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Robert E. McCarthy

Robert E. McCarthy, American mental health counselor. Recipient Professional Service award AMHCA, 1990, 91.


  • McCarthy, Robert E. was born on September 5, 1949 in Newark. Son of Edward Francis and Elise Jean (Litcholt) McCarthy.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Rockland Community College, 1969. Bachelor in Psychology, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1971. Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, St. John's University, Queens, New York, 1972.

      Doctor of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, Columbia Pacific University, 1987. Postgraduate certified in pain management, University of the Pacific, 1993.


    • Staff psychologist Letchworth Development Center, Thiells, New York, 1972-1973, Barnert Memorial Hospital, Paterson, New Jersey, 1973-1974, Orange County Community Mental Health Center, Goshen, New York, 1974-1977. Director behavior modification unit Harlem Valley Psychiatric Center, Wingdale, 1976-1977. Supervising psychologist Goshen Secure Center, 1977-1984, Tryon Secure Center, Johnstown, New York, 1984-1988.

      Program coordinator mobile mental health team Capital District Psychiatric Center, Albany, 1988-1990. Executive director Saratona Clinical Associates, Saratoga Springs, since 1990, McCarthy Counseling Associates, Rutland, Vermont, since 1994. Adjunct faculty member Center for Distance Learning, Empire State College, Saratoga Springs, 1987-1991.

      Member faculty Columbia Pacific University, San Rafael, California, since 1987. Psychological consultant Plus XII Youth and Family Service, Chester, New York, 1983-1984. Consultant Falkirk Psychiatric Hospital, Central Valley, New York, 1972-1984.

      Adjunct faculty member Orange County Community College, Middletown, New York, 1981-1982, assistant professor, 1979-1980. Adjunct faculty member Bergen County Community College, Paramus, New Jersey, 1973-1976.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Psychotherapy, American Board Stress Practitioners, American Academy Pain Management, American Board Professional Disability Consultant. National board certified counselor National Cadet Corps, National Commission for Scheduled Castes. Certified clinical mental health counselor, Massachusetts, Vermont.

      Licensed professional counselor, South Carolina. Certified clinical hypnotherapist National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapists.


    • Contributor articles to professional publications.


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    Fellow International Academy Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Inc. (diplomate), American Association Professional Hypnotherapists, American Board Medical Psychotherapy. Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, National Computer Systems, American Mental Health Counselors Association (Counselor 0f Year 1991), New York State American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, New York State Mental Health Counselors Association, Association Advancement Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, Biofeedback Society New York, American Association Behavioral Therapists, Society for Personality Assessment, National Academy Certified Mental Health Counselors (approved clinical supervisor), Chi Sigma Iota, Psi Chi.



    Racquetball, cross country skiing, tennis.


    • Married Carolyn Grace Laginestra, August 16, 1970. Children: Edward, Theresa, Roc Alan.
    • father: Edward Francis McCarthy
    • mother: Elise Jean (Litcholt) McCarthy
    • spouse: Carolyn Grace Laginestra
    • children: Edward McCarthy
    • Theresa McCarthy
    • Roc Alan McCarthy
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    Born September 5, 1949
    (age 68)