Shanan Raines, Ph.D.


  • works with children and adolescents​​
  • psychoeducational testing of learning disabilities, ADHD testing, gifted placement and admissions testing
  • consultation and review of previous evaluations done by other professionals or school systems
Shanan Raines

Shanan is officially retiring! Her last day of clinical practice is April 25, 2024. Read her letter to the community »


Dr. Raines provides assessment and diagnosis of children with all types of learning obstacles and ADHD. The goal of her assessment is to provide a profile of a child’s learning potential to help in developing strategies and treatment.

Dr. Raines also has expertise in assessment of children for educational placement in kindergarten, private schools and gifted programs.

education & experience

Dr. Raines obtained her Ph.D. in 1989 from State University of New York at Buffalo in the Counseling and Educational Psychology program with a degree in Counseling Psychology. She then went on to complete an internship at the West Roxbury/Harvard Veteran’s Administration system, focusing on neuropsychological assessment.

After moving to Richmond in 1989, Dr. Raines worked for 12 years in the rehabilitation unit of Children’s Hospital where she gained knowledge of brain behavior relationships. Dr. Raines became increasingly interested in the process of learning and the obstacles children face in reaching their potentials which subsequently led to her current career of assessment of children with learning disabilities.

Dr. Raines began working at Westhampton Family Psychologists in 2000 and in 2003 became a partner in the practice. Dr. Raines lives in Bon Air, Virginia with her husband and occasional visits from her adult children.


  • Over 30 years of experience in assessment of children and adolescents
  • Background in neuropsychology through training at the West Roxbury/Harvard internship program and postdoctoral program at Children’s Hospital in Richmond VA
  • Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology through State University of New York at Buffalo

Contact & Insurance

  • Phone: (804) 673-0100 x 206
  • Email:
  • New patients: Please contact our testing, academic, and speech language pathology services coordinator at (804) 673-0100 x 256 or
  • Offices hours: Tuesdays – Thursdays
  • Self-pay arrangements only