Jessica Barry, Psy.D., BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Psychological Testing and Evaluation
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy
Individual, Couples, Family and Group Therapy
Bachelor of Psychology, St. John’s University
Doctor of Clinical Psychology, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University
A New York native; I left New York to attend graduate school to obtain my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in the Washington DC area. For a brief time, I lived and worked in the Baltimore, Maryland area before relocating to North Carolina to work in a private practice. While in North Carolina, in addition to working as a licensed psychologist, I became certified as a Behavioral Analyst. For 10+ years, I worked with the US military soldiers and families stationed at Ft. Liberty and providing care to their children with special needs. I provided intensive outpatient therapy and psychological evaluations to the local population. Life has brought me back to Northern Virginia where I may offer my skills to the individuals and families who reside here in the area.
I have an extensive background working with diverse populations and have worked in school, residential (in-patient) treatment, hospital, and in clinic-based settings. My experience is multifaceted, including work with multidisciplinary teams, and providing individual, family and group therapy, as well as comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations.
My clinical experience includes working with individuals with cognitive and learning disabilities, autism (ASD), ADHD, Mood Disorders, Anxiety, Addiction, Abuse, issues related to disruptive behavior, OCD, impulse-control, self-image, life transitions, intimacy, sexuality, gender identity, LGBTQ+, stress/anger management, conflict resolution, social skills, trauma, and grief/loss.
Approach to Therapy and Assessment
I am committed to identifying an individual's personal strengths and weaknesses in order to create valuable recommendations and a unique plan for treatment. I provide the necessary tools and assessments to facilitate the emotional and mental well-being of the individual.
During therapy, I utilize an integrative, patient-focused approach, to personalize treatment to the individual, couple and/or family. My treatment style includes the use of psychodynamic, CBT, DBT, and mindfulness techniques. Treatment is designed specifically for the child, family, adolescent and adult.
For psychological evaluations, my approach includes meeting with the individual and/or family at the very beginning in order to gather necessary background information. Based on their specific needs, I tailor the assessment to capture and address their questions or concerns. During the feedback session, I provide detailed results and recommendations that will facilitate the individual and family getting access to the treatment and accommodations they require to improve their lives.