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. He specializes in the evaluation and treatment of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), executive function issues, learning disabilities, and related items including anxiety. For treating ADHD/executive function issues, Dr. Heller often blends traditional talk therapy with practical ADHD/executive function coaching to provide clients with concrete tools in order to facilitate making improvements with time management and organizational skills. For children and teens, he often focuses on direct school items, including keeping track of assignments, managing stress/feeling overwhelmed, and relevant study skills. With adults, Dr. Heller frequently helps them to be more efficient with work tasks, plan/organize better, and balance work and personal life obligations. Furthermore, as a psychologist, he is able to help people process their feelings, increase motivation, improve self-esteem, and address other relevant things which paired with practical strategies can lead to significant improvements in task completion, being more relaxed, and greater satisfaction as well as success in life (however you or your child/teen choose to define that). Finally, Dr. Heller provides psychotherapy, ADHD/executive function coaching (within the context of individual treatment), and formal assessment services. He also runs an executive functioning boot camp.
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, Therapist, and founding partner at The Heller Psychology Group. As a Rare Disease Patient Advocate, her mission is to help those impacted by chronic and terminal illnesses find their new normal.
Hope has over 15 years of experience in the healthcare industry, with a specific focus in the Huntington’s Disease community. In 2009, Hope met her first patient with Huntington’s Disease. Shortly after she became the social worker for the Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) DC Metro Chapter, she spent over 6 years facilitating their support groups and providing the broader HD community with support and resources. In 2012, while working on the Neuro-ICU at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Hope was recruited to help start and build the first multidisciplinary Huntington’s Disease center in the DC Metro Area. Hope helped to build and grow the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital Huntington’s Disease Care, Education, and Research Center (HD CERC) and played an integral role in the HD CERC receiving and maintaining HDSA Center of Excellence designation. In addition to supporting patient families, Hope ran the multidisciplinary clinics, coordinated clinical trials, planned, and coordinated community education events, and was the first line of contact for anyone seeking care or genetic testing through the HD CERC.
Hope continues to provide training to healthcare facilities, and consults for pharmaceutical companies on Huntington’s Disease outreach. She has served on the Huntington’s Study Group Member Education committee and Executive Coordinator Council. Hope has been able to take advantage of her proximity to Capitol Hill advocating for Huntington’s Disease and other rare diseases over the years.
Hope strongly believes that everyone should have access to good healthcare, should be provided education on how to navigate our healthcare and long-term care systems, and that Advanced Directives are a gift we give to our loved ones.