Dana understands the challenges of juggling all the parts of her life. She is a working mom, spin class junkie, runner, and kid-chauffeur. When she is not at work, she can be found spending time with her two children: Addison and Jake. She volunteers in the community and enjoys the many gifts of friendships.
Dana has over 20 years of professional experience in treating and educating children and adolescents with developmental, intellectual, emotional and behavioral difficulties using applied behavior analysis. She received her doctoral degree in Health and Behavior Studies with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Columbia University. While completing her doctoral work, she worked with children aged 18 months to 16 years old.
We are partners in that journey for the families that we serve!
My son is 5 years old, and has had the pleasure of working with Optimal Beginnings for over a year now. The staff is amazing. My son is always so excited when it is time for his sessions. My son has made improvements with social as well as verbal behaviors. He is now able to speak to people (without hesitation), and they understand what he is saying. I have also seen his education advance with the help of his therapist's’ encouragement and dedication. Brittany
My sons have been receiving ABA services from Optimal Beginnings for over six years. OB has a wonderful team of therapists that have continually addressed our kids' behavioral and learning needs. Our boys have made tremendous progress over the years and this can be directly attributed to OB's consistency, professionalism, and genuine desire to see our kids succeed. Jean
The OB team continually balances the practical with the possible on both the individual and family level. Open communication coupled with a genuinely caring environment fostered through the clinic and its incredible staff has served to create a platform of empowerment for our son and family that serves us well today and will carry us into the future. With OB by our sides, we know that we will never be alone on our journey! Kristen
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