Dr. Lea Petrovic
Clinical Licensed Psychologist
Dr. Petrovic is a Licensed Psychologist at Boston Child Study Center where she provides individual treatment to children and adolescents, caregiver coaching to families, and consultation to school staff to address a wide variety of challenges including traumatic stress, attention problems, disruptive behaviors, anxiety, depression, selective mutism, and emotion regulation challenges.
Dr. Petrovic earned her B.A. in psychology from Boston University before working in clinical research at the Lab for Youth Mental Health at Harvard University under the mentorship of Dr. John Weisz. She earned her Master’s and Doctorate in School Psychology from Tulane University. While in graduate school, Dr. Petrovic completed a Trauma Specialization which provided her specialized coursework in stress and trauma, training in evidence-based interventions for trauma, and applied research opportunities delivering trauma-informed practices in schools. Dr. Petrovic completed her predoctoral internship in community mental health at the Providence Saint John’s Child and Family Development Center in Los Angeles, where she focused on providing group-based and individual therapy for pre-school and school-aged youth and their families. Dr. Petrovic completed her postdoctoral fellowship at BCSC in the PCIT and DBT tracks. In her current role at BCSC, Dr. Petrovic is a member of the Young Child/PCIT, DBT, Selective Mutism and trauma teams. Dr. Petrovic provides individual therapy, parent coaching, and school consultation through evidence-based treatment modalities including Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).
Dr. Petrovic has experience providing mental health services in English and Spanish, and across settings including outpatient settings, schools, community mental health, and hospitals. Dr. Petrovic believes in applying evidence-based interventions with a trauma-informed lens and integrating authenticity, collaboration, and cultural humility with the goal of supporting her clients’ individual needs and advocating effectively for their wellbeing.