Testing and Therapy Services in Alexandria, Virginia
ADHD and Dyslexia Assessment for children and adults in Northern Virginia and Alexandria

Dr. Christina Ralph is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in comprehensive psychological testing/assessment of children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Ralph's areas of expertise include evaluations for ADD / ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), learning disabilities (such as dyslexia), and autism spectrum disorders (formerly known as Asperger's, Pervasive Developmental Disorder).  She also provides detailed assessments to gain insight into an individual's developmental progress, emotional and behavioral adjustment, and social skills.

Lifespan Psychological Services is a private practice committed to offering top-notch consultation, psychological evaluations, psycho-educational testing, and psychotherapy / counseling.  The offices in Alexandria and Stafford are conveniently accessible for clients in the Northern Virginia, Washington DC, and Maryland area.

Learn more about the testing process for various concerns:


Evaluations of Social and
Emotional Issues

Admissions Testing

Psycho-educational evaluation Northern Virginia and Alexandria

Dr. Ralph's areas of expertise in therapy /treatment include individual, family, and parent therapy to address difficulties related to anxiety (e.g. generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, obsessions/compulsions, PTSD), depression/ bipolar disorder, ADHD/ADD, and autism 
spectrum disorders.  

Dr. Ralph also works closely with parents in parent-support therapy to identify factors that are contributing to behavior problems and develop effective skills for managing behaviors in the home.

Psychologist in Alexandria VA

Events and News in Psychology and Learning

  • Ideas for Summer Jobs for Teens with ADHD Chris Zeigler Dendy, MS and CHADD offer helpful tips for parents of teens with ADHD when searching for summer job options.  Read the full article here.
    Posted May 11, 2015, 8:48 AM by Christina Ralph
  • Sensory Friendly Film Screenings AMC Theatres offers separate screenings of films tailored for individuals with autism, with the sound turned down, lights turned up, and freedom to move around.  More information and locations available ...
    Posted Apr 21, 2015, 6:01 AM by Christina Ralph
  • Brain-based Mechanisms in Reading and Arithmetic Lecture by Guinevere Eden, PhD (Director, Center for the Study of Learning, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Neuroscience Georgetown University) "Neuroscience and Education: A Promising Partnership for ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2015, 7:59 AM by Christina Ralph
  • Presentation by co-founder of mentoring program for Students with Learning Differences Presented by David FlinkThursday, March 197:00 p.m. The Commons at The Lab School4759 Reservoir Road, NWWashington, DC 20007RSVP to events@labschool.org
    Posted Mar 18, 2015, 6:12 AM by Christina Ralph
  • ADHD and Readiness for College ADHD College Readiness Workshop for Students and Young Adults:  Hosted by CHADD of Northern Virginia and the District of ColumbiaWednesday, March 18, 2015 from 7:30 PM to 9 ...
    Posted Mar 16, 2015, 5:15 AM by Christina Ralph
  • Dyslexia conference READING:  Critical Elements of Assessment & InstructionMarch 14, 2015 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm Registration/ Sign In :  8:00 am to 8:30.     Where:  The Universities at Shady Grove ...
    Posted Mar 4, 2015, 8:24 AM by Christina Ralph
  • Getting Help for Complicated Grief The Anxiety and Depression Association of America is offering a free webinar on complicated grief, when people get "stuck" in the grieving process.  Register here.
    Posted Feb 11, 2015, 2:32 PM by Christina Ralph
  • Adults with ADHD webinar Listen to a podcast with Michele Novotni, Ph.D about strategies for managing your day as an adult with ADD/ADHD.  Available at ADDitude
    Posted Feb 4, 2015, 11:12 AM by Christina Ralph
  • Adults: Applying for Testing Accommodations Learning Disabilities Association of America is offering a free webinar for individuals interested in better understanding the process of securing testing accommodations. Wednesday, January 28, 20157pm-8:15pm EST ...
    Posted Jan 23, 2015, 8:40 AM by Christina Ralph
  • Ask the Expert Presentation National Resource Center on ADHD is offering this seminar: Social and Emotional Concerns of Children with ADHD: Strategies to Help  on Wed, Jan 21, 2015 3:00 PM.  Register here
    Posted Jan 15, 2015, 12:13 PM by Christina Ralph
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