Dr. Erik Scott Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Erik Scott Staff Child Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist at the Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill Starting telehealth appointments mid Jan 1, 2024, and in-person April, 2024
Dr. Erik Scott earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Maryland Graduate School Baltimore, his predoctoral internship at the Georgetown University Child Development Center, in Washington, DC, and his postdoctoral training at Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore.
Prior to joining the Washington Anxiety Center of Capitol Hill, Dr. Scott has worked at multiple medical centers both in the DMV and abroad, both as a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist, specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders (such as Autism, ADHD, and Learning disabilities) acquired brain injury (such as TBI and stroke), and adjustment to medical conditions. He has also worked in private practice settings, focusing on assessment, treatment (individual and group) and rehabilitation.. He strives to convey neuropsychological findings in a concise, practical and easy to understand way that makes sense and focused on realistic recommendations.
Dr. Scott believes that the best approach to treatment is evidenced-based, collaborative and proactive with a clear focus on reducing anxiety, isolation and exclusion. His therapeutic approach is eclectic, yet primarily cognitive behavioral. He is also focused on preparing for life’s transitions, be it from elementary to middle school, or from high school and into the workforce as an adult.
Dr. Scott enjoys the outdoors and hiking. He has a background as a group fitness instructor (such as spinning and crosstraining) and yoga. He believes in the connection between physical well being and mental health. He also went to culinary school, worked in many (very non-fancy) restaurants, and still enjoys to cook.