Robert Haxter, Ph.D. 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
  • Assessments for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule Second Edition, ADOS-2)
  • Educational Consultation


Dr. Haxter joined ACES in 2017 and enjoys therapeutic work with elementary-aged children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing difficulties including anxiety, depression, conduct problems, and interpersonal difficulties. He has worked extensively with students experiencing parental separation or divorce and with gay and transgendered youth struggling with adjustment issues. He also has experience providing direct social skills instruction to individuals with autism spectrum disorders struggling with social integration and peer acceptance. Dr. Haxter also has experience engaging reluctant boys and young men in participate in treatment. Additionally, he offers psychological evaluations to clients of all ages, including, and when appropriate, the Rorschach Inkblot Test. He also consults with parents seeking to navigate school-based support services, and when necessary, advocates on behalf of clients and their families. Dr. Haxter has thirteen years of experience practicing as a school psychologist in local school systems and has provided on-site clinical supervision to school and clinical psychology practicum students and interns. He has early childhood teaching experience, having taught a self-contained preschool classroom for two and three year old students with disabilities.

Currently, Dr. Haxter is also a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He holds a state educational license to practice as a school psychologist and has earned the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential.


  • 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

Certifications and Memberships

  • Member of the American Psychological Association