Dr. Kim Kinnaird

Dr. Kim Kinnaird

Psychologist

I am a licensed clinical psychologist who works with people of all ages. I particularly enjoy helping those experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. I believe deeply in the importance of a client's individual freedom and values, as well as the importance of understanding those values in a social context. In my practice, I focus on fostering an environment of trust where clients can safely discuss difficult thoughts and feelings. With this solid foundation in place, I help patients to identify problem patterns and guide them to changes that will lead to them feeling better.

I encourage...

... my clients to express themselves in a variety of ways and to think differently about themselves and their thoughts. Doing so can enhance the therapeutic process as well as expand problem-solving skills. As influential psychologist, Dr. Donald Winnocott put it, "It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self and uses the whole personality."

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

  • Bachelor of Arts in Music Therapy from East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
  • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Doctor of Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA
  • Pre-Doctoral Internship at the Psychological Service Center, Fresno, CA
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship at Napa State Hospital, Napa, CA