Tashya Wilson, Psy.D.
Dr. Tashya is a licensed clinical psychologist and parent of two young children. She brings a combination of advanced education, knowledge of child development and behavior, personal experience, and empathy to inform her approach to therapy and coaching. She works with many families who are struggling with challenging child and adolescent issues.
Dr. Tashya’s professional experience includes work with children and families experiencing significant behavioral challenges, sleep difficulties, anxiety, depression, and ADHD. Her experience also includes caring for medically ill children on the Oncology/Hematology, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Emergency, and ICU units at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. She has helped families navigate through the unexpected emotional and behavioral challenges that present when a child is chronically or terminally ill. Dr. Tashya has taught parents skills and interventions to help them gain confidence in their ability to be caring and compassionate, while still maintaining clear parental boundaries, allowing the child to feel safe and loved. Dr. Tashya has worked closely with families of children on the Autism Spectrum, helping families whose children were newly diagnosed make the transition to a more structured environment that is tailored to better meet their child’s needs.
Dr. Tashya earned her Master of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from Howard University and her Doctor of Psychology degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology. She is fully licensed to practice independently in the state of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. All of her clinical experience and training has been with children, adolescents, and families. Her psychology residency and Post-doctoral fellowship were completed at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, where she served as Chief Resident. Prior to returning to the Northern Virginia area in 2012, Dr. Tashya was a psychologist at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.
Prior to going into private practice, Dr. Tashya practiced part-time at Quince Orchard Psychotherapy,where she worked with children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Tashya also practiced full-time at Children’s National Hospital (formerly Children’s National Medical Center) in Washington, D.C., as an integrated care pediatric psychologist in the child and adolescent primary care clinics.