Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is based on the principles of learning and behavior. Our ABA therapists in Charleston, SC work one on one with each patient to decrease their problem behaviors while simultaneously increasing their language and learning behaviors. Several different goals are targeted during each session including communication, social skills, self care, play, leisure, and motor skills.

LAURA C.

LAURA C.

ABA COORDINATOR, MA, BCBA

NORTH CHARLESTON
Laura was born and raised here in Charleston, SC, and first discovered ABA in 2011 during graduate school at the Citadel, where she earned her masters degree in Clinical Counseling. It was such a perfect fit that she pursued her BCBA certification after graduation instead of her LPC, and after working in both home and clinic settings she's excited to be at CPR with the chance to collaborate with other service providers under the same roof. Laura most enjoys identifying the preferences and needs of each learner, and using that information to make teaching new skills as fun as possible. She lives in West Ashley with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

OCTAVIA V.

OCTAVIA V.

RBT

NORTH CHARLESTON
Octavia grew up in Culj, Romania and moved to the US in 2003. She began working in a public school as a substitute teacher and then as an autism self-contained classroom aide in 2016, where she discovered ABA and went on to become a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). In 2017 Octavia transitioned to working as an RBT in the home setting, and is currently pursuing her masters degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis as well as accruing her experience hours to sit for the board exam to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Octavia currently lives in Ladson with her husband, son, and dog. Outside of work and school she enjoys spending time with her friends and family outdoors, cooking, Netflix, and yoga.

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SAMANTHA C.

M.Ed. , BCBA

NORTH CHARLESTON
Samantha was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She received her Bachelors of Arts with a major in Psychology from Argosy University. Samantha is an Army veteran who was introduced to Applied Behavior Analysis while obtaining her Masters in Counselor Education at The Citadel Graduate College. She obtained her Registered Behavioral Analyst(RBT) license while getting her Masters degree, and has been working in the field since 2017. Samantha is currently becoming a Board-Certified Behavior Analysis (BCBA), and looks forward to continuing her career in Applied Behavior Analysis.

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MARISSA M.

RBT

NORTH CHARLESTON

Marissa grew up in Gallatin, Tennessee and recently moved to the Charleston area. She worked in the public school system for 13 years. During her tenure in the public school system, she worked in a therapeutic crisis intervention setting. She later was promoted to a Behavior and Autism Support Trainer and received her RBT. She currently resides in Ladson with her 2 sons, her partner and their dog. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, kayaking, fishing and spending time with family.