Our Clinical Psychologists
Our Professional Therapy sessions are provided by Doctorate and Master’s Level clinicians licensed in the State of Virginia. They have years of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and groups.
The Clinical Psychologists on staff include:
Tracy Palmer, Psy.D., M.P.H. (Manassas Office and Gainesville Office)
Dr. Tracy Palmer is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of Virginia. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families dealing with anxiety, trauma, grief, depression and other mood disorders. She is passionate about helping children and adolescents dealing with various psychosocial stressors that contribute to mood and anxiety disorders and work/academic performance issues. Also, she has an affinity for helping young adults who are experiencing difficulties coping with the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
Dr. Palmer has specialized training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) and working with children, adolescents, and young adults who have experienced complex trauma. She has worked in various settings including schools, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and private practice and prescribes to an integrative approach in therapy that promotes unique individual strengths.
Dr. Palmer obtained her doctorate in clinical psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington, DC. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland at Baltimore School of Medicine Consortium. Her clinical training also includes working with pediatric populations at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Palmer worked extensively in the field of public health and is passionate about helping families dealing with adjustment issues related to medical conditions or pediatric chronic illnesses. Her experience in public health also lends her ability to work with a diverse clientele in mental health care.
Dr. Palmer is a member of the American Psychological Association Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology) and the American Psychological Association’s Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology).
Psychological Testing & Evaluations
Miles Diller, Ph.D. (Gainesville and Alexandria Offices – Psychological Testing/Evaluations only)
Dr. Miles Diller is a Licensed Psychologist in Virginia and Maryland. He graduated in 1979 with a bachelors degree from Georgetown University, and in 1986 with a doctorate in clinical child psychology from DePaul University in Chicago.
Dr. Diller has worked in a great variety of settings during his career, with children through older adults. For several years he was Clinical Director of a Community Mental Health Center; he worked as a Supervisory School Psychologist in New Mexico for over ten years; he taught Psychological Testing at Southwestern College in Santa Fe, New Mexico; and he has worked with adolescents in residential and inpatient care. In addition to testing children and adolescents, he also provides testing for the Virginia Disability Determination Services, and consults with local nursing homes. He has published articles on pilot personality characteristics and flying safety.
At the Life Enrichment Counseling Center, he provides assessments for learning and attention problems in children and adolescents. He evaluates challenges with attention and/or overactivity (ADHD), executive functioning, learning differences (Learning Disability), academic programming issues, social differences, and emotional or motivational problems. Testing may include interviews, checklist measures, observations, intellectual testing and/or academic screening. As a former school psychologist, he can provide second opinions (often at district expense), help guide IEP development, and act as your child’s advocate.