Karena Plater, PsyD

Karena Plater, PsyD

Independent Contractor for Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychological Testing
Ages: 6+
Hours: Mondays, Fridays and Saturday’s morning and afternoon
About Karena Plater
Every client is a unique individual. I believe in creating a safe and nurturing environment where individuals can feel safe to explore their individual differences.

I specialize in completing comprehensive, culturally-competent psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children, teens, and adults struggling with learning, attention, executive functioning, behavioral, or social-emotional concerns.

I work to effectively listen to your needs and investigate educational and life-skills concerns that are interfering with you living your best life. A psychological or neuropsychological evaluation usually consists of a series of formal or structured tests, parent and teacher input as well as clinical interviews designed to identify and describe emotional, behavioral, or learning problems. The purpose of an evaluation is to seek diagnostic clarification, to inform individualized treatment recommendations, to aid in medication management, and to help one better understand self or their child.

Background: Dr. Plater obtained her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. Her experience includes providing services at a children’s trauma center, an adult state psychiatric hospital, an outpatient mental health center, the Department of Juvenile Services, and the public school system. She has also served as an adjunct professor teaching graduate level courses in clinical counseling and school psychology. Additionally, Dr. Plater is a member of the American Psychological Association and is licensed in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

If you are not currently involved in ongoing services, please note that sending an email and receiving a response does not constitute a therapeutic relationship.

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