I am a pro-active therapist in private practice over 30 years. I believe 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. Adults who grew up in dysfunctional families.It's great for career performance enhancement too (sports, acting, etc.)!
Call 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 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • 1199
  • 1199SEIU
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Behavioral Health Systems
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire BlueCross
  • GHI
  • Health First
  • Integrated Health Plan
  • MagnaCare
  • Optum
  • Optum Behavioral Health Solutions
  • Oxford
  • PHCS
  • United
  • ValueOptions
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.


  • Relationship Issues
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Self Esteem


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

Mental Health

  • Mood Disorders

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliations


  • 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
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2015
Debra Machado, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Westbury

Debra Machado

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW