Assisting Those in Florida & Wisconsin
Clients who adhere strongly and passionately to their faith as Christians, believe that both marriage and sexuality are sacred. Because of the sacred nature of both, clients want to trust that the therapy they receive is informed by the same set of values. As an spiritual integrationist, Kimberly has been trained as a Marriage Therapist and Sex Therapist in how to uphold and celebrate the boundaries that keep marriage and sexuality sacred. Through this lens, Kimberly will use Biblical principles and spiritual practices in therapy to the degree desired by her clients.
Due to her specialized training Kimberly is also sought after by people of other religious traditions to provide a framework for value-based sex and marriage therapy.
Sexual & Gender Identity / Spiritual Integration
Kimberly has been trained to help individuals explore their sexual and gender identities from both a clinical and spiritual perspective. She also walks alongside their spouses and families as they experience their own confusion and questioning. Through her training in Sexual Identity Synthesis and Gender Identity formation, Kimberly provides education, comfort and compassion to assist those affected, while helping them make sense of how spirituality fits in for them.
- Masters Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Richmont Graduate University, a program integrating Christian faith with Counselor Education
- Seminary coursework – Theodicy, Biblical Counseling and Hermeneutics
- Graduate training in Sexual Identity Synthesis (Dr. Mark Yarhouse) – exploring sexual and gender identity from a faith-perspective
Do not despair, thinking that you cannot change yourself after so many years. Simply enter into the presence of Jesus as you are and ask him to give you a fearless heart where he can be with you. You cannot make yourself different. Jesus came to give you a new heart, a new spirit, a new mind, and a new body. Let him transform you by his love and so enable you to receive his affection in your whole being.
Henri Nouwen, Lent and Easter Wisdom (2005)