Welcome to The Heller Psychology Group. We know struggling in life can be tough at any age. In addition, we understand it is sometimes difficult to seek treatment. As a small private practice, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality therapeutic and testing services possible in a comfortable environment. Our clinicians evaluate and treat a variety of issues such as ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, depression, as well as difficulties associated with life transitions and chronic/terminal illnesses. We evaluate and treat children, adolescents, and adults.
Carey A. Heller, Psy.D.
Dr. Carey Heller is a licensed psychologist. His assessment specialties include evaluations for ADHD/executive functioning, learning disabilities, and mood/behavioral disorders in children and adolescents. Dr. Heller's therapy specialties include work with children, adolescents, and young adults for issues including: ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety, and life transition issues. He also specializes in treating executive functioning issues (i.e., those related to time management, organizational, study skills) and loves to use technology (i.e., tablet/smartphone apps) to assist individuals in coping more effectively with deficits in this domain. In addition, for children and young adolescents who need active activities to help them engage in treatment, Dr. Heller uses tools such as playing catch, floor hockey, and mini golf. He will also use video games (with parent/guardian permission) if needed. Dr. Heller currently provides assessment services as well as individual therapy and ADHD/executive functioning coaching services (within the context of individual treatment).
Dr. Heller completed his pre-doctoral internship at Jewish Family Services in Richmond, Virginia, which is affiliated with the Central Virginia Consortium. He also completed an externship at the DC Superior Court’s Child Guidance Clinic. Dr. Heller has experience conducting psychotherapy and assessments with individuals across the lifespan in school, community mental health center, group practice, and forensic settings. Dr. Heller received his doctorate in clinical psychology from The George Washington University.
In addition to his work with the practice, Dr. Heller is an assistant clinical professor of clinical psychology at The George Washington University, providing assessment supervision to graduate students. He also serves on the board of the Montgomery County chapter of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) as the chapter coordinator as well as on the board of Washington Independent Services For Educational Resources (WISER). Additionally, Dr. Heller is a national topic expert contributor on ADHD for goodtherapy.org. He also has written several books, with more information under the "Dr. Heller's books" tab on the website. Furthermore, Dr. Heller publishes a local blog on parenting for Montgomery Community Media. Finally, he is the co-chair of the Editorial Advisory Board for CHADD's Attention Magazine.
Hope A. Heller, LCSW-C
Hope Heller is a licensed clinical social worker. During her graduate training, she worked on a spinal cord unit at Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital. Hope also worked at The University of Pennsylvania's Treatment Research Center where she conducted research and therapy with individuals struggling with addiction. Since completion of her degree, she has worked on the Acute Rehab Unit at Virginia Hospital Center, as well as on the Neuroscience Unit at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. In addition, Hope has held a variety of positions in healthcare including director of social services at a local long-term care facility and has conducted clinical diagnostic research work with the military. She received her masters in social work from The University of Pennsylvania.
Hope has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Her primary interests include: working with life transitions, with a focus on aging, as well as chronic and terminal illness. Hope currently conducts individual therapy and provides long-term care planning consultation services.
In addition to her work with The Heller Psychology Group, Hope is the Clinical Director of Operations for the Huntington's Disease Care, Education, and Research Center at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.