Specialized Therapy: Medical Needs

Children and adolescents with a medical condition face the double task of coping with their individual childhood development as well as coping with their medical or chronic illness. Dr. Dakhari has extensive experience helping children and adolescents with medically related concerns. She has trained/worked at hospitals including the Duke University Medical Center, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University’s School of Medicine Grady Health System, A. I. duPont Hospital for Children and currently serves as a pediatric psychologist consultant for Weisman Children’s Rehabilitation Hospital.

Families of a child or adolescent with a medical illness encounter special circumstances in which they may need to navigate the sometimes confusing and overwhelming environment of the medical world. Dr. Dakhari’s expertise as a Pediatric Psychologist can help your child or adolescent reduce the fear associated with hospital or medical procedures, learn more about his or her medical illness, learn and incorporate coping strategies, practice pain management, educate teachers and classmates about the illness, and improve medication compliance. Dr. Dakhari will gladly consult with your medical provider to help provide comprehensive care for your child. Please feel free to contact our office for appointment availability and to address any additional questions you may have.