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CPS is committed to providing supportive, individualized, and evidence-based care. 

We specialize in working with clients experiencing challenges such as:


Anxiety & Mood Disorders (children, adolescents, & adults):

  • Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias & Panic

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder related to medical trauma or accidents

  • Depression and Adjustment Disorders

Health Psychology Issues (children, adolescents & adults):

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

  • Stress management to reduce physical symptoms (e.g., headaches, stomach discomfort)

  • Coping with new and/or chronic medical conditions or injuries

  • Adherence to medical regimens

  • Pain management

  • Needle phobia and/or procedure preparation


Additional Specialties:

  • Independent School Admissions Testing:

    • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence Fourth Edition (WPPSI IV)

    • The Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children Fifth Edition (WISC V)


  • Medical and Surgical evaluations including, but not limited to:

    • Bariatric Surgery Assessments

    • Insulin Pump readiness

    • Spinal Cord Simulator

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Meet The Team


Sarah Berger, Ph.D.

Director & Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Berger is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 10 years of experience. She earned her doctorate degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Cendrine Robinson, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Cendrine Robinson is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders.

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Laura Kurzius, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Laura Kurzius is a clinical psychologist specializing in work with children, adolescents, young adults, and families.

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Caroline Poirrier, MSW, LMSW, LGSW

Clinical Social Worker

Caroline Poirrier is a licensed master social worker specializing in work with children and adults on a range of issues including anxiety, depression and relationships.

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Admisson Testing

Admission Testing

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Admissions testing is available to children/adolescents who are required to take an individually administered test as part of the application process to many independent schools.  These tests include:

  • Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-Fourth Edition (WPPSI-IV) Ages 3-5

  • Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Fifth Edition (WISC-V) Ages 6+

Our team works hard to ensure children feel at-ease, understanding that different children may need varying lengths of time to warm-up. 

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Contact Us

5530 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1528

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Tel: 301-501-0130   


Parking Options:

  • In the building - enter on Wisconsin, price is $5 for first hour and $8 for second hour (if entering after 6 p.m. please use telephone and notify them you are going to suite 1528, and give the code "mindfulness")

  • Saks Fifth Avenue across the street - no validation necessary and cost is $3 for first hour and $5 for the second hour

  • Giant parking lot (enter by Tiffany’s or Clyde’s) - free with purchase validation or $3 for a little over an hour

  • Street parking on Hills Plaza Rd. or surrounding roads - 2 hour limit (no time limit on weekends)

  • Metro accessible at Friendship Heights stop, proceed 3 blocks North after exiting the northbound pedestrian exit

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