Sanna Collado, experienced in marriage and family therapy

Sanna Collado

MA, Clinical Intern


Area of Experience

Grief and Loss



Relational Issues

Life Changes and Transitions

Communication Issues


Social Justice Issues

More About me

I am currently completing my final year of the accredited Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program at Pacific Lutheran University. I am practicing under a licensed professional supervisor following my 2+ years of experience serving clients of diverse social and economic backgrounds on the clinic staff at the PLU Couple and Family Therapy Center as well as 3+ years of experience volunteering as a trained hotline phone worker. 

As a marriage and family therapist, I work with individuals, couples, and families. I use a variety of techniques from a range of therapeutic modalities, including Solution-Focused, Experiential, Narrative, Bowenian, and Emotionally Focused Therapy. I work collaboratively with clients to discover existing skills and develop obtainable goals to explore and manage loss, grief, depression, emotion regulation, stress, self-esteem, trauma, life changes and transitions, communication issues, relational problems, and social justice issues.

I believe that all people are inherently inclined toward growth, and that all people are capable of change. Also, I believe that all people are experts in their own lives and come to therapy with the wisdom and experience needed to face their own life challenges. When we face life challenges, though, it can be difficult to remember and call upon these resilient parts of ourselves. Using a strengths-based systems approach, I consider all the diverse factors impacting my clients and the strengths and coping resources they bring with them to therapy.