Marnie Leahy


Marnie is the Founder and Executive Director of Best Self Inc. Marnie oversees all practice operations to ensure the mission of Best Self Inc. remains on a steady path to fulfillment. A practice committed to ongoing growth for both clinicians and clients, Best Self Inc. is a safe environment where families can heal and empower one another to achieve their fullest potential.

Marnie believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to therapy. She is proud to work alongside a team of clinicians who maximize their creative abilities everyday. Each therapeutic relationship is a collaboration, to develop that special set of strategies that will make the difference. Marnie is grateful for the opportunity to positively impact the life of a child and brighten the path to a happy, healthy future.

Marnie enjoys working with parents to form a deep understanding of their child’s unique profile and identify their individual needs. Knowing that parenting is equally challenging and rewarding, Marnie supports all who embark on this wonderful journey.

Marnie currently offers co-parenting consulting, a form of short-term support for parents navigating separation and divorce. Parents learn to re-define their working relationship and cope with difficulties resulting from change. Marnie helps parents reduce conflict and increase cooperation, for the benefit of the children they love (so they may adjust positively). Marnie provides parent education, facilitates discussion regarding children’s needs and parenting priorities, and develops methods to improve communication between parents.


  • Graduate Degree: MA in Clinical Psychology, Emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education & Psychology
  • Undergraduate Degree: BA in Psychology, Indiana University
  • High School: Francis W. Parker School, Chicago IL
  • Elementary School: Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School, Chicago IL