Kim Kinnaird, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist at Rein Center, an integrative psychiatry practice based in Iowa City, Iowa. She works with patients of all ages.
Dr. Kinnaird earned her Bachelor of Arts in music therapy from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. She then earned her Master of Arts in clinical psychology and Doctor of Clinical Psychiatry from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Psychological Service Center in Fresno, California, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Napa State Hospital in Napa, California.
She encourages 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 Winnicott put it, "It is only in being creative that the individual discovers the self and uses the whole personality."
Dr. Kinnaird particularly enjoys helping those experiencing symptoms of depression and/or anxiety. She deeply believes 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 her practice, she fosters an environment of trust where clients can safely discuss difficult thoughts and feelings. With this solid foundation in place, she helps patients identify problem patterns and guide them to changes that will make them feel better.