Dr. Hasti Ashtiani Raveau is the founder, owner, and clinical director of Mala Child and Family Institute. She is a fully licensed child and adolescent clinical psychologist. Dr. Raveau has a passion for helping families heal, grow, and thrive. She considers it an honor that families allow her to join their journey to discovery and growth. Her goal is to provide them with support, encouragement, compassion, and resources so they can become more resilient despite the obstacles thrown their way.
Her journey as a psychologist began as an undergraduate research assistant studying the role parents play in the development of premature infants and toddlers. Her passion for learning and helping others led her to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology from Wayne State University, and that journey led her to learn from many talented health professionals and many resilient families with a drive for healing and growth.
Dr. Raveau enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, cooking, and drawing. Dr. Raveau is fluent in both English and Farsi. She is a member of both Society of Clinical and Adolescent Psychology and the Michigan Psychological Association.
If you are a parent, you are a courageous and strong human, because parenting is the hardest job. You are raising your child into the best version of themselves so they can live a fulfilled life. But often we lack support, feel overwhelmed, and have to manage our co-parenting relationships without guidance. And nothing is more challenging, painful, and mentally draining than knowing our children are not doing well emotionally, socially, or academically. Nobody should carry that burden alone. Dr. Raveau will help you develop a holistic plan supported by research that allows your child or teen to become more emotionally adjusted, helps you feel less stressed and more effective, and gives your family a chance to become closer and stronger.
In addition to in-office, Telehealth, and at-home counseling, Dr. Raveau provides comprehensive psychological or educational testing services and school-advocacy services for children needing an IEP or a 504 Plan. She believes in a team approach and works closely with school and medical professionals to provide you and your children lasting solutions.
Who does Dr. Raveau usually work with?
Children and teens who are experiencing depression, anxiety, aggression and defiance, impulse issues, self-harm, and interpersonal difficulties.
Families with young children (7 and under) experiencing a wide range of emotional and behavioral difficulties.
Neuro-atypical children, such as those with ADHD, autism, giftedness, processing issues, etc, who may struggle with organization, coping with intense emotions, sensory issues, peer relationships, and academic performance.
Stressed, worried, or frustrated parents who don’t know how to help their children or family, or parents whose many different attempts to make things better have been unsuccessful.
Families with sibling or parent-child conflict.
Caregivers with co-parenting issues; this may be a married couple, a divorced couple, or a parent and a grandparent who are parenting a child together.
Families who have experienced a significant loss, a major hardship, or a traumatic event.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology - Wayne State University
M.A. in Clinical Psychology - Wayne State University
B.A. in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude - Wayne State University
University of Michigan - University Center for the Child & Family
University of Michigan - Department of Psychiatry
Infant and Early Childhood Clinic (IECC, formerly known as PCRC)
Women and Infants Mental Health Clinic
Children's Hospital of Michigan - Detroit
General Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine Clinic
The Sickle Cell Clinic
Wayne State University Psychology Clinic
Dr. Raveau embraces working with individuals and families who identify with a range of ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Acknowledging and embracing differences while not losing sight of our shared humanity is very important to her and her work. She strives for openness and a desire to learn while not placing the burden of teaching on you. An open dialogue is always important and she welcomes feedback throughout your work together.
Bocknek, E. L., Richardson, P. A., McGoron, L., Raveau, H., & Iruka, I. U. (2020). Adaptive Parenting Among Low‐Income Black Mothers and Toddlers’ Regulation of Distress. Child Development. 91(6), 2178-2191.
Bocknek, E. L., Lewis, M. L., & Raveau, H. A.(2017). African American fathers’ mental health & child well-being: A cultural practices, strengths-based perspective. In I. I. Thompson, S. M. Curenton, & T. R. Durden (Eds.), African American Children in Early Childhood Education: Making the Case for Policy Investments in Families, Schools, and Communities (pp. 221-243).Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Publishing.
Bocknek, E. L. Dayton, C., Brophy-Herb, H. E., Raveau, H.,Richardson, P., & Fitzgerald, H. E. (2017). Routine active playtime with fathers is associated with toddlers’ emotion regulation competencies. The Merrill Palmer Quarterly, 63(1), 105-134.
Hicks, L. M., Dayton, C. J., Brown, S., Muzik, M.,Raveau, H. A.( 20018). Mindfulness Moderates the Relationship of Depression and Quality of Prenatal Bonding in Expectant Parents Exposed to Contextual Risk. Mindfulness. 1-11
Bocknek, E., Dayton, C., McGoron, L., & Raveau, H. (2016). Parenting and Co-parenting Predictors of Mothers’ and Fathers’ Negative Responses to Toddlers’ Emotions. Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.
