Dr. Aparna Rao

Licensed Psychologist

Psychological Testing, Consultation


Dr. Aparna Rao has 10 years of clinical experience in both assessment and psychotherapy with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Rao’s focus is psychological assessment, including psychoeducational testing, neuropsychological testing,admissions testing, and social/emotional testing.

EDUCATION: University of Michigan, Bachelor of Arts in English, 1997; The George Washington University, Doctor of Psychology, 2010

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

CREDENTIALS: Licensed Psychologist in Maryland and Washington, DC

SERVICES PROVIDED: Psychoeducational and neuropsychological testing, admissions testing, and comprehensive psychological evaluations (cognitive and social/emotional testing)


  • ADHD
  • Executive Functioning Difficulties
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Developmental Delays
  • Cognitive/Achievement Abilities
  • Social and Emotional Functioning (Anxiety, Depression, Mood Disorders, Trauma, Adjustment Disorders, etc.)

BACKGROUND: Dr. Rao’s primary specialty is testing. 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 designed to support each patient both at school and at home.

Dr. Rao also has extensive experience in private practice and elementary and high schools conducting individual therapy and testing with children, adolescents, and adults, as well as group therapy and family therapy. Her experience with children within the school environment informs her approach to the evaluation process. Dr. Rao aims to identify interventions that will best support both the patient and the family as a whole.

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