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DAILY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH

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NEURODEVELOPMENTAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL EVALUATIONS

Our comprehensive neurodevelopmental and psychological evaluations are conducted by licensed psychologists

and doctoral students under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

We conduct diagnostic evaluations for:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

  • Specific Learning Disorder

  • Communication Disorders

  • Motor Disorders

  • Intellectual Disabilities

We also do testing for giftedness, anxiety disorders, and ​disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders.

CAMP COPE-A-LOT

The Coping Cat Program

Camp Cope-A-Lot is a computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral educational

program for use with children ages 7 - 12 struggling with stress and anxiety. 

Cost ($80 a session) is typically covered by insurance.  For more information,

contact office@dailybh.com.

PSYCHOLOGICAL AND COUNSELING SERVICES

Daily Behavioral Health specializes in providing individual, family, and group psychological treatment.

Our therapists are trained in cognitive-behavioral, behavioral, and family systems therapies.  We integrate empirically validated interventions in treating anxiety, depression, behaviors, and neurodevelopmental disorders.  If you are a Christian, we also have providers who are trained in biblical-based counseling.

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APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS SERVICES

We offer home, center, and school based ABA services,
such as discrete trial training, pivotal response teaching, verbal behavior, and natural environment teaching.

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CENTER-BASED SERVICES

Our center-based services are typically offered either in the morning or afternoon.  ABA services are provided one-on-one in a private area with options to regularly integrate into small social groups to increase peer interactions.

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HOME-BASED SERVICES

Home-based services are offered Monday-Friday between 8am-6pm.  A caregiver must be present in the home during these services.  We offer one-on-one ABA services with your child, Functional Behavioral Assessments, Behavior Intervention Plans, and parent training in the home.

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SCHOOL-BASED SERVICES

We have several Board Certified Behavior Analysts and Behavior Technicians who provide ABA services in the school setting.  Directors of Pupil Services, principals, and teachers love our staff who provide one-on-one ABA services, teacher consultation, supervision of other behavior technicians and aides, Functional Behavioral Assessments, and Behavior Intervention Plans.  We are always available for consultation or long-term contracts.

SPEECH LANGUAGE SERVICES

Child Psycholgist

Our speech language pathologists are here to provide comprehensive assessment, consultation, and treatment to your child.

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PEERS® SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM

The Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills (PEERS®) is an evidence-based social skills treatment program for preschoolers, adolescents, and young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety, depression, and other socio-emotional problems.

OUR STAFF

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CARA DAILY, PH.D., BCBA

Cara Marker Daily, PhD, BCBA, is a licensed psychologist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 20 years of experience providing assessment and treatment for children, adolescents and young adults with autism in the home, school, hospital and community settings. She works directly with educators, speech/language pathologists, occupational therapists, BCBAs and other professionals. Dr. Daily is the president and training director of Daily Behavioral Health, a leading behavioral health provider in northeast Ohio specializing in assessment, consultation, and treatment of autism, anxiety and disruptive behavior disorders. She was the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center, which received numerous grants to provide free and reduced cost applied behavioral analysis services to individuals with autism.

Dr. Daily has written several cognitive-behavioral and behavioral-based curriculums focusing on teaching daily living skills to children with autism and published a peer-reviewed journal article supporting evidence for success of these programs. She has presented nationally on topics of autism, disruptive behaviors disorders, anxiety and chronic health conditions in the pediatric population. Dr. Daily has been featured in radio, television, and other media platforms in northeast Ohio. She is the author of The Key to Autism: An Evidence-Based Workbook for Assessing and Treating Children & Adolescents (PESI, 2016).

 

Dr. Daily received her Ph.D. in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina, and completed an internship in Pediatric Psychology at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Psychology at The Children’s Hospital at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Daily is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Fairview Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic and the Ohio Psychological Association.

KATHY L. LIN, PH.D.

Kathy L. Lin is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health. She is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, providing comprehensive psychological and neurodevelopmental evaluations/assessments (e.g., ADHD, Specific Learning Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Anxiety, Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder) for middle childhood children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Lin received her Ph.D. in Clinically Psychology at Miami University and completed an internship at the University of Akron Counseling and Testing Center, with an area of focus in assessment. Her past experiences with assessment also include supervision of psychology graduate students in assessments and teaching various assessment measures to psychology graduate students.

