Jimmy Bridges

PhD, LMFT, CFLE

Background & Credentials
Jimmy (he/his/they/them) is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a clinical fellow of AAMFT, an AAMFT approved supervisor, and a certified Family Life Educator through NCFR. He holds a Doctoral degree in Couple and Family Therapy from Kansas State University and two graduate certificates in Social Justice Education and Gender, Women, and Sexuality studies. His main scholarly work focuses on therapist development, particularly around privilege awareness and multicultural competency. He specializes in couples and relational therapy, is trauma-informed, queer affirming, and poly/ENM and kink friendly.

Beliefs
Jimmy believes that balancing the needs to connect and be a unique individual are central to a satisfying life and meaningful relationships. Many of us struggle with conflict because we ourselves have been hurt. Some of us carry a lot of baggage from our upbringing. Some of us have been hurt by previous relationships. And sometimes we hold onto negative beliefs or stories that society has convinced us are true. Jimmy takes a compassionate, warm, and patient approach. He guides clients through a better understanding of who they are, and how they can take responsibility for their own growth and have more meaningful and fulfilling relationships.

Approach
Jimmy has worked with a variety of clients from diverse backgrounds and specializes in couples and intimate relational therapy. For his clinical work, Jimmy combines several approaches including the Bader-Pearson Developmental Model, Experiential Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and other intergenerational and differentiation-based therapies. His work is guided by systemic, power-sensitive values, as well as intersectional feminist and queer theory.

Services

  • Couples/Relational Therapy
  • Mini-Intensives
  • Discernment CounselingAreas of Expertise
  • Couples counseling
  • Polyamorous/ENM/CNM relationships
  • Gendered imbalances in relationships
  • Queer affirming services
  • Faith crisis/religious transitions
  • Mindfulness

About Jimmy
When he is not seeing clients, Jimmy can often be found in parent mode. He also enjoys being in the kitchen baking and cooking, and likes to spend time in the woods and the water. He also likes to keep up on hobbies like reading, singing, playing guitar, banjo, and ukulele, and watching plants grow. 

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