John P. Dwyer, Ph.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

John P. Dwyer, Ph.D.Dr. Dwyer is a founding partner of the Meridian Group of Chesterfield and has been practicing clinical psychology for more than 30 years. He specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, and families and provides individual and family therapy from a developmental perspective in treatment of individuals of all ages. Dr. Dwyer also conducts psychological assessments for ADHD, emotional problems, learning disabilities, and intellectual deficits. He provides co-parenting for parents in the process of separating or divorcing.

Dr. Dwyer consults with Chesterfield County Mental Health Services and conducts psychological evaluations to help determine mental retardation and autistic spectrum service eligibility. He also provides second opinion special education assessments for Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, and Prince George school systems. He provides onsite critical incident intervention for trauma and violence in the workplace.

Dr. Dwyer received dual undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Special Education from Illinois State University in 1982. He was certified to teach special education for children with learning disabilities, mental retardation, and emotional disabilities. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology in 1988 from the University of Arkansas, where he specialized in clinical child assessment and therapy. Dr. Dwyer completed his internship at the Virginia Treatment Center for Children, Department of Child Psychiatry, Virginia Commonwealth University where he also taught psychological assessment as a clinical faculty member. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, Virginia Association of Clinical Psychologists, and Richmond Association of Clinical Psychologists. Dr. Dwyer is active in the community and the former Board Chair for St. Michael’s Episcopal School in Richmond.


  • Child and adolescent emotional, behavioral and academic problems
  • Psychological and ADD/ADHD evaluations of children, adolescents and adults
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Adult anxiety, depression and stress
  • Divorce and family conflict
  • Learning and motivation problems in school