Welcome to Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health!  Let us light your way…

We are a private practice in the Jacksonville, Florida area with a focus on providing psychological and behavioral health services to children and adolescents between the ages of 18 months and 21 years.  We specialize in providing services to children with behavior difficulties, including disruptive behavioral disorder diagnoses, Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety, depressive symptoms, adjustment problems, and/or learning difficulties.

We provide a range of services to meet your needs, including individual, family, and group therapy, cognitive behavioral and behavioral therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment, parent and teacher education in behavior modification, school consultation, and advocacy for special education student services. Additionally, the staff at Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health have extensive training and experience conducting assessments as a means of gathering information on your child’s learning profile and providing treatment and educational recommendations, and also for diagnostic purposes.  Our evaluators are able to assess for Gifted placement, Learning Disorders, ADHD, emotional and behavioral disorder diagnoses, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Depending on need, they type of services provided, insurance coverage, and logistics, services may be provided in the clinic, home, school, or community settings.  We have two locations to better serve you as well– our primary office is centrally located in the Southpoint Business Park near I-95 and J. Turner Butler, and our secondary office is situated in the Fruit Cove/South Mandarin area.

At Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health, we believe that on-going learning and growth are vital to success. We are strongly committed to helping to expand the knowledge and skills of our clients as part of the therapeutic and evaluative processes, and we also recognize the value of investing in our own professional growth as psychologists, therapists, and behavioralists as a means of better serving our clients and the community as a whole.  As such, the senior staff at Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health have completed years of top-notch education and training at some of the best facilities in the country, and remain engaged in continuous education and activities in the field to stay abreast of best practices.  Additionally, as part of our commitment to continuous learning, Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health provides opportunities for current students and recent graduates in the field of psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis to intern and obtain supervision.  In fact, for several years, Dr. Adrienne DeSantis King has worked closely with staff at the University of North Florida to collaborate on such opportunities!  We believe that through this practice, we are helping to develop the next generation of talented practitioners and further giving back to the community and to the future of our children.

Please explore our website for more detailed information about Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health and let us know how we can help you best!