Janelle McDonald, MA, BCBA, LBA
Director, Aurora Behavior Clinic
Janelle joins the Aurora Behavior Clinic with over 10 years of experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. She began her career by providing services to a wide range of clients after working privately with a client diagnosed with autism while attending college. Through her work, Janelle gleaned experience providing early-intervention, home and clinic-based therapy, and parent/caregiver training. Ms. McDonald received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from The American University and completed her BCBA course sequence from Florida Institute of Technology. She is passionate about providing the best quality services to clients as well as emphasizing the importance of parent/caregiver training so that skills learned during sessions are generalized to outside of the clinic as well.
Alexandra has over 5 years of experience providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. She began her career in a private day school for individuals with Autism as a registered behavior technician (RBT). Alex has experience in providing ABA services for individuals of all ages across multiple settings (i.e. schools, clinics, in-home). She studied Psychology as an undergrad and earned her M.Ed in Special Education with a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from George Mason University. Before moving to the northern Virginia area, she worked in a dual role as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Specical Education Teacher. She enjoys creating individualized plans using the principles of ABA to help her clients reach their goals. She is passionate about teaching self-awareness and promoting inclusion in the community and public schools.