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Kathy McCoy Ph.D.


Kathy McCoy, Ph.D. is an author and a marriage and family therapist specializing in midlife and geriatric issues as well as families in conflict. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including the award-winning The Teenage Body Book (with Charles Wibbelsman, M.D.), Purr Therapy: What Timmy and Marina Taught Me About Life, Love and Loss, and, most recently, We Don't Talk Anymore: Healing After Parents and Their Adult Children Become Estranged. Her latest book is The Crocodiles Will Arrive Later, a memoir of growing up with a mentally ill parent.

Dr. McCoy has written for national publications including Redbook, Readers' Digest, The New York Times, Family Circle, Woman's Day, and Glamour, and has been interviewed as an expert by USA Today, U.S. News and World Report, Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, and She has been a speaker and workshop leader in the areas of family relationships and adolescent mental health, has been a frequent guest on television shows, including numerous appearances on The Today Show and two on Oprah.

Her website, which includes a link to her weekly podcast, Living Fully with Dr. Kathy McCoy, is

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