"The greatest gift a parent has to give a child- and a lover has to give a lover- is emotionally attuned attention and timely responsiveness."
- Sue Johnson
Hi, I’m Kim Gilliland and I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, which means that I have a Masters degree and a license that requires specialized training in helping people with their relationships. I also have life experience in making relationships work; I've been married for over 30 years, and have two grown children.
I love my job because it’s so rewarding to me to see people experience more satisfying relationships. I know that there is no greater source of both joy and pain than the quality of our close bonds.
If you're having relationship struggles, you know how distressing it can be. We don’t feel quite right if things aren’t going well with the important people in our lives.
The good news is, there is a solution. As a Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist, I can help you understand and interrupt the negative cycles that keep recurring in your relationship. The model has solid research behind it showing that it really works. And I’ve seen evidence of that over and over again in my office.
Living in a small town, I know how important privacy can be. If you're an island resident and would like to meet with me, but have some concerns about confidentiality, please contact me and we can talk about how to manage working together and living in the same town.
For those of you who live far from San Juan Island, I offer teletherapy through videoconferencing. If you've never tried this, you may be surprised at how good an alternative this is to a face to face meeting.
I also offer one or two day couple intensives, which are longer sessions than the traditional 60 minute meeting.
I would love to help you. Click on the button below to contact me today!
Professional Associations and Certifications:
- International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
- American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy
- Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
- Family Systems Therapists Northwest
- Certified Emotionally Focused Therapist for Couples
- Telemental Health Certified