Dr. Jessica V. Simpson is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides psycho-educational, neuropsychological, and developmental evaluation for children and adolescents. She specializes in conducting evaluations for autism, developmental delays, attention, learning, other neurodevelopmental difficulties, and/or challenges in behavior regulation. Her training enables her to examine complex presentations and examine the interconnections between cognition, school, development, and emotional concerns, as well as how they not only impact the individual, but those around them. Her goal is to help discover underlying causes of symptoms, strengths of the child, and helping families figure out next steps.
EDUCATION: University of South Alabama, PhD; Catholic University of America, M.A.; James Madison University, BA in Psychology.
INTERNSHIP: MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, Child and Pediatric Psychology, Neurodevelopmental Track
POST DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP: MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, OH, Neurodevelopmental Fellow
CREDENTIALS: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia
• Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
• Executive Functioning and Memory
• Disruptive Behavior Disorders and Concerns
• Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities
• Developmental Delays
• Social Skills
• Parent Management Strategies
Dr. Simpson specializes in psychological assessment, believing it to be a necessary first step to making changes. She is passionate about identifying and addressing concerns with development, such as autism. She believes that an excellent assessment can have a positive effect on the child who is struggling, as well as those around them, such as friends, family, and teachers. She views the testing process as collaborative, listening to the concerns of her clients and outlining practical recommendations and next steps for families. Dr. Simpson’s main goal is to help provide an answer to the presenting concerns of her families and assist families with evidence based treatments.
Outside of work, Dr. Simpson and her husband raise their young baby boy in the wonderful Northern Virginia area where they were born and raised. Her interests include going to dog parks, travelling, visiting local Virginia wineries, and advocating for youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities.