(301) 230-2280 psych@ariyares.com

Pediatric Behavioral Health Services at Metropolitan Pediatrics

Metropolitan Pediatrics is proud to partner with Dr. Ari Yares, a licensed psychologist, to provide pediatric behavioral health services. Dr. Yares is available for psychoeducational testing, child and adolescent therapy, and parent coaching. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Yares, please contact our office.

Psychoeducational Testing

If you feel that your child is having difficulty at school or home and may be struggling with a learning disorder (dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia), attention disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, or other psychological & cognitive concerns, psychoeducational testing can help provide an understanding of those challenges and recommendations on how to better support your child. 

Child and Adolescent Therapy

Therapy or counseling can help support a child or adolescent 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.

Parenting Workshops

Fall Workshops

School is just around the corner. Shifting from the freedom of summer to the structure of the school year can be jarring for kids and their parents. What can we do to help make the upcoming school year better for our children? How can we as parents help set them up for success as learners? Join us for a three-part series to help your child start the school year off on the right foot.

Each event is $20 per person. Click on the event to purchase or contact the Metropolitan Pediatrics office to purchase all three for $45.

Building Better Parent-School Partnerships, Thursday, September 26  at 7:30pm

Helping Your Child’s Executive Functioning, Thursday, October 3  at 7:30pm

Dealing with Anxiety, Thursday, October 10 at 7:30pm 

Online Parenting Courses

View a list of available courses here.

About Dr. Yares

Dr. Ari Yares is a licensed psychologist and former private school principal. He has more than fifteen years of professional experience working with parents and children facing learning and behavioral challenges.



Contact Me

Schedule an appointment by contacting the office at Metropolitan Pediatrics at 301-230-2280.

 For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.

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