As a trained clinical and sport psychologist, I bring rich expertise to performance coaching with leaders, athletes and organizations. I have been in independent practice since 1992. After completing my doctorate from The Derner Institute, Adelphi University and polishing my clinical skills at The Cambridge Health Alliance, a Harvard Medical School hospital, I set up shop in Harvard Square and maintained an office in my home. While raising my three children, I worked with clients, athletes, medical professionals and leaders on issues related to personal change, athletic performance and business direction.
I have enjoyed speaking to large groups about goal setting, visualization and relaxation skills. I have also developed an expertise with treating eating disorders and other disorders related to emotional dysregulation. I help individuals build a repertoire of life enhancement skills. I can train small groups to improve team cohesiveness and large groups to increase motivation as a system. I present new information and education on topics related to reaching for that next level of performance. Today, I augment my consulting with a teaching role at Harvard Medical School and Boston University; I train Sports Medicine fellows and see athletes at the Division of Sports Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston. I consult with the Boston Ballet and I'm on the United States Olympic Registry of Sports Psychologists.
Having the fortunate experience to help promising athletes breakthrough to the elite level of their sport, clinical patients change in their problems areas and executives turn corners in their careers– I continue to feel deeply moved by how much each person I help change, changes me. I maintain a private practice in Boston and consult with leaders and performers both in the office and on site. Sometimes it is a corporate office at other times, it's the top of a mountain, a cold ice rink or a smelly locker room. See you soon, wherever your performance domain takes us.
My first ACL tear was difficult to get through, but my second tear was devastating. Dr. Chirban was a lifesaver during my recovery by helping me handle the physical, emotional and social losses I was experiencing once again. Together we to set realistic goals throughout my rehab. I was determined to return to sports but also had to deal with the possibility that I might not have been able to, and Dr. Chirban supported me every step of the way. I felt like no one else really understood what I was going through, but I knew I could always count on Dr. Chirban to know how I felt. I really trusted Dr. Chirban and never felt there was something I couldn't confide in her. I actually don't know how I would've been able to handle my second ACL tear without her help and support.
Eliza, High School Lacrosse Player
After tearing my ACL for the fourth time and hearing "Kristina, this is a career ending injury," my life came to a standstill. Dr. Chirban helped me cope with making this overwhelming decision while recovering mentally and leaving no regrets.
Kristina, Division I, College Basketball Player
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