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Katie Hirst

Katie Hirst, MD

MDKatie Hirst, MD
Contact Person:
Katie Hirst 760-904-3161
Address:
561 Saxony Place, Ste 101
CA 92024
Methods of Payment Accepted:
checks, credit cards, cash
Insurance:
Out of network for all insurance; will provide superbill that patient can submit for possible reimbursement from insurance. Sliding scale available--please call me to discuss.
Languages Spoken:
English
Specialty/Interest:
All area of pregnancy and postpartum mental health; infertility; substance abuse issues. 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. I left UCSD in November 2013 in order to focus on my own recovery from opioid addiction, which began following the births of my two daughters. Since entering recovery, I have received additional training on addiction medicine and studied the use of mindfulness meditation techniques to help with anxiety regulation and relapse prevention. I returned to my current, smaller practice setting in September 2016. Please note that I do NOT prescribe controlled or addictive substances (i.e. Suboxone, xanax, ambien) in my practice at this time.
Bio:
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. I left UCSD in November 2013 in order to focus on my own recovery from opioid addiction, which began following the births of my two daughters. Since entering recovery, I have attended numerous conferences on addiction medicine and studied the use of mindfulness meditation techniques to help with anxiety regulation and relapse prevention. I returned to my current, smaller practice setting in September 2016. Please note that I do NOT prescribe controlled or addictive substances (i.e. Suboxone, xanax, ambien) in my practice at this time.