Carly Mayer, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of disruptive behavior disorders, anxiety, and selective mutism. Dr. Mayer is a New York State Certified School Psychologist and directs our Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) program, guiding teachers in positive attention alongside firm limits to improve emotion regulation and compliant behaviors in the classroom. She is also the clinical director of Camp CAPSTONE, our newly developed summer program to improve social skills and emotion regulation in young children, ages 4-6, with a variety of difficulties.
Dr. Mayer provides individual and family therapy to children and adolescents presenting with disruptive behavior disorders. She is certified in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and has expertise in parent management training (PMT). She also uses cognitive behavioral approaches to work with children, adolescents, and their families to address anxious behaviors. Dr. Mayer specializes in intensive interventions for children and adolescents with selective mutism and is part of the leadership team for our Mighty Mouth Kids program for selective mutism.
Dr. Mayer completed her doctoral and master’s degrees in School Psychology at St. John’s University, after obtaining her BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Scarsdale Middle School and psychology externship in New Hyde Park-Garden City Park elementary schools, where she conducted psychological evaluations and provided counseling to students to improve their social and emotional coping skills. Dr. Mayer regularly collaborates with parents, teachers, and administrators to develop individual therapeutic and behavioral interventions compatible with educational goals. Dr. Mayer completed a pre-doctoral externship at the Albert Ellis Institute, where she offered individual Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), to children, adolescents, and adults with emotional disorders.
Dr. Mayer has trained her dog, Remi, as a therapy dog. She has a passion for canine-assisted therapy and often incorporates this work into individual and group treatments for anxious and behavioral children. She has presented on the practical use and implementation of canine-assisted therapy programs in schools and private clinics. In her free time, Dr. Mayer enjoys skiing, frequenting the dog park, and spending time with family and friends.