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About Me

Dr. Leahy is a Board-Certified Child/Adolescent, Adult and Forensic Psychiatrist. He earned his medical degree at the St. James School of Medicine and completed his general psychiatry training at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, where he was also named Chief Resident. He received his Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship training at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital where he was also appointed Co-Chief Fellow. He received additional training in psychotherapy at the Florida Psychoanalytic Institute. In 2019 he completed a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Currently he works for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist. Dr. Leahy and his wife Carmen live in South Carolina.

Dr. Leahy earned his B.A. at Marquette University and a Master’s degree in Financial Markers at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago. In the eight years between graduate school and medical school, Dr. Leahy worked as a Chicago Police officer. He credits his firsthand experiences on the street with acquainting him with the mental health crises faced by the victims, the perpetrators and the families of both. After a few years he found that merely taking people to the hospital for emergency treatment was not enough. He needed a deeper understanding of the causes and treatments for people in crisis. 

As a medical student he volunteered for a year at Port Ministries Health Clinic, a Catholic-run free clinic on the south side of Chicago. Because of his police background Dr. Leahy has gravitated to working with First Responders who have undergone critical incidents. He is a regular speaker at Post Critical Incident Seminars (PCIS) in South Carolina for law enforcement where he presents on the topic of medications for anxiety and depressive disorders and is part of the mental health team, providing EMDR therapy. 

Dr. Leahy is on track to complete the program in functional medicine and obtain certification from the Institute for Functional Medicine in early 2021.

Services Offered

  • All general mental health and behavioral needs including autism, ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, trauma related disorders and more
  • Medication management 
  • Psychotherapy including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), and supportive psychotherapy
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from a Catholic Perspective
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Functional Medicine
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Working with First Responders who have undergone critical incidents

Licensed States

Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

In-Network Carriers

Cigna, Medicare, TriCare Select, South Carolina Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield (PPO, Blue Choice PPO, BCE, and BCO), BCBS Federal Employee Program PPO (FEP), Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Flex Plans (PPO & HMO)

Patients I See

Dr. Leahy sees children/adolescents and adults for general mental health and behavioral needs. He provides both psychotherapy and medication management with the goal of addressing root causes of mental health needs. Dr. Leahy also works with first responders and their unique needs.