Michael Kinsey, PhD

Michael C. Kinsey, PhD


Licensed Clinical Psychologist in New York State

Current Positions:

  • Clinical Psychologist in Private Practice
  • Clinical Psychologist at Williamsburg Therapy Group

Past Experience:

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Predoctoral Intern, Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Clinical Extern, World Trade Center Mental Health Program
  • Clinical Extern, Mt. Sinai Beth Israel
  • Clinical Extern, Bronx Lebanon Hospital
  • Clinical Extern, Baruch College Counseling Center

Area of Focus:

  • Parent-Child Attachment
  • Dynamics of Personality
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Corporate Coaching
  • Creativity Coaching


A.A. Psychology, Foothill College
B.S. Communication Studies, Northwestern University
M.A. Education, De La Salle University-Manila
M.A. Psychology, The New School for Social Research
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, The New School for Social Research

Michael’s Recent Articles

Professional Background

Michael C. Kinsey, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and award-winning author in private practice in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. He completed training at the New School for Social Research. There, he acquired an expertise in parent-child attachment as part of the Center for Attachment Research. His advice has been featured in Women’s Health, Fatherly, PopSugar, and AskMen.

Dr. Kinsey is the founder of Mindsplain, a mental health blog devoted to answering questions about the mind and providing in-depth guidance on how to approach psychological problems. Outside of his professional life, he maintains an interest in birds and “birding.” He is the author of the children’s picture book Dreams of Zugunruhe and Transcendent Parenting: A Workbook For Parents Sharing Children With Narcissists.

Connect with Dr. Kinsey at mindsplain.com.

Books Authored/Co-Authored:

Full-Length Articles:

Appeared in:

  • Hello Giggles
  • PopSugar
  • AskMen
  • Women’s Health
  • Fatherly
  • UpJourney
  • The Prepared
  • Medium
  • Insight Timer