DOCTORAL STUDENTS

The following doctoral students are under the supervision of Dr. Cara Daily:​

  • Logan Ankeney, Psychology Extern

  • Miranda Frank, Psychology Extern

  • Molly Kapel, Psychology Extern

  • Madison Quinn, Psychology Extern

KRISTEN D'ERAMO, PH.D.

Kristen D’Eramo, Ph.D. is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health. She is a licensed clinical psychologist with over 20 years of experience providing assessment and intervention for children, adolescents, and young adults. She specializes in comprehensive neurodevelopmental and psychological evaluations and educational consultation for individuals with autism and other complex neurodevelopmental and learning needs. Prior to moving to Ohio, Dr. D’Eramo worked as a clinical psychologist and team leader at the Bradley School, an educational program for children and adolescents with significant psychiatric and behavioral needs, and then as Director of Clinical Services at The Center for Children with Special Needs in Glastonbury, Connecticut. 

 

Dr. D’Eramo received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Delaware, and completed an internship and postdoctoral fellowship in Child Clinical Psychology at Brown University School of Medicine. Dr. D’Eramo has been an Adjunct Professor at Saint Joseph College, teaching assessment of Autism Spectrum Disorders, and has held appointments as Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology, Yale Child Study Center, Yale School of Medicine, where she continues to lecture.  

AMANDA LIVENGOOD, BCBA, COBA

Amanda Livengood is an independent contractor for Daily Behavioral Health.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Amanda earned her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from John Carroll University. She completed post-graduate training in behavior analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology and achieved board certification as a BCBA in 2015. Prior to coming to Daily Behavioral Health, Amanda worked at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism as a behavior therapist at the Lerner School, as a group facilitator for a social cognitive training program, and as a behavioral consultant for the Outreach Department. Amanda specializes in treating autism spectrum disorders utilizing the science of Applied Behavior Analysis to include functional behavior assessment, discrete trial instruction, functional communication training, task analysis, and pivotal response training.  Amanda has experience working with children and adolescents along the autism spectrum, from mild to severe, in the home and school settings. She strives to design socially significant programming that will foster meaningful outcomes for the individual and their family.

AMANDA MEYER, BCBA, COBA

Amanda Meyer is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Amanda earned her Masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Autism Treatment Specialty from Sage Graduate School. Amanda achieved her board certification in behavior analysis (BCBA) in 2014, and as an Ohio behavior analyst (COBA) in  2016. Prior to coming to Daily Behavior Health, Amanda worked at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, and at The Kidslink School as an Education Coordinator and Supervision Training Director. Amanda has experience of working in many different settings with children at all ends of the autism spectrum, including in-home, center-based, and in-school settings. Amanda enjoys training families and other professionals about the application of behavior analysis. Amanda’s goal for all of her clients is to create a wholistic, evidence-based, program that encompasses social, behavioral, and life skills, that also incorporates the strengths and preferences of the client.

JOSLYN KARSON, BCBA, COBA

Joslyn is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She earned her bachelors in clinical psychology with a minor in neuroscience at Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Ohio in 2019. She worked as a Registered Behavioral Technician since 2019. In 2021, she received her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio. She received her BCBA certification in December 2022. Joslyn has experience in working with individuals from the ages of 3 to 22. Her favorite skill to work on with her clients include communication and social skills. She also enjoys creating behavior reduction plans and seeing the client be more successful with their environment. 

KRISTEN VITARIUS, BCBA, COBA

Kristen Vitarius is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health, and is a board certified behavior analyst. Kristen earned her bachelors degree in psychology from Ohio University in 2008. After spending time working in the field of autism she went on to pursue her Masters in Educational Psychology from Capella University and later obtained her certificate in Behavior Analysis from the Florida Institute of Technology. Kristen became a BCBA in 2017. She has experience working in homes, schools, center and community settings and has worked with clients across all ages and ability levels. Kristen is passionate about the field of ABA and strives to make meaningful changes in the lives of her clients and families.

ASHLEY BERMAN, MA, BCBA

Ashley Berman is the Director of Group Services and BCBA Training for Daily Behavioral Health. Ashley is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst located in Cleveland, OH.  Ashley received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Bowling Green State University in 2011, a masters degree in Special Education (Behavior track) at the University of Akron in 2015, and completed her behavior analysis coursework through the Florida Institute of Technology in 2015.  She completed her supervised fieldwork for her board certification at Lifeworks and the Monarch Center for Autism, then worked at various locations including the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, Kennedy Krieger Inpatient Behavioral Unit, and a local general-education school.  Ashley has been working in the field of ABA for ten years and has experience in residential, transitional education, in-home, and in-patient services.  Her primary areas of interest are severe behavior reduction, teenage/young adult services, family guidance, and supervision/training.  

