Lauren Michelle Gardner, Ph.D.

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Child Development and Rehabilitation Center - Psychology

880 6th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
Phone: 727-767-4824 | Fax: 727-767-8237
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Dr. Gardner is the psychology internship director and administrative director of the Autism Program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. As a pediatric psychologist, she has provided services for children and families with a wide range of concerns, including noncompliance, autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, depression, anxiety and social skills deficits. Dr. Gardner’s clinical interests include neurodevelopmental disabilities.

She earned her doctorate degree from Indiana University Bloomington and completed an internship in psychology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and a fellowship in developmental/behavioral pediatrics at the Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities. more



  • PhD; Indiana University Bloomington (2011)


  • Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrics; University of Tennessee Health Science Center (2013)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Professional Psychology (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry) (2021)

Videos & Media

Recent News Articles and Media Coverage

Early intervention important in children with autism, Tampa Bay doctor says, WFLA -TV (April 14, 2022)

Having autism in Florida means delayed diagnosis, delayed therapy, Tampa Bay Times (May 11, 2022)


Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • Humana Behavior Health
  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • United Behavioral Health (Optum)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • Evolutions (Commercial)
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Aetna Behavioral Health
  • Avmed (Commercial)
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