About Me


Hello! I’m Dr. Ari Yares

Licensed Psychologist

I am a licensed psychologist based in Potomac, MD. I trained as a school psychologist at Temple University and currently supervises 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 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

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