Dr. Pacos is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia and the District of Columbia. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and their families.
Dr. Pacos earned her Bachelor's degree from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA with a double major in Psychology and Education. She earned her Master's and Doctoral degree (Psy.D.) from the American School of Professional Psychology-Washington, DC Campus. She completed a one-year formal Internship in Clinical Psychology and a two-year formal Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology.
Dr. Pacos is the co-founder and co-owner of Clinical Neuropsychology Services, LLC (CNS, LLC), a private practice in Arlington, Virginia. She is an active member of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, the American Psychological Association – Division 40 (Neuropsychology), and the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) organization.
Areas of Practice:
Dr. Pacos works with children through elderly adults with a wide range of disorders. She specializes in evaluation and treatment planning for clients with learning disorder, developmental disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mental retardation, brain injuries, strokes, memory problems, seizures, toxin or chemical exposure, and social or emotional problems. Dr. Pacos also does evaluations for the court and other governmental agencies, such as Social Security.
-Neuropsychological assessment (including the diagnosis of: ADHD, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities, genetic disorders, sport-related injuries, and neurological conditions, etc.)
-Psychological evaluation (including the diagnosis of depression, anxiety, etc.)
-School admissions testing
-Accommodations testing (e.g., SATs)
-Social skills training
-Grief and loss counseling
-Pediatric therapy/interventions (e.g. obesity treatment, sleep management/hygiene, adjustment to chronic medical illness, medication management)
-Parent education and support
-Consultation services for schools, phsyicians, and other medical professionals
-IEP meeting attendance
-Pediatric/medical specialty consultation (e.g. coping with chronic illness, medication adherence, procedural related pain, etc.)
Areas of Expertise
I specialize in assessment, treatment, and therapy services for children, adolescents, adults, and elderly populations. My office provides comprehensive, individualized neuropsychological assessments, detailed analysis of test results, personalized intervention strategies, and support in implementing recommendations. Clinical Neuropsychology Services, LLC (CNS) also offers a variety of therapy and consultation services. My goal is to provide quality clinical care to patients and their families. I work closely with referring professionals to ensure the most comprehensive treatment possible. Please refer to my website for complete details about the services that are available.