Jennifer Moran, PsyD - Pediatric Mental Health Program at CHKD

"I am excited to join CHKD and the developing and innovative programming for child and adolescent mental health in this community. I am enthusiastic to be part of an organization of skilled and dedicated professionals who share my passion for providing quality mental health services."

Jennifer Moran, PsyD

(757) 668-4673 (HOPE)

Doctorate: James Madison University


Jennifer Moran, PsyD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in providing therapy and assessment services to children, adolescents, and families. Working from integrated and developmental frameworks, Moran uses evidence-based treatments to promote mental health and well-being in children and adolescents.

Dr. Moran's clinical experience includes diverse treatment settings, such as schools, hospitals, community health centers, and university-based counseling and assessment centers. Having worked as a psychologist in a school setting, Dr. Moran also has experience conducting psychological and psychoeducational assessments, providing behavioral and academic consultation, and helping families understand school-related challenges and services, including interventions and the special education process.

Dr. Moran works to empower children and families so they can build resilience and enhance well-being. She strives to create a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental environment for patients and families, where she works collaboratively with them to build strengths and achieve their treatment goals.

She grew up in Charlottesville, Virginia and came to Virginia Beach for her pre-doctoral internship. In her free time, Dr. Moran enjoys time outdoors, going to the beach, and spending time with her family. She is married, and she and her husband have one dog.

Clinical Interests
  • Trauma and attachment disorders
  • Depression and anxiety disorders
  • Emotional regulation
  • Identity development and self-efficacy
  • School-related concerns

Savina, E. & Moran, J. M. (2022). Well-being in adolescent girls: From theory to interventions. Routledge. 

Moran, J. M. & Gleason, M. M. (2021). Physical health conditions and considerations in the DC:0-5 diagnostic approach  

and clinical formulation. ZERO TO THREE Journal, 42(2), 72-79. 

Savina, E., Mills, J. L., Cha, J., & Atwood, K. (2017). Digital media and youth: A primer for school psychologists. Journal of Contemporary School Psychology, 21(1), 80-91.

Professional Memberships
  • American Psychological Association
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists