Alex Scheller-Parzynski , Psy.D
Alexandra Scheller-Parzynski, PsyD is a licensed psychologist and neuropsychologist who specializes in the assessment of individuals across the lifespan from age 2 and up.
Her assessment skills are versatile and include comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations, as well as psychoeducational, autism, and psychological evaluations. She is particularly interested in the assessment of ADHD and learning disorders and their impact on emotional and behavioral functioning.
At the Chesapeake Center she works collaboratively with other clinical staff to assess complex cases that may involve a range of neurodevelopmental and psychological issues such as childhood anxiety, separation anxiety, school refusal, social anxiety and general anxiety disorders, mood disorders, dysthymia, bipolar disorder and major depression. She has particular interest and expertise in assessing Autism Spectrum Disorder and the overlap between ADHD and ASD.
Her assessment reports are written to serve the needs of parents, teachers, pediatricians and other care providers. Her recommendations are practical and prioritized with the goal of guiding clients to understand their strengths and weaknesses as well as next steps to achieve optimal functioning in their daily lives.
Education and Training:
Dr. Scheller-Parzynski received her doctoral degree from Loyola University Maryland and completed her 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital. Prior to graduating with her doctoral degree, she completed an APA-accredited internship at Mendota Mental Health Institute where she conducted forensic evaluations including competency to stand trial and violence risk assessments. Her graduate neuropsychological training experiences were gathered at Children’s National Medical Center and Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Areas of Interest Include:
> Neuropsychological assessments of preschool children
> Neuropsychological assessments of school-aged children, adolescents, and adults
> Collaborating with primary care physicians, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychotherapists, speech-language pathologists, and various school systems
> Consulting with parents and working with school-aged children, adolescents, and adults of all ages
> Using a supportive, collaborative, practical problem-solving approach with clients to help them function as their best self
Dr. Scheller-Parzynski is a Licensed Psychologist and Neuropsychologist and a sub-specialist in Pediatric Clinical Neuropsychology.