Improving the wellbeing of children, families and young adults in the metropolitan DC area
Counseling and Assessment Practice of Fairfax
3925 Blenheim Blvd Suite 52A, Fairfax VA 22030 (571) 354-0844 Contact Us
(formerly Old Lee Highway)
Nicole Beadles is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology, and a minor in Italian. Dr. Beadles continued her study of psychology at James Madison University, where she received her Masters and Educational Specialist degrees in School Psychology. After working for a number of years in the schools, Dr. Beadles went on to pursue a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Virginia. Throughout the years, she has focused her practice on helping children and adolescents with academic, social, and emotional needs, and she specializes in assessment. Dr. Beadles has spent more than a decade working in the local public schools (including Fairfax, Montgomery, and Howard County), as well as in international schools in Geneva, Switzerland and Brussels, Belgium. She has also worked in the neuropsychology department at the University of Virginia hospital, as well as in residential and outpatient settings. Dr. Beadles currently shares time between private practice and George Mason University, where she is the Academic Program Coordinator of the School Psychology Graduate Program.
Megan Davis is a Licensed School Psychologist in Virginia who holds a National Certification in School Psychology. She graduated from Villanova University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology. Ms. Davis gained clinical experience working with children at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh. She earned a Master's Degree and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology from George Mason University. She has worked as a school psychologist for more than a decade in local public school systems (Arlington, Charles, and Fairfax Counties) with students at the preschool, elementary, and secondary levels. Her varied experiences include psychological assessment, eligibility for IEP and 504, social-emotional-behavioral supports, counseling, crisis response, problem solving with parents and school staff, and participation in a district-wide committee regarding the identification of dyslexia characteristics. This allows her to help families understand their child's needs and navigate the local public school systems, including attending school meetings with parents when warranted. In addition to assessment and consultation services, Ms. Davis has also co-lead counseling groups and parent workshops, and conducted in-services for local schools and organizations on topics such as positive behavior and executive functioning. She is an approved provider for Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs) in FCPS and on the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) website. Ms. Davis enjoys the opportunity to work with children, adolescents, and their families through the assessment and therapeutic process to understand and support a range of unique needs.
Allie Farris is a licensed school psychologist with a range of experience working with children and adolescents in support of their social, emotional, and behavioral needs. She originates from the midwest where she completed both her undergraduate and graduate studies. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Missouri State University, followed by her Master’s degree in Psychology and Educational Specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. There she gained clinical experience in home-based, residential, and school settings. She and her family have since settled into life in Northern Virginia where she worked as a school psychologist in Fairfax County Public Schools for six years. During that time, she assisted students in accessing appropriate support through the use of psychoeducational assessments, on-going consultation with teachers/families, and served as a member on numerous student support teams which included: special education eligibility, 504, IEP, and tiered support teams. In addition, she served as a member of the county’s Dyslexia Team where in collaboration with her team members offered professional development and consultation on the characteristics of Dyslexia.
Currently, she enjoys assisting families with practical support through consultation, using psychoeducational assessments to identify a student’s strengths and learning needs, providing tailored individual counseling, and small group skills-based support for both children and adolescents. She works with children individually to address anxiety and related disorders using cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and self-regulation techniques and, when appropriate, the continued use of teletherapy to help families access consistent support.
Kelsey Marron Ferrari is a Licensed School Psychologist in Virginia as well as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She has a Master’s degree and Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology from George Mason University. Kelsey has specialized experience in fostering executive functioning skills through individual coaching of children and young adults with ADHD and Autism. In coaching, she works with students and young adults to develop skills such as planning, organizing, problem-solving, time-management, and self-advocacy. Kelsey was employed by the Office of Disability Services at George Mason University as a coach for college students who struggle with these executive functioning skills. Additionally, she has comprehensive training in the assessment of and intervention planning for school-aged children with social, emotional, and academic difficulties. Kelsey has extensive experience with assessment of preschool children and working with children in clinical and school settings. She has worked in schools in many of the surrounding counties including Loudoun, Fairfax, Prince William, and Alexandria City Public Schools.
Mary Beth Ruby is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia whose professional focus is children and adolescents. After completing a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Loyola College in Maryland, she obtained a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Throughout her graduate training and post-graduate work, Dr. Ruby has completed multiple training experiences in pediatric and developmental neuropsychology in outpatient settings including The Kennedy Krieger Institute and Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She has worked for the past five years with the Cognitive Assessment Program at George Mason University (GMU), specializing in cognitive assessment of children to assist with gifted identification within the Fairfax County Public School System. In addition, she has also served for the past three years as a supervisor for graduate students in training through the Cognitive Assessment Program at GMU. Dr. Ruby applies a neuropsychological perspective and approach to psychoeducational and cognitive assessment to help children thrive in school and various learning contexts. Her current specialization and interests include the cognitive and psychoeducational assessment of children, identification of intellectual giftedness, specific learning disabilities, ADHD, and developmental and school neuropsychology.
Maral Abooali is a graduate of the School Psychology program at George Mason University, where she received her Masters degree and Certificate of Advanced Studies. She has extensive experience assessing children and adolescents, both in a clinic and school setting. Maral has additional training in the areas of counseling, consultation, and intervention, and has spent time in the local public schools working with students doing academic interventions and group counseling in social skills, self-esteem, and study skills. Additionally, Maral has significant experience with group counseling and has worked as a co-leader in social skills training at a local private practice. Maral also speaks Farsi fluently as well as some Spanish. In addition to her work at the practice, Maral is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist in Loudoun County Public Schools.
Yasmin Darmani is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist experienced in providing comprehensive assessments and evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents presenting with a wide range of emotional and behavioral concerns. Yasmin has expertise in cognitive assessments with children who are being considered for advanced academic or gifted and talented programs. She worked as a consulting examiner and administrator for the Cognitive Assessment Program (CAP) at George Mason University (GMU). At CAP, Yasmin not only administered individual assessments, but she also supervised group testing with and scoring of the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test (NNAT) and Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT). Finally, Yasmin’s community and educational experiences as a bilingual student has shaped her understanding and approach to working with diverse learners and their families. She earned her Master’s degree and Certificate of Advanced Studies in School Psychology from GMU. In addition, she also received her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from George Mason. She is currently working in Fairfax County Public Schools.