Jessica Clark, PhD| Neuropsychology, Psychology | MedStar Health
Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark, PhD
Provider is directly employed by MedStar Health

Specialties: Neuropsychology, Psychology

Languages: English

(202) 291-5366

About me

Dr. Clark sees patients at the following address:

102 Irving Street Northwest

Washington, DC 20007

Phone: 202-877-1120 

Fax: 202-291-5366


Jessica Clark, PhD, is a neuropsychologist conducting assessments and psychotherapy with individuals who have various neurological conditions. She is the co-director of the Transitions, Neuro Day Treatment Program, working with day program patients as well as other outpatients. She is involved in the MedStar NRH Concussion Clinic, and has worked with various professional athletic teams. She also provides supervision as part of the MNRH Neuropsychology Fellowship. 

After completing her undergraduate education at Penn State University, Dr. Clark received her PhD in Clinical Psychology, specializing in neuropsychology, from the University of Kentucky. She completed an APA accredited clinical psychology internship within the neuropsychology track at the VA Maryland Health Care System/University of Maryland School of Medicine Psychology Internship Consortium in Baltimore, Maryland. She completed a two-year neuropsychology fellowship, consistent with APA Division 40/Houston Guidelines, at the MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Clark has a broad background in neuropsychological assessment and treatment, rehabilitation, and various types of cognitive-behavioral therapeutic interventions. Her patient population includes individuals who have sustained brain injury, cerebrovascular accident, brain tumors, dementia, and/or psychological disorders. In addition to clinical work, Dr. Clark has conducted research in traumatic brain injury, including studies of working memory in moderate to severe TBI utilizing fMRI, and exploring interventions for improving poor self-awareness after brain injury. Publications and presentations include research on neuropsychological assessment, neuroimaging, MTBI and PTSD in veterans, and capacity issues.

Clinical areas of focus

  • Dementia
  • Depression And Anxiety Assessments
  • Executive Function Disorder
  • Neurocognitive Disorder Due To Multiple Etiologies
  • Neurocognitive Disorder Due To Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Sports Related Concussion Testing
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Therapy
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Conditions and procedures

Conditions I treat

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Brain Neoplasms
  • Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA)
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Executive Function Disorder
  • Grief
  • Mood Disorders
  • Neurocognitive Disorder Due To Multiple Etiologies
  • Neurocognitive Disorder Due To Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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Procedures I perform

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy
  • Brain Injury Rehabilitation
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Depression And Anxiety Assessments
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Positive Psychology
  • Sports Related Concussion Testing
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Therapy
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Practice locations

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1120 20th Street Northwest
Suite 115
Washington, DC, 20036


Fax 202-416-2001

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102 Irving Street Northwest
Washington, DC, 20010


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MedStar Health accepts most major health insurance plans. If you are uncertain as to whether your individual health insurance plan is accepted at MedStar Health, please call your insurance company.

  • List of insurance plans we accept
    • Aetna Select HMO/HealthFund/Health Network
    • Tricare East Prime
    • Cigna TotalCare (HMO D-SNP)
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthcare Alliance
    • Aetna Choice POS & Choice POS II
    • Innovation Health: Open POS Plus
    • Aetna HMO
    • Innovation Health: HMO & EPO Plus
    • United Erickson Advantage Plans
    • Maryland Point of Service Plan (MPOS)
    • United AARP Medicare Complete
    • Innovation Health: POS
    • Police and Fire Clinic
    • Cigna Choice Fund PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice (POS)
    • Virginia Premier
    • CareFirst Maryland Indemnity or PPO
    • Aetna Student Health Insurance
    • Health Services for Children with Special Needs (HSCSN)
    • Cigna Network Open Access
    • Aetna Traditional Choice (PPO)
    • Cigna True Choice Plus Medicare (PPO)
    • WellPoint Maryland
    • Cigna Preferred Medicare
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Open Access
    • Cigna True Choice Medicare (PPO)
    • Cigna POS/Network POS
    • United Core Essential (HMO)
    • CareFirst (NCA) Indemnity
    • Aetna Managed Choice Open Access (POS)
    • United Student Resources
    • Kaiser Medicare Plus
    • Tricare East Select
    • United Navigate
    • Innovation Health: Open POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ EPO (Aetna Health Fund)
    • Cigna HMO & Network (HMO)
    • HealthyBlue PPO
    • UnitedHealthcare Individual Exchange Plans
    • Cigna Indemnity
    • United Select Plus (POS)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice HMO
    • CareFirst BC/BS Advantage Core/Enhanced
    • Cigna Alliance Medicare (HMO) |
    • Priority Partners - Maryland Health Choice
    • Carefirst Healthy Blue (HMO/POS)
    • Kaiser Flexible Choice
    • CareFirst MedStar Select PPO
    • United Nursing Home Plan (C-SNP
    • Cigna POS Open Access & Open Access Plus
    • CareFirst Administrators
    • United Options (PPO) (includes Empire PPO)
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Plus Open Access (POS)
    • Tricare for Life East
    • United Mamsi Life & Health
    • Tricare Reserve Select
    • United MD IPA (HMO)
    • Cigna PPO and PPO Plus
    • United Select HMO - EPO/NPP
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network (VA CCN)
    • Uniformed Services Family Health Plan (USFHP)
    • CareFirst MedStar PPO
    • HumanaChoice Honor’s plan PPO
    • Innovation Health: Indemnity
    • I-SNP
    • United Choice
    • United Golden Rule
    • Kaiser Permanente Signature-Added Choice
    • Carefirst BlueChoice Opt Out Open Access
    • Medicaid - District of Columbia
    • Beech Street PPO
    • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO Plans
    • United Community Plan - Maryland Health Choice Program
    • Innovation Health: POS Plus
    • United Optimum Choice Preferred (POS) & OCI Direct (HMO)
    • Carefirst Blue Preferred PPO
    • Aetna HealthFund/Health Network Option OA
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (POS)
    • WellPoint Maryland - Maryland Health Choice
    • United Medicare Advantage DSNP District of Columbia
    • Medicaid - Virginia
    • Federal Employee Program (Std/Basic PPO/Blue Focus)
    • Kaiser HMO Plus and DHMO Plus Member
    • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
    • MedStar Family Choice DC Healthy Families
    • Kaiser Medicare Advantage Signature and Select
    • D-SNP)
    • Medicaid - Maryland
    • Cigna EPO
    • Private Health Care Systems (PHCS) (PPO)
    • Innovation Health: PPO
    • Aetna Open Choice (PPO)
    • Carefirst EPO
    • HumanaChoice PPO
    • Aetna Open HMO/Open HMO Option/Open EPO Plus
    • Innovation Health: Network Only Plus
    • Kaiser Signature
    • Kaiser Select-Added Choice
    • United Choice Plus
    • United MD IPA Preferred (POS)
    • Cigna HMO Open Access
    • CareFirst NASCO
    • Kaiser Select
    • Aetna Signature Administrator PPO/TPA
    • Traditional Medicare Fee for Service
    • CareFirst Group Medicare Advantage prescription drug benefit (PPO)
    • Aetna HMO-Open Access/Select OA
    • Innovation Health: Open Network Only Plus
    • Aetna Elect Choice/ Open Access (POS)
    • United Optimum Choice
    • Cigna Achieve Medicare (HMO C-SNP)
    • United GEHA (for all other states) Compass Rose
    • CareFirst Blue Card Program (Out-of-area BCBS plans)
    • Employee Health Plan (EHP)
    • United Group Medicare Advantage Plans
    • MedStar Family Choice - Maryland Health Choice
    • Coventry Health Care National Network PPO
    • First Health PPO
    • Coventry of Delaware HMO/PPO
    • Coventry Health Care of Virginia
    • Great-West Healthcare POS/CIGNA


