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.

Kosher for Passover (or anytime) Sorbet

Kosher for Passover (or anytime) Sorbet

It's not Passover in our house unless there is sorbet. This simple, yet elegant dessert cleanses the pallet and serves as a delightful lingering taste before the Afikomen is discovered. It works well with any fruit juice, but our favorite is mango. If you haven't...

Debi’s Passover Blueberry Muffins/Cake

Debi’s Passover Blueberry Muffins/Cake

As part of a recipe exchange at work, my wife came home with this incredible Passover recipe from Rabbi Debi Wechsler. We stopped making it into muffins and started making it as a breakfast cake. Over the years, we have substituted chocolate chips or other fruits for...

Easy Passover Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Easy Passover Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

I am a sucker for chocolate-covered strawberries. It's healthy, right? There's fruit inside there? Chocolate-covered strawberries are a great way to add a yummy dessert to your Passover Seder without spending more time in the kitchen. You can even get your kids...

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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