I would like to personally welcome you to the Morgan Center. You are looking at this website because you have a question or worry and are not certain where to turn. I am proud and honored to have served the Northern Virginia community for over twenty years helping individuals and families successfully navigate through life's difficult challenges.
As a Developmental Psychologist, my vision for the Morgan Center has always been driven by three core principals.
1. Understand the child from where he comes from and not the behavior that describes him.
2. Develop the underlying area of weakness from where the child functions, not the behavior he presents.
3. Collaborate and educate parents as part of the treatment team.
I received a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from George Washington University where I lectured for several years before developing the Morgan Center. Research and program development for children with special needs has always been my passion and I have coauthored articles in Developmental Psychology and conducted research on children and adolescents with learning disabilities. I have also presented at the Post-secondary Learning Disability Conference, CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/ Hyperactive Disorders). For the past twenty years I have been the Director of The Morgan Center, incorporating a Developmental approach for the treatment of children with special needs and have developed several specialized programs to build parents knowledge base regarding evidence based assessment and treatment of children with special needs. I believe that Parents are most effective when they feel optimistic, comfortable, empowered and involved in their child's treatment program.
Please give me a call if you have any questions, I would welcome an opportunity to speak with you.
Felicia Goldberg, Ph.D., Executive Director
“The Morgan Center staff is knowledgeable, competent, and altruistic. Our common philosophy which engenders a developmental approach has been very effective for my patients."
- Martin Forman, MD , FAAP
“The Morgan Center gave my family the help and support we needed so that we had the confidence to make good decisions and move forward with our lives."
- Linda J., parent
“Thank you so much for helping me
figure out so much about myself."
- Kara, 17
"You have helped me navigate and have thought of all the different types of services available to benefit my child that I would have never thought of or known."
"Felicia is one of those people who goes above and beyond for her clients to ensure they are always getting the very best therapy or service. Felicia is kind, compassionate, and highly ethical. She is top-notch in her profession when it comes to helping families. Without a doubt, I highly recommend Felicia. Clients who have had a chance to work with her are very fortunate!"
- Ann Dolin, Educational Consultant, Award-Winning Author, Public Speaker
|What's New at the Center
A note from Dr. Felicia Goldberg:
With being in the middle of the school year, we have a number of parent’s calling us for information regarding behavioral issues in their children. More often than not, parents are also in need for support but don’t necessarily need long term counseling. To address this need, I have restructured our approach a bit to provide families with a more flexible parent support program as outlined below.Mission:
To promote optimal development, behavior and interaction for families of young children and adolescents.Primary Functions:
• Parent education and consultation on child development, guidance and discipline, play and learning activities, and family relationships.
• Developmental assessments of children and adolescents, ages 2-18.
• Groups and workshops on parenting and child development issues.
• Consultation to groups, organizations and other professionals who have questions about young children.
For all programs, and for more information please call or email us for more details:
We believe that with effective support and guidance, individuals and their families have the ability to find answers and the power to make changes in their lives.