Robert Haxter, PhD, NCSP

By December 28, 2017Our Providers

Licensed Clinical Psychologist


  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach for¬†children, adolescents, young adults and families
  • Treatment for anxiety, depression, behavioral problems, and social concerns
  • Educational testing for accommodations on standardized testing (SAT, ACT, GREs, etc.)
  • Psychological testing for concerns about attention, behavior, relationships, social skills, mood, problem solving, cognitive functioning, learning, executive functioning, memory, independent living skills, and mental health
  • Educational Consultation


Dr. Haxter joined ACES in 2017. Previously, he worked for 15 years in local public school systems as a school psychologist and early childhood special educator. In furtherance of his education, Dr. Haxter pursed a doctoral degree at the Curry School of Education in Clinical and School Psychology. In addition to psychotherapy and psycho-educational assessment, Dr. Haxter’s training rotations included practica at the Commonwealth Center for Children and Adolescents and the Forensic Clinic at the UVA Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy (ILPPP). He completed an APA-approved internship at the Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents and a formal postdoctoral fellowship in forensic assessment at Western State Hospital and the ILPPP.

Dr. Haxter’s therapeutic approach is client-focused and incorporates insight-oriented and cognitive behavioral techniques. He has worked extensively with gay and transgendered youth, individuals with autism spectrum disorders, and stressed family systems. Dr. Haxter is licensed to practice clinical psychology in Virginia and West Virginia and is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist.


  • B.S. Psychology, University of Maryland College Park, 1996
  • M.S. Psychology, Radford University, 1999
  • Ed.S. School Psychology, Radford University, 2000
  • Predoctoral Internship, Regional Institute for Children & Adolescents, 2016-2017
  • Ph.D. Clinical and School Psychology, University of Virginia, 2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Virginia School of Medicine: Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy & Western State Hospital, 2017-2018