Dr. Cara Daily – Christian, Wife, Mother, Pediatric Psychologist

Christian Life.  It was not until after I received my Ph.D. that I committed my life to Christ and began growing in my relationship with God.  My desire is to glorify God, love others, live in the present, and use the gifts God gave me to bring others closer to Jesus.  I have a passion for the world to understand how all individuals, particularly those with special needs, are created in God’s image, for His purpose, so that He may be glorified.

Personal Life.  I am married to a wonderful man, by the name of Gordon who is the founder of BoxCast, a company that streams live programs for churches, sports, and other events.  I have two wonderful children, Quentin, age 5, and Serena, age 1. Quentin is a little engineer, who loves Legos, drawing, reading, biking, skiing, and playing with friends.  Serena, who we adopted at birth, is a sweet, happy, and observant little girl who loves dancing to music and playing ball with our three small dogs.

Professional Life.  I am a licensed pediatric psychologist with over 20 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience with neurodevelopmental disorders and other special needs in the home, school, church, hospital, and community settings. I am the president and training director of Daily Behavioral Health, a leading Christian behavioral health provider in northeast Ohio specializing in assessment, consultation, and treatment of autism, anxiety, disruptive behavior disorders, and other special needs. I am also the founder and executive director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center, which has received numerous grants to provide free and reduced cost applied behavioral analysis services to individuals with autism.

I received my 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.

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