Our mission is to help people improve their quality of life by transforming negative behaviors into functional skills that can help them succeed in life. We value quality over quantity, ensuring that we are able to provide clients compassionate care and support they need. My goal is to make therapy/coaching a fun and positive experience! We take on a collaborative approach in helping individuals and families identify behavioral goals that are important for them and make their life better.
Explore Mindfulness with Applied Behavior Analysis
All interventions begin with a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA). This will help us understand maladaptive behaviors and why they happen. Evidenced-based assessment tools are used to identify skill strengths and areas of need.
In collaboration with parents and caregivers, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) design a holistic Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP) to reduce behavior challenges, and teach your child functional skills in different learning areas. We integrate mindfulness in ABA therapy by developing your child's coping skills, communication skills, socialization and other socio-emotional skills.
BCBAs lead behavior therapists in implementing intervention plans, continuously monitoring treatment and making modifications depending on progress. We take time to get to know your child and your family dynamics/values. We want therapy to be a positive experience, so our team will match our teaching style to your child's learning style. We take into consideration their likes and dislikes, as well as avoid aversive intervention methods and coercion.
Parent participation is key in the success of ABA therapy. We want to give you the tools to address your child's behaviors by teaching you ABA concepts and behavior intervention strategies. Our clinical team will be supporting you all the way!
Family Health Coaching
Research has shown that ABA parent training can lead to a happier interaction and positive communication between parent and child. This can lead to parents feeling less stressed and the overall family wellbeing can be improved (Koegel, et. al., 1996).
You will receive guidance and support from a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) who will offer research based methods to manage behaviors and assist with developing healthy habits for your family.
Additionally, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is offered to parents who need help in managing the (physical, psychological, emotional) challenges that come with being a parent.
Each family has different dynamics and values. That's why we will work closely with each other to target goals that are meaningful to you. You as a parent, knows what is truly best for your child.
Please schedule a free 20-minute consultation to help me understand your needs.
Carolina is the founder of Behavior Motivation. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and, Health and Wellness Coach. Her professional experience includes 15 years of teaching preK-2 and behavior therapy in the home, school and telehealth setting. She specializes in early intensive behavior intervention for children with Autism and other related disorders. She has addressed challenging behaviors like emotional outbursts, aggression, self-injurious behaviors, negative "self-talk," food rigidity, and repetitive behaviors. She has collaborated with numerous families to work on goals that are important for them and make their life better.
Carolina has worked at ABA agencies in leading agency-wide staff training and development. She has a post-graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from National University, CA, Masters in Childhood Education and bachelors in Communication Arts. She is Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200).
She lives in Los Angeles, CA with her husband and dog. You will likely find her in a yoga studio during her free time.