator, and consultant. My expertise is in polyamory and consensual nonmonogamy, with published work, speaking engagements, and consultation services reflecting this interest. I am the current president of the Psychodynamic Couple and Family Institute of New England where I also teach on sexuality and couple therapy.
My personal and educational background is diverse and multicultural. I have lived and studied in Poland, Norway, and the US, and am fluent in all three languages. Finding my place of belonging in different cultures taught me the importance of staying open and flexible. My psychotherapeutic approach reflects this experience. Just like one size does not fit all, one mode of therapy is not going to work for everyone. In my work, I integrate the following modalities:
Psychodynamic thinking is the best framework we have thus far for understanding human nature.
Attachment theories provide a way to illuminate our relational challenges and opportunities.
Interpersonal neurobiology explains how brain, mind, and relational experiences interact to shape a person.
Gestalt therapy is the genesis for a broad array of experiential therapeutic approaches.
Sex therapy is a discipline that reflects our vast knowledge and expression of human sexuality.
Psycho-spirituality connects conventional therapy to the knowledge of the psychedelic plants which have the power to alter the conscious experience.
Mindfulness and meditation are time-tested practices for stress reduction and personal growth.
Somatic awareness is a tool which helps you to tap into the wisdom of the body.
Cognitive-behavioral strategies and skills are the tools to modify thinking and behaviors.
President, Psychodynamic Couples and Families Institute of New England (PCFINE)
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), Clinical Psychology, William James College, Boston, MA
Doctor of Clinical Sexology (PhD candidate), Modern Sex Therapy Institutes, West Palm Beach, FL
Master’s Degree, Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Master’s Degree, Cultural Pedagogy, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland
Gestalt Therapy Training, Norwegian Gestalt Institute, Oslo, Norway
Couple Therapy Postgraduate Training, Psychodynamic Couples and Families Institute of New England (PCFINE)
Certified Sex Therapist, American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
Sex Therapist, Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH)
Kink and Polyamory Aware Professionals (KAP)