Carla-Marie Myers has been providing help and support to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses for over 13 years. The bulk of her career has been spent providing ABA therapy to children 18 months-18 years of age diagnosed with autism to assist with decreasing challenging behaviors, and increasing skill deficits such as adaptive skills (i.e., toileting, dressing, eating skills), communication skills, and play and social skills, in the home, community, and school setting.

In addition to ABA therapy, Carla-Marie has worked at a non-public school that serves children with a diagnosis of Emotional Disturbance and other developmental disabilities, provided individual and group parent training in Adaptive Skills using a trainer-to-trainer model, worked exclusively with Air Force Military families for ABA therapy and behavior consultation, as well as Medicaid-funded behavior consultation services for children and adults.

Carla-Marie has experience working with the following developmental disorders:

  • Autism (ASD/Blindness, ASD/CP, ASD/Down Syndrome, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • ADHD/Conduct Disorder/Operational Defiant Disorder
  • Angleman Syndrome
  • Fragile X
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Additionally, she has experience working with the following mental health disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder

Other experience in specific challenging behaviors and physical conditions:

  • Pica
  • Microcephaly
  • Prompt Dependency
  • Stereotype
  • Self-Harm Behaviors (i.e., cutting, self mutilation)
  • Sexual Abuse by Children
  • Severe aggression
  • Property Destruction
  • Self-injurious behaviors

She also has experience working with those that have been incarcerated, and individuals that are considered homeless or transient.

Carla-Marie’s training, experience, and certification are in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, which developed the research to structure Positive Behavior Supports. The principles of ABA are not specialized just for children with autism, but cover all behaviors with humans (and animals). The components of ABA focus on how learning takes place in an individual’s environment. Techniques such as positive reinforcement, discovering the function of the behavior, teaching appropriate replacement behaviors, and how to change our current reactions toward problem behaviors are all methods she subscribes and utilizes in her practice

Punishment procedures such as restraint, time-outs, seclusion, etc., are not recommended in practice.* (*In rare cases of extreme danger, specialized protocols will be recommended with proper support, education, and training).

Carla-Marie uses evidence-based practices gathered from research articles and training from the ABA field, and does not implement strategies or suggestions that are not valid and reliable from empirical peer-reviewed journal articles and research.

Carla-Marie grew up in Sacramento, California, and currently resides in Southwest Washington with her family and two dogs. In her spare time, she loves to explore the outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, including the beach and mountains.

Carla-Marie Myers

Carla-Marie Myers, MA,
BCBA/LBA-OR, CC

Owner, CEO

Carla-Marie Myers, MA,
BCBA/LBA-OR, CC

Owner, CEO

Carla-Marie Myers has been providing help and support to children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses for over 13 years. The bulk of her career has been spent providing ABA therapy to children 18 months-18 years of age diagnosed with autism to assist with decreasing challenging behaviors, and increasing skill deficits such as adaptive skills (i.e., toileting, dressing, eating skills), communication skills, and play and social skills, in the home, community, and school setting.

In addition to ABA therapy, Carla-Marie has worked at a non-public school that serves children with a diagnosis of Emotional Disturbance and other developmental disabilities, provided individual and group parent training in Adaptive Skills using a trainer-to-trainer model, worked exclusively with Air Force Military families for ABA therapy and behavior consultation, as well as Medicaid-funded behavior consultation services for children and adults.

Carla-Marie has experience working with the following developmental disorders:

  • Autism (ASD/Blindness, ASD/CP, ASD/Down Syndrome, Asperger’s, PDD-NOS)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • ADHD/Conduct Disorder/Operational Defiant Disorder
  • Angleman Syndrome
  • Fragile X
  • Language and Communication Disorders
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Additionally, she has experience working with the following mental health disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Depression
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder

Other experience in specific challenging behaviors and physical conditions:

  • Pica
  • Microcephaly
  • Prompt Dependency
  • Stereotype
  • Self-Harm Behaviors (i.e., cutting, self mutilation)
  • Sexual Abuse by Children
  • Severe aggression
  • Property Destruction
  • Self-injurious behaviors

She also has experience working with those that have been incarcerated, and individuals that are considered homeless or transient.

Carla-Marie’s training, experience, and certification are in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, which developed the research to structure Positive Behavior Supports. The principles of ABA are not specialized just for children with autism, but cover all behaviors with humans (and animals). The components of ABA focus on how learning takes place in an individual’s environment. Techniques such as positive reinforcement, discovering the function of the behavior, teaching appropriate replacement behaviors, and how to change our current reactions toward problem behaviors are all methods she subscribes and utilizes in her practice

Punishment procedures such as restraint, time-outs, seclusion, etc., are not recommended in practice.* (*In rare cases of extreme danger, specialized protocols will be recommended with proper support, education, and training).

Carla-Marie uses evidence-based practices gathered from research articles and training from the ABA field, and does not implement strategies or suggestions that are not valid and reliable from empirical peer-reviewed journal articles and research.

Carla-Marie grew up in Sacramento, California, and currently resides in Southwest Washington with her family and two dogs. In her spare time, she loves to explore the outdoors in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, including the beach and mountains.