About Dr. Adele MacKay

Dr. Adele MacKay is a Florida Licensed Psychologist whose office is located in the northern part of West Palm Beach, Florida. She has over 30 years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist covering a wide range of experience both as a Clinical Psychologist and Registered Nurse. As such, she will provide you with care that is compassionate and comprehensive specifically designed to address your issues and problems.

Throughout your therapeutic experience with Dr. MacKay, she will support and challenge you in a setting that is confidential and safe. She utilizes a combination of therapeutic methods with an emphasis on a cognitive behavioral approach to enable each person to grow toward and maximize emotional and physical well-being.

Dr. MacKay provides a confidential setting where a person can feel safe, respected and understood. Of utmost importance is Dr MacKay’s attention to the special characteristics of each of her clients and the best ways to enable each person to achieve an optimal healthy life.

Dr. MacKay’s treatment approaches encompass several modalities inclusive of cognitive-behavioral, humanistic and psychodynamic therapy. Therapy involves a process of growth, learning and behaving more adaptively. Effective therapy involves not only an understanding of one’s thoughts and issues, but also the application of more adaptive ways to deal with life’s problems and stress.


  • Florida Licensed Psychologist # PY 3714
  • Florida Registered Nurse #R 491182


  • Certification in Hypnosis – American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Certification in Mental Health Diabetes Education – American Psychological Association and the American Diabetes Association


  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Medical Psychology, University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, 7/1985-7/1986
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D.) – Nova Southeastern University – 9/1985
  • Bachelor’s in Philosophy – Florida Atlantic University – 8/1975
  • Bachelor’s in Health Education and Nursing – New Jersey City University – 6/1966


  • American Psychological Association (APA) – Life Member
  • American Diabetes Association (ADA)
  • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH)
  • Florida Society of Clinical Hypnosis (FSCH)
  • International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP)
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists (NRHSP)


  • Private Practice 4/1998 – current
  • State Clinical Director -Merit Behavioral Care Corporation, Division of Magellan Health Care 7/1997- 4/1998. Statewide chief oversight and supervision of clinical services including acute care, utilization management and high-risk management for the Florida operation
  • Range of Clinical Director and Clinical Management positions with Merit/Medco Divisions of Magellan Health Care from March 1989 to July 1997 from Palm Beach County to South Florida. Oversight and supervision of state staff offices managing HMO, EAP utilization and clinical service delivery based on NCQA standards.
  • Private Practice – 8/1987 – 3/1989 with children, adolescents, adults and families.
  • Visiting Clinical Associate, University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology 7/1986- 8/1987. Designed and implemented intensive outpatient pain management program targeting Workmen’s Compensation work re-entry, integrated with Anesthesiology, Neurology and Occupational and Physical Therapy Departments.
  • APA Approved Pre-doctoral Internship, Clinical Psychology in the Medical Psychology Track. University of Florida, Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, 7/01/1984-6/30/1985. Under supervision, performed consultation and treatment services at Shands Hospital for a variety of medical-surgical patients focusing on oncology, bone marrow transplant patients and families, intractable chronic pain, pre/post cardiac surgery and intractable eating disorders.
  • Nursing Instructor, Palm Beach County School District at North Technical Education Center with Clinical Services at St. Mary’s Medical Center. 7/1976-9/1980.


Dr. MacKay was born in Canada and came to Florida by way of New Jersey with her husband, a clinical psychologist, at that time. After working a brief period of time as a registered nurse, she returned to graduate school to obtain a doctorate in clinical psychology. She is the proud mother of a daughter who is active in the corporate world.

Dr. MacKay enjoys working out daily, singing, reading and socializing with family and friends, whenever possible. Traveling to new locations and events is especially enjoyable with her daughter.