A. As the name implies, cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) focuses on changing maladaptive behaviors and thought patterns. Scientific research suggests that CBT is typically the most effective line of treatment for patients. Patients often prefer CBT, given that it tends to be short-term and problem focused.
A. Dr. Macari provides top-notch comprehensive care as a board certified psychologist. She offers individual, marital, and family psychotherapy. She has experience treating a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, sexual dysfunctions, narcissism anger, school-related problems, stress, and relationship issues. She also provides psychological testing and educational evaluations for the school systems.
A. No! Dr. Macari has several excellent staff psychologists who treat patients in the office. This enables patients to find the best therapist to suit their needs. Please contact Dr. Macari to learn more about scheduling an appointment with one of these psychologists.
A. Dr. Macari offers both in person and virtual sessions. Her office is located in the Americana Manhasset at 2110 Northern Boulevard, conveniently located near the Long Island Expressway and Northern State Parkway. When therapeutically appropriate, Dr. Macari will also conduct out-of-office sessions or in-home sessions.
A. In order to accommodate patients' busy schedules, Dr. Macari and the staff psychologists offer morning, afternoon, and evening appointments seven days a week. To schedule an appointment, visit the Contact page or call Dr. Macari at (516) 816-1425.
A. Medication can be essential in the treatment of some mental illnesses. If medication is deemed necessary, Dr. Macari will refer you to one of the many psychiatrists she trusts for a medication evaluation.
A. Dr. Macari understands that the process of finding a therapist can be daunting. However, it is important that you find someone who is qualified to handle your unique needs. Dr. Macari recommends that you find a licensed psychologist who holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and who is trained in cognitive-behavior therapy. The Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies offers a national directory of CBT psychologists. Don't be afraid to "shop around" until you find the right person for the job!
Dr. Macari is a psychologist licensed in New York and an out-of-state telehealth provider for Florida (https://flhealthsource.gov/telehealth/). However, there are some instances where Dr. Macari can provide telehealth services in other states if permitted by the law. Please contact her with your specific needs.
A: Dr. Macari conducts extensive assessment services to clients of all ages. These assessments can be conducted as part of the therapy process or for those who are seeking an evaluation (e.g., psychoeducational testing) only. These comprehensive evaluations are used to identify child and adult ADHD, specific learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia), giftedness and twice exceptionality (“2E”), an individual’s strengths and weaknesses, clinical disorders, and personality traits and disorders.
A: Comprehensive assessments are highly customized. Typically, comprehensive assessments will include instruments that assess intelligence, achievement, personality, social-emotional and psychological functioning, memory, and executive functioning. Often parents and teachers are asked to participate in the process so to gain additional information on how the child functions at home and in school.
A. Dr. Macari is frequently available for short-notice television and radio interviews. You are most likely to reach her by calling her at (516) 816-1425. Please leave a message if you receive her voicemail and follow up with an email. Dr. Macari will typically return messages within the hour.
A. Most of Dr. Macari's experience is with live television programs. However, she also has extensive experience with radio and print.