Dr. Adrienne L DeSantis

Psychologist , PhD , BCBA-D, NCSP

(904) 429-4538
* Please visit WWW.BEACONPEDIATRIC.COM to learn more! * I am a Licensed Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Nationally Certified School Psychologist. My expertise lies in working with children and teens between approximately 18 months to 18 years, as well as their parents and teachers. I specialize in providing services to children with behavior difficulties, including disruptive behavioral disorder diagnoses, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and ADHD, as well as Autism Spectrum Disorders, anxiety, depressive symptoms, adjustment problems, and/or learning difficulties. Additionally, I have extensive experience conducting assessments for diagnostic purposes and/or to provide information on learning profiles and recommendations.
Services 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. I also specialize in the administration of the ADOS-2 for Autism evaluations.
I am proud to be a Jacksonville native, and the only psychologist with a BCBA and NCSP in the area. I also completed years of training at the renowned Kennedy Krieger Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Services can be in the clinic, home, school, or community.
Call or Email Dr. Adrienne DeSantis for a free phone consultation now - (904) 429-4538


  • Years in Practice: 6 Years
  • School: University of South Carolina
  • Year Graduated: 2006
  • License No. and State: PY7857 Florida


  • Avg Cost (per session): $80 - $150
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

Accepted Insurance Plans:

  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Covered providers for Step Up for Students, PLSA
  • Sorry, we do not accept Medicaid at this time
  • Tricare, ABA Therapy (ECHO/CACD)
  • Out of Network
  • Chidren's Medical Services (CMS) Title 21
  • New Directions, ABA Therapy
  • ValueOptions

Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit .

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: BACB/1-11-8118
  • Certificate Date: 2010
  • Certificate: NASP/National Certified School Psyc
  • Certificate Date: 2006

Dr. Adrienne L DeSantis's groups

Group Therapy for Children and Teens

Group therapy programs are developed based on client need. Curriculum may focus on areas such as: social skills, anger management, adjustment and coping related to life stressors, etc. Please contact Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health if you are interested in having your child or teen attend a group therapy program and to see if a group is currently in session to meet your child's needs.

More about this group


Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health
6816 Southpoint Pkwy
Suite 202
JacksonvilleFlorida 32216
(904) 429-4538
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Additional Location

Beacon Pediatric Behavioral Health (Mandarin)
12025 San Jose Blvd
Suite 2
JacksonvilleFlorida 32259
(904) 429-4538


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Autism


  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Coping Skills
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Self Esteem
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Anxiety
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Depression
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Conflict
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Peer Relationships
  • Sleep or Insomnia

Mental Health:

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders


  • School Problems

Client Focus


  • Toddlers / Preschoolers (0 to 6)
  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Behavioral
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Family Systems
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Psychological Testing and Evaluation


  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Professional Connections

Last Modified: 21 Jul 2015