Dr. D. Giovanni Scott
Dr. D. Giovanni Scott
Staff Psychologist - Center Clinic, Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology
School: Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Professional Psychology Program
D. Giovanni Scott, Psy.D. is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Washington DC. Dr. Scott took her Doctoral Degree at The George Washington University, Professional Psychology Program. Her primary interests include performing assessments for both children and adults alike who are facing the challenges of ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Learning Disorders. Currently, she provides individual psychotherapy exclusively to adults. She also enjoys supporting parents and families of Neurodiverse students in creating adaptive strategies and developing life skills.
Upon her initial licensure, much of Dr. Scott’s clinical work focused on providing both psychotherapy and assessments for children within the public school and foster care systems. Dr. Scott supported these children by providing pro-bono consultation to the Local Human Rights Committee, Norfolk, Virginia Human Rights Committee for Group Homes. Subsequently, she proudly supported military service members and their families in both the Hampton Roads area and locally in the DMV. This included both pre-deployment and post-deployment training related to family separation and re-entry. She also trained Jr. Airmen on mental health practices outside of the United States.
Following her work with military members, Dr. Scott began providing Fitness For Duty evaluations for WMATA. Performing these evaluations relied heavily upon all of her clinical experiences including therapy, consultation, assessment, and coaching.
Currently, Dr. Scott maintains her private practice where she provides psychotherapy for adults. Here, she continues to pursue her interest in providing diagnostic assessments for those suspecting ADHD and Autism. She also supports families with follow-up coaching to successfully implement her recommendations in the community.
Old Dominion University-Department of Psychology Assistant Adjunct
June 2007-2010-Norfolk, VA
Local Human Rights Committee-Virginia Human Rights Committee for Group Homes (Mental
Health and Developmentally Delayed Population)
● November 2016-The Mecca Group, Attachment: The Impact of the Broken Bond
● May 2016-Howard University-Clinical Social Work Presentation. The Disparity of Mental
Health Services in African American Population Original Presentation
● May 2015- Nurse Ministry Jessup Maryland. The Many Faces of Depression
● March 2015-The Mecca Group-Bound to Win-Preventing and/or Responding to
Boundary Violations. Original Presentation
● November 2014 - WMATA Employee Assistance Program Washington, DC (Washington
Metropolitan Area Transit Authority). Tools for Identifying and Assessing the Troubled
Employee, Original Presentation
● September 2014- Howard University, Washington, DC Mental Health Crisis, Provision of
Culturally Competent Services, Original Presentation
● June 2007- Staff of Mental Health Matters, Inc. Hampton, VA Assessment Essentials,
Optimizing Psychological Assessment and Consultation. Original Presentation
● October 2006- Parent Liaisons of Norfolk Public Schools On par and Delayed Language
Development Ages 0-4, Original Presentation