Faculty Profile

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Tamura Turney

Instructor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Email: tamura@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2657
Office: Marston 306

First Generation student


Education: BA, Psychology from Angelo State University (2009); MS, Marriage and Family Therapy, Seattle Pacific University (2014); MDFT Certificate, Seattle Pacific University (2014)

Tamura is a practicing marriage and family therapist and clinical supervisor in the Student Counseling Center at Seattle Pacific University, where she began her clinical training in 2012.  Prior to her graduate training, Tamura worked with children and teenagers in camp and ministry settings, supporting growth and development from a whole-person perspective.  Through these experiences, Tamura has developed a passion for supporting teenagers and young adults in celebrating and owning their unique identities, differentiating from family of origin, maintaining and strengthening relationships in family of choice, and processing spiritual and sexual trauma.  She also worked in a law practice throughout college and graduate school, sparking her interest in ethics, advocacy and how systems fit within broader contexts.  Along with supporting clients through her work as a therapist, Tamura values her role as a teacher and supervisor, appreciating the importance of supporting new clinicians in their development as they enter the field and provide care for clients of their own.