Led by our Clinical Director Shana Huizenga, our team of talented clinicians provides individualized, evidence-based interventions based on the principals of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in client’s home, community and/or school.
We are proud to announce the opening of our new AST Learning Center. Our center-based program serves kids 18 months to 8 years* and supports many of the necessary skills for school, including communication skills, behavior goals, social skills and making friends.
* AST provides home-based services for children up to age 21.
“I want learning to be fun. I look forward to seeing clients and helping staff, children and their families accomplish their goals while having a good time together!”
Shana is AST’s Clinical Director for the Greater Seattle area. A native of the Puget Sound area, she is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Shana is a proud Washington State University Cougar, having received both a bachelor’s in social sciences and psychology from WSU. She received her master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage family therapy from Pepperdine University. Shana started her career as a Behavior Interventionist with AST in Southern California in 2005.
“Seeing the difference we can make in the life of a family is incredibly rewarding. I am motivated every day to support our staff and families so that they can achieve their goals and create their own success story.”
Jocelyn Thompson is a Senior Clinical Director for AST. Based in Sacramento, she manages services in Northern and Southern California, the Pacific Northwest, New Orleans and Chicago. Jocelyn received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from UCLA and her master’s degree in social work from California State University, Los Angeles, where she also completed graduate coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in California and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Jocelyn has actively promoted the field of applied behavior analysis through her involvement and work with local, state and national organizations.