Specialty Areas: Neuropsychological and Educational Testing; Learning Disorders; Anxiety and Mood Disorders.
Office Location: Hackensack, New Jersey
Melissa Vaccari, PhD, is a clinical assistant professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and a neuropsychologist at the Child Study Center. She conducts comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, consults with schools, and provides psychotherapy. She uses developmental theory and cognitive behavioral techniques in the assessment and treatment of a variety of neurological and emotional conditions.
Dr. Vaccari graduated phi beta kappa from Vassar College with a bachelor's degree in biopsychology. She received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from St. John's University and completed her internship at the Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU. She received specialized training through a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children's Specialized Hospital in New Jersey. Here, she continued to work with children with acquired and traumatic brain injury, various neurological conditions, learning disorders and other mental health conditions.
Dr. Vaccari has taught undergraduate psychology at Ramapo College in Mahwah, NJ.