Crystal DeVito, PhD

Senior Child & Adolescent Psychologist


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Evidence-Based Psychotherapy
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Pediatric Behavior, Mood, and Adjustment Disorders

Crystal DeVito, PhD, is a senior psychologist at Sheppard Pratt, working in Sheppard Pratt's Center for Autism and The LifeLaunch. She has more than 30 years of experience in clinical child & adolescent psychology and developmental psychopathology. Prior to joining Sheppard Pratt, Dr. DeVito served as a pediatric psychologist at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. She has held appointments as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Instructor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and adjunct faculty in Psychology at Loyola University, Maryland. Published research has focused on parent-child attachment relationships and early detection/risk factors for childhood psychopathology. Clinical specialties include disruptive behavior in young children, parent-child relationships, childhood mood disorders and trauma responses, Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and challenges related to developmental transitions throughout childhood and adolescence.

Dr. DeVito earned her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park, M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland, and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Dr. DeVito completed internship, pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in Clinical Child Psychology at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.