Dr. Kirby earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology (with a specialization in Child Clinical Psychology) from Wheaton College, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and Psychology (with high honors and specialization in Psychopathology and Clinical Neuroscience) from Vanderbilt University. Her doctoral training focused on utilizing CBT to serve adults and children experiencing depression, various anxiety and eating disorders, and stress, in addition to psychological assessment. She works with individuals and families across the lifespan to provide them with evidence-based treatments tailored to who they are, their culture, spiritual beliefs, and personal preferences. Dr. Kirby completed training at various sites, including Vanderbilt University Psychiatric Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Wheaton College Counseling Center, and Momentous Institute. She also trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT-E), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT). She assisted in teaching courses on CBT, psychological assessment, grief, mental health concerns, and ethics at Wheaton College. Dr. Kirby also conducted research on parent support, cognitive attributions, and depression at Wheaton College, as well as eating concerns and body image at Vanderbilt University.