“In In Boundaries for Your Soul, the authors have given us a great gift that will help people gain greater self awareness and new-found self-control over those unruly thoughts and feelings that threaten to derail our life and relationships.”
Author, The Emotionally Destructive Relationship and The Emotionally Destructive Marriage
Kim is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice, specializing in the integration of psychology and spirituality. Kim is the founder of Leading Wholeheartedly, a ministry that helps leaders tend to their inner lives, so that they can better serve others. She also founded Doing Good Well, a leadership development program for Christians in the Visual Arts. In addition to maintaining a private counseling practice, Kim speaks at conferences across the country, is an annual presenter at the American Association of Christian Counselors conference, and also hosts soul-care retreats and workshops.
Prior to her work as a counselor, Kim was a campus minister with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship at Harvard University. She has also worked for social investment fund Root Capital, and for Agros International, where she helped design the Journey with a Village program, partnering start-up villages in Central America with funding partners across the United States.
Kim studied religion at Davidson College in North Carolina and earned a Master’s degree in Theology at Regent College in Vancouver where she was given the Award to an Outstanding Woman. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Azusa Pacific University where she won the Dedicated to Learning Award.
Kim is certified in Internal Family Systems Therapy and Imago Relationship Therapy. Plus, she is trained in the Gottman and Prepare-Enrich therapy methodologies.
Kim is carrying on a family heritage of world-class counseling to represent the next generation. Her parents, Harville Hendrix and Helen LaKelly Hunt, created Imago Relationship Therapy and are New York Times bestselling authors of Getting The Love You Want and Keeping the Love You Find, among other works. Her aunt—teacher, and broadcaster June Hunt—is the founder of the international biblical counseling ministry, Hope For The Heart and is the author of more than a dozen books and a 100-volume Biblical Counseling Keys library that's been translated into 27 languages.
A Dallas native and raised in Manhattan, Kim lives in Southern California with her husband, Ken, a government professor and Director of the Rose Institute at Claremont McKenna College, and their daughter, Jenna June. Kim and Ken enjoy parenting, volunteering, gardening, spending time with friends and family, and extending hospitality at their home.
“Compelling yet accessible insights on a timely issue: our need to befriend the inner stranger. Our personal mental, spiritual, and emotional health depends on this kind of knowledge—and the health and common good of our society require that we examine our own inner landscape, searching for the clues that will enable us to resist coldness of heart. By gaining insight into our broken inner lives, we grow in empathy and love for those we naturally regard as strangers or enemies. Cook and Miller have given us a valuable tool to assist us in this important self-work.”