ABOUT ME

JENNIFER KILE, LMFT

LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST 

CA 123167   |   NV 3314-R

After earning my bachelor’s degree in Business Management from CSU Sacramento and a teaching credential from UC Davis, I was an elementary educator for 10 years. Around this time, I began doing my own self-reflection and personal work in therapy, leading me to return to graduate school and obtain a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of San Francisco. For the past five years, I have served children, adolescents, adults and families at two non-profit agencies in South Lake Tahoe.


I have advanced training in:

 

  • Brainspotting

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

WHY I BECAME A THERAPIST

As I learned more about myself, through my own therapy, and began letting go of beliefs and thoughts that no longer served me, I gained a hopeful strength and belief in myself. Excitement grew when I considered the possibility to be that supportive and attuned presence for others on their journeys. I firmly believe in the inner wisdom innate in every human being, and one of the great joys of supporting you on your healing journey is witnessing the process as you remember your innate wisdom.

WHAT THERAPY WITH ME LOOKS LIKE

It is important for me to create a safe space for you to explore all parts of yourself with dignity and respect, honoring your truest and wisest self. I don’t see myself as an expert on your life, rather, as a supportive collaborator who can help guide and witness your story with warmth, authenticity, and compassion.
 

Throughout our time together, I may incorporate:

  • Mindfulness exercises

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) strategies

  • Self-Compassion guided reflections

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Journal Prompts

  • Brainspotting

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WHY A NAUTILUS?

Like the nautilus, we find ourselves outgrowing ways of thinking, believing and being and have opportunity to grow forward, upward and outward, while integrating all parts of ourselves.