Phoenix

Action Behavior Centers offers the leading autism therapy services in the Phoenix, AZ area. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is the best approach for helping autistic children learn. With the help of our ABA therapist, Action Behavior Centers can help evaluate your child with an autism spectrum test in Phoenix, AZ. With ABA therapy, our compassionate teammates can help your child on the spectrum reach their highest potential.

Phoenix

Action Behavior Centers offers the leading autism therapy services in the Phoenix, AZ area. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy is the best approach for helping autistic children learn. With the help of our ABA therapist, Action Behavior Centers can help evaluate your child with an autism spectrum test in Phoenix, AZ. With ABA therapy, our compassionate teammates can help your child on the spectrum reach their highest potential.

We Accept Most Insurance Providers

*in select states

We Accept Most Insurance Providers

*in select states

Help Your Child Reach Milestone Moments

If you don’t have a diagnosis, we can assist you. Action Behavior has immediate space available for children for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

Our highly trained therapists and BCBAs are ready to help.

Start Your ADOS-2

Assessment

Application

If a doctor or screen tool indicates risk, schedule an ADOS-2 assessment that can be reviewed by treating physicians.

Have A Child 3 & Under?
Start Screening Today.

Have a child under 3 years old? Just getting started? The M-CHAT™ (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) is a parent-report screening tool to assess the risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In approximately 10 minutes, parents can complete the 20 questions and receive an autism risk assessment for their child.

Have A Child 4 & Up?
Start Screening Today.

Have a child 4 & Up? Just getting started? The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (formerly the “Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test”) is a parent questionnaire that assesses for symptoms of autism and social communication problems.

For Children 3 & Under

For Children 4 & Up

Help Your Child Reach Milestone Moments

If you don’t have a diagnosis, we can assist you. Action Behavior has immediate space available for children for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy.

Our highly trained therapists and BCBAs are ready to help.

Start Your ADOS-2

Assessment

Application

If a doctor or screen tool indicates risk, schedule an ADOS-2 assessment that can be reviewed by treating physicians.

Have A Child 3 & Under?
Start Screening Today.

Have a child under 3 years old? Just getting started? The M-CHAT™ (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) is a parent-report screening tool to assess the risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In approximately 10 minutes, parents can complete the 20 questions and receive an autism risk assessment for their child.

Have A Child 4 & Up?
Start Screening Today.

Have a child 4 & Up? Just getting started? The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (formerly the “Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test”) is a parent questionnaire that assesses for symptoms of autism and social communication problems.

Serving Locations Throughout The Phoenix Area

We Meet You Where You Are.

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Center-Based

Center-Based therapy allows for children to practice school-readiness, peer play, and social skills throughout their structured schedule.

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ABC At Home

An At-Home environment allows for generalization of self-help and adaptive skills within real-life scenarios alongside more frequent parent training.

We Meet You Where You Are.

Icon - Individualized Programs

Center-Based

Center-Based therapy allows for children to practice school-readiness, peer play, and social skills throughout their structured schedule.

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ABC At Home

An At-Home environment allows for generalization of self-help and adaptive skills within real-life scenarios alongside more frequent parent training.

Phoenix Leaders

Matt Major

Market Leader |Phoenix, AZ

Craig Ford

Regional Director of Operations |Phoenix, AZ

Katie Sears

Regional Clinical Director |Phoenix, AZ

Kaycee Thompson

Regional Director of Operations |Phoenix, AZ

Jeannie Long

Clinical Director |At Home

Jeannie has been a BCBA for 8 years. She has experience in early intervention as well as behavioral health services. Jeannie started her career in ABA almost 20 years ago providing at-home and school services. Jeannie has worked with individuals between 18 months and 22 years of age. She loves seeing the positive impact ABA has on patient's and their families!

Michele Clarke

Clinical Director |Gilbert

Michele was born and raised in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, and attended Lehigh University where she received her Bachelor's Degree in English with minors in Sociology and Political Science and her Master's Degree in Education. She went on to teach grades Pre-K through 4th grade. In 2012, Michele moved to Arizona where she began working in the special needs community and fell in love with the science of Applied Behavior Analysis. She completed her BCBA coursework at FIT and, a few years later when Action Behavior Centers was opening their first center in Arizona, she was hired as the Clinical Director of the Gilbert center. Michele has been here since December 2020, and continues to learn and grow from her colleagues and families every day!

