Individual behavior therapy is provided to help those on the autism spectrum learn to navigate a neurotypical world and reach their full potential. I am highly trained in evidenced-based therapies and take an integrative approach to building a productive therapeutic relationship. I work with you to develop socially significant goals to help you achieve a more fulfilling life. I regularly work with autistic teens, adolescents, and adults on things like:
I offer private Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy) in home and enjoy working with parents and families on specific problems like meltdown and tantrums, toileting issues, feeding problems, and early academic/cognitive skills. If you have a child with more profound autism that requires in-home behavioral services (as opposed to in-office or tele-health), please contact me for more information. It is important to note that I provide direct, in-home ABA services on a very limited basis and do not offer comprehensive ABA programs with behavior technicians.
A Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA) is an evidenced based approach to better understanding why people behave the way that they do. Sometimes children with autism engage in behaviors that are unsafe or difficult to manage. An FBA will use a combination of assessment methods like interviews, observations, rating scales, and direct assessments, to better understand the environmental variables that maintains someone’s behavior. An FBA is critical for developing an effective Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) and can be helpful for general treatment recommendations.
I am an experienced consultant and have provided services to public and private educational settings, group homes, day programs, and hospitals. I am is available for workshops, trainings, patient consultation, and more.
Receiving a first-time diagnosis of autism for yourself or a loved one can be a confusing and, in many ways, a new and exciting time. Some clients seek consultation to better understand their own diagnosis or their child’s diagnosis, to better understand what community services someone might be entitled to, and for academic/educational consultation. With backgrounds in special education, clinical psychology, and behavior therapy, I am able to harness various experiences to help individuals and families navigate many challenges that they may face.