Dr. Nancy MacKay

                 Licensed Clinical Psychologist
                 1970 Michigan Avenue Suite J-2

                 Cocoa, Florida  32922
                 321-639-4483
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FAQs

WHAT ARE DR. MacKAY'S AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION?

    
While Dr. MacKay is qualified to treat a wide range of psychological issues, she has chosen to focus her private
     practice on working with adult women.


HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN APPOINTMENT?

    
The more flexible your schedule is, the sooner you can reserve time for your initial appointment.  Dr. MacKay takes a limited
     number of new patients.  Most requests for an appointment can be accommodated within a week.  Occasionally, especially if
     you need to be seen at a specific time or on a specific day, the wait can be longer.

HOW LONG WILL MY THERAPY TAKE?

     Most insurance companies reimburse Psychologists for a forty-five to fifty minute session.   Initially Dr. MacKay prefers to
     see clients weekly, in order to thoroughly assess your situation and develop a unique and individualized treatment plan. 
     After the 
first few sessions, you and Dr. MacKay together will make a determination about whether your needs are best met
     by weekly,
biweekly, or monthly appointments.  When will you "graduate" from treatment?  The answer depends on
     many factors, such
as the goals you set, the stressors with which you are dealing, and the amount of time and energy you can
     put into making
the changes you want to make in order to reach those goals.

WHAT DO THE CREDENTIALS "LICENSED CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST" MEAN?

     A Psychologist has obtained a doctoral degree from a University.  This degree requires five to seven years of graduate study,
     practical work experience, and examinations.  Psychologists study the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical aspects of
     behavior, and can provide mental health care. 

     A Clinical Psychologist has been trained in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of psychological problems
     ranging from the most severe to the most commonplace.

     In order to obtain a license in the State of Florida, a Psychologist must obtain a doctoral degree in psychology, complete an
     internship and a residency in psychology, and pass a thorough examination regarding psychological practices, ethics, and the
     State's laws and rules.

DO PSYCHOLOGISTS PRESCRIBE MEDICATION?

     In the State of Florida, Psychologists do not prescribe medication, but most Psychologists work with physicians who do
     prescribe.   If medication is determined to be a necessary part of your treatment plan, Dr. MacKay will work closely with your
     primary care physician or will refer you to a psychiatrist who can prescribe medication.  It is very common for clients to
     continue to have regular therapy sessions with Dr. MacKay while their medication needs are attended to by a physician.






    
    

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