I have practiced therapy with couples and families in a variety of settings including substance abuse and addiction, outpatient mental health, medical clinics, social service agencies, and private practice. I especially enjoy getting to know the relationship style couples use. For example, it is common for relationships to evolve over time and one party or the other to be challenged in ways their partner isn't. When this is happening, partners avoid each other sometimes. They "dance" with each other as they face the prospects of changes in themselves and in each other.
I've noticed some people "pull back" from the other. Some partners "approach" the other. Even others learn they both withdraw from each other. Any one of these patterns can create anxiety, lead to self-criticism, or increase conflict in the relationship. My role as a therapist is to be present in a way that provides each partner to find their footing so the two of them feel they are resting on a solid foundation.
Next, I provide equal time to each person so each is "heard" and we can together, find a way forward through the barrier(s) to a satisfying relationship. I have found this may occur quickly and sometimes over a longer period of time (meaning several sessions). My aim is to provide support for problem-solving, skill-building, and to teach couples how to adapt to what they are learning about themselves, each other, and their relationship.
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
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma, Abuse
- Coping with life changes
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 Read more...
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
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 Regain might be different.
Kirt has an amazing ability to listen, ask explorative questions, and gain helpful insights incredibly quick. He is wise, compassionate, and excellent at moderating the sessions. I am extremely grateful for him.
Kirt is an amazing therapist. I’m little to no time he was able to make us feel comfortable and navigate our needs. He helped us to find new ways in our struggles and always brought in humour and inspiration. I would highly recommend working with kirt!
I really like Dr. Kirt's mix of specialties and wisdoms, it's broader and more holistic than I've had access to in a therapist. He's generous and asks questions that have cut into areas I didn't expect to go. I think about the new tools / ideas we discuss long afterwards. I feel at ease speaking with him and would recommend! Thanks!
Helpful, friendly, listens to the issues and gets to the core problems quickly and efficiently.