Spencer McCauley is a licensed social worker who received her B.S. with honors from Trinity College and Graduate degree from Fordham University. She completed her clinical training at one of the country’s top programs, Yale Child Study Center and NYC Health Hospital/Bellevue Pediatric Division. Spencer co-authored numerous journal articles on behavioral interventions for children and adolescents with ADHD, Anger and aggression, and Autism Spectrum disorders.
Spencer specializes in treating children and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), autism spectrum disorders, and behavioral and social challenges. Spencer received specialized training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), child and family trauma stress intervention, and behavioral activation.
Spencer’s first step in treatment is to help children and families feel comfortable, heard, and supported, focusing on goals. She helps children work through their challenges by building self-awareness, emotional regulation skills, problem-solving skills, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Spencer also provides child-parent therapy and parent management training. She believes that parents are an integral part of treatment, and her approach is geared towards empowering parents. She helps children and families recognize their inherent abilities, allowing them to thrive and overcome challenges.
Spencer provides in-person and home-based services. She also collaborates with schools and multi-disciplinary teams to identify and implement strategies to support each child’s success. She works diligently to help children become their own therapist. Children often see a reduction in symptoms early on in treatment.
- License: New York / 101355-01