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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Panic in the Streets

Kicking the Anxiety Habit

You can quit smoking and caffeine… but can you kick your monthly panic attack?

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Depression

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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Bipolar Disorder

Keys to Keeping Stress Away With Bipolar

Focusing on sleep and a few other strategies can keep stress—a common mood-shift trigger—in check.

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Bipolar Disorder

How Talk Therapy Can Improve Bipolar

Medications can help, but so can different types of talk therapy that reduce mood-swing episodes and give you the tools to cope.

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Summer Self-Care Toolkit

The Summer of Social Anxiety

COVID restrictions may be easing up, but that doesn’t mean everything feels normal again.

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Pregnancy

Antidepressants During Pregnancy: What to Know

Are depression and anxiety meds safe for pregnant women? Here’s why we need a lot more data to answer that question.

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Anxiety Disorders

What It's Like to Be a Celebrity With Social Anxiety Disorder

It may be hard to imagine that someone whose job is to be in the media spotlight could have anxiety in social situations, but this can and does happen.

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Dyslexia

Let’s Talk About Dyslexia

This challenging condition can make the simple act of reading a book an impossible undertaking. Learn more about the signs, symptoms, and treatments for dyslexia.