Dr. Danielle François is a postdoctoral fellow at CBC, where she works full-time with children,
adolescents, adults, and families. She has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
(CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for children and adolescents. She has significant
experience working with youth struggling with a wide range of difficulties, with particular
expertise in treating autism spectrum disorders (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
(ADHD) anxiety and mood disorders, borderline personality disorder and high-risk behaviors,
including suicidality, self-harm, and violence.
Dr. François received her BA in Psychology from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA.
Before returning to school for graduate study, she worked for several years as a research assistant
on a study examining brain function in adolescents with ADHD. She then received her Masters
of Science in Psychology from Binghamton University – SUNY, where she was extensively
trained in Applied Behavior Analysis and worked with youth with ASD. Dr. François then went
on to earn her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University – Post. For
her doctoral dissertation, Dr. François created a measure of parent-child conflict over technology
Dr. François completed her pre-doctoral internship at Astor Services for Children & Families,
where she treated children and adolescents with a range of diagnoses including posttraumatic
stress disorder, depression, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, disruptive mood
dysregulation disorder, and ADHD. While on internship, Dr. François worked in residential and
outpatient settings, providing individual, group, and family therapies. She also conducted a
number of comprehensive psychological assessments in order to aid in discharge and educational
Prior to internship, Dr. François’ completed a clinical placement at Nassau University Medical
Center, where she worked on a child and adolescent inpatient unit, on a consultation and liaison
team that provided brief assessment and intervention on the medical floors of the hospital, and in
the child and adolescent outpatient clinic. She also completed a placement at ASPIRE Center for
Learning and Development, where she provided individual and group therapy to youth with ASD
and other neurodevelopmental concerns.
Throughout her graduate training, Dr. François enjoyed teaching the cognitive and personality
assessment labs for graduate students in her clinical psychology program, as well as introductory
psychology courses for undergraduates. Dr. François is also a member of the Association for
Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the American Psychological Association
(APA) Division 53 (Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology).