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Could you please let me know your experience with Kathleen Kirk-Young in
Berkeley (good or bad)? And also let me know your experience with Cognitive
Behavioural Modification if you can. Your advice is greatly appreciated.
I recently had a short series of sessions with this therapist. I did not
choose her, but was assigned her via Hill Behavioral Health for a
short-term intervention for a specific issue. She helped me with some
resources (anger management workbook and parenting book and workshop)
and gave me some useful tips, but for a longer tem relationship I think
I would shop around a little more. She is warm and engaged, but seemed a
teeny bit spacey, or maybe just tired (not remembering details
accurately from the previous visits, sketchy notes, etc.). She also
pronounced me "all better" a bit sooner than I expected, which was
flattering but also slightly off-putting since I don't completely agree!
I imagine she works out of multiple offices. I would mention that the
front desk at Hill Behavioral leaves quite a bit to be desired in terms
of pleasantness, though I had no complaints about the efficiency. (I had
heard horror stories, even from my own referring doctor, about waitlists
via the HMO, etc., but on calling their central referrals, I was offered
an appointment the next day and Dr Kirke-Young was very available.)
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