Kirt Baab

LCSW, LMSW

About Me

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



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
  • Compassion fatigue
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coaching , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 36

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

CO LCSW CSW.09928467

MI LMSW 6801089941


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Kirt Baab. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

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

Easy to talk to

Written on Jul 06, 2022 after therapy with Kirt for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I started working with Kirt at a point of transition in my life: my mother had recently died, I am nearing retirement, and I had taken on greater responsibilities at home. I was looking back over my life and realising that there were themes and issues I needed to explore so that I could understand myself better.
Kirt was easy to talk with, and had a gentle style which I appreciated. He used a variety of tools and approaches to help me grapple with grief, anxiety and depression, and gave me a sense of perspective which really helped.
The sessions with Kirt have made a huge difference in my life. I am continuing to think about questions that arose, working on skills he suggested and reading books he recommended.
I plan to restart therapy with Kirt once I feel I have more questions and issues arising.

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

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 Apr 26, 2022 after therapy with Kirt for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Great therapist.

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

Excellent therapist!

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Kirt for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and grief

Kirt is patient and experienced and wise

Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with Kirt for 1 week on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and coping with life changes

Kirk is really great. His process is very thoughtful and effective. It feels like he's listening to the meaning or emotion behind your words to help you to figure that out and learn how to manage it. He has been extremely helpful to me and helping me understand myself and gain perspective.

Work with me!