Dr. Michael Kirk, PHD

Clinical PsychologyMaleAge 68

Dr. Kirk
Accepting new patients

Child & Family Psychology Clinic

5500 Ming Ave Bakersfield, CA 93309

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(661) 833-5890

Dr. Michael Kirk, PHD is a Clinical Psychologist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from California School Of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles (Cspp-La) medical school in 1990. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Kirk to book an appointment.

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Dr. Kirk's conditions and procedures:

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Behavior Modification
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Couples Therapy
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Family Counseling
  • Family Psychotherapy
  • Grief
  • Grief Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Marital Counseling
  • Marital Therapy
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attack
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pediatric Behavior Disorders
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relationship Issues
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Stress

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(661) 833-5890

Dr. Kirk accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
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Dr. Kirk's Reviews

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Called to see if he was taking new appointments and if he did diagnoses for adults with ADHD. Even though I was just calling to ask if he was taking new patients, he asked why I thought I might have ADHD. Scatter-brained, I explained my circumstances to him and he listened patiently. He then informed me that he is semi-retired (on Google, it actually says his office is permanently closed -- oops!) but gave me next best steps to follow. He also gave me a referral to a doctor who can help me out. From that phone call, it seems he is a super kind/compassionate dude who actually cares about clients.
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Alyssa – Nov 20, 2020
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I love Dr. Kirk! He had a huge impact on me growing up. I am beyond sad with my phone call I just made. I wanted to make my husband an appt. and I asked the receptionist about my insurance. She rudely said "it doesn't matter because they are closed tomorrow and that they weren't excepting new clients." I hope she was just tired.
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Bakersfield, CA – Feb 22, 2019
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I have recommended many people to Dr. Kirk, because he is a great therapist. He is kind and compassionate, but is firm when he recognizes that a patient is sabotaging their own therapy. Dr. Kirk is an intelligent man who genuinely cares about his patients.
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Kimberly Hoffmann in Bakersfield, California – Feb 06, 2018
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I would not be where I am today, without the help and expertise of Dr. Kirk. He helped me through some pretty traumatic events. I had been to several counselors/therapists before him. From my first visit with D. Kirk, I knew I was in the right place, and he was the person who could help me, and that everything was going to be ok. He is so professional, knowledgeable on many levels, and has a great sense of humor...when appropriate, of course! Just an overall positive experience!
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S.M. in Bakersfield, CA – Mar 23, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Michael Kirk, PHD is a Clinical Psychologist in Bakersfield, CA and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from California...Read more

Specialties

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Addiction Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Development & Aging Psychology
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Behavioral Therapy
  • Cognitive & Behavioral Psychology
  • Counseling
  • Developmental Disabilities Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Medical Psychology
  • Men's Health Psychology
  • Oncology
  • Psychological Epidemiology
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Psychology
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Education

1990
Ingleside Psychiatric Hospital, Rosemead, Ca
Internship Hospital
1990
California School Of Professional Psychology-Los Angeles (Cspp-La)
Medical School
1989
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)
Residency Hospital
1984
University of Missouri / Columbia Campus
Undergraduate School
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What are Dr. Michael Kirk, PHD's top areas of care?

Dr. Kirk frequently treats ADHD and-or ADD, Adjustment Disorder , and Adolescent Counseling. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Kirk treats.

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Dr. Kirk's office is located at 5500 Ming Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Child & Family Psychology Clinic

Child & Family Clinic5500 Ming Ave Bakersfield, CA 93309
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  • Hours
    • Mon: 8:00am - 6:45pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 6:45pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 6:45pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 6:45pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 3:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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