Raveau, H., Casey, R., Dayton, C., Rosenblum, K. (2017). Co-parental discrepancy of toddler behavior problems in an African American sample. In E. L. Bocknek (Chair), Risk and Resilience in African American Parenting of Young Children. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, April 6-8, 2017 in Austin, TX.
Raveau, H. A., Dorman, H., & Bocknek, E. L. (2016). Paternal PTSD, emotion regulation, parenting, and toddler problem behaviors among urban African American families. In E. L. Bocknek (Chair), African American Fathers and Their Toddlers: Risks/resilience in Parenting Among Low-income, Trauma-exposed Families. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) special topic meeting: Babies, Boys, and Men of Color, October 6-8, 2016 in Tampa, FL.
Raveau, H. A., Richardson, P., Beeghly, M., Dayton, C., & Bocknek, E. L. (2016). Maternal and Paternal PTSD Symptoms and Toddler Internalizing and Externalizing Problems Among Low-Income African American Families. Presented at the Lifespan Alliance Research Day at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, Detroit, MI (February 12, 2016).
Raveau, H. A., Frey, S., Szymanski, T., Terleckyj, S., & Bocknek, E. (2015) Chronic Family Trauma and Toddler’s Aggressive Behaviors: Paternal Pathways. Presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) 31th Annual Meeting, November 5-7, New Orleans, LA.
Raveau, H. A., Bocknek, E. L., Fitzgerald, H., Brophy-Hern, H., & Dayton, C. (2015). Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Fathering Role and Impacts on Fathering in Toddlerhood. In A. Huth-Bocks (Chair), Psychosocial Risk, Protection, and Parental Functioning in Relation to the Development of Emotional Capacities in Young Children: Findings from the Michigan Infant-Toddler Research Exchange. Workshop conducted at the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) Biennial Conference, Kalamazoo, MI.
Raveau, H. A., Markowicz, K. A., Frey, S., Dorman, H., & Bocknek, E. L. (2015). Moderators and Mediators of Neighborhood Violence and Paternal Depression: The Influence of Father-Mother Relationship and Paternal Social Support. Presented at the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health (MI-AIMH) Biennial Conference, Kalamazoo, MI.
Raveau, H. A., Bocknek, E. L., Fitzgerald, H., Brophy-Hern, H., & Dayton, C. (2015, March). African American Men’s Perceptions of the Fathering Role and Impacts on Parenting Quality in Early Childhood. In E. L. Bocknek (Chair), African American Fathers of Young Children: Perspectives on Father Involvement, Role Development, and Resilience. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, PA.
Raveau, H. A., Lim, C., Bocknek, E. L., Muzik, M., & Rosenblum, K. (2014). Associations Between Negative Home Environment and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptomology for Returning Veterans. Presented at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) 30th Annual Meeting.
Raveau, H. A., Bocknek, E., Muzik, M., Smith, K., McDonough, S., Kees, M. & Rosenblum, K. (2014). STRoNG Military Families: A Multifamily Group Intervention. Presented at the Lifespan Alliance Research Day at the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, Detroit, MI.
Raveau, H. A., Casey, R., Muath, A., Gerbe, E., Kasad, K., Lozoya, E., Upton, F. Seivert, N. (2014). Depression Symptoms in Middle Eastern College Students: Impact of Ethnic Identity and Stigma Toward Seeking Mental Health Services. Presented at the WSU Research Exhibition.
Ashtiani, H., Delonis, M. S., Irwin, J. & Beeghly, M. (2011). Child and Parental Predictors of School Readiness in African-American Preschoolers from Economically Diverse Backgrounds. In C. Trentacosta (Chair), Contextual, Cognitive, and Self-Regulatory Predictors of African-American Youth’s Academic Readiness, Achievement, and Attainment. Presented at the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Themed Meeting: Positive Development of Minority Children Meeting, Tampa, FL.
Ashtiani, H., Werner, K., Hixson, T., Al-Hachami, W., Tooley, M., Mahmood, S. S., Kadoo, T., Delonis, M. S. & Beeghly, M. (2011). Changes in paternal and maternal involvement with the infant during the first 18 months: associations with socioeconomic status and maternal employment status. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) Meeting, Chicago, IL.