Make an Appointment: | 646-926-7793

About Dr. Kelly

About Dr. Kelly

Empathic, empowering, and experienced – I use an integrative, individually tailored approach to meet you wherever you may be on your journey, providing support and skills with an easy going nature.

I am open-minded and progressive, intent on helping all clients feel comfortable and get the most out of the therapy process whether it’s your first time in treatment or you’ve been in therapy for years.

I am SOGI (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity) competent and believe that all abilities, religions, sexual orientations, races, and genders should feel comfortable in the therapeutic relationship. I am a sex-positive and kink allied professional. I am a strong supporter of human rights, civil rights, equity, and inclusion. And it’s not just the humans I care about – I have two rescue pups and I am dedicated to animal welfare as well!

I am also a cannabis informed therapist and personally and professionally excited about the prospects that psychedelic treatments such as psilocybin and MDMA will bring to the mental health field. I have undergone additional training to incorporate these treatments into my practice (see below).

Journey Psychological Services is inclusive and welcoming to all. All services are provided from a trauma informed approach.

Education and Experience

I have a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) and over a decade of clinical experience in a variety of settings. I spent the early part of my career working full-time in inpatient hospitals with forensic patients gaining invaluable experience in treating severe mental illness and personality disorders. In order to balance my clinical experience and exposure, I worked additional part-time jobs as an adjunct professor and at a private practice. In 2014, I joined a company at the forefront of telehealth and began offering teletherapy to individuals coping with stress, anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, among other life stressors. In late 2020, I left hospital work behind and switched to full-time teletherapy with Journey Psychological Services.

I am fortunate to have had many clients from diverse backgrounds share their life stories with me. Each of these stories contributes to the clinician I am today. Over the years, I have developed comprehensive skills to treat a wide range of mental health issues.

Additionally, I have obtained specialized training and experiences to work with specific populations including: people struggling with perfectionism, adults that were parentified as children or raised by emotionally immature parents, and transgender individuals seeking therapy or support for gender transition issues and gender affirming medical procedures.

In recent years, I have also become interested in psychedelic medicines and therapies and I have undergone additional education to incorporate these treatments into Journey Psychological Services. Psychedelic medicines are changing the way we think about mental health treatments and in some case, dramatically improving quality of life in just a few sessions. I’m excited to offer Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Integration into my practice and look forward to adding additional psychedelic therapies as they become legally available.

Start Your Journey…

It is often the case that one issue leads us to therapy but several issues unfold as we begin to treat that one area. You can have confidence in working with me that all of your concerns will be treated by a knowledgeable, experienced, and compassion focused professional. Begin your journey today!

*Note that not all symptoms or mental health issues are appropriate for teletherapy; please schedule an intake/consultation appointment to determine if teletherapy will meet your needs.

Dr. Kelly McAleer is a Licensed Psychologist and PSYPACT Interstate Provider


Contact Today


Got Questions?
Send a Message!

By submitting this form via this web portal, you acknowledge and accept the risks of communicating your health information via this unencrypted email and electronic messaging and wish to continue despite those risks. By clicking "Yes, I want to submit this form" you agree to hold Brighter Vision harmless for unauthorized use, disclosure, or access of your protected health information sent via this electronic means.