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
Tiffany Rowell, Psychology Extern
Jason Mogus, Psychology Extern
Melissa Carter, Psychology Extern
Sydney Biscarri Clark, Psychology Extern
Miranda Frank, Psychology Extern
ASHLEY BERMAN, BCBA, COBA
Ashley Berman is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, born and raised on the East side of Cleveland. Ashley carries an undergraduate degree in communication sciences and disorders as well as a masters degree in special education. Her primary areas of focus are the reduction of severe problem behavior, functional behavior assessments, teaching functional living skills, and supervision. Ashley has experience working in adult and youth residential, in-patient behavior units, Autism schools and clinics, and in-home. During her training, Ashley primarily worked with young adults and teenagers. She now works with individuals of all ages and abilities. Ashley is also a certified PEERS social skills curriculum provider, and a professionally trained singer.
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.
SANDRA HUBLER, BCBA, COBA
Sandra Hubler is an independent contractor at Daily Behavioral Health. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Sandra earned her Master’s degree in education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. She achieved her certification as a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and as an Ohio behavior analyst (COBA) in 2020. Prior to coming to Daily Behavioral Health, Sandra worked as a classroom behavior therapist at the Lerner school for Autism at the Cleveland Clinic, a registered behavior therapist with the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Autism, and served as a clinical supervisor at Blue Sprig Pediatrics. Sandra has experience working in settings including home and clinic, utilizing the science of ABA to reduce problem behavior and increase socially significant behaviors, as well as parent training to provide families with the support they need to generalize behaviors into the home and community settings. She has experience working with a variety of ages and a wide range of challenging behaviors. Sandra’s goal is to increase socially appropriate behaviors in her clients, provide caregivers, as well as other professionals, with the knowledge and skills necessary to generalize behaviors to other settings.
JULIE NIEBERDING, BCBA, COBA
Julie Nieberding 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
More information coming soon.
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.
NATASHA LOVERIDGE, MA., CCC-SLP
Natasha is an ASHA and Ohio Certified speech language pathologist working as an independent
contractor. She obtained her master’s degree in speech pathology at Kent State University in 2015 and
has experience practicing speech therapy at the Monarch Center for Autism as well as contracting with
independent speech therapists in Northeast Ohio. Natasha has experience working with clients with
language delay, articulation disorders, autism spectrum disorder mild-severe, as well as augmented and
assistive communication development. Natasha has a special focus in treating language development
and functional communication in children and young adults with autism spectrum disorder. Outside of
speech therapy, Natasha loves the outdoors and can be found working farmers markets, camping, and
Julicia Cruz, Behavior Technician
Julia DePenti, Behavior Technician
James Evans, Behavior Technican, Advanced Behavior Specialist
Alyana Gonzalez, Behavior Technician
Diane Gonzalez, Behavior Technician
Destiny Johnson, Behavior Technician
Joslyn Karson, Registered Behavior Technician, Advanced Behavior Specialist
Eva Leonard, Behavior Technician
Joy Maxwell, Registered Behavior Technician
Symone Mustaquim, Behavior Technician
Brandi Piko, Registered Behavior Technician
Arnell Scott, Behavior Technician
Alawna Spicer, Behavior Technician
Iyesha Storrs, Registered Behavior Technician
Balinda Wallace, Behavior Technician
Jenni Wunderle, Behavior Technician