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Farah Fazel

Farah Fazel, Psy.S.

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Farah Fazel, Psy.S., Ed.S., CAGS 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 by Farah Fazel, Psy.S.

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Meditation

Mindfulness and Anxiety: What Research Tells Us

There is a growing interest in mindfulness, but what is it, exactly? And does it help with anxiety? We clarify the research on this popular practice.

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Let's Talk About Depression

We've got the doctor-approved details on depression causes, symptoms, treatments, and a jillion other tips that can make life with depression a little bit easier—and hopefully, eventually, happier.

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Symptoms

Let’s Talk About the Symptoms of Depression

Everyone lives in The Dumps on occasion. But some experience sadness, and other issues, that go far beyond. Not sure where your feelings fall? We've got the doctor-vetted details to help you figure out if you have clinical depression.

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College

College Depression: 6 Things You Should Know

A growing number of college students are diagnosed with depression. Learn what triggers depression during these years and what you can do about it.

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Self Care

Hey, Parents of Kids With ADHD: Your Break Awaits!

'Me time' is actually possible, even when you're managing a full schedule of appointments, therapies, and the occasional meltdown. Here's how.

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Parenting

When One of Your Kids Has ADHD and Your Others Don’t

ADHD affects the whole family. Here’s how to talk about it with your kids and how to help everyone form closer, happier relationships.