Kirby, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Kirby specializes in treating anxiety, depression, eating, and relational concerns. She uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness approaches to help clients meet their unique goals. She earned her doctorate in 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. She works with individuals and families across the lifespan to provide them with evidence-based treatments tailored to who they are, integrating their culture, spiritual beliefs, and personal preferences. Dr. Kirby completed training at various sites, including Vanderbilt University Psychiatric Hospital, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, Wheaton College Counseling Center, and Momentous Institute. She trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Enhanced Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT-E), and Prolonged Exposure (PE); she is also certified in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). 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.