ABA Clinical Director Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis, Ball State University Board Certified Behavior Analyst, 2014 Certified Safety Care Trainer Certified Red Cross CPR and First Aid Instructor
Christa comes to Sycamore with 13 years of ABA experience and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Christa has a strong passion for implementing ABA principles with a kind, trauma informed approach and believes that all children have a voice that deserves to be heard. Some of Christa’s additional behavior analytic interests include ongoing staff training and development, analysis of behavior, and programming to promote maintenance and generalization of skills. Christa’s professional background has provided her with an extensive skill set to create individualized programming, provide support for children with extreme behavioral concerns, and foster collaboration across providers and caregivers. Christa lives in Coatesville, Indiana with her husband, Adam, and two sons, Henry, and Thomas. When she is not at the clinic, you can find Christa spending time with her family and friends, enjoying time by a pool or bonfire, playing soccer, cooking, and creating new recipes, or enjoying her favorite past time of treasure hunting at garage sales, flea markets, and resale shops.
I have a miniature pinscher named Jack-Jack and two cats, Rambo and Handy.
If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?
I would like the ability to read minds. I think this would be incredibly useful in my professional and personal life, and I would not have to guess or worry about what people are thinking!
Have you ever had a nickname? What was it?
When I was younger some of my family called me “CC” because my middle name is Carol. As I got older, and still most people in my life outside of work call me Chris.
Do you collect anything?
I don’t “formally” collect anything, but my husband would argue that I tend to collect blankets, coffee/water tumblers and kitchen gadgets! I am also a sucker for office supplies like pens and notebooks!
What is your favorite way to spend a day off?
My favorite way to spend a day off would be to go thrift shopping or to garage sales with my mom!
What is your go-to guilty pleasure?
I love a good true crime documentary or podcast. I am definitely a #crimejunkie!
What is one thing that can instantly make your day better?
If someone surprised me with a nice note, a coffee, or something just because.
ABA Program Coordinator Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis, Perdue University
Julia has over 2 years of experience working with kids, both as a therapist at an ABA clinic and as a learning support specialist at an elementary school. She loves building connections with clients and working together with them to develop important life skills in a fun way. Julia believes in using gentle and kind approaches to inspire confidence and creativity in kids, and her favorite part of working in ABA is witnessing clients reach important milestone first-hand. Julia graduated with her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2022 and plans to sit for her BCBA exam in 2023. Julia lives in Indianapolis and her free time, she loves visiting new places, listening to podcasts, doing crossword puzzles, and baking.