Ms. Debra Machado

Clinical Social Work/Therapist , MSW , LCSW

(516) 256-9909
I am a pro-active therapist. I believe that helping clients understand their problems through education and knowledge of the issues enhances the clients ablity to make informed, decisions about what to do regarding the issues they are struggling with. Whether it's helping clients change their faulty beliefs about themselves and teach them skills to attain their goals, or helping a marriage survive the chronic stress of living with a child diagnosed with a chronic physical or mental disorder, I am there to support and encourage my clients to reach their goals and "See the forest for the trees!"
Cognitive/Behavioral therapy, Psychodynamic approach,and understanding the bigger picture of the clients life. My goal is to encourage clients to be more fulfilled in their relationships, careers and family life.
Being trained in EMDR enables me to bring help to those suffering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by sudden trauma or by chronic trauma i.e. raising a child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder.It's great for career performance enhancement too (sports, acting, etc.)!
Call Ms. Debra Machado for a free phone consultation now - (516) 256-9909


  • Years in Practice: 20+ Years
  • School: Adelphi University
  • Year Graduated: 1984
  • License No. and State: 032272 New York


  • Avg Cost (per session): $100 - $120
  • Sliding Scale: Yes

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • 1199
  • Aetna
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Health First
  • MagnaCare
  • PHCS
  • ValueOptions
  • 1199SEIU
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • GHI
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • Optum Behavioral Health Solutions
  • United
  • Out of Network

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Ms. Debra Machado's groups

Co-dependancy Group Therapy

Co-dependancy/Relationship Group focusing on learning to change co-dependant behaviours in relationships.

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Adolescent Group Therapy

Group for teens ages 13-17 who have various issues i.e. low self esteem, depression, family problems,substance abuse, self injurous behaviors,social relationship issues, and more.

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WestburyNew York 11590
(516) 256-9909


  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Grief


  • ADHD
  • Alcohol Abuse
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Eating Disorders
  • Life Coaching
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self-Harming
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counseling
  • Depression
  • Drug Abuse
  • Family Conflict
  • Obesity
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Substance Abuse
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health:

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus


  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults


  • Cancer

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • EMDR
  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Family Systems


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 01 Dec 2013