Dra. Maria Lydia Vayas, Psy.d

Preferred Name: Maria Lydia

About Me

I am a Spanish speaking clinical psychologist licensed in New York State and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. My parents’ ethnicity is Ecuadorian and Puerto Rican. I provide psychological services to the Latino population in their native language. I have over ten years of experience providing face-to-face services to disenfranchise individuals, minorities, and patients with chronic mental health illness. My experience is focused on working with immigrant families, victims of crime, domestic violence victims, and people living with HIV/AIDS. I am presently providing psychological services to patients suffering from work related injuries. My interests are also to work with individuals suffering from inflammatory autoimmune disorders and “medically unexplained symptoms” related to chronic stress, attachment disruption and adverse incidents.

Specialty Area

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adults
  • Immigrants


  • Spanish