Hello! I’m Dr. Ari Yares

I am a licensed psychologist based in Maryland and the staff psychologist at Metropolitan Pediatrics in North Bethesda and THH Pediatrics in Germantown. I trained as a school psychologist at Temple University and previously supervised special education evaluations for preschool-age children in the District of Columbia. My license allows me to provide online services in Maryland, DC, Virginia, and many other states.

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

My Approach & Values

My style is warm, collaborative and engaged. I understand that both parents and children are often apprehensive about seeking the support and help of a psychologist and I aim to put both at ease. My goal is to make your time working with me whether it is through psychoeducational testing, therapy, or parent coaching meaningful and useful.

As an evaluator, I want to help parents and children understand the questions that brought them to me by being thorough and thoughtful. I am well versed in a number of assessment batteries and can tailor my work to address those concerns. I strive to set aside the “psychobabble” and use language that parents can understand when we discuss testing results.

In therapy, I focus on using cognitive behavior therapy, skills training, and mindfulness to help clients work through a variety of challenges. My goal is to help children and adolescents develop skills to help them become more resilient and successful.

My Experience

  • Experienced school psychologist
  • Parent coach
  • Private school administrator

My Education

  • Ph.D. and M.Ed. in School Psychology from Temple Univeristy
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Administration and Supervision from Johns Hopkins University
  • B.A. in Psychology and Hebraic Studies from Rutgers University

In the Media

Dr. Ari Yares has been featured in the following publications:

Raise Your Children To Be Emotionally Intelligent — It Benefits Them in the Long Run on Yahoo.com
April 4, 2023

Shining a Light on 8 Little-Known Benefits of Preschool on Rasmussen College’s Education Blog
September 23, 2019

A Back to School List From The Experts – 30 Tips To Cover All Bases on the Finding Your Path Project
August 8, 2019

A Tight Back-to-School Budget, and the Impact on a Child’s Self-Esteem on Kars 4 Kids
August 7, 2019 

How to Create a Morning Routine for School, Starting in the Summer on Fatherly
May 30, 2019

Why Kids Interrupt and What Parents Can Do About It on Kars 4 Kids
May 22, 2019

Joie De Vivre: Living With A Ravenous Thirst For Life: “Be curious — unleash your inner five year old and let yourself be an explorer” on Thrive Global
April 3, 2019

My Kid is Nothing Like Me on FamilyEducation.com
March, 2019

Chore Charts for Kids: How to Make One That Really Works on Fatherly
February 2, 2019

Experts Share 6 Things You Should Know Before Working with Kids on Rasmussen College’s Education Blog
November 5, 2018

Early Childhood Development: Understanding the Milestones on Rasmussen College’s Education Blog
October 15, 2018

Special Education Myths, Busted on Niche.com
August 13, 2018

Baseball’s offensive tweeters teaching moments for parents in USA Today
August 1, 2018

Teens: Saying No When Other Parents Say Yes on Kars4Kids Smarter Parenting
July 25, 2018

Family Matters: Here’s How Having More Than 4 Kids Affects The Family Dynamic on HealthyWay
June 21, 2018

5 Times Schools Refused to Call Dads—and the Brilliant Way These Working Moms Handled It on Working Mother
June 21, 2018

Are academic demands and overscheduling stressing kids out? on Today’s Parent
May 18, 2018

Building Emotional Intelligence

10 Tips for Raising Happy Kids

Coping with Developmental Disorders






How Does a Classroom Design Affect a Child’s Ability to Learn? 14 Medical and Educational Experts Weigh in on Worthington Direct’s School Furniture Blog
April 10, 2018

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