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Dr. Sajjad Khan, an experienced clinician and researcher, has worked with families, children, adolescents, and adults since 1995. He holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Maryland and obtained his PhD in Psychology, with a concentration in Health Psychology. He completed his doctoral training through a joint program at Capella University and The Johns Hopkins University and researched the genetics of spectrum disorders, including ADHD, Anxiety, PANDAS, and Tourette’s Syndrome. Dr. Khan also completed an advanced training certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the Florida Institute of Technology. In addition to being trained in ABA, Dr. Khan is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).

Dr. Khan works with clients with a wide range of behavioral, mood, and developmental conditions, including Autism, and Tourette’s Syndrome/tics, anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, trichotillomania, and specific phobias), Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, body dysmorphic disorder, and other somatoform disorders.

Primary Areas of Focus

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social Skills Training
  • Executive Function Training
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder

Dr. Khan uses a multitude of techniques, including mindfulness and relaxation training, to help with stress reduction and issues pertaining to health-related quality of life. Dr. Khan’s services for families include treatment plans, parent training, and coordination of Individual Education Plans (IEPs) with parents and teachers, social skills training, and adaptive function coaching. He conducts group therapy for mood and anxiety disorders for adults, as well as ADHD and spectrum disorders social skills groups for children and adolescents.

Prior to joining NeuroScience, Inc., Dr. Khan worked for nearly a decade at Eli Lilly and Company, where he conducted clinical and health outcomes research. Prior to that, he conducted clinical trials and worked in a community mental health center. Trained in both quantitative and qualitative methods, his interests include psychiatric and health-related quality of life outcomes, neuropsychiatric genetics, and health policy.

Dr. Khan is currently serving as Chair of the Fairfax County Public Schools Advisory Committee for Students with Disabilities (ACSD) and is on the Board of Directors for the Autism Society of Northern Virginia. He regularly conducts parent and teacher community workshops on a range of neurobehavioral topics. Dr. Khan was the past Chair and Coordinator of the National Association of Social Workers, Indiana Chapter, specialty focus group on Children and Families. Dr. Khan is licensed to practice in the State of Virginia.

Featured Presentations At

  • The International Society for Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research
  • The College of International Neuropsychopharmacology
  • The American Society for Experimental Neurotherapeutics
  • The International Society of Neuropsychiatric Genetics
  • The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Featured Publications

  • Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology
  • Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Current Psychiatric Reports
  • American Journal of Medical Genetics