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About

Child Behavioral Wellness

Here at Child Behavioral Wellness we believe in creating uniquely personal behavior-analytic services for families and their children so that they can find resolution in their homes and help their children or teens grow up to live happy and healthy lives, no matter what their present circumstances are. 

 

We focus on comprehensive treatment, meaning we provide direct behavior therapy for children and young adults but also incorporate parent and caregiver support and education to help ensure the changes we teach are long lasting and effective. No one exists in a vacuum and we want to help your children learn the skills necessary to navigate this ever-changing, complex social world.

Interested in learning more? Contact us for more information!

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Why Behavior Analysis?

Behavior analysis is a unique method of treatment based on the science of human behavior and predicated on the idea that most important behaviors are learned over time and are maintained by consequences in the environment. It is uniquely helpful in working with children and teens because it does not require verbal skills or emotional awareness in order to work. Unlike traditional talk-therapy, behavior therapy is based on the principles of reinforcement and punishment, and is highly effective in addressing socially significant behaviors.

A Note from our Founder:

“I   wholeheartedly believe in meeting every child and family where they are – emotionally, mentally, physically – this is truly the best way to ensure clients feel heard and understood and allow them to feel like we are all on the same team, working together to achieve the same goals.  

 

I try to understand behavior objectively as a skill and suggest ways of adjusting and modifying factors in the environment to reduce difficulties and increase personal satisfaction. Together we will work to achieve the best possible results as the objective of Behavior Analysis is to provide socially significant outcomes. I look forward to working with your family and helping your children achieve their dreams for a happy and fulfilling life! 

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About

Kristina Bryan, BCBA

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The mission of Kristina’s work as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst is to improve the overall quality of life for children and teens and build supportive and well-informed environments for them to thrive in.  Whether behavior problems come from normal challenges that accompany development, or from diagnoses including ADHD, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), or learning disabilities, Kristina’s education and training can help your child increase interpersonal communication and self-awareness, improve deficits in age-appropriate behaviors, and acquire new tools for regulating their emotions in this dynamic society we live in.

 

See below for a full list of awards and commendations.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology • Summa Cum Laude • Marymount Manhattan College

New York, New York •  2016

Masters in Psychology •  Specialization in Clinical Neuroscience •  New York University

New York, New York  •  2019

Graduate Certificate in Behavior Analysis •  Florida Institute of Technology

Melbourne, Florida  •  2021

Skills and Qualifications

Current Certifications:

  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) (January 2022), License #1-22-57623

  • Verified Contractor, Florida Public Schools (2023)

  • Safety-CareTM Behavioral Safety Training (v6) (January 2020)

  • NIH Protecting Human Research Participants Course (2016), License #2034010

  • Adult and Pediatric First Aid/CPR/AED (Red Cross, Renewed December 2019)

  • SPSS data entry and analysis

  • CITI Program: Data Security, HIPAA Research Update, Investigator and Research Staff Certifications

Experience

Autism & Behavioral Consulting, LLC., West Palm Beach, FL

Registered Behavioral Technician (January 2020 - June 2020)​

The Pinto Lab at Mount Sinai Hospital: Genetics and Translational Genomics of Neurodevelopmental Disorders., New York, NY 

Graduate Psychiatric Research Assistant (Fall 2017 - Spring 2018)​

Private Family,  New York, NY

Behavioral Child Care Provider (Jan. 2017- August 2017)​

The Realization Center, LLC.,  New York, NY

Clinical Intern (Spring 2016)​

Marymount Manhattan College,  New York, NY

Research team member with Dr. Nava Silton (Fall 2014-Spring 2016)​

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital: Psychiatric Research Lab,  New York, NY

Psychiatric Research Assistant (Fall 2015)​

Children’s National Health System, Washington, DC

Special Category Volunteer for the Autism Care Team (Summer 2014)​

Awards & Certificates

  • Association for Behavior Analysis International, Member (Since 2020)

  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists, (AASECT), Early Career Professional Member (2023)

  • Certificate of Appreciation for the Medical Internship in Community Service, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. (July 2014)

  • Certificate of Recognition for Extraordinary Work to Organize the Scientific Sessions of the 26th Greater NY Conference on Behavioral Research, Marymount Manhattan College (November 2014)

  • Certificate of Recognition for Research Presented at the 26th Greater NY Conference on Behavioral Research, Marymount Manhattan College (November 2014)

  • Outstanding Honors Day Submission, 38th Annual Honors Day Colloquium at Marymount Manhattan College (March 2015)

  • The Donaldson Award, Marymount Manhattan College (April 2015)

  • The 2015 Olga M. Scarpetta Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Paper, The 27th Greater New York Conference on Behavioral Research (November 2015)

  • Academic Excellence in Neuroscience, Marymount Manhattan College (March 2016) 

  • The Student Faculty Collaboration Award, 39th Annual Honors Day Colloquium at Marymount Manhattan College (March 2016)

  • The Perry Grant Research Award, Marymount Manhattan College (April 2016)

  • Association for Psychological Science, Member (Since Fall 2014)

  • Alpha Chi National College Honors Society, Member (Since April 2015)

  • Psi Chi Honors Society, Member (Since April 2015)

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