Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Lourdes is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She was born and raised in Miami, Florida where she lives with her family, including her two sons. Lourdes obtained her degrees in Miami-Dade College, Florida International University, and Capella University. Lourdes is most passionate about increasing her client's living skills to promote independence in adulthood.
Autism / Aspergers, ADHD, Children Behavior Issues, Coping Skills, Verbal Behavior, Daily Living Skills, Decrease Aggressive behaviors, Decreaase Tantrums, Parent Training, School Support, Social Skills, Token Systems, Language Support, Improve Attention Concerns, Increase replacement behaviors, Self Care, Learning and Academic Skills
What is important to you, for your client to feel, when working with you?
I find that when a client feels happy and relaxed in their environment they are much more likely to engage to learn new skills, in return we see problematic behaviors decrease.
Who do you believe you are for a client as they manage their problems?
As clients manage their problems I believe I am their support person.
What drives your passion for seeing clients?
My passion for seeing my clients is driven by the small moments each day, and the moments when the client realizes they learn a new skill. I love when a client demonstrates that they are proud of themselves.
How do you believe clients "get better"?
I believe clients get better through consistency in treatment and parent involvement. When clients are given the resources and support needed to thrive they tend to make great strides.
Florida International University, Bachelors in Psychology
Capella University, Masters in Psychology with a Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis
Client Age Range
Children (2-6), Children (6-12), Teens (13-17)
When I am not working I enjoy playing with my kids, shopping, and going out to eat. I also enjoy going out of town 2-3 times per year to have a healthy balance of work and relaxation.
Be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi