We offer a broad range of services because we believe that children’s difficulties are best addressed through a comprehensive approach that emphasizes the whole child and family, as well as your child’s child-care and school experiences. We design thoughtful interventions that respect the individuality and needs of each child and parent to promote healthy and positive development.

Our experienced staff specializes in children of all ages, from toddlers and preschoolers through elementary and middle school, and into the teen years.

What You Can Expect

Our process begins with an initial 15-minute phone consultation with one of our therapists, at no charge, to hear your concerns and determine which of our therapists is best suited to the family’s needs. We then schedule a first session with the parents, followed by a session or two with the child or with the child and parents together.

During the assessment process, the therapist shares his or her impressions and recommendations with the parents, and together they design a course of treatment.

Challenges We Address

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Comprehensive Evaluation

Intervention

Is It Too Soon to Ask for Help?

Behavioral & Parenting Challenges Team

Moshe Shtuhl, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
(Clinical Director & Consulting Therapist)
Dr. Moshe Shtuhl is the founder and director of Family Compass since 1996. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Clinical Psychology at George Washington University. Dr. Shtuhl worked as an army psychologist in his native Israel before arriving in the U.S. to pursue doctoral studies in 1987....

Larisa Perez deGraffenreid, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Larisa Perez deGraffenreid is a licensed clinical social worker specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and has a special interest in Mindfulness Training. Ms. deGraffenreid provides a wide range of therapeutic services including group therapy,...

Shira Benhorin, Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Shira Benhorin is a licensed psychologist in Virginia and Maryland who holds a doctoral degree in Clinical and Community Psychology from DePaul University. She specializes in working with preschoolers/children, adolescents, and families and treats a wide range of behavioral, emotional, and...