Dr. Heisman is a licensed clinical psychologist who works with clients of all ages focusing on the evaluation and assessment of educational/learning difficulties and ADHD, as well as comprehensive psychological assessments and neuropsychological assessments. Dr. Heisman has worked across multiple settings to include hospitals, private practice, neuropsychological and rehabilitation clinics, and forensic facilities. Additionally, she was selected for and completed a fellowship in the Adult Psychoanalytic Fellowship Program at the Baltimore Washington Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Heisman’s clinical work focuses on cognitive and educational assessment, traumatic brain injury, and forensic and operational psychology.
EDUCATION: B.S. in Foreign Service, Georgetown University, M.A. in Comparative Politics, American University in Cairo, M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, and PsyD. in Clinical Psychology, Argosy University.
INTERNSHIP: Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington D.C. working with the severely mentally ill where she provided psychological treatment and assessment services to an ethnically diverse Civil and Forensic committed inpatient population with severe and chronic mental illness. She also completed a rotation at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia where she completed Competency to Stand Trial evaluations and assisted with Criminal Responsibility evaluations.
POST DOCTORAL EXPERIENCES: Board of Directors/Consultant, Front Row Education Inc. Provides consultation services to a national 501C3 organization of academic and professional instructors empowering and enabling students to maximize their potential for academic success. In addition to her practice at Mindwell, Dr. Heisman is currently an Adjunct Professor at George Mason University.
CREDENTIALS: Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
MEMBERSHIP: American Psychological Association.
SERVICES PROVIDED: Comprehensive Evaluation (Psychoeducational, Neuropsychological, Emotional, Admissions) with children, teens, and adults; Therapy with families and couples.
- Neuropsychological Testing
- Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Executive Functioning
- Learning Disorders (i.e., dyslexia, dysgraphia, etc.)
- Developmental Concerns
- Cognitive Testing (i.e., IQ testing)
- Cognitive Impairment (due to stroke, traumatic brain injuries, etc.)
- Anxiety Disorders CBT
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Parenting Coaching
- Couples and Family Counseling
Dr. Heisman’s primary specialty is assessment. She has a special interest in the early detection and intervention of learning disorders. As a parent, Dr. Heisman understands the stress and anxiety involved with the assessment process and works with families in a compassionate and timely manner to foster an assessment environment where the client feels supported and excited about collaborating to answer diagnostic questions in order to promote health and personal growth. Dr. Heisman creates and administers individualized assessment programs for clients of all ages and backgrounds. Dr. Heisman believes in a holistic approach to assessment that focuses on educational, social, emotional, and cognitive goals in order to establish an effective treatment plan to address the client’s short and long-term needs. Therapeutically, Dr. Heisman uses an integrative approach to her therapy sessions. She employs various treatment approaches that are grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness training. Dr. Heisman believes in building on clients’ strengths in formulating successful treatment programs that are adapted to their specific needs.
In her free time, Dr. Heisman enjoys training her beloved Rottweiler Luna as a therapy dog. She is married and has a son. She enjoys watching classic movies (Humphrey Bogart movies are a favorite), listening to French Café radio, and culinary experimentation.
Contact MindWell today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Heisman.