Dr. Tankard is a licensed psychologist in Maryland dedicated to helping individuals thrive through understanding their unique, brain-based strengths and weaknesses. This uniqueness provides the foundation for each person to interact with others and contribute in useful, meaningful ways. A greater understanding of cognitive and socioemotional patterns can help individuals to approach situations in ways that minimize distress and promote a sense of well-being.


In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein



Dr. Carol Tankard received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and concentrated in Clinical Psychology and Behavioral Medicine. She completed her Predoctoral Internship in 2004 at the Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) with rotations in family therapy and neuropsychology. After her internship in 2004, Dr. Tankard continued as staff at the KKI Child and Family Therapy Clinic and, in 2007, received a faculty appointment there through the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Tankard began a private practice in 2011. This practice focuses on evaluations to help with differential diagnosis, treatment/accommodation planning, and the process of change. Dr. Tankard is a member of Maryland Psychological Association.


Billing & Insurance

Dr. Tankard is not a participating provider with health insurance companies, except for Medicare.  However, she can prepare a receipt of payment to submit to your insurance company.  Some insurance companies do not reimburse for this service, while others may reimburse a portion of it. It is important to check with your insurance company in advance to determine their policy.

Questions to ask your insurance company include the following:

  • Do you reimburse for out-of-network providers?  I am considered an out-of-network provider​

  • Do you require pre-authorization?  Some insurance companies may have a pre-authorization form that they require completed prior to the assessment.  I can complete pre-authorization forms provided to me.

  • Are there any exclusions for psychological testing?

  • What amount or % do you cover?


Contact Me

8640 Guilford Road
Suite 252
Columbia, Maryland 21046

Voice Mail: 443-869-4358

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Comprehensive standardized assessment for differential diagnosis.

Assesses such areas as:

  • Intellectual Style

  • Attention

  • Executive Functioning

  • Language

  • Social/Emotional

  • Learning and Memory

  • Processing Speed

  • Academic Achievemement

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Comprehensive standardized assessment for educational planning.

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Dr. Tankard stopped this part of her practice in June 2021 and no longer  provides these types of evaluations.

Standardized assessment battery for  differential diagnoses related to cognitive status/change in adults.

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