Dr. Andrea Davis

PhD, Senior Clinical Advisor

As the Senior VP of Clinical Operations, Dr. Andrea Davis, Ph.D., provides clinical supervision to Positive Development’s staff of doctoral students, master's level interns, and post-doctoral fellows, ensuring all clients receive the highest level of care. She is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy and parent support and offers insight for clients who wish to integrate their faith with their personal growth.

Dr. Davis studied psychology at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and moved to California to pursue a double degree program in Theology and Clinical Psychology at Fuller Seminary Graduate School of Psychology. After completing Brown University Program in Medicine's research and clinical Post-doctoral Fellowship in Early Childhood Psychology, Dr. Davis served as the Director of Research at UCLA's Department of Pediatrics FOCUS Project on therapeutic intervention with mothers and infants. 

Dr. Davis designed the intensive in-home model of DIR/Floortime intervention for children with autism and other developmental disabilities and is the co-author of Floortime Strategies to Promote Development in Children and Teens: A User's Guide to the DIR Model. This is a step-by-step guide for parents to LEARN and professionals to TEACH the DIRFloortime® model of helping young people with social, emotional, and cognitive challenges.

In May 1991, Dr. Davis founded the Greenhouse Therapy Center, a full-service psychotherapy and psychological assessment group practice located in Pasadena, CA. As of May 1, 2022, Dr. Davis and the Greenhouse Therapy Center Floortime Team joined Positive Development to carry on the mission of spreading the developmental model and ensuring that individuals of all ages and their families have access to a choice in autism therapy.

For her outstanding leadership and advocacy, Dr. Davis was recently honored with the Stanley I. Greenspan Humanitarian Award. She was recognized for her lifetime’s work in building the evidence base for developmental therapy, expanding access to more families, and pioneering best practices for clinical support and care for individuals.