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Dr. Catherine Masterson

Clinical Psychologist


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520 Franklin Avenue - Suite 215
Garden City, New York 11530


(516) 747-1844

Please see therapy areas on the Private Practice page. Note that Dr. Masterson provides an unusual therapy specialty for pet owners: pet bereavement, pet custody, and family issues regarding pets.


Private Practice
Honors and Awards
Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Masterson in Africa
Her Wildlife Photography


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Dr. Masterson's office is in Garden City, Long Island, New York (and previously was in Mineola since 1987).  Banner at top of the page has office address and directions. 

She specializes in:

  • psychotherapy -- individual, couples, family, child & adolescent, play therapy
  • consultation
  • brief and longer-term treatment
  • career assessment/counseling and coaching
  • pet bereavement, pet custody, and family issues about pets

Populations served:

  • individuals
  • couples
  • families
  • adults
  • children -- preschool and older
  • adolescents
  • the elderly

Therapeutic Orientation:  Integrative

Dr. Masterson has advanced training in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis from Adelphi University's Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies Postdoctoral Program in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and from the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health.  She has advanced training in couples and family therapy from the Family Therapy Training Program of the Long Island Institute of Psychoanalysis.

She has formal training in career assessment, counseling, and coaching from MentorCoach, Corporate Coach U International, The Human Resources Management Dept. and The Leadership Center, Robert J. Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, New School University, and Myers-Briggs/Type Resources. 

She has been a faculty supervisor in the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
Program, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical
Center, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, and a supervisor for psychotherapists in nursing homes.  She has been trained in dementia
assessment and Elder Life Review.

Dr. Masterson has also been trained in Disaster Mental Health Services by the American Red Cross, and has treated numerous individuals affected by the World Trade Center Disaster.  In addition, she completed Level 1 Training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Her clinical experience is enhanced by working at the
Psychology Dept., Bronx Psychiatric Center, Bronx, NY since 1988 and being Associate Director of its American Psychological Association approved Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program.

Dr. Masterson's special interests include:
                  . child and adolescent behavior
                  . parenting issues
                  . family and couples issues
                  . women's issues
                  . midlife transition issues
                  . aging and elderly parents
                  . death, dying, and bereavement
                  . divorce (coping with it)
                  . anxiety
                  . depression
                  . adjustment difficulties
                  . stress management
                  . post-traumatic stress
                  . career choice and work adjustment
                  . human sexuality
                  . gay and lesbian issues
                  . pet bereavement, pet custody, and family issues about pets

Dr. Masterson also provides supervision and case consultation.

Dr. Masterson accepts Medicare and other insurance for covered services.  Please discuss details with her in advance of scheduling a first appointment.


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