Our staff consists of professionals such as BACB Board - Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavioral Technicians, QABA Board- Qualified Autism Services Practitioner Supervisors, ABA Technicians and Texas Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors, with bachelors, masters, and doctorate degrees in psychology, education, and counseling. Our staff has over 20 years of combined experience working with children and adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Substance use disorders.. We have therapists that speak fluently in both English and Spanish.
Our ABA Team
BACB - BCBA Supervisor
Kaci is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who currently works directly with children in the community environments and supervises and implements behavior plans.
QABA Board - QASP-Supervisor
Erica is a QABA Board Assistant Supervisor who currently works directly with children in the community and other naturalistic environments. She implements behavior plans prepared by the BCBA Supervisor. She is currently working on completing her master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis and working on her BCBA Certification.
Nina is from New Braunfels and has many years of experience working as an early childhood classroom teacher. Nina has also worked as a legal assistant for local attorneys. She currently works on scheduling new clients, insurance authorizations, and many other day to day organizational tasks.
QABA Board - ABAT
Johnny R. Ybarra
CEO & Founder
M.S. / Psy. D Candidate
LCDC, MAC, SAP
QABA Board - QASP-Supervisor
QABA Board - QBA
M.S / Ph.D. Candidate
Mr. Johnny Ybarra is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and obtained national certification with NAADAC as a Master Addiction Counselor and is DOT-SAP certified. He obtained a bachelors degree and masters degree in psychology. He has over 15 years of experience working with substance abuse and mental health populations and 12 years of experience working with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. He has implemented ABA programs in clinical and in-home/school environments.
Mr. Ybarra is a doctoral candidate at Arizona State University and is specializing in criminology and justice studies. He is an associate member of the American Psychological Association, professional member of NAADAC - the Association for Addiction Professionals and Texas Association of Addiction Professionals.
Mr. Ybarra is passionate about helping children and families and is an advocate for his two nephews diagnosed with autism and for other children, individuals and families. Mr. Ybarra conducts Return to Work Assessments as a DOT-SAP in San Antonio, New Braunfels and the surrounding areas. His hobbies include: traveling, photography, reading, wellness, and staying current with technology.
Mr. Sergio Gonzalez graduated from Capella University with a masters degree in psychology. He is currently working on his PhD in psychology and obtained his certification as a QABA Qualified Behavior Analyst.
Mr. Gonzalez has over 12 years of experience working directly with children diagnosed with autism specturm disorder in both the clinical and natural environment settings. His academic specializations consist of: neuropsychology , assessment, Self Injurious Behavior, and repetitive behavior.
QABA Board - ABA Technician
Jozy is a QABA Board certified ABA technician who currently works directly with children in the community and other naturalistic environments. She implements behavior plans prepared by the ABA Supervisors. Jozy also teaches Zumba during her spare time and has studied biology throughout her undergraduate studies.
Our team of professionals use various behavior analytical approaches such as Discrete Trial Training, Natural Environment Teaching and Verbal Behavior along with other ABA methods, geared towards helping individuals with autism and other disabilities.
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselors use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Reality Therapy to assist individuals with substance use disorders. Substance use assesssments are implemented and treatment plans are individualized to meet the needs of the client, their family, and friends.
The Behavioral Support Center will aim to support individuals diagnosed with autism and other behavioral challenges such as problems with alcohol and drug use in order to help promote independence, social skills, generalization of acquired skills across all environments, and a positive quality of life.