Dr. Marcy Forgey Borlik, “Dr. Marcy,” is a double board certified general, child, and adolescent psychiatrist with 20 years of clinical experience. She obtained her Medical and Master of Public Health degrees from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at the Cambridge Health Alliance where she served as a clinical fellow in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and also obtained clinical experience at McLean and Massachusetts General Hospitals. She then completed her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute at UCLA.
Dr. Marcy’s clinical practice is holistic, client and family-centered, and is informed by her training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention, Trauma-Focused CBT, Family Therapy, Systems of Care, Mindfulness, and Advanced Psychopharmacology. She has experience treating clients with anxiety, obsessive compulsive, and co-occurring and independent mood, trauma, attention deficit/hyperactivity, tic, bipolar, psychosis, autistic spectrum, and substance use concerns across the lifespan. She has specialized clinical experience working with youth with physical health conditions and clinical research experience with youth with mood disorders and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (a type of conversion disorder), all which frequently co-occur with anxiety. She strives to practice sensitive, affirmative, and inclusive care with respect for a client’s race/ethnicity, religion, culture, sexual orientation and gender identity.
Prior to joining CARE-LA, Dr. Marcy was an Associate Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA where she served in many clinical and training leadership roles within the Department of Psychiatry and within the Divisions of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Semel Institute, the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, and at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She has trained over 175 general and child and adolescent psychiatrists and psychologists. She has been nominated for teaching and humanism in medicine awards and was honored for her clinical skills and accomplishments as a Distinguished Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She was peer-nominated to Super Doctors Rising Stars and Super Doctors. She has given over 40 national presentations, 150 lectures, and 30 publications in journals and textbooks.
Dr. Marcy is also a passionate advocate to break down mental health stigma and improve quality and care access. She has served on the APA’s Council on Quality Care and as Co-Chair of the AACAP Women in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Committee and as an AACAP Assembly delegate. She has served on the Executive Council of the Southern California Psychiatric Society. She is a Past President of the AACAP state and local branches, the California Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Southern California Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and serves on both Executive Councils.