David Ley

David Ley, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Ole Miss, and his Master's and Doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of New Mexico. Dr. Ley is licensed in New Mexico and North Carolina, and has provided clinical and consultative services in numerous other states. He is the Executive Director of New Mexico Solutions, a large outpatient mental health and substance abuse program in Albuquerque, NM.

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A Loneliness Epidemic

David Ley, Sep 20

Quarantine is harder without our normal distractions from everyday loneliness. I'm pleased to offer an insightful guest post from psychologist and colleague Patrick Lockwood.

Quarantine is harder without our normal distractions from everyday loneliness.

3 Ways to Meet Your Partner’s Sexual Ideals and Why You Should

David Ley, Aug 13

Research demonstrates the relationship benefit of sexual communion. Sexual compatibility is not a guarantee in intimate relationships.

Research demonstrates the relationship benefit of sexual communion.

Making Kink COVID-19 Safe

David Ley, Jul 31

As communities open up from quarantine, kinky gatherings pose a risk. As states and communities are starting to open back up and relax rules around quarantine.

As communities open up from quarantine, kinky gatherings pose a risk.

7 Reasons We Can’t Hear the People Closest To Us

David Ley, Jul 24

You truly can’t be a prophet in your own land, we need people around us 1.Familiarity breeds contempt: Our kids behave better for strangers than they do for us.

You truly can’t be a prophet in your own land, we need people around us 1.

My Therapist, the Porn Star (Part 2)

David Ley, Jul 01

read part 1 hereSurprisingly, both Ethan and Jasmine have actually faced the experience of professional accusations related to their work in the adult entertainment and erotic industry.

read part 1 hereSurprisingly, both Ethan and Jasmi...

My Therapist, the Porn Star (Part 1)

David Ley, Jun 20

When a therapist makes porn, how does that affect therapy? Like many therapists, I was taught that p...

When a therapist makes porn, how does that affect ...

Therapy with Kink: An End to Shame

David Ley, Jan 06 2020

New recommendations describe best practices for clinical work with kinky people.

New recommendations describe best practices for clinical work with kinky people.