Puget Sound Group Psychotherapy Network



Barbara Kidder, MA, works with individual adults who are seeking guidance for facing whatever life is throwing at them and who are seeking wholeness by the healing of wounds. She, along with her husband, Eugene, also meets with couples processing their relationship. The practice of group therapy is another particularly exciting mode of treatment which she and Eugene conduct together. She established her practice in 1974.

Barbara is a Diplomate in American Psychotherapy Association, a member of American Group Psychotherapy Association and American Counseling Association. Her multiple degree is in psychology, sociology and theology. She has sought and received special training in Jungian psychology, Gestalt therapy and conflict management. She considers her primary source of learning to come from her eighteen years of rearing four children and running the household.

Barbara’s professional time is primarily with clients. Since she is both president and treasurer of Kidder Incorporated, she also spends time complying with various governmental requirements.

Eugene Kidder, M.Div., Certifiied Group Psychotherapist and Consultant, studied theology at Yale University Divinity School, and has refined his spiritual core over years of life and work. An unspoken spirituality infuses his psychotherapy work (non-sectarian!). He has practiced for 50 years in Seattle, 38 of which have been in private practice. He studied psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas, where couples work was the primary training. He has augmented his training to include Jungian studies, Transactional Analysis and Hypnosis as a Therapeutic Intervention. He serves as consultant to colleagues in the conduct of both individual and group work.

Mr. Kidder is a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a Certified Group Psychotherapist and Fellow in the American Group Psychotherapy Association. He is Past President of the Puget Sound Group Psychotherapy Network, local affiliate of AGPA.

Eugene maintains a full time practice, seeing adults and young people individually, adults in group therapy. He and his colleague and wife, Barbara Kidder, M.A. specialize in conjoint therapy with couples and the co-therapy leadership of therapy groups. Eugene co-leads Men’s Groups with colleague Robert Berley, Ph.D.