Barry McCarthy, Ph.D.

Barry McCarthy, Ph.D. is a professor of psychology at American University, a diplomate in clinical psychology, a diplomate in sex therapy, and a certified couple therapist. 

Dr. McCarthy earned his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University. Over the course of his extensive career, he has published more than 120 professional articles, 33 book chapters, and 22 books the latest being Rekindling Desire (3rdedition), Enhancing Couple Sexuality, and Finding Your Sexual Voice. Barry has presented more than 450 professional workshops in the United States and internationally. In 2016 he received the Masters and Johnson award for lifetime contributions to the sexuality field.

Dr. McCarthy has been serving on the editorial boards of several journals. He has been presenting at professional workshops, training programs, writing professional and public articles, as well as books in the areas of relationships, sexual dysfunction, and healthy sexuality for decades now.

Barry’s Professional Memberships

  • American Psychological Association
  • The American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists
  • Society for Sex Therapy and Research

Dr. McCarthy is married to Emily, who is also his co-author on several of his books. Together they have three children and three grandchildren.

Dr. McCarthy will share from his wealth of experience as a psychologist and sex therapist in his upcoming course, 42 Years in the Therapist’s Chair: Treating Couples’ Sexual Issues.