Kristin Baumert


Kristin is a proud 4th generation Montanan who was born and raised in Billings. After graduating from Seattle University with her undergraduate degree, Kristin returned home and worked as a medical assistant at RiverStone Health, which solidified her desire to pursue her dream of becoming a healthcare provider. She attended Rocky Mountain College, graduating with her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies in 2016.

Kristin has worked in the field of psychiatry and mental health since 2016, and subsequently earned her Certificate of Added Qualification in Psychiatry in May 2018. She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient, outpatient, and emergency psychiatry, and has experience with both children and adults. Kristin enjoys getting to know her patients and their families over time. Kristin takes a collaborative approach to care, partnering with patients, families, physicians, and other healthcare professionals to ensure best outcomes for her patients. Outside of work, Kristin enjoys running, cycling, wrangling her two small kids, and spending time in the mountains.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Substance Use Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
  • Integrated medication management with psychotherapy
  • Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy  
  • Mental Health System Design and Implementation
  • Psychiatry Residency Training

Education and Training: 

  • Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, University of Washington
  • General Psychiatry Residency, University of Washington
  • M.D., University of California, San Francisco
  • M.B.A., University of California, Berkeley
  • M.P.H., University of California, Berkeley
  • Fulbright Scholarship – Ecuador
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame

Academic Positions:

Community Faculty, University of Washington Psychiatry Residency- Montana Track