For many private schools in the DC area, an independent test is required for admission.  Here is a list of DCschoolHUB-friendly professionals.



Nobel Coaching & Tutoring
Active Your Student’s Inner Learner
Location: Online, on your schedule, in the comfort of your home
Tel: (888)-526-2241 Email:

Description: Nobel Coaching & Tutoring is an online education platform that seamlessly combines one-on-one coaching, tutoring, and tailored educational programs to maximize student development and help families thrive. As an educational solution designed around what worked for our founder and his family, we identify the hidden potential of children aged 8-19 and their families to position them for success in the real world. Through our Learning Plays™ principles, students “learn how to learn” and gain the necessary practical skills to build better study habits in core school subjects. All of this delivered online, on your schedule, in the comfort of your home.

The Child & Family Practice of Washington, DC
Location: 4800 Hampden Ln, Suite 200 Bethesda, MD 20814
Location: 3033 Wilson Blvd, Suite 700 Arlington, VA 22201
Location: 1750 Tysons Blvd, Suite 1500 McLean, VA 22102
Tel: 703-647-4197   Email:   Website:
Description: The Child & Family Practice of Washington, DC specializes in the assessment of learning and behavioral concerns, and in the creation of targeted, supportive programming designed to equip individuals with the tools they need to succeed in school, work, and beyond. We also provide psychological and educational consultation and support to families, schools, and organizations based in the Washington, DC metro area, nation-wide, and abroad.

Valerie G. Slattery, Ph.D.
9734 Pleasant Gate Lane Potomac, MD 20854   Tel: (301) 299-8085
Email:   Website:
Description: Dr. Slattery possesses an expertise in psycho-educational and neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents and young adults. Dr. Slattery also performs Admissions Assessments for all area Independent schools. She has spent her entire career working in and with various schools in Maryland, Washington, DC and Virginia, and is therefore very comfortable and familiar working with teachers and
administrators in a school setting. This experience also provides her with the knowledge and expertise in assisting families as they consider their child’s school options. Dr. Slattery’s therapy practice focuses on children, adolescents and young adults. She has advanced training in play therapy as well as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, she holds a national certification in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She sees children ages two and one half through young adults. Because Dr. Slattery views children as living and functioning within the context of a system, her treatment includes parents, guardians, siblings, teachers, coaches, etc.

Grow Psychological Learning Center, Robin Belamaric, Ph.DDr. Belmaric - DCschoolHUB
7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1101, Bethesda, MD 20814   Tel: 301-907-0020
Description: Dr. Belamaric has been serving the DC metropolitan area from her Bethesda office for almost ten years, providing psychological services to clients of all ages. She provides: psychological, education, and socio-emotional assessment for diagnostic clarity and learning profiles; psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching for anxiety, panic disorder, chronic stress, talent development, and relationship problems; home-based behavioral change therapy; cognitive-behavorial therapy; educational testing and assessment to develop customized learning profiles for children and adults; and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in group format.

Dr. Belamaric has experience working with individuals, families, couples, and groups. She specializes in attachment therapy, executive coaching, and talent development, and enjoys getting to know her clients on a highly trusting and communicative level.

Weinfeld Education Group, LLCWeinfeld Education Group - DCschoolHUB
104 Northwood Avenue Silver Spring, MD  20901   Tel: 301-681-6233
Email:  Website:
Description: We have more than 40 educational consultants, psychologists and related service providers at Weinfeld Education Group who strive to help all students reach their potential. We focus on students who face the increased obstacles presented by their learning challenges or disabilities, and are in need of special education or other educational support services. Our experienced advocates review all student records, listen to parents, observe students in their current setting, and advise teachers and parents on the next steps to achieve the right educational setting for the child. Our assessment division performs evaluations to diagnose everything from reading disorders and Dyslexia to Autism Spectrum disorders and emotional disabilities. Our WEG staff also includes behavior intervention specialists, academic specialists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists as well as parent support and school placement experts. The WEG training division coordinates programs for parents and professionals, drawing upon the practical experience and numerous books authored by WEG associates. WEG provides services in Suburban Maryland, Baltimore, Northern Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

samantha sweeney dcschoolhubFamily Psychological Services of Capitol Hill – Samantha C. Sweeney, Ph.D.
735 8th St, SE, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20003   Tel: 202-487-5625   Email:   Website: 
Description: Family Psychological Services of Capitol Hill serves the entire family in the heart of Washington, DC by offering individual, family, and group therapy for children, adolescents and adults. Behavioral and educational consultation services are available, as well as psychological testing and assessment. Dr. Sweeney also shares her extensive psychological knowledge with the wider community through presentations, workshops, and trainings. Additionally, with special interest and expertise in serving racial and ethnic minorities and people in unique and nontraditional families, Dr. Sweeney strives to serve a diverse population. No matter the chosen treatment modality, clients can expect support from Dr. Sweeney every step of the way. Call today for a FREE consultation.

Lisa A. Lenhart, Ph.D., LLCLisa Lenhart
100 Park Ave., Suite 105 Rockville, MD 20850   Tel: 301-610-5400   Email:   Website:
Description: I have more than 20 years of experience working with children and adolescents, conducting psychological evaluations on individuals of all ages to determine academic or emotional concerns, providing individual and family therapy, co-facilitating DIR-based interaction groups, and providing parent coaching and consultation regarding their children.


Kimberly M. Brooks, PhD & Associates, Inc.kimberly m brooks - dcschoolhub
 8607 Second Avenue, Suite 506A Silver Spring, MD 20910   Tel: 301-589-1898     
Location: 3231 Superior Lane, A-6 Bowie, MD 20715   Tel: 301-464-5129
Description: Kimberly M Brooks, Ph.D. & Associates, Inc. provides psychological and speech services for children and adults. We were recently named as one of Silver Springs top psychology practices.  Our practice provides both assessment and treatment including individual therapy, psychological assessment, psycho-educational assessment, group therapy and speech therapy and assessment. We have been providing admissions testing for over 20 years.  All of our associates have extensive experience and training in the most up to date methods for assessment and therapy. With offices in Prince Georges and Montgomery County we are  able to provide services in locations that serve families across the Metropolitan area.

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