University of Colorado, School of Medicine (2013)

Fellowship, Harris Program in Child Development and Infant Mental Health

University of Denver (2012)

Doctorate, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, Clinical Psychology

New College of California (2004)

Master's, Graduate School of Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy

Tufts University (1999) 

Bachelor’s, English/German

Jay Willoughby, Psy.D., M.F.T.

jay.willoughby@birchpsychology.com | 303.834.1026 ext. 3

Dr. Willoughby is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Colorado. Trained as a general pediatric psychologist, Dr. Willoughby received doctoral-level training for the treatment of child trauma from The Kempe Center; and, for the treatment of childhood anxiety, disruptive behavior and mood disorders from the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Children’s Hospital Colorado. During his internship training at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Dr. Willoughby also received specialty training in pediatric health psychology, where he consulted with inpatient and outpatient medical teams and helped children with acute and chronic medical conditions. Dr. Willoughby also has specialty, post-doctoral training from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in child development and early mental health health intervention. Dr. Willoughby is a big advocate of early intervention and believes that a child’s behavioral and emotional health is strongly supported by their relationships with important caretakers. Therefore, during the course of a child’s treatment, Dr. Willoughby routinely educates and empowers caretakers to support the gains that their child makes in the office setting, at home. 

Currently, Dr. Willoughby provides clinical and assessment services to children and their families at Birch Psychology on a part-time basis. He is also a staff psychologist at The Early Childhood & Family Center at Aurora Mental Health Center, where he provides clinical and assessment services exclusively to children birth to six years old. Dr. Willoughby is available for presentations and speaking engagements and consultation, and can be reached at jay.willoughby@birchpsychology.com and 303.834.1026 ext. 3