Kathryn Hirst

Psychiatrist, MD

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Kathryn Hirst, MD, Psychiatrist in Encinitas
(760) 904-3161 Website

Kathryn Hirst

Psychiatrist, MD


Location

Bold Health
561 Saxony Place
Ste 101
Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 904-3161

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My relationships with patients are built on trust and authenticity. I seek to create a sacred space in which I can help people discover and become their true selves, using all the resources available. These include mindfulness-based psychotherapy, anxiety regulation, community support, and (when indicated) medication. My work in the field of psychiatry has transitioned from a large, university-based practice of mostly medication management to its current state: a small, personalized practice in which I can provide individual psychotherapy, support and treatment as each person needs and desires.

I have specialized training and experience in the fields of perinatal mental health and addiction medicine. I founded and developed the UCSD Maternal Mental Health Clinic from 2007-2013, providing specialized services to women dealing with a range of emotional health issues during infertility, preconception, pregnancy and postpartum.

In 2013 I left practice to focus on my own recovery from opioid addiction, which began following childbirth. I have received specialized training in addiction medicine and mindfulness meditation techniques to help with anxiety regulation and relapse prevention. Please note that I do NOT prescribe controlled or addictive substances in my practice at this time.

Qualifications

  • License and State: A95063 California

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $100 - $250
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: American Express, Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Kathryn Hirst's Groups

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)

Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention is an evidence-based program that combines mindfulness training with relapse prevention techniques. This 8-week class uses in-class and home exercises to teach clients how to detect the automatic reactions that often lead to relapse and addictive behaviors, and then break out of the "automatic pilot" in order to make choices that support recovery. Please call or email to find out when the next group begins.

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Mindfulness for Anxiety

Mindfulness for Anxiety is an 8-week class that teaches skills in mindfulness meditation, which has been shown to be effective at reducing symptoms of anxiety, chronic pain, depression and overall feelings of stress. The class teaches multiple techniques to use mindfulness in dedicated meditation practice as well as everyday life as a tool to recognize, decrease and even eliminate the physical, mental and emotional symptoms of anxiety. The next session starts October 27th, Fridays 10am-12pm. Cost $350 Call or email for registration link, or find on Eventbrite.com

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Location

Bold Health
561 Saxony Place
Ste 101
Encinitas, California 92024
(760) 904-3161

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Addiction
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Anxiety
Issues
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Chronic Relapse
  • Drug Abuse
  • Infertility
  • Medication Management
  • Parenting
  • Substance Abuse
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Psychodynamic
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

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Last Modified: 30 Apr 2018
Kathryn Hirst, MD, Psychiatrist in Encinitas

Kathryn Hirst

Psychiatrist, MD