Linda S. LaMarca, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Board Certified  Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology

Services

Neuropsychological Assessment Services  

Comprehensive Neuropsychological Assessment services are provided for pediatrics, adolescents, adults, and geriatrics.  Common diagnostic categories include:
  • Developmental Delay, Learning Difficulties, Autism, Attention Problems, Behavior Problems
  • Traumatic Brain Injury, Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Dementia, Cognitive Decline, Chronic Medical Conditions
  • Stroke, Brain Tumor, Neurological Disorders
Assessment Services include Educational/Learning Disability Assessments, Autism Spectrum Disorder Diagnostic Assessments (including the use of ADI-R/ADOS-2), ADD/ADHD Evaluations, Intellectual Assessments, Evaluation for Special Testing Accommodations, Pre-College Testing, Gifted and Talented Assessments, Disability Evaluations, Capacity Evaluations, and Memory Assessments.

A comprehensive neuropsychological assessment involves several visits to the office, including an initial intake interview, 2-3 testing sessions, and a feedback appointment.   A comprehensive written report including history, test results, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations is provided at the final appointment. 

Neuropsychological Treatment Services
  • Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for emotional and adjustment issues
  • Cognitive retraining and compensatory strategies for memory, attention, reasoning, organization, executive functioning, and skills of daily living
  • Parent training and family education
  • Medical hypnotherapy for treatment of emotional and physical symptoms, habit disorders, and specific disorders such as misophonia
Pain Management Treatment Services

Brief cognitive-behavioral pain management training aimed at decreasing physical discomfort and emotional distress, reducing visits to physicians, minimizing medication use, and increasing understanding of pain processes.
  Treatment typically lasts 10-12 sessions and includes,
  • psychoeducation about pain perception and mind-body connections
  • relaxation and stress management training
  • cognitive-behavioral techniques to improve mood and coping and maximize adjustment to medical condition
  • pacing strategies to prevent pain flare-ups
  • instruction in self-hypnosis with individualized audio recordings for home use
  • problem-solving and goal-setting strategies
  • health education strategies to reduce pain
  • written hand-outs for home use

Linda LaMarca, Ph.D., ABPP
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Board Certified Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology
15 Glen Street, Suite 203
Glen Cove, NY 11542
phone (516) 299-9300, fax (516) 299-9299
email: linda.lamarca.phd@gmail.com
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