Dr. Bridget Davidson is a bilingual licensed psychologist specializing in providing comprehensive evaluations and evidence-based therapy services in English and Spanish for children and their families. She has specialized expertise in neurodevelopmental disabilities, and has been serving individuals with autism spectrum disorder and their families for over 15 years. Services for individuals with Autism and their families include comprehensive evaluations, early intervention using the Early Start Denver Model for young children, and a parent coaching intervention (Project Impact) for young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She also provides individual cognitive-behavioral therapy for common concerns for individuals with ASD, including social skills, anxiety, and depression.
Dr. Davidson is a certified Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Therapist, and has extensive experience empowering parents to use positive strategies to reduce disruptive and oppositional behaviors, increase compliance, and improve the parent-child relationship. She also serves on the PCIT International Communications Taskforce. Dr. Davidson consults with schools to improve student behavior and social-emotional functioning in her role as a certified Teacher-Child Interaction Training (TCIT) Lead Trainer. Moreover, Dr. Davidson is also certified to provide Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), an evidence-based treatment for families of children who have experienced traumatic events, such as physical or sexual abuse, domestic violence, severe bullying, and traumatic loss/grief. She uses trauma therapy to sensitively and effectively help youth and their caregivers move forward following trauma.
Dr. Davidson received her bachelor’s degree at the University of Miami, and then earned her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. She completed her internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the UM Mailman Center for Child Development. In addition, Dr. Davidson worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine before joining the PPA team.