DARA Psychological Services, LLC

Dr. Ruchi Bhargava

                                                                                                                                                                  

Welcome! I specialize in working with children, adolescents, couples, and families from diverse backgrounds including Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals.

Therapeutic Approach

I integrate a variety of evidence-based treatment into my work, relying most heavily on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and Solutions Focused Therapy.  Therapeutic techniques are only one aspect of a psychologist’s approach. I truly want to establish a good 'fit' with each of my clients. The therapeutic relationship is a key component in healing. I strive to create a warm, trusting, supportive relationship with my clients while providing a secure environment. I work together with clients to help create goals and find solutions to overcome difficulties. I work collaboratively with other relevant care providers when appropriate, including primary care physicians/pediatricians, psychiatrists, and school personnel. It is my hope that I can work together with you and your family to help bring about change and create a more positive future.

Background and Experience:

I was born and raised in the suburbs of New York. I graduated from Arizona State University with a B.S. in Psychology and completed a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University. I earned a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Gallaudet University. I completed a year-long internship at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and completed a year-long postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Rochester Health Sciences Center. I worked within the Midwestern University, Glendale Campus clinical psychology program for 13 years and had a private practice in Glendale, AZ for 6 years serving the Hearing, HOH, and Deaf populations. I am a member of the American Psychological Association, Maryland Psychology Association and I am credentialed with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists.

Contact Dr. Bhargava​

(301) 363-1288

[email protected]

In addition to being licensed in Maryland, Arizona, and New York; I am a PSYPACT provider. I provide in-person and/or virtual sessions to individuals residing in the DMV and provide virtual sessions to individuals residing in a PSYPACT member state: Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois,  Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah and Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia. An updated list of participating states can be found here: https://psypact.site-ym.com/page/psypactmap.