Our Therapists

Edward D. Farber, Ph.D.

Edward D. Farber, Ph.D. | Partner | Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Edward Farber provides diagnostic and therapeutic psychological services to children, adolescents and adults from primarily a cognitive behavioral perspective. A licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia, Maryland and DC, Dr. Farber is involved in clinical practice, teaching and research.

Dr. Farber is on faculty at the George Washington University School of Medicine. Formerly the Chair of Psychology at the Ohio State University Pediatrics Department and Columbus Children's Hospital, Dr. Farber draws upon academic expertise in his clinical practice to provide a broad range of clinical services. His doctorate is from Ohio State with further training at New York University Medical Center, Bellevue Hospital and Children's Hospital.

A partner with Reston Psychological Center, Dr. Farber recognized the need for specialized services for families in transition or conflict and founded Reston Family Center to provide pre-divorce counseling, custody evaluation, visitation mediation and directed co-parenting interventions. Dr. Farber has published professionally, lectured nationally and received multiple research grants. He has served on several national and local community boards. Involved in youth sports, Dr. Farber coaches recreational and travel baseball and softball teams.

Arnold C. Small, Ph.D. | Partner | Diplomate in Clinical Psychology

Dr. Arnold Small

Dr. Arnold Small received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Rhode Island with a specialty in child-clinical psychology. Dr. Small was on the faculty at George Mason University where he taught and published in the areas of psychological assessment, eating disorders and childrenís emotional and behavioral disorders. He also specializes in evaluations and treatment for Bariatric Surgery patients.

Dr. Small is a founding partner in Reston Psychological Center where he has maintained a private practice in clinical psychology for over 30 years.

Dr. Small treats and assesses the full range of child and adolescent disorders. Dr. Small also works with adults with an emphasis on menís and womenís depression and affective disorders. He conducts individual and family psychotherapy and the full range of diagnostic assessments, including psychological and psycho-educational testing.

Madeline Petrizzi Jurich, LCSW, ACSW | Diplomate in Clinical Social Work

Madeline Petrizzi Jurich

Madeline Petrizzi Jurich is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 18 years post-masters experience. She is a graduate of Adelphi University in NY, where she received her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Social Work. Madeline is a Diplomat in Clinical Social Work (DCSW) and a Member of the Academy of Social Workers (ACSW).

Madeline has been at RPC since 1995. She has also worked as a Family Therapist in the Alexandria District Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court Service Unit and at a community mental health center in NY. At RPC, she works with children, adolescents and adults.

Robert A. Lavine, Ph.D.
Robert A. Lavine, Ph.D. | Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Robert Lavine is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides cognitive-behavioral and interpersonal treatment plans for adults, adolescents, and children. His focus involves problem-solving, collaboration with clients, and the use of an evidence-based approach for anxiety and a range of other issues. He also deals with oppositional behavior in children.

He has extensive experience in psychological evaluation with treatment recommendations. He provides tests of intellectual and educational functioning, behavior, attention, and personality. These tests include the WISC-IV, Woodcock-Johnson, and MMPI. His teaching and research as a faculty member at The George Washington University School of Medicine contribute to an understanding of biomedical issues that may play a role in psychological functioning. He has published articles on attention, human performance, neuroscience, and educational methods.

Dr. Lavine's doctoral education was at George Mason University (psychology) and the University of Chicago (biological sciences) with a APA -approved internship at North Community Mental Health Center. He is a parent of two and enjoys outdoor sports and music.

Jody Brand Levine, LCSW, ACSW | Diplomate, Clinical Social Work

Jody Brand Levine

Jody Brand Levine is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been in private practice since 1983. She received her Masters Degree at the University of Pennsylvania. Ms Levine lectures for community and professional organizations on Stress Management and Chronic Illness. She has a subspecialty in Diabetes Counseling and is also a consultant for the Johns Hopkins Out-Patient Diabetes Education Program. She also conducts support groups and has published articles on Stress and Wellness for Diabetes Forecast Magazine.

Ms. Levineís provides a broad range of clinical services including; marital counseling and relationship issues, anxiety disorders and depression, separation, divorce, grief, loss, and chronic illness/diabetes. She works with both adolescents, families and adults.

A long time resident of Montgomery County Maryland, Ms Levine and her husband, live with their two adolescent daughters.

Hayley Sherwood, Ph.D.

Hayley B. Sherwood, Ph.D. | Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Hayley Sherwood, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual and family psychotherapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in parenting, adolescent, and women's issues. Dr. Sherwood offers group counseling to mothers striving to balance the demands of contemporary parenthood. She has extensive experience with clients with a variety of emotional and behavioral difficulties in clinical, community, and school settings. She serves clients from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Dr. Sherwood is a graduate of Temple University's doctoral program in Clinical Psychology, where she taught a variety of undergraduate courses in psychopathology and interned at the Philadelphia Child Guidance Center and Devereux Day School. After completing her pre doctoral internship at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center, she worked with emotionally disturbed and learning disabled students and their families in a therapeutic day school in Northern Virginia, prior to joining Reston Psychological Center.

In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Sherwood regularly consults with school personnel, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and attorneys regarding client issues. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, Virginia Psychological Association, and National Register for Health Service Providers in Psychology. A longtime resident of New England, Dr. Sherwood and her husband have two young children, and are actively involved in the Herndon/Reston community. She and her family enjoy cooking, camping, and biking and are avid Boston Red Sox fans.

Dr. Natalie Waggener

Natalie M. Waggener, Ph.D. | Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Natalie Waggener graduated with a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University. She earned a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and then completed an internship at the V.A. Medical Center in Richmond. As a clinic leader at a Community Services Board, she oversaw outpatient therapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults in a fast-growing area. Dr. Waggener went into private practice in 1999 and moved to the Northern Virginia area three years ago.

She enjoys working with clients of all ages and particularly children, couples, and families as they adjust to changes and find coping strategies for depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, mood disorder, attention deficient disorder, divorce, and loss.

Dr. Waggener uses a range of cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, and solution-focused strategies to help people identify and focus on their strengths and resiliency. She is also available for psychological testing to aid in treatment and educational planning. Personally, she enjoys parenting two teenagers, watching baseball games, running, traveling, and cooking.

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