Ellen McGrath, a clinical psychologist currently practicing in New York City, is consistently rated as one of America's "outstanding" psychologists. Author of three books on stress and depression management, McGrath is the only senior media consultant to the American Psychological Association. She was the psychology expert on ABC's Good Morning America for two years, and continues to appear on ABC News, 20/20, and other national media. She is a past president of both the Media Psychology Division and the Division of Psychotherapy of the American Psychological Association, and an APA Council Representative.
With over 25 years of experience, McGrath also works as a coach and consultant for a number of Fortune 500 companies and their executives, as well as family-owned businesses and individual executives. She has assisted executives in screening key prospective employees for hidden psychological problems, and has helped executives and executive teams to achieve their potentials. She is the president and founder of the educational and training center Bridge Coaching Institute, and has led numerous trainings for various profit and not-for-profit organizations, both nationally and internationally.
McGrath spent 12 years on the faculty at the University of California Irvine Medical School, in addition to four years at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Currently, she teaches as an adjunct professor at New York University, dually appointed in the Wagner School of Public Service and the Stern School of Business. She teaches three courses on social entrepreneurship: an introductory course, an advanced course to support students starting social ventures, and an on-site field study course offered in various locations abroad. In these classes, she works with gifted young leaders to explore innovative models for creating positive social change in the world.
In January 2010, McGrath was awarded the Martin Luther King, Jr. Faculty Award, given to faculty members who exemplify the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr. through their positive impact in the classroom and the greater NYU community.
Last Updated: June 29, 2017