Eliana received her masters degree in counseling from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2013. She began working with children diagnosed with Autism and knew she would benefit from a formal education in applied behavior analysis. She completed her training, earning a degree in Applied Behavioral analysis from Hofstra University in June 2016.
As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, as well as a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of New York, Eliana has worked in classrooms, day-habilitation centers, and in home-based and community settings. She believes that applied behavior analysis is the gold standard in addressing the core deficits of autism and helping children and adults diagnosed with autism reach their full potential. Eliana has extensive experience writing and implementing behavior plans. She is skilled at training teachers, parents, siblings, and other caregivers to implement behavior analytic goals and ultimately generalize skills between formal behavior analytic sessions and the home or community environment. Eliana is also experienced in completing assessments for children in order to zero in on their abilities and tailor a specific treatment plan to address their needs. She uses her knowledge of behavior analysis to help her clients increase social skills, promote language development, increase play skills, decrease social conflict, and decrease maladaptive behaviors.
Eliana has been in special education for over 12 years. She is also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of New York. Eliana provides therapy to children and adults who are experiencing anxiety. Eliana uses a cognitive behavioral approach in her counseling practice. She employs her dual license in mental health counseling and applied behavior analysis to promote the best outcomes for her clients and their families.