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 a partnership through Baylor University Medical Center. 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’s experience includes providing services 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, OCD and intrusive thinking, academic and career stress, adjustment and grief, relational and family concerns, men’s issues, and spirituality. Additionally, Dr. Kirby has a special interest in helping couples connect, heal, and grow through premarital and marital therapy and has completed advanced training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples. His approaches draw upon, although are not limited to, psychodynamic, traditional and third-wave cognitive behavioral, and mindfulness-based therapies.
Before realizing his calling in the field of psychology, Dr. Kirby pursued career and volunteer opportunities in corporate, educational and non-profit settings. His prior experience informs his work, particularly in partnering with clients to find balance and fulfillment between their personal and professional lives. With his background of being a former collegiate athlete and high school coach, Dr. Kirby 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.