Dr. Aparna Rao

Licensed Psychologist
Psychological Testing, Consultation
Portrait of Dr. Aparna Rao

Dr. Aparna Rao joined the practice in 2014. She specializes in psychological evaluations of adolescents and adults. Dr. Rao has extensive experience in testing and therapy with children, adolescents, and adults in the private practice, hospital, and school settings.


University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts in English; The George Washington University, Doctor of Psychology

Internship and Post-Doctoral Training

Psychiatric Institute of Washington (Child and Adolescent Units); Psychiatric Institute of Washington (Adult Psychiatric Services and Adult Program Development); Private Practice in Washington, DC


Licensed Psychologist in Maryland and Washington, DC

Services Provided

Neuropsychological testing, Social and Emotional testing, Psychoeducational testing, Admissions testing


  • ADHD and Executive Functioning Difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders (OCD, Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, etc.)
  • Depression and Bipolar Disorder
  • Trauma/PTSD
  • Psychosis/Schizophrenia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia)
  • Cognitive/Intellectual Disabilities


Dr. Rao’s primary specialty is testing for adolescents and adults. Her evaluations are comprised of individualized assessment batteries based on the particular needs of the patient. With careful consideration of the patient’s inherent strengths and challenges, Dr. Rao’s reports include specific recommendations intended to support each patient at school, at work, and at home.

Dr. Rao’s comprehensive evaluations are designed to provide diagnostic clarity, recommendations for treatment, and academic, work, & testing accommodations. Dr. Rao aims to identify interventions that will best support both the patient and the family as a whole.

For fun, Dr. Rao enjoys international travel and cuisine, hiking, adventure, cooking, reading, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her family and dog.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help or to schedule an appointment.