Kathy MacLeay



Kathy MacLeay

Department Faculty

  • Associate Professor

  • Campus:
  • Los Angeles, CA
Applied Clinical Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Address Map of 617 W 7th St Los Angeles CA 90017
Office 919B
617 W 7th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Office Phone
Email [email protected]

I have been practicing in a private practice setting for almost 30 years. When I first started to do clinical work I became interested in eating disorders because the problem became so widespread and debilitating. I developed a treatment using Psychosynthesis a spiritual holistic aapproach to doing therapy. I did a study and then presented my findings at an International Conference and was approached to do trainings on the method after that which I did offer. I grew up in a family that got involved in helping people less fortunate, namely foster children, emotionally disturbed children, cognitively challenged children which has been very rewarding. I have had extensive experience working with the mentally ill.

Currently I am involved in equine and pet therapy being an animal lover and seeing the power of healing between people and animals. I also want to do a research study on the effects of pet therapy with the elder to see if the use of pets can reduce the need for antidepressants with the elder.

Education History
Degree Institution
BA Lyndon, Vermont
MA Northridge, California
PHD Westwood, California
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member APA
Member NAAP
Marriage Family Therapy
Clinical Psychology
Certificate in Modern Psychoanalysis
Community Involvement
Helping the homeless
Working with Handicapped Children & Adults
Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Eating Disorders/Obesity Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Marriage & Family Family Therapy
Mood Disorders Depression
Professional Skills
Working with the Mentally ill, Working with the elderly, Anxiety & Depression, Pet therapy, Equine therapy, Child & Adolescent therapy, Eating disorders, Couples & Family therapy, Personality disorders