CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST, CONSULTANT
[ assessment team only ]
Dr. Makhiawala is a licensed pediatric psychologist who specializes in helping children, adolescents, and families build on their strengths to overcome challenges. She has provided therapeutic support to children and families in a range of settings including schools, clinical settings, and primary care. Dr. Makhiawala particularly loves helping children, adolescents, and parents reach their treatment goals.
Dr. Makhiawala completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Michigan State University and her doctoral degree in school psychology at the University of Oregon. Her doctoral research explored an adapted parent training intervention for children with developmental delays and their siblings. Dr. Makhiawala completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, where she trained in the Behavioral Pediatrics and Integrated Care Program at the Munroe-Meyer Institute. She completed post-doctoral training in the Child Anxiety Center at the Evidence Based Treatment Centers of Seattle. Areas of special interest include developmental delays, anxiety, depression, parent training, behavioral issues, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and disruptive school behavior.
She has previously worked in a pediatric clinic where she provided therapy to children and adolescents while consulting with schools, physicians, and families to improve outcomes across settings. Dr. Makhiawala is trained in evidence-based interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure/Response Prevention, and several behavioral parent training interventions. Dr. Makhiawala is experienced with neuropsychological assessment of young children and adolescents, specifically in assessing autism and other developmental disorders.
Specialized Work in Assessment
- Developmental delays & disabilities
- Behavioral parent training
- Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- School consultation
- Disruptive School Behavior