Service Providers

Each Mentor has their own unique set of expertise and experience. While all of our Mentors are trained in ACT, we also provide Mentorship for other areas of ABA. Please see the Area of Focus below to find the perfect Mentor for your needs!

Jennifer Childs

Jennifer is a neurodivergent BCBA with 17 years working in the field of ABA. She has worked in schools and home based environments with children and young adults aged 2-21. Jennifer is a graduate of the Brock University M.ADS program with a specialization in ABA.

  • Advocacy
  • Autism
  • BCBA Supervision/Training
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Caregiver Coaching
  • Decreasing Maladaptive Behavior
  • Early Intervention
  • FBA/FA
  • Goal Development
  • Neurodiversity Affirming
  • RBT Training/Supervision
  • Special Education
  • Staff Development
  • Verbal Behavior

Armando Bernal

Armando Bernal (he/him) is an experienced and neurodiverse Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Spring, Texas who works primarily with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder aged 2-10 years-old. Armando is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University where he earned his master’s in special education in 2019.

  • ACT
  • Advocacy
  • Autism
  • BCBA Supervision/Training
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Business Development
  • Caregiver Coaching
  • Decreasing Maladaptive Behavior
  • Early Intervention
  • Goal Development
  • Mindfulness
  • Neurodiversity Affirming
  • OBM
  • RBT Training/Supervision
  • Special Education
  • Staff Development
Katelyn Kendrick

Katelyn Kendrick

Katelyn E. Kendrick (they/them) is a neurodiversity-affirming Board Certified Behavior Analyst/senior clinician for an early-intervention, pediatric developmental therapy clinic in the north Denver-Metro region. In 2015, they received a B.A. in History with a concentration in US History and a minor in Education from The University of California, Riverside.

  • ACT
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Advocacy
  • Autism
  • BCBA Supervision/Training
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Caregiver Coaching
  • Decreasing Maladaptive Behavior
  • Early Intervention
  • Goal Development
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Mental Health
  • Neurodiversity Affirming
  • RBT Training/Supervision
  • Research
  • RFT
  • Special Education
  • Staff Development
  • Teens
  • Verbal Behavior
Sarah Hart

Sarah Alford Hart

Sarah Alford Hart (she/her) is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst in Virginia who has worked in the ABA field for over a decade. Autistic and disabled herself, she is passionate about advocating for others who are autistic and/or disabled regarding their rights to live happy, safe, autonomous, and autistic/disabled lives.

  • Advocacy
  • Autism
  • Neurodiversity Affirming
  • Teens

Brian Middleton

Brian is a human. He is a human who experiences life. Part of his experience is as an autistic. Brian also happens to be a former special education teacher and a practicing BCBA. But most importantly, Brian is human and loves the human experience. He wishes to help others understand the wonders of this experience. Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. We learn and grow together.

  • ACT
  • Adolescents
  • Adult
  • Autism
  • Neurodiversity Affirming
  • Teens
  • Trauma Informed Care

Eric Zeissig and Sam Parnham

Eric is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) who received a Master’s of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas Arlington. Samantha has been working in the field of behavior since 2006, receiving a Master’s in ABA from Ball State University in 2014 and becoming a BCBA in 2015.

  • Business Development
  • Neurodiversity Affirming
  • OBM

Jenilee Stepp

Jenilee is the founder of Mindful Behavior. She has over twelve years of experience in ABA. She has worked in a wide variety of settings, across a multitude of diagnoses, and with a large range of age groups. Jenilee is passionate about merging ACT, Accessibility, and Reform with ABA. Jenilee is also part of the neurodivergent community.

  • ACT
  • Adolescents
  • Advocacy
  • Adult
  • Autism
  • BCBA Supervision/Training
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Caregiver Coaching
  • Decreasing Maladaptive Behavior
  • Early Intervention
  • IISCA/PFA/SBT
  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness
  • Neurodiversity Affirming
  • Special Education
  • Staff Development
  • Teens
  • Verbal Behavior

Erin Bertoli

Erin started out her career as a special education teacher working in early childhood classrooms utilizing Skinner’s Analysis of Verbal Behavior as her primary approach to teaching. Erin received her board certification in behavior analysis in 2010 and has been working in homes and schools ever since.

  • ACT

Meredith Rush-Inglis

Meredith Rush-Inglis is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) who provides services across the region of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. She holds her BCBA certification and has over 15 years of experience working with individuals, across the life span, who have developmental disabilities as well as mental health diagnoses or related concerns.

  • ACT
  • Adolescents
  • Advocacy
  • Adult
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Caregiver Coaching
  • Decreasing Maladaptive Behavior
  • Early Intervention
  • FBA/FA
  • Goal Development
  • Mental Health
  • RBT Training/Supervision
  • Staff Development
  • Teens
  • Verbal Behavior
Maria Ucan

Maria Ucan

Maria is passionate about helping people live their best lives. Maria started training in ACT at SIU. She has trained under Dr. Mark Dixon and Dr. Steve Hayes. Maria applies ACT to her personal life as well as to her work with her clients that range from ages 4 to 58 years. Maria strongly believes that ACT can be applied in anyone’s life. Maria is fluent in Spanish and English.

  • ACT
  • Addiction
  • Adolescents
  • Adult
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Caregiver Coaching
  • Goal Development
  • Mental Health
  • Mindfulness
  • OBM
  • RFT
  • Teens
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