a Christian behavioral health practice committed to caring for the mental, physical, social, behavioral, and spiritual health of children, teenagers, and their families.

Dr. Cara Marker Daily - Pediatric Psychologist

Dr. Cara Marker Daily is a licensed pediatric psychologist with over 20 years of clinical, research, and teaching experience with autism in the home, school, hospital, and community settings. Dr. Daily is the president and training director of Daily Behavioral Health, a leading behavioral health provider in northeast Ohio specializing in assessment, consultation, and treatment of autism, anxiety, and disruptive behavior disorders. Dr. Daily is 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. She has written several cognitive-behavioral and behavioral-based curriculums focusing on teaching daily living skills to children with autism and published a peer-reviewed journal article supporting evidence for success of these programs. She has presented nationally on topics of autism, disruptive behaviors disorders, anxiety, and chronic health conditions in the pediatric population. Dr. Daily has been featured in radio, television, and other media platforms in northeast Ohio.

Dr. Daily received her 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. Dr. Daily is a member of the Department of Pediatrics at Fairview Hospital at the Cleveland Clinic, the American Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, the Society of Pediatric Psychology, and the Christian Association of Psychological Studies.

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 501

Dr. Kristen Pohlman - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Kristen Pohlman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at Daily Behavioral Health. She received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University, her master's degree from Xavier University and her Ph. D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Pohlman completed an APA approved Health Psychology internship at Henry Ford Hospital with specialties in the areas of transplant medicine and general consultation- liaison services. She also completed a two-year child clinical fellowship at Daily Behavioral Health with a specialty in autism spectrum disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and other special needs. Her dissertation research was in the area of sibling helping behavior.

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 504

Dr. Elizabeth C. van der Oord - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Elizabeth C. van der Oord is a licensed psychologist at Daily Behavioral Health. She received her PhD in counseling psychology from The University of Akron (APA accredited) and completed a health psychology predoctoral internship (APA accredited) at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center with rotations in the General Medicine Clinics, Pain Management Center, and Recovery Resource Center. Dr. van der Oord completed two 2-year postdoctoral fellowships at Daily Behavioral Health and Baldwin-Wallace University Counseling Services. She is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA), the Ohio Psychological Association, the Society of Counseling Psychology, and APA Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology). She has experience treating children and adults with chronic medical conditions; grief and loss; anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders; autism spectrum disorders; and sports injury and performance concerns. Areas of clinical expertise include the treatment of adults coping with medical conditions, chronic pain, issues of wellness and health promotion (smoking cessation, weight reduction, stress management, etc.), and relationship issues. <

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 503

Dr. Leslie A. Netland - Licensed Psychologist

Dr. Leslie A. Netland is a psychologist who received his undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University, earned a M.S. in Community Mental Health from Northern Illinois University, and his doctorate from The Illinois School of Professional Psychology (APA accredited). He completed his internship through North East Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) (APA accredited) with rotations at Blick Clinic and Portage Path Mental Health Center. He has worked both administratively and clinically throughout his career in state hospitals, a county jail, community mental health centers, nursing homes, and private practices. He is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) consultant and previously managed and provided services to twenty EAP contracts. Dr. Netland holds memberships in the American Psychological Association (APA), The Ohio Psychological Association (OPA), and the Cleveland Psychological Association (CPA). Within OPA, he serves on the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award (PHWA) committee and the Colleague Assistance Program. His areas of interest and expertise include marital and relationship dynamics, anxiety and mood disorders. effects of trauma, spiritual issues, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, eating disorders, health psychology, the gay-lesbian-transgendered. Dr. Netland currently serves on the Board of Lutheran Family Services.

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 516

David Gray, PCC-S - Professional Clinical Counselor, Supervising Counselor

David Gray is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at Daily Behavioral Health. He is also the program director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center. He received his master's degree in Community Counseling from the University of Akron. He's spent the last 15 years working in various community mental health settings with a primary focus on facilitating counseling and intensive behavioral interventions for at risk youth in both the community and residential settings. For the last 5 years, David has served as a clinical supervisor and more recently the Director of Staff and Milieu Development for Beech Brook, a local community non-profit residential treatment program. He was selected to participate in a National Council for Behavioral Health learning community around the provision of Trauma Informed Care. He is also a certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trainer. David's areas of clinical interest include: anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD), family dynamics, and training and supervision.

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 506

Dr. A.J. McConnell - Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Allen (A.J.) McConnell is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Daily Behavioral Health under the supervision of Drs. Daily and Murray. Dr. McConnell earned his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Union Institute and University. He previously earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology and Master of Science degree in Human Development and Family Science from The Ohio State University. Dr. McConnell completed a predoctoral internship at Venture Psychological Internship Consortium in Battle Creek, Michigan where he completed rotations in a community mental health center, autism clinic, and an integrated medical clinic. He has over 15 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with developmental disabilities, chronic health concerns, and behavioral disorders. His clinical interests also include: psychological assessment and testing, anxiety and mood disorders, family dynamics, and spirituality/existential issues. In addition to his clinical work, Dr. McConnell has written extensively and presented both locally and nationally on topics related to developmental disabilities, mood disorders, romantic relationships, coparenting, and the practice of psychology from a Christian perspective.

