Kimbrough Allan Besheer was born in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up there and, for a few years, in a small town in the Allegheny mountains of Pennsylvania. As a young adult he studied history and spirituality, and did blue-collar work resulting in a B.A. in History from University of Missouri and experience as a carpenter, machinist and mason.
Later he studied pastoral care and theology at The Episcopal Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and was then ordained as an Episcopal priest. In reading the work of Carl Jung, he became fascinated with Jung’s psychological approach to the soul. He enrolled at the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland where, after five years of training and study, completion of his thesis and personal psychoanalysis, he received the Diploma in Analytical Psychology.
He returned to the United States and has been in private practice as a Jungian analyst since 1992, first on Mercer Island and now in Pioneer Square in downtown Seattle. As an analyst member of the North Pacific Institute in Seattle, he served as a faculty member, is currently a member of the Training and Certifying Committee, and teaches in the Seminars for Professionals program. Kimbrough was an instrumental part of organizing inter-institute programs by the four psychoanalytic institutes in Seattle. He has been a guest lecturer to several groups in Washington and British Columbia, speaking on various aspects of Jungian psychology.
His passions include reading, playing drums and guitar, cooking, gardening, and the fine arts. He is the proud father of two grown children.
Education and Professional Certification
- 1991 Diploma in Analytical Psychology, C.G. Jung Institute, Zurich
- 1981 Master of Divinity, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington
- Member, International Association for Analytical Psychology (IAAP), Zurich
- Priest, Episcopal Diocese of Olympia
- Member, Pacific Northwest Society of Jungian Analysts, Portland, Oregon