Beth S. Warner, PhD

Licensed Psychologist
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Licensed In: DC and Maryland, and can see clients in PsyPact states virtually (40 states, see Psypact.org)

  • Therapy
  • Testing

I am a Clinical and Sport Psychologist, and Owner of Warner Psychology Associates.  For over twenty years, I have provided therapies and psychological assessments to athletes, children, adolescents, college students, and adults.

My therapy style is collaborative and strengths-based. I will partner with you to identify what is and isn’t working, set goals, tap into your strengths, and find understanding and solutions that make sense to you.  The therapies I provide are personalized and based on your unique identity and needs. Race, culture, all identity factors, and life experiences are valued, and incorporated into treatment for every client. The therapies I offer will help you tap into the root of your problems, build on your strengths, and learn new skills so you can make meaningful change and feel more control in your life.

I tailor my educational and psychological testing to each individual client.  My testing answers questions and provides a landscape of your strengths and weaknesses.  The assessments not only detect the problems and patterns, but also get to the root of the issue.  You will leave with personalized, practical, and relevant recommendations and a roadmap to follow, with the goal of improving performance or adjustment in school, sports, relationships, and personal coping.

I received my Ph.D. in Clinical/Community Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1994.  I am a Licensed Psychologist in Maryland, and Washington, DC.  I also hold a PsyPACT license, which allows me to provide virtual telehealth sessions in over 40 states.

My specialty areas include learning and school-related issues, athletes, and Black Women Who Do Too Much.

My career-long focus on schools and learning actively informs the psychological assessments I provide.  I have specialized training in providing school-based mental health services.  All of my therapy and testing services have some interface with learning and finding one’s way within the academic setting.  Understanding and tending to all aspects of the school environment, including academic and learning variables as well as emotional, behavioral and social components, are essential to enhancing all students’ well-being.

My current focus is providing therapies and psychological evaluations for athletes. My specialty is Football, although I enjoys working with all sports. I work extensively with the University of Maryland, College Park Athletic Department as well as other local universities and high schools with competitive athletic programs.  The therapies and evaluations I provide take athletic, academic, emotional, and personal variables into consideration; all of these variables impact the adjustment, identity, and success of the athlete.

I also connect well with and provide therapies to other Black women, many of whom are “Black Women Who Do Too Much.”  These are women who are often overextended and exhausted because they are managing multiple demands for themselves and others all at once. There is pressure to do all of this and to do it flawlessly, and this juggling act eventually takes a toll. The historical, cultural, and societal expectations and pressures are real. The goal of therapy with me is to help find a more comfortable balance, to have a say-so and sense of control, increase self-care, restore peace of mind, and improve one’s overall health and mental health.

Psychological Evaluations:

  • Athletes
  • Children/Adolescents
  • College Students

Therapy:

  • Athletes
  • Adolescents
  • Black Women Who Do Too Much
  • Systems
  • Humanistic
  • Psychoanalytic
  • Solution-Focused
  • Racially and Culturally Responsive Interventions

Athletes and Student Athletes – Specialty Area: Football

  • Juggling multiple demands of sport, academics, family, and relationships
  • Managing distractions to sports performance
  • Athletic identity
  • Reducing anxiety and depression, and increasing overall well-being

Black Women Who Do Too Much:

  • Feeling Overextended, overworked and overwhelmed
  • Decreased work productivity
  • Experiencing anxiety, depression, and isolation
  • Doing tasks for yourself and everyone else
  • Experiencing health problems such as poor sleep, fatigue, stress eating, headaches, stomach upset
  • Feeling trapped
  • Psychoeducational
  • Neuropsychological
  • Learning Problems
  • Learning Disabilities (reading, writing, math)
  • ADHD
  • Admissions and Talented and Gifted (TAG) eligibility

I like to drive long distances (especially if I get to visit friends), spend time outdoors, volunteer at and just hang out at my community horse rescue farm, and listen to a variety of types of music.