Adrienne DeSantis King, Ph.D., BCBA-D, NCSP
Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral Level, Nationally Certified School Psychologist
Dr. Adrienne DeSantis is a Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She graduated from Florida State University in 2001 with dual bachelors’ degrees in Psychology and Child and Family Sciences. She received her masters and doctoral degrees in School Psychology at the University of South Carolina and completed her internship and post-doctoral residency in the Behavioral Psychology department at the renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. DeSantis is the only psychologist with a BCBA-D and NCSP in the Jacksonville area.
Dr. DeSantis has expertise in working with children and teens between approximately 18 months to 18 years, as well as their parents and teachers. Although Dr. DeSantis serves a variety of needs, she specializes in providing services to children and adolescents with behavior difficulties, including disruptive behavioral disorder diagnoses, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autistic Disorder, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS), anxiety, depressive symptoms, adjustment problems, developmental delays, and/or learning difficulties. Additionally, Dr. DeSantis has extensive experience conducting assessments for diagnostic purposes and/or to provide information on learning profiles and recommendations.
Services provided by Dr. DeSantis include individual, family, and group therapy, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) treatment, cognitive behavioral and behavioral therapy, parent and teacher education in behavior modification, psychological and educational assessments, school consultation, and advocacy for special education student services. Dr. DeSantis also specializes in the administration of the ADOS for Autism evaluations. Services can be provided in the clinic, home, school, or community, depending on need, schedule availability, and stipulations made byinsurance providers .
Additionally, Dr. DeSantis currently serves as an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Florida, where she teaches graduate level classes in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).
Dr. DeSantis is a Jacksonville native, and lives in the Julington Creek area with her husband, young son, and infant daughter.