I have practiced therapy in a variety of settings with people of different ages. I bring experience from working in addiction treatment, mental health treatment, hospital outpatient clinics, social service agencies, and schools. My approach to therapy is to focus on the person instead of theory. Yes, I'm trained in many clinical approaches and I know each of those approaches is most effective when applied in a relationship with the client.
I've been trained by Native American, Hispanic, African American, Caucasian, and Asian therapists. My work includes providing treatment to people of different sexual orientations, physical abilities, and life stages. I enjoy our differences and have a common focus with each person. I provide training in the skills that will allow you to change your life in important ways. For example, my focus is on reducing emotional suffering, ending painful habits, and increasing the ability to live a life of abundance.
My goal is to help you:
Reduce the intensity of depression or anxiety in your life,
Increase the length of time between bouts of panic, fear, or excessive worry,
Reduce the frequency of your hopelessness or helplessness,
Increase your ease in communication with significant others,
Build your resilience to the challenges of living, and
Reduce your overall emotional pain and suffering.
I look forward to working with you.
Kirt J. Baab, LMSW, ERYT-200
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Phobias, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Hypnotherapy, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801089941
CO LCSW CSW.09928467
Kirt has been immensely helpful in helping me to learn how to cope with anxiety. Through talking about issues and learning practical coping skills I am beginning to feel I might have a brighter future without the constant gnaw of worry and fear.
Written on Apr 08, 2023 after therapy with Kirt for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues
Easy to talk to
Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with Kirt for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
I have had several therapists in the last several years and honestly have liked them all. However, I did not know what was accomplishable in therapy until having the opportunity to work with Kirt. His honest and forward approach to problem-solving using clinical approaches have been an absolute change in my approach to therapy and life. We have our goals and work towards them together with check-ins on past goals as reminders. I can honestly say that I have gone from a low point in my life and am climbing the metaphorical mountain to a high point week by week with the assistance and support of Kirt. It has been a great pleasure to work with him and I look forward to continuing to do so.
Written on Jun 21, 2022 after therapy with Kirt for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Written on Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Kirt for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem
Written on Apr 25, 2022 after therapy with Kirt for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching
Kirt is patient and experienced and wise
Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Kirt for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief