DAILY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
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
We also do testing for giftedness, anxiety disorders, and disruptive, impulse-control and conduct disorders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Our speech language pathologists are here to provide comprehensive assessment, consultation, and treatment to your child.
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.
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.
The following doctoral students are under the supervision of Dr. Cara Daily:
Dr. Kathy Lin, Postdoctoral Fellow
Melissa Carter, Psychology Extern
Christina Korth, Psychology Extern
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.
JULIE BELL, BCBA, COBA
Julie Bell is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She was born and raised on the West Side of Cleveland. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2018. Julie earned her bachelor's degree in Psychology from John Carroll University. She then went on to receive her master's degree from the University of Cincinnati in Education with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Julie has experience working in homes, centers, schools, and out in the community. She specializes in early intervention but has experience working with children from the ages of 18 months- 18 years old at all different points on the Autism Spectrum. Julie is passionate and knowledgeable about the field of ABA and enjoys teaching others about the field.
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.
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.
TALI EPSTEIN, MA., CCC-SLP
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Alawna Spicer, Behavior Technician
Arnell Scott, Registered Behavior Technician, Behavior & Testing Specialist
Alyana Gonzalez, Behavior Technician
Chardane' Pointer, Behavior Technican
Danny Maserick, Behavior Technician, Advanced Behavior Specialist
Diane Gonzalez, Registered Behavior Technician
Eva Anzalone, Registered Behavior Technician
Hannah Cutrona, Behavior Technician
James Evans, Behavior Technican, Advanced Behavior Specialist
Joslyn Karson, Registered Behavior Technician, Advanced Behavior Specialist
Joy Maxwell, Registered Behavior Technician
Sarah Lowe, Registered Behavior Technician