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Akhila V. Sravish, Ph.D., Founder

Dr. Akhila Sravish is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Massachusetts. The primary focus of her clinical practice is to support families of children facing challenges in social, emotional, behavioral, and academic functioning. Dr. Sravish has an expertise in neuropsychological and psychological assessment of children with a wide range of developmental abilities. Following a diagnostic evaluation, she offers recommendations to support and improve day-to-day functioning at home, school, as well as in the community. Additionally, she is available for follow-up meetings to ensure that the needs of the child and family are adequately met over time.

In psychotherapy treatment, Dr. Sravish helps children develop and strengthen their behavior and emotional regulation skills, and provides parents with tools to best support their child’s developmental needs. She specializes in working with families of children with complex feeding challenges as well as severe growth and nutrition concerns. Dr. Sravish has a special interest in maternal mental health, supporting women during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Dr. Sravish has received specialized training in neuropsychological and psychological assessment and treatment of individuals across the lifespan, from infancy through older adulthood, in inpatient and outpatient settings, at Harvard Medical School affiliated hospitals in the Greater Boston area. During a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Developmental Medicine Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, Dr. Sravish specialized in the assessment and treatment planning of children and adolescents with complex developmental needs. She completed her predoctoral internship at the May Institute in the pediatric psychology track.

Dr. Sravish received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research, under the mentorship of Dr. Ed Tronick, focused on the development of emotion regulation systems in babies within the context of the infant-caregiver relationship. Guided by her interest in working with little children and their families, Dr. Sravish completed the Infant-Parent Mental Health Fellowship Program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her work with children with complex developmental disabilities led her to the LEND (The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Recent Publications and Presentations

Sravish, A.V. (2017, June). Feeding Challenges of Toddlers. Talk given at the Holy Family Hospital 2017 Pediatric Health Care Summit.

Sravish, A.V., Tronick, E., Hollenstein, T., & Beeghly, M. (2013). Dyadic Flexibility during the Face-to-Face Still-Face Paradigm: A dynamic systems analysis of its temporal organization. Infant Behavior and Development,36(3), 432-437.

DiCorcia, J.A., Sravish, A. V., & Tronick, E.Z. (2013). The Everyday Stress Resilience Hypothesis: Unfolding resilience from a perspective of everyday stress and coping. In G. Laviola and S. Macri (Eds.), Adaptive and Maladaptive Aspects of Developmental Stress. New York: Springer.