In her work as a trained sport psychologist at the Division of Sports Medicine—Boston Children’s Hospital, she has treated many athletes with post-concussion syndrome, ACL injuries, post-surgical rehabilitation cases and even athletic career transitions. She addresses the psychological needs of the whole athlete including recruiting issues, concerns around Red-shirting, self-management within team and coaching relationships as well as the inevitable transition away from competitive sports or performance.
Dr. Chirban has a specialization in treating clinical eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, BED) and partners with treatment facilities to build recovery programs that allow her patients to confront self-sabotaging behaviors that impede having a good and wholesome life. Many of her patients are elite and high level athletes and dancers, who seek her out for her specific dual specialization of treating eating disorders in this very unique population. She values the role of activity in the life of an athlete and performer and ensures that her patients and athletes include activity as part of their recovery process when medical and weight stability is in place.
For some of the time, Dr. Chirban jumps into the world of financial executives, helping her investment professionals with work/life balance, confidence, failure recovery, risk- taking behavior, and relationship management in and out of the office. She is motivated by the experience that people really change, even if the process is incrementally slow. She cherishes those moments when what at one time seemed impossible, is now possible.