Learning and Behavioral Center’s experienced and committed staff and experts believe in helping children and families in need of support due to behavioral issues or autism. Our staff at each of our locations is made up of compassionate counselors, therapists, and other licensed and experienced professionals.

Founder

Bita Ghatan
Founder

Mrs. Bita Ghatan (Mrs. G) is a world-renowned Behavior Analyst, certified autism specialist and expert in the field of ASD (Autism), OCD, ADD, ADHD, Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome) and other associated disabilities.

Mrs. G and her team of hand picked specialist serve a wide range of diagnosis – from high-functioning children with autism to the most challenging individuals whose families and teachers come to us as a last resort. Ms. G and the LBC team have an unparalleled recovery rate, enabling children and their family members to lead independent and productive lives. With a Masters of Science in Applied and Experimental Analysis of Behavior from California State University of Los Angeles, she received her mentorship from Dr. Barry Lowenkron, a world renowned and admired behavior analyst and the father of Joint Control.
Her extensive training in the experimental and applied analysis of behavior, includes the domains of Dr. Brian Iwata’s functional analysis and assessment methodologies, Dr. B.F. Skinners analysis of verbal behavior (VB), behavior analysis in education and academics, Discrete Trial Training (DTT) and Natural Environment Training (NET), Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), other forms of augmentative communication, extensive training in teaching advanced language skills, social skills, Theory of Mind and Executive Functioning skills. Mrs. Ghatan founded The Learning and Behavioral Center, LLC (LBC) in 2004 and is amongst the most experienced and collaborative organizations effectively treating children. Based on our detailed domain assessments, LBC develops individualized treatment plans utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA), a behavioral treatment in which the scientific community has empirically validated and disseminated for nearly 100 years now. Under Mrs. Ghatan’s leadership and prescriptions, LBC has been successful with every learner, over the past 13 years. Mrs. Ghatan is also the founder and president of the LBC Outreach program and the A.L.L. campaign (ACCEPTANCE.LOVE.LEADERSHIP) which actively reaches out and provides to Elementary, Junior High and High school communities, with powerful and life altering workshops and assemblies. Our seminars include but are not limited to drug and alcohol avoidance and anti bullying and acceptance workshops.

California

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Nancy Byun
Clinical Director
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Administrative

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Marcel Alansalon
Marketing Coordinator
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Yasmine Armanios
Human Resources Manager
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Emily Cramer
Office Assistant
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Katrina Gerlach
Office Assistant
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Ninoosh Soltoni
Scheduling Coordinator
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Vicki Tyner
Billing/Collections Manager
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Sophia Tran
Human Resources Assistant
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Clinical

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Khaled Alzaabi
Program Manager
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Arlene Berlin
Clinical Supervisor
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Amanda Dominguez
Program Manager
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Aaron Engelberg
Program Manager
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Paul Ettinger
Clinical Supervisor
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Ariga Eyvazi
Clinical Supervisor & Training Coordinator
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Vanessa Rivera
Program Manager
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Tanaz Roofian
Marriage and Family Therapist
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Cydnee Taylor
Program Manager
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Marni Dornfeld
Senior Registered Behavior Technician
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Sarah Badreau
Senior Registered Behavior Technician
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Cassandra Bauer
Senior Registered Behavior Technician
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Tenessee

Nichole Shreve
Clinical Director
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Administrative

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Kourtney Blackburn
Clinical Director Associate
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Alexa Pression
Scheduling and Payor Relations Manager
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Clinical

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McKayla Brooks
Program Manager
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Chevy Edington
Program Manager
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Nicholas McElrath
Senior Registered Behavior Technician
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Arnold Padron
Senior Registered Behavior Technician
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Darren Rainwater
Program Manager
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Mary Staub
Director of Early Intervention Services & Clinical Supervisor
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Ali Weeks
Clinical Supervisor & Training Coordinator
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Ben Wright
Occupational Therapist
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Texas

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Nancy Byun
Clinical Director
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