Practice Areas

Areas of Dr. Chehrazi’s particular expertise regarding children and adolescents from infancy to early adulthood:

• Trauma experienced and expressed by children and adolescents, including pre-verbal and nonverbal children, toddlers and infants
• Emotional distress
• PTSD in children
• Psychiatric Disorders and opining causation
• “Acting Out” as a response to trauma
• Suicide or attempts of suicide as a response to trauma
• Neglect and abuse of children and adolescents, both teens and preteens, as well as babies and toddlers
• Treatment of nonverbal children including toddler and infants, and disabled children and young adults
• Children and adolescents coping with disease
• Children and Adolescents coping with grief and loss
• Distinguishing between behavior based on dynamics with abusive adults, or a response to a traumatic event
• Bullying, intimidation, aggression, harassment (sexual or otherwise) – child or adolescent as victim and/or as aggressor
• Diagnosis of mental health issues in children and adolescents
• The forensic examination of the child or teen within a family dynamic
• Puberty related mental health issues among pre-teens and teenagers
• Family conflict, divorce, issues of child custody and dysfunction of the extended family as they impact the child or teen
• Adults responding to childhood conflict or trauma in the family or outside the family
• Children and adolescents with special needs
• Autism Spectrum Disorders and issues, including Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome, from infancy to young adulthood. Dr. Chehrazi has an international reputation for her work on identifying autism spectrum disorders in infants and toddlers
• School performance and learning disorders
• Daycare, Childcare practices, standards and benefits (her book on this subject is cited in her CV)
• Multi-cultural approaches to child-rearing and the experience of the child and adolescent.