Courteney Schinbeckler

Clinical Director |Chandler

Michael Liby, M.A., BCBA

Clinical Director |Chandler Downtown

As a BCBA, Michael strives to provide the best possible support and leadership for the clients that he serves through providing behavior analytic, empirically supported intervention and training opportunities with a true, family-first attitude. According to Michael, the things that he does as a behavior analyst have an incredible impact on the families that he sees, but the way he interacts with and makes families feel is possibly the greatest impact of all.

Saba Biggar

Clinical Director |Ahwatukee

Nicky Suchomel

Clinical Director |Arrowhead Ranch

Nicky has worked in the field of Behavior Analysis for over 25 years. She graduated with a double major in Psychology and Human Development in 2001 from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a masters degree in Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism and Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) in 2009 from the University of North Texas. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2009. She has worked with individuals with autism ranging in age from 16 months to adults and has worked in homes, schools, the community, and autism centers. Nicky has 4 years of experience working with adults with severe challenging behaviors, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and severe mental illness (SMI) in a State Supported Living Facility in Texas and a Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Arizona. Her special interests within the field of ABA include food expansion, toilet training, functional communication teaching, and compassionate family guidance sessions. Additionally, Nicky has supervised and trained graduate and post-graduate students seeking their board certification across a variety of organizations and universities. When Nicky isn’t pouring her heart into her patients, she is pouring her heart into her home life with her husband and two young children. She loves traveling, spending time with family, reading, and game nights with friends.

Lisa Lackey

Clinical Director |East Arrowhead Ranch

Lisa has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) since 2014 and has over 10 years of experience working with individuals with special needs of all ages. Lisa moved to the great state of Arizona in 2019. She has been with Action Behavior Centers since January 2021 and served as a BCBA, then Clinical Director at our second AZ location, Litchfield Park. She is currently serving as the Clinical Director of our East Arrowhead Ranch location in Phoenix’s West Valley.

Jennifer Gentile

Clinical Director |Litchfield Park

Michael Lentz

Clinical Director |Sun City

Michael has worked as a BCBA across multiple settings, including in-home, telehealth, and center-based services. He has supervised multiple students pursuing their BCBA certification across a variety of different programs. Michael completed his Bachelors in Psychology at Bellarmine University and Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis at Spalding University. He endeavors to implement the core values of ABC throughout his day-to-day work, as well as promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of behavior analysis.

Breanne Krakora

Clinical Director |Paradise Valley

Leslie Barrera

Clinical Director |North Phoenix

Leslie is a Latina born and raised in México! She obtained her Psychology degree at the “Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente” (ITESO) in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, México. 
 Leslie moved to United States of America 7 years ago and started her Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis in Arizona State University in 2016, Leslie has been in the field of ABA since then as a behavior therapist first and then as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Leslie joined ABC 1 year and a half ago as a Senior BCBA, then became Assistant Clinical Director, and currently she grow into her role as Clinical Director of North Phoenix.

Allie Zeller

Senior Clinical Director |North Scottsdale

Experience the ABC Difference.

Action Behavioral Centers (ABC) provide personalized, one-on-one ABA therapy designed to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder achieve a better quality of life.

Personal Attention

Every child is unique, and every case of autism is different. Our one-on-one programs are tailored to each individual’s specific needs and goals, and designed to maximize their potential.

Convenience

With many centers in the region, it’s easy to find a location near you. You never have to worry about cancellations. If your child’s therapist is unavailable, another expert can step in.

No Waitlist

When it comes to developmental delays, every moment counts. We provide immediate attention, so you don’t have to wait months to get your child the help they need. You can begin making progress now.

Parental Training

We believe parental involvement is critical to your child’s ongoing success. Our Family Guidance sessions help ensure you get the support you need to continue helpful behaviors at home.

