Dr. Catherine Simms founded Florida Children’s Institute in 2014 to make a difference for children and families coping with a wide range of behavior issues and learning disabilities. Dr. Simms earned a Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Behavior Analysis from the University of Florida in 2015, under Timothy Vollmer; an M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis & Developmental Disabilities from Auburn University in 2011, under James Carr and Linda LeBlanc; and a B.S. in Psychology from the University of North Florida in 2010. She also holds a B.S. in Health & Exercise Science from Wake Forest University, earned in 2006.
Dr. Simms’ areas of specialization and research are in communication/verbal behavior, early intervention, schools consultation, parent training, and problem behavior reduction. When she’s not working, she loves spending time with her husband and family, snuggling with her two dogs, camping, going to the beach and watching college basketball.