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 517

Dr. Nicky Kline - Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Nicole (Nicky) Kline is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with Daily Behavioral Health under the supervision of Drs. Daily and Murray. She received her undergraduate degree from Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio, and her master's and Psy.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from Florida Institute of Technology in Melbourne, Florida. Dr. Kline completed an APA-approved Psychology internship at OhioGuidestone in Cleveland, Ohio with specialties in the area of assessment of behavioral and emotional difficulties in children and adolescents and providing psychotherapy to children in underserved communities as well as those who have experienced trauma. Her dissertation research was in the area of assessing perceived competence, parenting stress and relationship satisfaction in parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Her areas of interest include diagnostics of ASD and related disorders in children and adults, and providing psychotherapy and behavioral services to children and adolescents who are affected by mood difficulties and developmental or intellectual disabilities.

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 518

Dr. Meagan Adley - Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Meagan Adley is a Postdoctoral Fellow with Daily Behavioral Health under the supervision of Dr. Daily. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. Dr. Adley earned her Master of Science and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University New England in Keene, New Hampshire. She completed her predoctoral internship at OhioGuidestone where she completed rotations in psychological assessment, early childhood mental health, and outpatient counseling. During her time at OhioGuidestone, Dr. Adley also provided school-based mental health services and cultivated a specialty in providing community-based therapy to underserved populations coping with emotional/behavioral concerns and trauma. Her dissertation research was an exploratory study assessing the impact of a peer-implemented sandtray intervention to increase the use of pretend play in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Her interests include assessment and diagnosis of ASD and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and the treatment of ASD and anxiety disorders.

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 508

Nikki Holway Bernardo, M.Ed., BCBA/COBA, - Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Nikki Holway Bernardo is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Daily Behavioral Health and Program Director of the Building Behaviors Autism Center. Nikki earned her masters degree in education from Harvard University, where she focused on evidence-based interventions for autism spectrum disorders and worked at the TRANSCEND research laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital. She completed post-graduate training in behavior analysis at the Florida Institute of Technology and achieved board certification as a BCBA in 2013. Prior to coming to DBH, Nikki worked as an autism specialist in a public school system and as the coordinator of the outreach at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism. Nikki specializes in treating autism spectrum disorders using the science of Applied Behavior Analysis, including functional behavior assessments, discrete trial instruction, pivotal response training, and natural environment teaching. She has extensive experience working with children on both ends of the autism spectrum in school, home, and clinic settings and strives to create therapy programming that integrates environments and creates generalized outcomes for the child.

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 512

Lisa Freed, M.A. BCBA/COBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Lisa Freed is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Daily Behavioral Health and at the Building Behaviors Autism Center. Lisa completed her Master’s degree in applied behavior analysis with an emphasis in autism at Ball State University. Lisa achieved board certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and as a Certified Ohio Behavior Analyst (COBA) in 2014. Lisa is also a certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trainer. Prior to coming to Daily Behavioral Health, Lisa worked as a behavior specialist at the Monarch Center for Autism specializing in functional behavior assessments, behavior intervention plans, and functional analysis of challenging behavior. Lisa has experience working with children in school, home, and residential settings and strives to establish programming that is meaningful to the child and their family. Lisa specializes in treating autism spectrum disorders using evidence-based practices including but not limited to: functional behavior assessments, discrete trial training, functional communication training, pivotal response training, task analysis, and visual supports.

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 511

Dr. Aletta Sinoff, PhD, CCC/SLP, BCBA-D - Speech/Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Dr. Aletta Sinoff is a Licensed, Certified Speech/Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst –Doctoral. She is the past Director of Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism. Early in her career, she obtained her Ph.D. from the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. She achieved Board Certification as a Behavior Analyst in 2005. She has over 25 years experience as a Speech/Language Pathologist serving young children and their families. Dr. Sinoff provides assessment and therapy for a range of developmental speech, language and communication disorders and behavior challenges. She consults to families, schools, and personnel who serve people with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). In 2002, she was appointed Assistant Director to start the Early Childhood Program at Cleveland Clinic Center for Autism, based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). The program grew rapidly and attained an excellent reputation for early intervention and preschool education, both nationally and overseas. As Director of the Center for Autism, she was responsible for overseeing the education of 105 students, ages 2-22, at the Lerner School. During her tenure, the Center achieved first time accreditation from The Joint Commission as a Behavior Health Care Program. Dr. Sinoff enjoys presenting on topics in Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is a member of a number of professional organizations. In 2012, she received the Milestones Professional Excellence Award for her exceptional contribution to autism services in the region. Her second son, an adult with autism, inspires her journey to serve individuals and families who live with autism, and the people who guide and assist them.

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 509

Sara Hoyt - Office Manager and Certified Billing Specialist

Phone: 216-252-1399 Extension 500

Blaze and Kyro - Therapy Dogs (In-Training)

Blaze is a black Yorkipoo who was actually purchased at a school auction for Messiah Lutheran School in Fairview Park. He was named after the Messiah Lutheran Trailblazers and occasionally makes appearances at the school as well as at Daily Behavioral Health.

Kyro is a white Coton de Tulear who was donated to Daily Behavioral Health as a therapy dog for children with special needs. He was named by one of our clients who put the name "Kyro" in a bowl when we asked for ideas for a puppy name. Kyro in Japanese means dependable and the early Christian symbol of Chi Rho means Christ. Kyro typically visits when Dr. Daily is in the office and when requested by some of our social skills group activities.