Extraordinary Team

We take pride in our open, energetic and intensely supportive culture. Our kids are our top priority, and their development is our team’s number one goal. Every Therapist becomes a Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

Proven Success

Families who work with us see a significant and positive change in areas like communication, life skills, and following directions. In fact, 97% of families would recommend ABC to family and friends.

Experience the ABC Difference.

Action Behavioral Centers (ABC) provide personalized, one-on-one ABA therapy designed to help children with Autism Spectrum Disorder achieve a better quality of life.

Personal Attention

Every child is unique, and every case of autism is different. Our one-on-one programs are tailored to each individual’s specific needs and goals, and designed to maximize their potential.

Convenience

With many centers in the region, it’s easy to find a location near you. You never have to worry about cancellations. If your child’s therapist is unavailable, another expert can step in.

No Waitlist

When it comes to developmental delays, every moment counts. We provide immediate attention, so you don’t have to wait months to get your child the help they need. You can begin making progress now.

Parental Training

We believe parental involvement is critical to your child’s ongoing success. Our Family Guidance sessions help ensure you get the support you need to continue helpful behaviors at home.

Extraordinary Team

We take pride in our open, energetic and intensely supportive culture. Our kids are our top priority, and their development is our team’s number one goal. Every Therapist becomes a Registered Behavior Technician through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.

 

Proven Success

Families who work with us see a significant and positive change in areas like communication, life skills, and following directions. In fact, 97% of families would recommend ABC to family and friends.

Have Questions?

ABA therapy is the leading approach for improving developmental deficiencies associated with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). By focusing on human behavior, ABA therapy increases learning and functional behaviors while minimizing problem behaviors.
Every child and case of autism is unique, and some children experience more significant progress with ABA therapy than others. However, studies show those who receive two or more years of intensive behavioral intervention make substantial progress and can participate in school and social activities at the same level as their peers.
Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) is a popular diagnostic tool used by specialists to assess ASD by delving into key indicators — like communication, social interaction, and repetitive behaviors. This natural, play-based assessment leverages a variety of toys and activities and lasts about 45 minutes to an hour. Our expert clinicians conduct ADOS-2, the updated version of ADOS, at our centers.
The Childhood Autism Spectrum Test or CAST (formerly the “Childhood Asperger’s Syndrome Test”) is a 37- 40 item, yes or no evaluation aimed at parents. The questionnaire was developed by the ARC (the Autism Research Centre) at the University of Cambridge, for assessing the severity of autism spectrum symptoms in children. It has proved to be a good test for screening autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and social communication problems.
M-CHAT™ (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers) is a screening tool parents can use to assess ASD in children aged 16 to 30 months. Children who received a high-risk score should be evaluated by an autism specialist. ABC offers an M-CHAT screening tool as the first step in the diagnostic process.
We are in-network with most major insurance companies and working to become a network provider for additional networks. When you’re ready, ABC will help you navigate the insurance process by verifying coverage and benefits, discussing the treatment plan with the insurance company, and pre-authorizing benefits. We’ll also bill the insurance company directly to make your life easier.
After you submit your three-minute new client application, we’ll call you to discuss your family’s needs and help you explore all options. Next, we’ll schedule a visit to our facility for you and your child, as well as an ADOS evaluation, if necessary. Finally, after completing intake paperwork, you and your child will meet their BCBA for an assessment and begin preparing for the first day of therapy. Together, we’ll create a better future for your child.

What Do I Do Next? 

If your child already has a diagnosis of Autism / Autism Spectrum Disorder and you are interested in getting started with enrollment, please complete our brief New Client Application or contact us.

If your child has many of the potential signs of autism (read about them here) but does not have a diagnosis, please complete the M-CHAT Autism Screening Tool provided on our website.

What Do I Do Next? for mobile 

If your child already has a diagnosis of Autism / Autism Spectrum Disorder and you are interested in getting started with enrollment, please complete our brief New Client Application or contact us.

If your child has many of the potential signs of autism (read about them here) but does not have a diagnosis, please complete the M-CHAT Autism Screening Tool provided on our website.