Carly Mayer, Psy.D., is our Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellow for 2018-2019. Dr. Mayer is a New York State Certified School Psychologist. She 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. 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). Dr. Mayer is responsible for 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. Dr. Mayer uses cognitive behavioral approaches to work with children, adolescents, and their families to address anxious behaviors. She specializes in intensive interventions for children and adolescents with selective mutism and directs the Mighty Mouth Kids program.
Dr. Mayer completed her pre-doctoral internship at Scarsdale Middle School and psychology externship at the Road School and Hillside Elementary School in New Hyde Park, 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 also 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 has incorporated 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.