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.

Time to Eat in the Hut: Menu Plan – Week of 9/19

Time to Eat in the Hut: Menu Plan – Week of 9/19

The onslaught of fall Jewish holidays continues this week with the start of Sukkot. The exciting part of this holiday is the opportunity to gather with friends in our Sukkah (think non-permanent gazebo). Ironically, these meals were COVID-19 friendly before we knew...

Isaac’s Bubbie’s Zucchini Soup

Our friend Isaac introduced us to this recipe from his Bubbie's catering business. It's a simple zucchini broth chock full of nutrition and yumminess. 4-5 lbs. zucchini or yellow summer squash 1 large onion 2-3 carrots 2-3 cups chicken broth or consommé Dill Salt and...

Make Mine a Double: Menu Plan – Week of 9/12

Make Mine a Double: Menu Plan – Week of 9/12

This is a hard week to plan, prep, and cook for. Shortened weeks for the Jewish holidays compacts the available time. Throwing a fast day (Yom Kippur) into the middle of it makes it even more complicated. While this week is a crunch week due to the Jewish holidays, it...

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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