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Dr. Stephen Kibrick

Clinical Psychology
BELL CANYON, CA
47 years experience male

Locations

DR. STEPHEN A. KIBRICK

BELL CANYON, CA

Address

163 SADDLEBOW RD, SUITE 1, BELL CANYON, CA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Fax

(818) 999-4655

Insurances accepted

Aetna Life Insurance Company

Anthem BC Life & Health Insurance Company

Blue Cross of California

Blue Shield of California

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Medicare

Pacificare Life & Health Insurance Company

About

Bio

Dr. Kibrick is a clinical psychologist who established the Chronic Pain Management Program for Kaiser-Permanente at their Woodland Hills Medical Center. He is also a past-president of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, and was vice-president of the California Association of Psychology Providers. He is a Board Certified Fellow of the American College of Advanced Practice Psychologists, a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management, a Senior Fellow of the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America, and is listed in the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. Over the past 40 years, he has treated thousands of patients with pain-related disorders. His approach is based on cognitive-behavioral techniques including relaxation training, biofeedback, guided imagery, and self-hypnosis. Dr. Kibrick also founded and directed the Stress Management Service in the Department of Psychiatry/ Behavioral Medicine at the Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center in Los Angeles from 1977 to 1986. There he developed treatment protocols for cancer patients (to reduce nausea associated with chemotherapy and radiation treatment, manage pain, and reduce insomnia); burn patients (to control pain and increase treatment compliance); and general medical patients with a variety of psychosomatic complaints (asthma, ulcer, spastic colon, tension headache, migraine headache, TMJ syndrome, hypertension, and Raynaud's syndrome). He has authored several professional publications, including a chapter entitled "Biofeedback in the Treatment of Chronic Back Pain" (with C. Belar, Ph.D.) in Pain Management: A Handbook of Psychological Treatment Approaches, edited by A.D. Holzman, Ph.D. of Yale University Medical School, and D.C. Turk, Ph.D., of University of Pittsburgh Medical School, Permagon Press (New York), 1986. He has presented many workshops for other healthcare professionals, including physicians, dentists, nurses, social workers, and psychologists

Specialties
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Clinical Psychology

