Dr. Anya Dashevsky
Dr. Anya Dashevsky graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University with Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and in French Literature. Dr. Dashevsky proceeded to obtain her Master's degree in Applied Child Development from Tufts University, where she studied different aspects of typical development, and also took courses in Developmental Psychopathology, Children with Special Needs, as well as Risk and Resilience.
Upon graduation from Tufts University, Dr. Dashevsky worked as a developmental specialist for an Early Intervention agency, where, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, she evaluated and treated young children with developmental delays and disorders. While working closely with families of these children, Dr. Dashevsky came to understand the importance of using a culturally-sensitive, strength-based family-centered approach, in order to achieve the best possible developmental outcomes for the children. It is during that time that Dr. Dashevsky developed a strong interest in (as well as an appreciation for the challenges of) assessment of infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children. During her work for Early Intervention, Dr. Dashevsky came to realize that when evaluating young children, it is crucial to understand the interaction between each child's developmental level and his/her neurobiological and/or psycho-social challenges.
In 2007, Dr. Dashevsky enrolled in a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. While at MSPP, Dr. Dashevsky pursued a specialization in Children, Adolescents, and Families, and took multiple courses on Psychological Assessment. Dr. Dashevsky trained alongside a school psychologist at an elementary school; provided individual, couples, and group counseling at an outpatient community mental health center; consulted for parents and daycare providers regarding preschoolers with emotional, behavioral or learning difficulties; and administered comprehensive neurospsychological and developmental assessments to children, adolescents, and adults. After graduating from MSPP with a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology in June of 2012, Dr. Dashevsky began her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Brenner Assessment and Consultation Center, where she further developed her expertise in assessment of young children (ages 2-8). Passionate about the need for timely evaluation and intervention for the younger population, Dr. Dashevsky reached out to several agencies in Massachusetts and now enjoys a continuous stream of referrals for the assessment of preschool and early school-age children.
Dr. Dashevsky currently lives in Bedford, MA, with her husband and three young children. She is fluent in English, Russian, and French.