Valerie Slattery, Psychologist in Maryland

Valerie Slattery, Ph.D.; Psy.D.

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Making the decision to help a child or teen who is struggling academically, behaviorally, socially and/or emotionally may be the most important decision that you make. I see each child/teen as a puzzle. I use a variety of techniques to help each child/teen negotiate this time in their lives and to help them find their own voice.

Again, I see each child/teen as a puzzle. Sometimes the pieces fit together perfectly and other times it is necessary to work really hard to find the right piece to complete the puzzle. I believe that a child/teen is part of a larger system, including parents, siblings, friends, extended family, community and school. I strive to work with all aspects of a child's world.

I see children and teens with anxiety; depression; trauma (including but not limited to sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence, emotional and/or physical abuse); problematic sexual behavior (PSB); low self-esteem; ADHD, self-regulation concerns; learning differences; social relationships and bullying. In addition, I work with children and teens whose families are involved in separation and divorce.

I conduct psychoeducational/neuropsychological evaluations – ages 3 through young adults. Testing encompasses: cognitive assessment; achievement testing; processing abilities; attention; memory; language; executive functioning; ADHD; and learning differences. I also administer Admissions tests for the Washington area Independent Schools.

I hold two doctoral degrees – one in Education/Special Education/Learning Disabilities and the second in Clinical Psychology/Child and Adolescent. I completed a postdoctoral program in neuropsychological assessment and have advanced training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT); play therapy; Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT); children with problematic sexual behaviors (PSB-TF-CBT). In addition, I have worked in schools and with educators for my entire career. With my experience and training, I feel that I am able to look at children and teens through a variety of different lenses.

I am a licensed psychologist in Maryland and Washington, DC. In addition, I have the Authority to Practice Interjurisdictional Telepsychology (APIT) under the PSYPACT Commission.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional/Defiant Behavior
  • Parenting & Parent-Child Relationships
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Injury
  • Sex Offenders
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy & Sandtray
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$150.00 - $175.00
Sliding Scale
Yes
Pay By
Cash, Check, Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

License(s)
License #
state
Psychologist
MD 04981
Maryland
Psychologist
DC PSY 1001225
District of Columbia
Psychologist
APIT Mobility #6872
Maryland
Professional Certification(s)
Organization
Date
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
TFCBT.org
2017
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
Maryland Psychological Association
Member
DC Psychological Association
Member
PSYPACT
Member
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
George Washington University
Psy.D.
2002
American University
Ph.D.
1981
American University
M.Ed.
1975