Who We Are

Danielle Sutton, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Licensed Psychologist
Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral

Dr. Danielle Sutton is a licensed psychologist and a doctoral level board certified behavior analyst who has been providing clinical services to individuals with autism and related disabilities for over 25 years. Dr. Sutton obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California at San Diego, her master’s degree in social work from the University of California at Berkeley, and her doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Miami. Her diverse experiences in autism spectrum disorders include assessment, intervention, teaching, and research. Dr. Sutton helped develop and direct internationally recognized autism clinics at the University of Miami and the University of South Florida. She recently served as the executive clinical director of a behavior therapy company where she provided training and oversight for a team of over 100 clinicians throughout the United States and abroad. She currently is employed part-time in the USF College of Behavioral and Community Sciences.
Dr. Sutton is trained in applied behavior analysis (ABA), pivotal response training (PRT), cognitive behavior therapy, and developmental/play-based strategies, among many other intervention methodologies. She specializes in using results from her diagnostic findings to create individualized treatment plans that can then be implemented by the family, by herself, and by other community providers. She provides consultation services to families, schools, and community agencies throughout the United States and abroad. Dr. Sutton’s research has been published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Infancy, and the American Journal of Human Genetics, among others. She is a frequent guest speaker, presenting across the U.S. as well as in Canada, Italy, and Bermuda.

 

 

Brittany Zern, Psy.D., BCBA-D

Licensed Psychologist
Board Certified Behavior Analyst – Doctoral

Dr. Zern is both a licensed Clinical Psychologist and a doctoral level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida and her doctoral degree in psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Zern specializes in the assessment and treatment of developmental and behavioral disorders among children and adolescents, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and Learning Disorders. Dr. Zern conducts psychoeducational evaluations (including gifted evaluations) in order to assist in treatment planning in the academic setting. Dr. Zern is also experienced in assisting children and their families in obtaining supports in the school, including attending meetings to facilitate in the development of Individual Education Plans (IEP) and 504 Plans. Dr. Zern is also experienced in applied behavior analysis (ABA), and works with families to implement language, academic, social skill, self-help and behavioral programs for children diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Additionally, she is able to provide therapy in a variety of settings (home, school and/or day care) in order to generalize skills to the natural environment when necessary.

Contact Dr. Zern:
dr.zern@suttonpsych.com
(941) 730-6079

 

 

Sarah Sinai, MA, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Sarah Sinai is a board-certified behavior analyst. Sarah provides Applied Behavior Analysis services to individuals with autism and complex psychiatric profiles in residential, school, clinic and community settings. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida and her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis from the University of South Florida. Sarah specializes in conducting functional behavior assessments, implementing Pivotal Response Training (PRT), and designing individualized behavior therapy program with individuals of all ages. Sarah also has extensive experience using behavior analysis to promote independence in both work and community settings with transition-aged youth/young adults.

 

 

 

Krystal Fontechia, MA, BCBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Krystal Fontechia obtained a BA in Psychology and a MA in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of South Florida. She has over 10 years of experience working with children and youth of all ages, from infants to young adults, with social-emotional, cognitive, or behavioral needs. She has worked in home, school, and community settings, and specializes in early intervention, family-centered behavior support, and school collaborations. Krystal incorporates developmental and behavioral approaches as part of comprehensive treatment for each unique individual. Krystal has co-published studies and regularly presents at conferences around the US. She is a mom of two young children and enjoys spending time with her family. Her vision is to support individuals and families in reaching their full potential and improving their quality of life.

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