Sara Davis Ph.D., HSPP
Dr. Sara Davis is a licensed Psychologist and researcher who specializes in autism, learning disabilities, ADHD, mood disorders, and disrupted attachment. She has been an infant and toddler mental health specialist working with families on the challenging issues of parenting difficult behavior within Indiana’s First Steps program for over twenty years. Dr. Davis uses a multi modal approach that incorporates training in Parent-Child Interaction therapy, Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Narrative Therapy techniques. As each child and family is unique, the treatment plan is designed to meet their needs and reflects their special strengths.
Dr. Davis earned her doctorate in School and Education Psychology at Indiana State University. She completed internships at the Mind/Body Institute at Harvard Medical School and at Riley Child Development Center. Dr. Davis is a member of the American Psychological Association and Zero to Three. Her post-doctoral work has focused on home based systems of care, attachment and developing treatment techniques for families, including nutrition intervention. Dr. Davis has offered supervision and research collaboration for the Butler University Physician’s Assistant program. She has been an instructor at Indiana State University and St. Mary of the Woods College. Her research interests focus on new diagnostic approaches for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder, support to families with ASD individuals and neurologically based treatment outcomes using Applied Behavior Analysis.
Dr. Sara and her husband are the proud parents of three creative, energetic, and fun loving children. They enjoy spending time supporting sustainable organic local farming and cooking according to Weston Price principles. They spend time caring for the family horses, cats and dogs at their farm. As a family, they support community theatre and Camp Organic – a camp and play group experience for all kids to get in touch with nature, organic eating, cooking, gardening and fun with friends.