Marriage and Family Therapy in North County

Katherine Leahy, Psy.D., L.M.F.T.

Kate Leahy Therapist

As a therapist, my goal is to empower my clients to address and manage the issues that bring them to therapy with expertise and empathy. I am a licensed marriage and family therapist with master’s and doctoral degrees from a COAMFTE-accredited university, as well as a clinical fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. My education, training, and experience enable me to treat clients in crisis, clients suffering psychological or social stress, clients and their families dealing with mental illness, and individuals and families with relationship problems. With my guidance, clients gain perspective, develop coping skills, and find ways to shape the lives that they want for themselves.

I am a non-judgmental “big picture” thinker who understands my clients in their unique contexts and helps them to see how they influence and are influenced by their relationships with family, friends, co-workers, community, and society as a whole.

Focus Areas

Individual Therapy- Kate Leahy


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Family conflict
  • Grief
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Anger management
  • Abuse
  • Low self-esteem
  • Self-harming
  • Victims of crime
Couple Therapy


  • Relationship issues
  • Pre-marital counseling
  • Divorce counseling
  • Infidelity
  • Communication issues
  • Sex Therapy
family- Kate Leahy Therapist


  • Parenting
  • Grandparenting
  • Stepparenting
  • Child behavioral issues
  • Adolescent behavior
  • Blended families
  • Family conflict
  • Court-ordered reunification
Clarity- Kate Leahy Therapist

I assist clients in learning to manage the emotions that often overwhelm them so that they can think clearly, communicate effectively, and advocate for themselves.


I challenge negative thinking to open up possibilities and potentials.

Live in the moment - Kate Leahy Therapist

I teach mindfulness skills that enable clients to “live in the moment” without anxiety about the future or regret about the past.

Treatment Orientation

I am insight-oriented and focused on solutions. I believe that we all are capable of creating the happy lives we want for ourselves. Most importantly, I value my clients as unique individuals and hold each of them in unconditional positive regard.


Average cost (per session)
Sliding Scale
Accept insurance
Accepted methods of payment
ACH bank transfer, Zelle, check
Accepted insurance plans
Lyra, MHN, Aetna Better Health