Engage Behavioral Health Grows Team and Expands Services
New Hire to Provide Critical Behavioral Assessment
TAMPA, Fla. – Engage Behavioral Health is proud to announce the addition of Dr. Brittany Zern, Psy.D., BCBA-D, to its team of dedicated professionals. As a clinical supervisor and licensed psychologist, Dr. Zern brings to Engage Behavioral Health her extensive experience as a board certified behavior analyst, as well as the ability to provide diagnostic evaluations for a growing population of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Prior to joining Engage Behavioral Health, Dr. Zern completed her postdoctoral residency at Family Psychology Associates in Safety Harbor, Fla. and an internship with the Dan Marino Center at Miami Children’s Hospital. She specializes in assessment and treatment of developmental and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents, including Autism Spectrum Disorders, Anxiety, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Tourette syndrome and feeding disorders.
“Early and accurate diagnosis of behavioral disorders, such as Autism, is vital for enhancing the quality of life for those affected,” says Jennifer Rava, founder and chief clinical officer of Engage Behavioral Health. “Dr. Zern will be a tremendous resource and asset to our valued clients and the entire community.”
Dr. Zern is also experienced in applied behavior analysis and has extensive experience in providing therapy in a variety of settings (home, school and/or day care) in order to generalize skills to the natural environment.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that one in 88 children born in the U.S. will be born with some form of Autism Spectrum Disorder, making it the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the country. Since its founding in 2008, Engage Behavioral Health has grown its team by 55 staff members to meet the growing need in the Tampa Bay area.
About Engage Behavioral Health
Engage Behavioral Health, formerly Advanced Behavioral Systems, is a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis and Applied Verbal Behavior services. Engage’s unique, collaborative approach brings parents and health care providers together to provide treatment within a safe, natural environment. Through research-based, data-driven methods, Engage focuses on the needs of both individuals and their families. For more information, please visit www.EngageBehavioralHealth.com. Follow us/Engage on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/EngageBehavioralHealth, or on Twitter at @Engage_ABA.