Ms. Macarin-Mara is a Certified Clinical Social Worker, working in the mental field for over twenty years in both in-patient and out-patient settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at Hunter College School of Social Work. Her second Master’s is in Dance Therapy from New York University. In addition she is a Certified Hypnotherapist from Brooklyn Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis.
Her private practice is in New Jersey and Manhattan. She works with children, adolescents, adults and couples.
She has taught at New York University, College of Staten Island, CUNY on Staten Island. Ms. Macarin-Mara has provided consultations to corporations, school, community organizations on topics relating to parenting issues, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, relationships and communication skill building.
She was selected for Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women.
Ms. Macarin-Mara was invited to join the first group of Custody Neutral Evaluators in Middlesex County. She assists the courts by being another pair of eyes and ears in difficult custody arrangements. Her role is to provide information to the court so that the children’s best interests are served.
Radio Show Host
Lynn's radio show: Better Days: A positive Approach to Life was on station WALE 990 am. The shows are available as a download through this website. There are a range of topics touching on mental health and life situations.
Lynn's paintings have been part of outdoor art shows on Fire Island.
My Psychotherapeutic Philosophy
There are many approaches to psychotherapy. I have drawn upon my diverse training in both the traditional analytical and the nontraditional expressive-arts methodologies to create a cohesive, effective, solution oriented form of therapy.
I use traditional psychotherapy to examine conscious and unconscious motivations, as revealed through analysis of the client's dreams and discussions. I use various elements of expressive arts psychotherapy (poetry, writing, music, painting, breathing and tension-release exercises) to observe and evaluate a client without being dependent upon the use of talk (with all its frustrating limitations and potential for misunderstanding).
By combining the best of both of these methodologies, I have developed an innovative form of therapy that heightens a client's awareness of patterns of behavior that interfere with realizing the full potential of the client's love and work lives.
I am an empathic, supportive listener, offering solution-oriented feedback in an atmosphere conducive to sharing one's deepest concerns.
Where my services do not meet the needs of a client, I will provide information and referral services to alternate treatment facilities.