Kimberly Turille, MSFT, LAMFT Therapist

PHILOSOPHY

There is profound strength in recognizing our weakness and actively seeking vulnerability in the midst of it. As humans it can be tempting to emphasize our independence, while only sharing the highlight reel moments of life. Yet every person experiences crisis, hurt, frustrations, and hopelessness. I believe choosing to slow down in the midst of a somewhat chaotic life to explore your thoughts, beliefs, and relationships provides space to heal and grow while becoming a more authentic self.

Coming from a family systems approach, I believe that our attachments and life experiences largely influence our development. Together we explore the structure of your family and relationships, recognize how your thoughts influence your beliefs and behavior (CBT), while practicing improved coping skills (DBT). These elements combined with talk therapy aid in rewriting your story.

EXPERIENCE

I am a Marriage and Family Therapy program intern from Fuller Theological Seminary. I spent three years applying Wilderness Therapy techniques as a mountaineering guide in British Columbia, have experience working with young adults who have disordered eating, OCD, anxiety, trauma, and self-harm, and spent 9 years working with adolescents and at risk youth while volunteering for Young Life. I also worked with those in the LGBTQ community.

EDUCATION

Whitworth University, BA Theology, Certificate of Ministry

Fuller Theological Seminary, MA Marriage and Family Therapy