Other Certification: American Board of Professional Psychology, -

Fellowship Program: MedStar National Rehabilitation Hospital (2012)

Internship Program: VA Maryland Health Care System (2010)

Graduate Education: University of Kentucky (2006)

News and publications

Berry, D.T.R., Schipper, L.J., & Clark, J.A. (2012). Detection of feigning of head injury symptoms on the MMPI-2. In C.R. Reynolds & A. MacNeill Horton, Jr. (Eds.) Detection of malingering during head injury litigation (2nd Ed.). New York: Plenum Press.

Wolfe, P.L. & Clark, J.A. (2011). Driving capacity. In G.J. Demakis (Ed.) Civil Capacities in Clinical Neuropsychology: Research findings and practical applications (National Academy of Neuropsychology series on evidence-based practices). New York: Oxford University Press.

Jasinski, L.J., Berry, D.T.R., Shandera, A., & Clark, J.A. (2011). Use of the Digit Span test for detecting malingered neurocognitive dysfunction: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 33, 300-314.

High, W., Briones-Galang, M., Clark, J., Gilkison, C., Mossberg, K., Zqaljardic, D., Masel, B., & Urban, R. (2010). Effect of growth hormone replacement therapy on cognition after traumatic brain injury. Journal of Neurotrauma, 1565-1575.

Shandera, A.L., Berry, D.T.R., Clark, J.A., Schipper, L.J., Graue, L.O., & Harp, J.P. (2010). Detecting Malingered Mental Retardation. Psychological Assessment.

Berry, D.T.R., Sollman, M.J., Schipper, L.J., Clark, J.A., & Shandera, A.L. (2009). Assessment of feigned psychological symptoms. In J.N. Butcher (Ed.) Oxford handbook of personality assessment. New York: Oxford University Press.

Alwes, Y.R., Clark, J.A., Berry, D.T.R., & Granacher, R.P. (2008). Screening for feigning in a civil forensic setting, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 30, 133-140.

Schipper, L.J., Berry, D.T.R., Coen, E., Clark, J.A. (2008). Cross-validation of a manual form of the Letter Memory Test using a known-groups methodology. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 22, 345-349.

Vagnini, V., Berry, D., Clark, J., & Jiang, Y. (2008). New measures to detect malingered neurocognitive deficit: Applying reaction time and event-related potentials. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 30(7), 766-776.

Graue, L. O., Berry, D. T. R., Clark, J. A., Sollman, M. J., Cardi, M., Hopkins, J. & Werline, D. (2007). Identification of feigned mental retardation using the new generation of malingering detection instruments: Preliminary findings. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 20(6), 929-942.

Jiang, Y., Vagnini, V., Clark, J., Zhang, Q. (2007). Reduced sensitivity of affective mismatch in older adults. TheScientificWorldJOURNAL, 7, 115.

Vagnini, V. L., Sollman, M. J., Berry, D. T. R., Granacher. R. P., Clark, J. A., Burton, R., O’Brien, M., Bacon, E. & Saier, J. (2006).  Known-groups cross-validation of the Letter Memory Test in a compensation-seeking mixed neurologic sample.  The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 20(2), 289-304.