Meet Dara.

Individual, Couple, & Sex Therapist

Washington State

Telehealth only

Hi, I'm Dara (she/her)

I am an individual and relational therapist with a strong attachment theory perspective. Whether I am working with you as an individual or as part of a relational unit, I am always curious about how other people and systems impact you. I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy to help you create secure attachment in your life. I also integrate a somatic approach to explore body sensations, which hold emotions that are often hard to name or express.


I believe that therapy is a collaborative process and that the client is the expert of their own life, with an innate need to be seen and understood. I aim to provide a non-judgmental space that encourages exploration of self and relationships, by examining attachment (in)securities, internalized oppression, and family of origin narratives. I help clients get unstuck from their problematic patterns. I am compassionate and help my clients to live their most authentic lives. My orientation is strength-based, and I believe that healing happens in the presence of others.


For therapy to be most effective, a therapeutic fit is critical. I offer a free 15-minute consultation to learn about your needs and share a bit more about myself. I look forward to hearing from you.


Fun Facts: Aside from spending time with family and friends, my favorite pastimes include cooking, traveling, and being in nature. Outside of the therapy room, you will often find me flipping through cookbooks or searching the internet for new dishes to make. I also have a bit of wanderlust and enjoy traveling near and far. I find that we can learn so much about ourselves by immersing ourselves in different cultures and experiences.

Areas of Focus with Clients

  • Relational distress
  • Communication skills
  • Attachment insecurities
  • Couples and individuals
  • Adolescents
  • LGBTQIA2S+ affirming
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Desire discrepancy
  • Infidelity
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Consensual non-monogamy
  • Gender identity
  • Body image
  • HAES (Health at Every Size)

Credentials and Training

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate (LMFTA) in Washington
  • Sex Therapy Certificate from Antioch University Seattle
  • SAR (Sexual Attitude Reassessment)
  • Traumatic Stress Studies Certificate candidate through Trauma Research Foundation (in process)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) 4-Day Externship

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Washington Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (WAMFT)
  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Schedule A Session

Session Fees:

  • $140 for a 50-minute session
  • $210 for a 80-minute session
  • Services are not covered by insurance.

Dara's Contact Information:


Phone: 206-486-0714

Dara sees clients in Washington State via telehealth.

Dara Foti is working in association with Healing Moments Counseling and is solely responsible for the healthcare services Dara Foti provides.

Dara Foti is supervised by Kimberly Castelo.