Farah Fazel, M.A., Psy.S., LP, NCSP

Farah Fazel, M.A., Psy.S., LP, NCSP

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Farah Fazel, M.A., Psy.S., LP, NCSP licensed clinical and school psychologist currently practicing within the greater Washington, DC area. Her specializations include neuropsychology, psychometrics and clinical psychology. She has extensive training in DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Health) protocols. Moreover, she’s specialized in identification of Learning Disabilities including Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, ADHD, Autism & Aspergers Spectrum, Executive Functioning, Mood Dysregulation, Auditory Processing Disorder, Visual Processing Disorder, Twice Exceptional, and Anxiety Disorders. She is also recognized for her expertise in Risk assessment, Suicide Ideation, Threat Assessment, Depression and Selective Mutism. She has been volunteering her time and skills providing feedback and coaching children, adolescents, adults and parents through the struggles and society’s pressure to overcome challenges. She has been recognized with numerous certifications, awards and honors: including Outstanding Young Women of America, Who‘s Who and National Honor Society in Psychology.

Latest Articles by Farah Fazel, M.A., Psy.S., LP, NCSP

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ADHD

Let’s Talk About ADHD Treatment

You or your child has been diagnosed with ADHD. Now what? We’ll answer your questions and help you see a clear path forward.

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Mental Health

Skipping the Holidays? 15 Ways to Keep the Joy

Bummed about not seeing fam this year? Make the most of it with these expert tips on finding joy in other ways.

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ADHD

Let's Talk About ADHD in Children

We've got the doctor-approved scoop on ADHD in children, including causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other facts and tips that can make life with this mental health condition easier.

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Anxiety Disorders

Should Routine Anxiety Screenings Be a Thing?

The Women’s Preventive Services Initiative is recommending that all women over 13 years old get screened for anxiety, due to its prevalence and far-reaching impacts on quality of life.

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Mental Health

A Healthier Relationship With Social Media? Yes, Please!

Stop the scrolling and post your own content instead. The simple move will have a major impact on your mental health.

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Bipolar Disorder

Let's Talk About the Causes of Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar is concerning, not just for the ways it can affect your personality, but also because the "why me?" isn't completely clear. Still, research shows a number of factors that may lead to the mental health condition—and understanding them can help you better deal with a bipolar diagnosis.

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Depression

Let's Talk About Depression Medication

Antidepressants and other depression-fighting meds are thought to help restore the balance of chemicals called neurotransmitters in the brain. Understanding your options and figuring out which drugs work best for you can be a game-changer for easing depression.

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Depression

Let's Talk About Chronic Depression

Learning what makes this type of long-term depression unique can help alleviate self-blame—no, you’re not just “negative”—and help you stay focused till you find the best treatment.