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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. He works as a Locums Tenens psychiatrist in the Midwest. He loves to travel along with his wife and daughter.

Dr. Leahy earned his B.A. at Marquette University and a Master’s degree in Financial Markets 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.

Dr. Leahy is not accepting new patients at this time but will continue to see established patients.

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, and supportive psychotherapy
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from a Catholic Perspective
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Working with First Responders who have undergone critical incidents

*Dr. Leahy does not prescribe controlled substances commonly used to treat ADHD/ADD such as Ritalin
or Adderall. He does not prescribe benzodiazepines for anxiety. However, he can discuss other multiple
non-controlled medication options for anxiety and ADHD/ADD.

Licensed States

Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Lousiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin

In-Network Carriers

Aetna

Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, TriCare Select, South Carolina Medicaid

Blue Cross Blue Shield Network Include: PPO, Blue Choice PPO, BCE, and BCO), Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Flex Plans (PPO & HMO), BCBS Federal Employee Program PPO (FEP)

UHC Networks include: Dual Complete LP (HMO D-SNP), LP1 (HMO D-SNP)

Patients

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. NOTE: Not currently accepting new patients.