Krista is a passionate and driven Clinical Director and Senior Therapist who loves working with children from various academic and behavioural backgrounds. She has always had a goal as a nurturer to be an essential part of the learning process and accomplishments of children. She has spent the last 8 years working in various settings such as IBI/ABA centres, group homes with highly behavioural clients, brain injury clinics, middle schools and home-based therapy. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Honours Diploma in Behavioural Science Technology specializing in ASD and Developmental Disabilities and her RBT (Registered Behavioural Technician) credential. Her passion and dedication to see each child succeed is what has driven her to continue to do this valuable work within our community. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her cat Sophie and her family/friends, and painting!
Kim has a Masters of Science in Psychology and has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since 2017. She feels extremely passionate about her field and how it can help many children and people reach their fullest potential. She has been working one to one and as supervising clinician for 24 years with children/teens on the Autism Spectrum. Behaviour therapy can be applied to learning, speech, social skills, and many other areas of a person’s
day. Kim is dedicated to make learning fun and thinks it is essential for parents and caregivers to be involved in the learning process. She has worked in many different environments such as IBI/ABA centres, homes, schools, and the community. Kim strives to deliver the best behaviour therapy and consultation that she can and loves to see her clients achieve their goals. In her free time, she enjoys snowmobiling, skating, skiing, swimming and anything else you can do outside!
Alicia has a Masters of Applied Disability Studies and has been a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) since 2016. She feels extremely passionate about inclusion and how Applied Behaviour Analysis can help many children and people be an active member in their community. Alicia has supported individuals with a range of different diagnosis in many different settings. She has experience implementing ABA out in the community, in the home environment, treatment centre as well as in the school environment. Alicia is dedicated to reaching the families goals by creating individualized programs while having parents and caregivers play a crucial role in the support plan. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughters and cheering on her favourite sports teams!
Jannessa has been working with young kids/adults since the age of 13. She began her experience volunteering at summer camp, working with large groups of kids, and working 1:1 with individuals that required extra assistance. Jannessa achieved her college diploma in Developmental Service Worker (DSW) at Durham College. After graduating, she decided to continue her education with a graduate certificate program in Autism and Behavioural Science at George Brown College. Currently, Jannessa is employed at Durham District School Board as a Supply Educational Assistant. She works 1:1 with kids with intellectual or physical disabilities providing support with school curriculum, life skills, or other special needs. She also directs structured learning programs for kids on the spectrum from ages 3 - 9. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family/friends & her two dogs, and crafting/scrapbooking!
Dorina has recently graduated from the University of Guelph with an Honours degree in Psychology and a minor in Child and Family Studies. She has been a practicing early childhood educator for the past 7 years working with infants as young as 6 weeks, toddlers and preschoolers in private daycares, and children in primary school programs. She strives to foster children's individuality and creativity through play-based and individualized learning experiences while supporting their learning and development. Dorina is a compassionate and driven individual who is in the process of obtaining her RBT certification and looks forward to using her new and existing skill set to work with children and families as a behaviour therapist. In her free time, she loves to go on walks with her dog, sing, cook and travel!
Nicole is currently completing her Master’s in Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in ABA at Brock University. Through various school-related practicums and professional work experience in early childhood education, she has learned the significant impact early childhood professionals and behaviour therapists have on children’s lives. She has over 5 years of experience working with children, 2 of which include children with special needs. She is highly passionate and motivated to make a difference in the lives of the children she serves. Additionally, Nicole is in the process of obtaining her RBT certification and is excited to learn, grow and use her knowledge in a variety of settings. In her free time, she loves to spend time with friends and family, bake cookies, and travel!
Sophia is currently working towards her Bachelor’s of Behavioral Science at Durham College and her RBT certification. She began volunteering with kids and adults when she was 12 years old, and since then has always been eager to support others. She is passionate about guiding clients to advocate for themselves and to follow their interests! In her spare time, Sophia likes to spend time outdoors, and enjoys adventurous activities when she can, such as ziplining, exploring caves or indoor skydiving!
Isabella graduated from George Brown College with a diploma in Behavioural Science. She is a strong and passionate Behavioural Therapist who loves teaching children and young adults. She has past experience working and volunteering with individuals with ASD aged 3-16 in various settings including homes, schools, and centres. Isabella is very excited to grow in this field and looks forward to continuing her education in the future. She is dedicated to making a positive and meaningful impact on the lives of all the people she works with. In her free time, Isabella enjoys learning new things, doing yoga, baking, and spending time with friends/family!
Ariana is a dedicated Behavioural Therapist focused on providing effective and compassionate support to children facing diverse challenges. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from the University of Toronto and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. With a rich background in working within early childhood education and special education programs, Ariana has cultivated valuable experience both in Canada and abroad. Her unwavering commitment to helping children thrive shines through in her professional endeavours. In her free time, Ariana enjoys spending time with loved ones, working out, practicing piano, and studying philosophy for fun!
Antonietta gradated from Humber College with a Diploma in Social Service Worker and is currently pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Community Social Services from the University of Guelph-Humber. Antonietta has been an Educational Assistant at the Peel School Board since 2015. Since then, she has played a vital role in the classroom, ensuring that students receive the support they need to thrive academically and socially. Her dedication to helping children navigate the complexities of community, school, and home environments is a testament to her compassionate nature and unwavering commitment to making a difference. With her boundless enthusiasm and dedication, she continues to make a profound impact on the lives of children with autism and their families. In her free time, she enjoys reading and going for walks with her dog!