Marisa Cuomo, PsyD

Marisa Cuomo holds a doctorate of psychology (Psy. D) from Fairleigh Dickinson University.  For the last decade, Dr. Cuomo has worked in school districts with children and adolescents of all ages.

She specializes in providing treatment to young children and teens with a variety of difficulties such as depression, anxiety, school refusal, and executive function deficits.  Dr. Cuomo also specializes in psychoeducational testing and diagnosis of learning disabilities.  She is proficient in navigating the policies and procedures of the special education process and special education law.

“The Effects of a Character Strength Intervention on Life Satisfaction and Self-esteem of High School Students”

Dr. Cuomo believes that each person she works with requires an individualized treatment plan which entails utilizing a variety of theoretical approaches.  She has a special interest in positive psychology; focusing on human strengths and positive institutions instead of weaknesses and obstacles.

Her doctoral research focused on the character strengths of high school students and is entitled “The Effects of a Character Strength Intervention on Life Satisfaction and Self-esteem of High School Students”.

Dr. Cuomo also provides interventions that derive from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) model.