Kathy McCoy

Kathy McCoy

Ph.D. in Human Behavior, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, LMFT 

Dr. Kathy McCoy is an award-winning author, journalist, blogger and psychotherapist.


Some of her books include the classic, American Library Association award-winning The Teenage Body Book (now in its 7th edition); We Don't Talk Anymore: Healing After Parents and Their Adult Children Become Estranged; Understanding Your Teenager’s Depression; Growing and Changing: A Handbook for Preteens; Making Peace with Your Adult Children; Aging and Other Surprises; and Purr Therapy: What Timmy and Marina Taught Me About Life, Love and Loss.


 Dr. McCoy has written numerous articles for national magazines, newspapers, and professional journals, including Readers Digest, Redbook, The New York Times, Family Circle, Woman’s Day, New Woman, Ladies Home Journal, Glamour, Mademoiselle, 'TEEN, Seventeen, Brides, TV Guide, and The Journal of Clinical Child Psychology.

A frequent guest on national television, she has appeared on “The Today Show” and “Oprah.” She has also been a featured expert on adolescent, family, and relationship issues for USA Today and a variety of other print and online publications including The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, AARP.com, Today.com and The Huffington Post.

She writes the "Complicated Love" blog for PsychologyToday.com and also the "Living Fully in Midlife and Beyond" blog. Her podcast, "Living Fully with Dr. Kathy McCoy" is a Women's Day magazine "Best Pick" and is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio and Podcastpedia.


Dr. McCoy received her B.S. and M.S. degrees in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She has a Ph.D. in Human Behavior from Pacific Western University and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist in both California and Arizona and provides online teletherapy to clients in both states and in-person therapy for clients in her new Florence, AZ office. Her therapy website is: www.drkathymccoylmft.com.





Award-Winning Author, Journalist, Psychotherapist

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