Dr. Kirby graduated with a Master’s degree in Psychology from Pepperdine University and completed his PhD from the APA-Accredited Clinical Psychology program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. His dissertation research was conducted through Baylor University Medical Center Women’s Psychology Service. Dr. Kirby completed his APA-Accredited clinical internship at the University of Texas at Arlington and Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth. He also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Harding University and a MBA from the University of Mississippi.
In addition to his clinical internship, Dr. Kirby has experience providing services to adolescents and adults at Dallas County Juvenile Department, Parkland Hospital, UT Southwestern Psychotherapy Clinic, UT Southwestern Department of Psychiatry, and Pepperdine University’s Student Counseling Center. He is available to help individuals address a broad range of concerns including anxiety, depression, academic and career stress, adjustment and grief, men’s issues, and spirituality. Additionally, Dr. Kirby has a special interest in helping couples connect, heal, and grow through premarital and marital therapy. His approaches draw upon, although are not limited to, psychodynamic, traditional and third-wave cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness-based therapies.
Dr. Kirby also has a unique passion for providing psychological coaching and consulting services to athletes and performers, business professionals, and groups seeking to maximize potential and peak performance in their lives and careers.