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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 a faculty member in the School Psychology Graduate Program.


Megan Davis is a Licensed School Psychologist in Virginia, holding a National Certification in School Psychology. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Villanova University and completed her graduate training at George Mason University, where she received a Master's Degree and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Psychology. With nearly two decades of experience in her career a school psychologist in local public school systems, George Mason's graduate training program, and private practice, Megan now specializes in psychoeducational assessment and short-term parent consultation. She can assess for problems with attention, learning, behavior, and emotional functioning in children and teenagers. She is especially passionate about identifying any barriers to proficient reading and diagnosing reading disorders/dyslexia. As an approved Independent Educational Evaluations (IEE) provider for FCPS and PWCPS, Megan is dedicated to guiding parents in determining the best course of action to support their child. When needed, she offers to attend meetings with parents to help navigate the local public school system. In addition to assessment and consultation, Megan conducts parent workshops and provides in-services for schools and organizations on topics such as anxiety, reading disorders, executive functioning, and behavior. She is committed to supporting a diverse range of needs for children, adolescents, and their families throughout the assessment and consultation process.

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, Allie 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 several years with the Cognitive Assessment Program at George Mason University (GMU), specializing in cognitive assessment of children to assist with advanced academic 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.

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