* 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 Adrienne L 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
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, Mastercard, Visa

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

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


  • Child or Adolescent
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Autism


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

Mental Health

  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders

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
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2015
Adrienne L DeSantis, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP, Psychologist in Jacksonville

Adrienne L DeSantis

Psychologist, PhD, BCBA-D, NCSP