I have been working with individuals with autism and related disorders for thirteen years, and I am a Doctoral-level Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D).
For the last 5 years I have specialized in the assessment and treatment of childhood sleep problems, especially in children with autism and related disorders. I have worked with children from the ages of 3-22 of all functioning levels from non-verbal through very high functioning.
I received my Ph.D. in Behavior Analysis in 2015 from Western New England University, where I learned how to assess and treat sleep problems from Dr. Greg Hanley, a leading expert in the field of Behavior Analysis (https://practicalfunctionalassessment.com). Prior to earning my Ph.D., I received my Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University. I worked and trained with some of the best clinicians and researchers in the field for 5 years at the New England Center for Children, a world-renowned school for children with autism.
Aside from treating sleep problems, I specialize in treating severe challenging behavior (e.g., aggression, self-injury, tantrums) through functional analysis and functional communication training.
When I’m not helping families work toward healthy sleep habits, I spend my free time as a flying trapeze instructor. I’ve enjoyed teaching and performing flying trapeze and other circus arts for the past 6 years.