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.

The Yummiest Passover Chocolate Cake You Will Ever Eat

The Yummiest Passover Chocolate Cake You Will Ever Eat

This chocolate cake recipe is so good that you will be tempted to make it when it isn't Passover. It's moist and yummy and everything that you expect a Passover cake recipe to not be. Don't skimp and leave out the chocolate drizzle; you will regret it. Ingredients...

Grounding: It’s Not What You Think

Grounding: It’s Not What You Think

Grounding usually evokes images of kids sent to their rooms having lost a long list of privileges from screens to socializing for some challenging behavior. Generally, it's something our kids strive to avoid and it's a punishment that we reserve for significant...

No Time to Cook: Quick and Easy Dinners

No Time to Cook: Quick and Easy Dinners

Some nights, it's tough to put dinner on the table. Between after-school activities for the kids, evening meetings, and other commitments, it feels like there is barely time to eat, let alone cook dinner. I used to get really stressed out about these meals,...

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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