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: California

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

152 Answers
18 Agrees
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Research is unclear: Research on dementia is progressing rapidly, but is not yet definitive. There may be a genetic component to Altzheimer's, but dementia in someone 84 ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Yes, probably: Half-life of valium in your urine is up to 60 hours, with metabolites up to 100 hours. If your urine drug test is 10 days after your valium use, that... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Yes, how severe: The difference is one of degree of severity. Anxiety attacks are much more common, and be treated more easily. Panic attacks are much more severe, a... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Common anxiety sx: This is a common anxiety symptom. Can be a feeling that your throat is closing up, or gagging sensation. Keep a log of when this occurs to help you ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Ask your doctor: Shirley, most primary care MDs (GPs) in the U.S. will prescribe an initial dose of an antidepressant, often an SSRI medication, to their patients on t... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Unlikely Mg deficien: Severe magnesium deficiencies are rare, can be due to kidney disease, Crohn's disease, problems with parathyroid function, or related to drugs for di... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Some areas do: There are many physical changes in your body that occur during sexual arousal, during intercourse, at climax, and afterwards. In men, increased blood... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
See new MD: While Zoloft (sertraline) is often prescribed for anxiety, there are other drug choices available. Recommend that you schedule a consultation with a ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Good news!: Richard, glad this medication is helping with your depression. You don't mention the dose you are taking but talk with your doctor if you want to inc... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Anxiety and Sleep: Anxiety can frequently trigger insomnia. Dental procedures can be very stressful, and aggravate underlying anxiety about your health. Get regular ex... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Leaving home stress: Are you living with your father now? Is he still working? Is he physically healthy? Is he angry at you for leaving state? If your father has been depr... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Dosage OK, check MD: The dosages you mention are within appropriate limits. Side effect list on any opiate medication will list death as a possibility, don't get too alar... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Help is available!: First, get an accurate diagnosis to see if you fit diagnosis for ADD or ADHD. See a neuropsychologist who can give you non-invasive tests to determin... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Various dep on dose: Common reactions include: nausea, diarrhea, headache, insomnia, dizziness, muscle cramps, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, and weight loss. Less... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Anxiety vs. brain: A Panic Attack can last several minutes or longer, and is accompanied by breathing changes, intense feelings of dread, rapid heart rate, and tense mus... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Cosmetic pain/Habit?: Are you using tweezers to thin your eyelashes for cosmetic reasons? Or are you pulling them out as a compulsive habit when you are anxious or depresse... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depends on drinking: Seroquel (quetiapine) has common side effects of sleepiness, dizziness, lowered blood pressure. Alcohol will worsen these and impair your judgement.... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Help is available: Yes, an ob/gyn physician can give you several options for treating both vaginal dryness and lo sex drive. Both of these are common complaints in wome... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Meds & psychotherapy: Some antidepressants are sometimes used (such as clomipramine and dapoxetine) because one of their side effects is inhibited orgasm, which helps delay... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Possible, Not likely: Fibromyalgia is chronic disorder with widespread pain, tenderness and fatigue. It affects 5,000,000 Americans and 80-90% are women. Exact causes are... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Usually in week or +: The half-life of this medication is about 5 hours, so after a week, most of this drug will be out of your system. Talk with your doctor for the reaso... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
What is question?: Are you describing a dream, or something that you feel just before you go to sleep, or just upon awakening? If you are waking up with this feeling, i... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Yes, dosage is fine: When meds are prescribed twice per day, usual dose is one in AM and one in evening. Unless your doctor has specific instructions ( such as one with b... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Possible, ask DR: Yes, both hypotension (low blood pressure) and syncope (fainting) are possible side effects of Xanax. You are taking a very low dose, and you do not ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Offended vs Bullied?: One can be offended by a single incident, and react with anger/frustration/irritation or other feelings. "Bullying" usually refers to a pattern of ab... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Anxiety or Physical?: Helena, sensations such as you describe can be due to high levels of anxiety. Have you noticed any pattern to these sensations? Do they occur after ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Energy drinks: Yes, it is quite possible. Many of these "energy drinks" contain much higher levels of caffeine than in a cup or two of coffee. Additional ingredien... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Depression & memory: Both depression and anxiety can affect memory. What happened in last few months? Did you change any of your medications? Side effects of new meds co... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Generalized Anxiety: Anxiety can take over your waking thoughts and prevent you from coping effectively. Yes, one can have a generalized anxiety disorder. Try keeping a... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Medication related?: Laura, Have you taken any psychiatric medications in the recent past? There are certain drugs that can cause repetitive movements of your tongue (c... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Try psychotherapy: You do not mention what meds you have tried, or what treatments. If you are using a TENS unit, are you having chronic pain? - this complicates treatm... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Cocaine is dangerous: Cocaine (either snorted as powder or smoked as crack) produces a powerful high, that users describe as very pleasurable. It has multiple effects on t... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Unlikely MI; panic?: It is unlikely you had a heart attack (MI). Dreams can be very vivid, dreams of dying are often very frightening. If you awoke without chest tightne... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Lorazepam & alcohol: You did not mention dosage of lorazepam (drug comes in 3 strengths (.5, 1, and 2 mg). Half-life of this drug is 14 hours, meaning about 50% of dose i... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Talk with MD: If you have been on methadone for some time, do not stop taking this medication on your own! Consult with your doctor re carefully tapering off this ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Many choices: Keep a log to see what triggers your attacks: people, events, health issues? Panic attacks usually do not last very long. Try focusing on simple th... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Ambien/ Brain damage: Not sure what type of clinical trials you are looking for. Suggest you go on internet to: www.nih.gov/health/clinicaltrials and follow links for ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Can be anxiety-relat: A common symptom of moderate to high levels of anxiety is difficulty in swallowing. A panic attack can produce feeling that your throat is closing up... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Underweight suggests: If you are otherwise healthy, you are underweight for your height. Your ideal weight would be close to 59 kg. Try getting regular physical exercise,... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Neural and chemical: The first moments of a panic attack trigger a rapid reaction in the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) -- high levels of sympathetic arousal in ANS. Hear... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Yes,Not recommended: These drugs all interact, and the effects are additive. Your usual doses of Klonopin and Tizanidine are well within normal limits. The maxiumum dose... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Complex question: There are 3 types of MRI used to diagnose MS: T1-weighted, T-2 weighted, and FLAIR. No single test is used to diagnose MS, generally a combination o... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Not really: Cannabis is a plant, which is cultivated in many forms. Its potency varies with the THC content of the particular strain of marijuana plant, and how ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
For short-term use: Both of these drugs are prescribed to treat insomnia, and both warn to take at lowest dose for shortest time needed. Long-term use increases risk of ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Not drugs alone: Consider psychotherapy in addition to your meds. Drugs alone are often not sufficient to control generalized anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy c... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Possibly 3-5 days: Tinnitus (ringing in the ears) is not a common side effect of Lexapro, (escitalopram) but can be triggered by anxiety or other drugs like aspirin or N... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Seek prof. help: You are suffering from severe grief, which can lead to depression and anxiety. Multiple losses like this can produce insomnia, loss of appetite, epis... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Possible, see doctor: Episodes of anxiety can cause hyperventilation, which can produce tingling sensations. Depression can trigger chronic pain. Talk with your doctor or ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Yes, possible: Yes, chronic or severe stress, overfatigue, and moderate to severe anxiety can cause a variety of physical symptoms, including back pain. But you hav... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Stephen Kibrick
Clinical Psychology 47 years experience
Ok, not likely: Dosages you mention are safe together, and not likely to cause "restless leg syndrome". Does this happen when you are trying to sleep, or during the ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Kibrick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Dr. Kibrick is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Jun 18, 2015
great doctor
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you! Yes this is my first child. I don't drink at all and try to eat healthy but never have a big appetite. I don't have many friends i'm very shy. Child care oh I...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I am on 30mg oxycodone every 6 hr as needed. I don't usually use that much, and was on it prior to Bariatric Surgery. I will make an appt. w/ Neurology, as well as Psych...Read More
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This was very helpful. Thanks! That this Doctor Kibrick, Thanks for taking the time to respond to my question. The info you provided will allow me to push through and stop taking this med.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Southern California, Clinical Psychology
Graduated 1975MD

Residency

Veterans Administration, Los Angeles, CA
Completed 1976

Awards

Top Psychologist, First Place, Los Angeles Region - Spring
2015
Top Psychologist, First Place, California - Spring
2016
Founding Knowledge Editor, First Place, California - Winter
2016

Affiliations

American Psychological Association (APA) Member
American Psychological Association, The National Register Of Health Service Providers In Psychology
American Academy Of Pain Management
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