Kaitlyn Tiplady, Ph.D.

Dr. Kaitlyn Tiplady (she/her) is a Clinical Psychologist who works with children, adolescents, adults, and parents. Dr. Tiplady earned bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Human Development from Virginia Tech and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in School Psychology from The University of Florida. She completed an APA accredited internship and fellowship at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and an additional fellowship at Children’s National Hospital in the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute. Dr. Tiplady has worked in autism assessment centers at three prestigious academic medical centers – the Center for Excellence in Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders at the University of Florida, the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (CASD) at Children’s National Hospital, and the Child Development Center at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Dr. Tiplady is a Northern Virginia native who enjoys practicing in the community.

Dr Tiplady conducts psychoeducational and developmental evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults with questions related to neurodivergence, learning differences, cognitive functioning, or mood. Dr. Tiplady specializes in helping individuals determine if they are autistic or have ADHD. Comprehensive evaluations enable individuals to access services at school, work, and in the community. Dr. Tiplady also conducts brief, focused assessments for individuals with previous testing or adults who would like to determine if they are autistic. Dr. Tiplady provides neurodivergent-affirming evaluations and recommendations.

Dr. Tiplady provides therapeutic services to neurodivergent and neurotypical parents, children, and adolescents. Dr. Tiplady uses a neurodivergent affirming perspective in her work with autistic children and parents. This approach emphasizes the importance of understanding how a child processes information so both parents and children thrive in a safe and supportive environment. Dr. Tiplady is flexible in her delivery and tailoring of interventions within a strong Cognitive-Behavioral orientation when working with neurotypical children. Dr. Tiplady provides Exposure and Response Prevention, Behavioral Therapy, and  Executive Function Therapy to children and adolescents.