He understands first-hand what it means to struggle with the challenges of life and the importance in seeking help during times of need.  Dr. Leathers has the insight and empathy for patients seeking recovery and improvement in their lives.



During his ARMY career he served as an enlisted soldier, performing his duties as a Field Artillery Surveyor while completing several college courses.  He was stationed in Oklahoma, Germany and Louisiana.  After his discharge from the ARMY he continued his college and medical education. 


He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Louisiana State University, MD degree from Ross University School of Medicine, and a Psychiatric Residency Training Degree from Allegheny General Hospital, Drexel University School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA. 


During his psychiatric residency training he held the position of Chief Resident.  During residency he was trained to provide psychotherapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and medication management for adults.  


He has worked for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental health and Orange County Adult Mental Health Services.  In addition to concierge psychiatry he also works as a correctional forensic psychiatrist for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.   


He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association,  a member of the California Psychiatric Association, member of the Orange County Psychiatric Society and a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain.  


Dr. Leathers’ Mission is to provide therapeutic treatment with the use of psychotherapy and/or medication management, by  listening, learning and working together with his clients to individualized treatment according to a person’s need, symptom profile, diagnosis, past treatment history and other pertinent bio-psycho-social factors.


Dr. Leathers wants to help you move through this difficult time in your life, and feel like yourself again. He is non-judgmental, provides nurturing care, and his office environment is inviting  to help with the process of healing.    


Verification of credentials:


CA License # A121700:


AMA # 30501083824


ABPN # 68459:


APA # 1007054:


IASP # 97470





Dr. Leathers was born and raised in Seattle Washington with 8 siblings.  During his late teen years he lived with his Aunt in California and attended Cypress High School.  After high school he joined the ARMY and later completed his undergraduate and medical education.  He returned to California after his medical residency in 2012.  

Jay Leathers M.D.