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)
We are conducting psychological assessment in-person with safety precautions in place! Call or email us for more information.
We offer a number of types of assessment to suit a variety of needs. Diagnoses are provided when appropriate. Common testing referrals include:
Giftedness/Private School Placement
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Learning Disabilities (e.g. Dyslexia, reading, writing, math difficulties)
Executive functioning difficulties (organization, time management)
Extended time on standardized tests
Mood Disorders (Depression)
We view assessment as the first step in treatment and intervention. Assessment reveals the nature of the problem and points to potential solutions. We tailor each assessment based on the presenting concerns, choosing a battery of tests unique to the situation. Sometimes, one presenting concern (like ADHD) could in reality be due to a number of factors. For this reason, it is important to assess a number of domains to consider alternative explanations. The degree of comprehensiveness is discussed in the initial consultation or intake interview.
Once assessment is determined to be the most appropriate course of action, we begin the assessment with a thorough intake interview so that we understand the referral concerns. Depending on the nature of the concern, testing may take place over several sessions. Additionally, we often conduct classroom observations and/or speak with your child's teacher, school staff or others who have perspective on your child's functioning. At the end of the testing process, you will receive an individualized, comprehensive written report with a diagnosis, when applicable, and detailed recommendations specific to your needs. This report will be discussed with you at an interpretive conference. We remain available for ongoing consultation at the end of the assessment.
Cognitive Assessment for Gifted and Private School Placement
We offer cognitive assessments for the purposes of application for gifted programs and private school placement. All of our practitioners have extensive experience working with children and families who seek these services.
The decision to start kindergarten relies on a number of factors. We offer kindergarten assessments that examine cognitivie abilities, pre-academic skills, and social/emotional development.
Assessment services are provided by Doctoral and Masters level psychologists. Our Masters level practitioners have completed a Masters degree in school psychology, and many are employed by the local schools. All practitioners have extensive experience in assessment and working with children and adolescents. Services provided at the practice are conducted by, or supervised by, psychologists who are licensed by the Board of Psychology in the state of Virginia. Fees are lower for services provided by those who are being supervised.