Ellen Bartolini, Psy.D., PMH-C, is a licensed clinical psychologist who joined the Developing Brain Institute at Children’s National Hospital in June 2021. Dr. Bartolini specializes in treating parents and families coping with complex fetal medical diagnoses. She works closely with the Prenatal Pediatrics Institute and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit to support patients navigating challenging pregnancies. Dr. Bartolini has extensive experience in treating grief, loss and medical trauma, and has completed advanced training in perinatal mental health. She is also a clinical instructor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences.
Prior to joining the Developing Brain Institute, she spent five years in the Pediatric Medical Psychology department at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she developed particular expertise in treating children, parents and families facing serious medical illnesses. Dr. Bartolini earned her Psy.D., from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology and completed her postdoctoral fellowship through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. At Children’s National, she is credentialed through her affiliation with the Division of Psychology & Behavioral Health. Dr. Bartolini is licensed as a clinical psychologist in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.