At Daily Behavioral Health, Ashley supports families by providing 1:1 sessions that focus on creating changes in the environment as well as interpersonal interactions in order to increase positive behaviors in the home. Ashley also oversees the various groups offered at Daily Behavioral Health including the PEERS social skills program, social skills groups for adolescents and preschoolers, and parent support groups. 

AMY HERR, LISW-S

Amy Herr is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health.  She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker, providing individual and family counseling.   She received her master’s degree in Social Science Administration (social work) from Case Western Reserve University in 1998.  Most recently Amy has completed coursework towards becoming a certified Biblical counselor.

 

A majority of Amy's career has been spent working in the community mental health setting with a primary focus on providing counseling and completing comprehensive mental health assessments for children with complex behavioral health histories.  Amy’s areas of clinical interest include: anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Amy has a special interest in providing Biblical counseling for adults and families as well. 

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TALI EPSTEIN, MA., CCC-SLP

Tali Epstein is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health. She is a licensed Speech Language Pathologist, providing individual therapy sessions to clients at the center and in-home. She earned her master's degree in communication sciences and disorders from Case Western Reserve University in 2014. She also holds the certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. 

 

Tali has over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents with autism in a variety of settings. Her main focus is on providing her clients with an effective and functional means of communication. Tali's areas of clinical interest include: early intervention, augmentative and alternative communication (e.g. picture communication, speech generating devices), social skills training, and speech-sound disorders. She especially enjoys working with preschool aged clients. 

BEHAVIOR TECHNICIANS

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CAILYN HAYS, OT

Cailyn Hays is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health.  She is a certified occupational therapist and has earned both her bachelors and masters degree from Gannon University. Cailyn began her career as an occupational therapist in 2021, working at an outpatient pediatric clinic, gaining experience with a variety of diagnoses. From this position, she discovered her passion of working with children with an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis, which led her to begin working at an autism based ABA center. Far before college, Cailyn was actively gaining experience working with children with behavioral health based needs through jobs and volunteer organizations.

She has experience working with a variety of ages from 18 months to 16 years old, however, really enjoys working with the younger ages to target development of foundational skills and school readiness skills. As an occupational therapist, Cailyn is able to help your child become more independent in completion of important life skills such as self-care, school readiness skills, self-regulation, social skills and play development. She is excited to work with the families and the team at DBH to help each child reach their full potential! 

Danny Masarick, Behavior Technician, Advanced Behavior Specialist

Diane Gonzalez, Registered Behavior Technician, Advanced Behavior Specialist

Eva Anzalone, Registered Behavior Technician

Hannah Cutrona, Registered Behavior Technician

Jamir Baldwin, Behavior Technician

Alissa Colella, Behavior Technician

Amber Houston, Behavior Technician

Gina Kneidel, Behavior Technican

Joy Maxwell, Registered Behavior Technician

Melina Mera, Behavior Technician

Sarah Lowe, Registered Behavior Technician

Angelyn Oliver, Behavior Technician

Shantria Preston, Behavior Technician

Becca Runyon, Behavior Technician

Angelina Giuttari, Behavior Technician

OFFICE STAFF

Office Manager:  Jennifer LLado' - Office@dailybh.com
Billing Manager:  Dora Mitro - Billing@dailybh.com

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WE ARE HIRING!

We are currently hiring behavior technicians, Registered Behaviors Technicians, and both BCBA and BCaBA students. 

Pay for Registered Behavior Technicians starts at $20 an hour and ranges from $20-$24 an hour depending upon experience.  Options are available for salary positions, starting at $30,000 (part time) up to $38,000 - 42,000 (full-time). Benefits include three weeks paid time off, 8 paid holidays, signing bonus, and option for a Flexible Spending Account for medical expenses,.  For more information, contact Jen at office@dailybh.com.

CONTACT OUR OFFICE

14538 Grapeland Ave, Cleveland OH 44111

Phone: 216-252-1399

Fax: 216-252-1409

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