Lara Zawacki, MA, CAGS

Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP # 2831)

Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP)

Hello! I am a Licensed Educational Psychologist available for consultation, counseling, and assessment. Why choose me? I understand 'special needs' both from a private/medical setting perspective and from a school systems political perspective. I am also a parent of children (and stepchildren) with their own 'special needs' and I know first hand how difficult it is to navigate and balance everything.

I have been working as a Credentialed School Psychologist in the public school system for almost 2 decades, running IEP meetings, doing psychoeducational testing and counseling, coordinating with both general and special education teachers, and consulting with parents. I also worked in private practice alongside a behavioral-developmental pediatrician in Silicon Valley. Originally from Maine, I obtained my Master’s and Specialist (CAGS) degrees in School Psychology from Tufts University.

I conduct developmental, neuropsychological, cognitive, achievement, and social-emotional testing. Assessment results are detailed in a comprehensive psychoeducational report that is written with understandable language and includes practical recommendations for both school and home interventions. Test results can be used to identify a special education category of eligibility as well as medical/DSMV diagnoses such as autism, anxiety, depression, learning disabilities, mood disorders, and ADHD. I have successfully testified in court and am available to conduct Independent Educational Evaluations (IEEs). I can provide direct child therapy/counseling within a CBT model either in person or via zoom.

Although I do not directly bill medical insurance, I can provide you with a billing sheet and diagnostic codes, which you can submit directly to your insurance to determine eligibility for reimbursement. I hope to work with your child (and you!) in order to support healthy learning and emotional development.