Elizabeth Malcolm, Psy.D. (ESM Psychology PLLC)
Central Elementary School, Wilmette, IL
Highcrest Middle School, Wilmette, IL
Wilmette Junior High School, Wilmette, IL
New Trier High School, Winnetka, IL
B.A., Princeton University (Psychology)
Psy.D., The George Washington University (Clinical Psychology)
Elizabeth Malcolm, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. She is currently operating in hybrid mode. She has experience conducting assessments across the lifespan, with particular interest and expertise in evaluating children, adolescents, and young adults. In the course of her training, Dr. Malcolm has acquired a range of clinical experience in assessment, including work within private practice, school, community, and hospital settings. She offers evaluations for a variety of presenting concerns, including learning differences, attention problems, social-emotional concerns, and autism spectrum disorder (she is formally ADOS-2 trained).
Prior to her graduate training, Dr. Malcolm completed a two-year research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health where she was part of a team researching the impact of maternal depression on infant development. Dr. Malcolm received her pre-doctoral internship training at Hartford Hospital/Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut where she conducted assessments and provided therapy to children and adolescents in inpatient and outpatient settings. Following her internship, Dr. Malcolm returned to the DC area to complete a post-doctoral fellowship in assessment and therapy at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital in Baltimore. She has also worked in group private practice settings providing assessment and therapy to clients across the lifespan. Dr. Malcolm is a member of the American Psychological Association and an avid conference attendee.
Dr. Malcolm is passionate about assessment and enjoys working collaboratively with clients and families. She emphasizes forming strong working relationships and making clients feel at ease and comfortable with the testing process. Through this safe space, strengths can be identified and challenges can be better understood. Dr. Malcolm focuses on acquiring a deep understanding of her clients and defining a practical path forwards. She is comfortable advocating for clients’ needs, such as with schools and treatment providers.
Outside of her assessment work with WPA, Dr. Malcolm has a private practice where she provides psychotherapy to adolescents and adults.