About Me


My name is Dr. Jessica and I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist practicing in Herndon, Virginia.  In 2007, I earned my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from The George Washington University.  I completed my internship and residency in Wyoming where I worked with numerous specialty populations including young children, developmental disabilities, trauma, and severe mental illness.  Since, I have provided outpatient psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and families in Northern Virginia.  I believe in a caring, comprehensive, and individualized approach to treatment, where I can work with you on developing and reaching your personal goals.  My specialty therapy services include Play Therapy to children 2 and older, Adolescent Therapy, Adult Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Parental-Guidance, and Co-Parenting.  My assessment services include Cognitive/Intellectual, Learning Disability, Neuropsychological, ADHD, Autism and Developmental Disabilities, and Social-Emotional and Personality Functioning. 

I am a proud and active member of the following professional organizations, were I regularly collaborate with other professionals and provide education to providers and the community about a variety of mental health needs.

American Psychological Association  https://www.apa.org/

Association for Play Therapy  https://www.a4pt.org/

Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) https://chadd.org/

Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists  https://www.vapsych.org/

Virginia Association for Play Therapy https://vaptplay.org/

Northern Virginia  Academy of Clinical Psychologists  https://www.nv-cp.org/

ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia  https://adhdnova.org/

I live in Herndon with my husband, daughter, and our rescue dogs.  Outside of work I enjoy cheering at my daughter's many sporting events, training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and going to amusement parks. 

Dr. Jessica Cardwell


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