Dr. Robert McCarthy is an internationally-known authority in integrative medicine as well as a Licensed and Board Certified Professional Counselor and Supervisor with almost forty years experience in the assessment, diagnosis, remediation, and treatment of individuals with emotional, physical, neurological, and learning disorders.
His work experience includes employment in a variety of public and private settings: County and State mental health programs, Correctional facilities, educational institutions, and private practice.
During the 1970s, he completed formal postgraduate training in psychoanalytically-oriented and family therapies in New York City while studying with such prominent clinicians as Dr. Reuben Fine, Dr. Stan Rosenman, Dr. Joseph Levy, Dr. Joseph Richmond, Dr. Clara Torda, Dr. Emanuel Hammer, Dr. Tom Fogarty, and Dr. Phil Geurin.
Dr. Joel Lubar at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville later added to Dr. McCarthy's interest in bolstering human potential by showing him how to empower others through advanced qEEG and neurofeedback technologies.
Dr. McCarthy now specializes in qEEG, biofeedback, neurofeedback, hemoencephalography, cranial electrical stimulation, audio-visual entrainment, and computerized cognitive training.
While decades have passed, Dr. McCarthy's optimism and belief in the limitless potential and buoyancy of the human spirit remains an endless source of motivation and excitement as he works with others on a daily basis.
Dr. McCarthy academically holds a Master of Arts degree from St. John's University in Jamaica, Queens, New York; a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Saybrook Graduate School in San Francisco, California; and, a two-year Postgraduate Certificate in Pain Management from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
In addition, he previously served as Chairperson of a Committee on Special Education in New York State related to Public Law 94-142 and 504 legislation for seven years, and presently serves on the Executive Advisory Board of the American Psychotherapy Association (APA), American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM) and National Board for Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists (NBCCH). Last year, Dr. McCarthy was appointed as an Accreditation Commissioner for the American Association of Integrative Meicine.
In 1990, Dr. McCarthy was selected as the American Mental Health Counselor Association's Counselor of the Year from a pool of nationwide nominees, and. just several years ago, was named a Master Therapist by the American Psychotherapy Association.
Dr. McCarthy also served in the past on numerous National and State committees for the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA) and the American Counseling Association (ACA) at different points in his career.
Currently, Dr. McCarthy is Executive Clinical Director of McCarthy Counseling Associates, PA, and a Consulting Staff member of Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
He and his professional colleagues continue to work with a range of emotional, psychophysiological, neurological, and learning disorders referred by various medical, educational, and community-based programs.
His office is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art digital equipment and computerized software: Deymed and Mitsar Systems for conducting qEEG recordings and neurofeedback, Thought Technology's Infiniti System for biofeedback, and the Captain's Log multimedia software for computerized cognitive training.
Dr. McCarthy is Board Certified in Integrative Medicine by the American Association of Integrative Medicine (AAIM), a Master Addiction Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors, and a Board Certified Fellow in EEG and General Biofeedback with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. In addition, he is a Quantitative EEG Technician with the Quantitative Electroencephalography Board, Fellow of the Academy of Learning and Developmental Disorders, International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy, American College of Forensic Examiners, American Psychotherapy Association, and Professional Academy of Custody Evaluators as well as numerous other interdisciplinary organizations.
He is also a Board Certified Diplomate in Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, Stress Management, and Pain Management with the Natural Therapies Certification Board (NTCB).
While working as a Licensed Professional Counselor, Dr. McCarthy provides comprehensive, accurate diagnoses and formulates meaningful individualized treatment plans that help enable a person to achieve their desired therapeutic goals.
Dr. McCarthy specializes in integrative medicine and the treatment of chronic medical disorders, life threatening syndromes (Suicide, Homocide) and custody issues.