Kimberly Mackay, ACSW

Staff Therapist

Kim Mackay is a Staff Therapist at Boston Child Study Center – Los Angeles. Kim has completed comprehensive training through Behavioral Tech in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has been trained in a variety of other evidence-based treatment models including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Seeking Safety for PTSD with substance use disorders.

Before joining the BCSC-LA team, Kim served as a community mental health clinician for high-risk Transitional-Aged Youth in the Greater Los Angeles Area coping with significant life stressors including poverty, homelessness, history in the foster care system, complex trauma, substance abuse, and discrimination. During her pre-graduate training, Kim worked as a substance abuse counselor at a residential rehabilitation facility for teens and as an outpatient and school-based clinician providing individual and group therapy to children and adolescents in the Santa Monica community.

Kim received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Princeton University and Master of Social Welfare with a concentration in mental health from the University of California, Los Angeles Luskin School of Public Affairs. During her time at Princeton University and as a graduate student at UCLA, Kim competed in Division 1 Athletics on the Women’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams and represented Team USA at the 2015 World University Games in Gwangju, South Korea.