Courtney has always known that she wanted to help children become the best versions of themselves. When she was an adolescent she found herself drawn to children, and she was often approached by children in public, who would initiate interactions with her. She felt very comfortable being with children and they seemed to feel the same. In her first year of college at the University of Houston she was introduced to Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and began working as a behavior therapist helping children diagnosed with Autism and other related diagnoses. She quickly fell in love with the principles of ABA and the positive changes she was seeing being made in the lives of the children and families she was working with.
After receiving her Bachelors Degree in Psychology in 2007, she continued on to earn her Masters of Education in Special Education, with an emphasis in low incidence disabilities and autism from Sam Houston State University in 2010. Courtney became a practicing BCBA January 2011, shortly after graduating from her masters degree program.
Since becoming a BCBA in 2011 Courtney has worked with individuals with varying ages, diagnoses, and in multiple settings. She has a passion for teaching social play and communication. She also enjoys sports and teaching children how to participate in team sport activities. Courtney is focused on using the principles of ABA to help unlock the potential inside of every child she works with.
Courtney is a life-long learner and loves learning new things. She has many years of experience leading, training and supervising teams of BCBA’s and direct care staff. She loves helping her teams learn and grow, especially when those teams are going to help more people in the special needs community.
When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her son and her fiancé, and her fur-babies. They enjoy baseball, fishing and being outdoors.