Hi! I’m Dr. Ari Yares, The Innovative Dad.

I’m a licensed psychologist and father of four helping parents use innovation and psychology to make raising kids easier.

ONLINE COURSE: Dealing with Temper Tantrums and Other Behavioral Challenges

Temper tantrums can be hard to deal with. They stress us out and we get embarrassed when others see us and our child at our worst. Learn concrete strategies to help manage your child’s behavior when it goes off the rails.

The Innovative Dad

A psychologist’s blog about raising and educating children through the lens innovation.

Chocolate Angel Pie

Chocolate Angel Pie

There are a couple variations on this pie. Most call for Cream of Tartar. Ingredients:  For crust: 4 egg whites, at room temperature1 cup plus 2 tbsps sugar1 tsp potato starch1 tsp distilled white vinegar3/4 tsp Vanilla extract  Filling: 2 ounces unsweetened...

Menus for Passover

Menus for Passover

Passover is right around the corner and I've been trying to figure out what we're serving this year. For us, it's the first time that we're hosting a seder in a while, something that the pandemic put off. The challenge this year is creating a menu that captures the...

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Sometimes the simple meals are the ones that everyone eats. Meatballs are pretty much a hit in our family all year long and this recipe can be used for Passover too! Ingredients 2 pounds of ground turkey, chicken, or beef (can be mixed together) 12 ounces of mushrooms...

Support for Children, Teen, and Parents

Psychological services for children and teen and resources for the modern parent.

Now offering teletherapy for Maryland, DC, and Virginia  residents and more!

Individual Therapy

Therapy or counseling can help support a child or teen through a variety of challenges from dealing with depression and anxiety to supporting better executive functioning.

Parent Coaching

Raising children can be challenging and sometimes feels isolating. We’re often overwhelmed and unsure of where to look for support. If you are looking to feel more confident in your parenting skills, then parent coaching may be for you.

Psychoeducational Testing

Sometimes we need more information about our children to help us be better parents and support them in school. Psychoeducational testing can help provide that insight.

Hello! I’m Dr. Ari Yares

Licensed Psychologist

I am a licensed psychologist based in Maryland with offices in North Bethesda and Germantown. I trained as a school psychologist at Temple University and formerly supervised special education evaluations for preschool age children in the District of Columbia.

I have previously worked as the Head of School at Gross Schechter Day School, Upper School Principal of the Schechter School of Long Island, Head of Middle School at Krieger Schechter Day School, and a school psychologist for the Anne Arundel County Public Schools. 

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