Clinical and Forensic Psychology Practice


Forensic Evaluations

  • Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Competency to Stand Trial
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Aid-in-Sentencing
  • Mitigating Circumstances
  • Aggravating Circumstances

Prison Mental Health/Consultation

  • Diagnostic Evaluations
  • Consultation for Difficult Cases (treatment resistant, self-injurious behavior, etc.)
  • Behavior Management Plans
  • Clinical Programming
  • Monitoring


Training is available for your legal and mental health needs for Correctional Staff, Mental Health Professionals, Legal Professionals

Dr. Maria Masotta

Dr Masotta Dr. Masotta is a licensed clinical and forensic psychologist with more than 15 years of experience in a wide variety of settings including courthouses, correctional facilities throughout the United States, inpatient psychiatric hospitals and community mental health clinics.

Dr. Masotta's expertise is the assessment of mental health issues for those that are legally involved ranging from providing expertise on a civil suit (Did a jail provide appropriate discharge services for an detainee that committed suicide following release?); pre-trial and post trial forensic evaluations for criminal cases (Competency, Criminal Responsibility, Aid In Sentencing) and consultation for correctional facilities throughout the United States. Consultation for correctional facilities can assist with decreasing overtime; decreasing disciplinary reports; minimizing violence and risk to staff; improving behavior of difficult inmates and multidisciplinary treatment planning. Training on a wide variety of mental health issues is also available for medical, mental health, correctional and legal professionals.


Vicarious Truamatization: Recognition, Response, and Prevention. Corrdocs: Society of Correctional Physician Newsletter. Volume 14, Issue 1. Posted June 15, 2011.

Vicarious Traumatization: A Guide to Recognizing, Responding to, and Preventing a Serious Consequence of Providing Mental Health Care in Jails, Prisons and Community Corrections. Corrections and Mental Health: An Update of the National Institute of Corrections. March 11, 2011.


Dr Masotta


"I've worked with Dr. Masotta on a number of matters in my criminal law practice and have been consistently impressed with her skill and depth of knowledge. "

"Dr. Masotta has the ability to quickly build rapport with even the most difficult clients resulting in evaluations which are nuanced, insightful and comprehensive. "

"As an expert witness Dr. Masotta shines on the stand and is well respected in the courtroom. Professional, responsive, and a pleasure to work with Dr. Masotta is an easy recommendation for me to make."

–Gabriel J. Vazquez, Attorney


"Dr. Masotta conducted a competency evaluation of my client who had long suffered from very complicated mental health issues. Throughout the two session interview, Dr. Masotta handled my client professionally and with finesse. Her report to the court was not only thorough, but well written and easy to understand."

"I was particularly impressed by her understanding of how the client’s mental health issues diminished the client’s ability to rationally communicate with me and participate in the construction of a defense. This understanding was also evident during Dr. Masotta’s testimony on the issue in Superior Court. I would recommend her as an evaluator without reservation."



  • Recipient of Department of Correction; Professional Excellence Contract Health Care Award, 2010
  • Nominated for Department of Correction; Professional Excellence Contract Health Care Award, 2008
  • Designated Forensic Psychologist, 2008