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Ashburn Psychological Services has both male and female child psychologists and psychiatrists on staff to provide the most comfortable environment for the child’s therapy and progress.

We work with children ages 2 to 12 and adolescents ages 13 to 19 and offer expertise in individual child and adolescent therapy as well as parenting consultations regarding a wide range of developmental, social/emotional and behavioral issues including:

ADHD (attention, concentration, and hyperactivity problems)
Behavioral and conduct problems
Childhood depression
Fear and anxiety
Social/interpersonal difficulties
Adjustment to various transitions
Loss, grief and trauma
Family conflict
Divorce
School refusal and school behavior issues
Academic learning difficulties
Shyness, difficulty making friends
Bullying, peer interaction problems
Elimination disorders (encopresis, enuresis)
Feeding difficulties
Eating disorders
Weight issues
Sleep difficulties

We invite you to contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999 to schedule a consultation.

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Developmental Testing Ashburn, VA

Developmental testing examines and analyzes what an infant or toddler can and cannot do using a standardized set of questions, procedures and methods. The results of these inquiries can be quantified. This information helps parents and clinicians understand how a child compares to a population of children who are developing normally and points to developmental domains that need intervention.

As children develop, some may demonstrate social, communication and problem solving skills at a slower or inconsistent rate, which in turn, impedes their development. Developmental testing will serve to identify if a child is experiencing within normal range weaknesses or more pervasive deficits/impairment (e.g. Autism or Asperger’s Disorder). Sensory Processing Disorder, Hyperlexia and other pervasive developmental delays or conditions are identified through developmental testing.

Ashburn Psychological Services developmental testing assesses language, social skills, motor skills, attachment, memory, sense of self and family dynamics. Parents are given a “map” that helps them understand their child’s unique temperament, developmental strengths and needs, sensory responsiveness, and preferred ways of playing and interacting. This tool helps parents to read and understand their child’s non-verbal signals and to respond appropriately. Early detection of delays or inconsistencies in development can help set-up the proper care and treatment to put children on the right path.

Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Rachel Martell and Dr. Shalini Wahi are the practices main evaluators. We invite you to visit us at http://www.ashburnpsych.com to review their impressive credentials and experience as psychologists and neuropsychologists.

We invite you to contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999 to schedule a consultation with our team of pediatric and child evaluators.

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Forensic Psychiatrist Forensic Psychologist Ashburn, VA

Understanding a client’s cognitive functioning and psychological profile are an important part of building a successful legal defense.

The skilled team at Ashburn Psychological Services (APS), through state-of-the-art psychiatric, psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, provide an objective evaluation of clients’ mental status in the context of relevant legal issues. These evaluations can provide psychological profiling, an assessment of client competency, an objective evaluation of distress experienced, as well as an assessment of the client’s psychological functioning.

APS clinicians have extensive legal experience including a nationally renowned forensic psychiatrist and psychologists with direct experience working for the Justice Department and the DC Superior Court.

Psychological and psychiatric evaluations and expert testimony can assist in many kinds of cases for which we are experienced and available for consultation:

Family

Custody and Visitation Issues
Child Neglect and Abuse
Divorce
Contested Estates and Probate

Civil

Civil Personal Injury
Employment Litigation
Emotional Distress
Age, Race, Gender Discrimination
Sexual Harassment

Criminal

Competency to Stand Trial
Cognitive Impairment
Diminished Capacity/Actuality Pleas
Malingering
Criminal Insanity
Pre-Sentencing Assessments
Juvenile Fitness Evaluations
Mens Rea
Sexual Offenders

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Ashburn Psychological Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for depression. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist’s or clinical psychologist’s. Emotional testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification – Adjustment Disorder, Mood Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Dysthymia, Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD and other mood related conditions.

Treatment is then individualized to the care and needs of the client. Treatment may include medication and/or individual therapy or group therapy.

To schedule a consultation with our team, please contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999.

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Ashburn Psychological Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for anxiety. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist’s or clinical psychologist’s. Emotional testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification — Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Agoraphobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety and other childhood anxiety disorders.

Treatment is then individualized to the care and needs of the client. Treatment may include medication and/or individual therapy or group therapy.

To schedule a consultation with our team, please contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999.

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Ashburn Psychological Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for autism. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed child psychiatrist’s or neuropsychologist’s. Developmental and neuropsychological testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification inasmuch as autism can look like other conditions and vice versa — Asperger’s Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, NOS, Communication Disorder and and other developmental conditions. Diagnostic testing is typically required for private or public school placement and instruction, including accommodations and supports.

Treatment is then individualized to the care and needs of the client. Treatment may include medication, therapy and/or parent consultation and guidance.

To schedule a consultation with our team, please contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999.

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Ashburn Psychological Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for child, adolescent and adult ADD and ADHD. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist’s or psychologist’s. Neuropsychological testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification inasmuch as ADD and ADHD can look like other conditions and vice versa — anxiety, depression, learning disorders, auditory processing disorder, and other developmental conditions. Diagnostic testing is sometimes required for private or public school placement and instruction.

Treatment is then individualized to the care and needs of the client. Treatment may include medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, parent consultation and guidance and/or Cogmed Working Memory Training. Some of our clients are adamant that they do not want medication as a component to their treatment or their child’s treatment for ADD or ADHD. Much research has shown outstanding results for ADD and ADHD with evidenced based cognitive behavior therapy alone. Cogmed research studies have also shown impressive results in the treatment of ADD and ADHD.

To schedule a consultation with our team, please contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999.

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