Krista Bickelhaupt, M.S.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Yoga Instructor, Postpartum Doula
The journey that has brought me here, started with a passion for working with children and families. Early on, I discovered that I was drawn to families and children who were facing unique challenges and struggles. My education in child development and family studies lead me to explore positions in family advocacy, youth residential settings, substance abuse / domestic violence services, and eventually into child protection social work. My time in child protection brought realization, in my mind, that the most vulnerable people are those with limited abilities who have endured disrupted attachment, trauma, abuse, and neglect.
After obtaining my Board Certification in Behavior Analysis in 2008, I used my energy and knowledge to develop ways in which to bring the value and quality of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to those populations that were underserved or often not recognized as people who could truly benefit from ABA. I pursued my professional counseling license to combine the worlds of counseling and ABA for the most comprehensive approach possible. Over the years I have learned that my niche lies with children who struggle with severe behavioral challenges, children on the Autism Spectrum, children and adults who have endured trauma, and their families and caregivers who desire to establish and maintain healthy relationships with those they care for.