Our Mission

Empower Behavioral Health was created with the mission of empowering individuals with autism and their families through quality services. Our goal is to ensure individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities reach their maximum potential.

Natesh Kumar, MBA

CEO


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Our Story

Empower Behavioral Health was founded in 2015 in San Antonio, Texas by a team of dedicated behavior analysts and professionals who saw a need for quality services for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities. Since then, we have grown to serve and make an impact on families in San Antonio, Houston, Brazos Valley, Waco, El Paso, New Braunfels and more. We also offer in-home ABA therapy services near Corpus Christi.

History of ABA Therapy

Applied behavior analysis (ABA) is a scientific approach that has been used for over 50 years as an effective treatment for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities by understanding behavior and teaching new skills. ABA therapy is based on the principles of behaviorism, which asserts that the most effective approach to improving the lives of the individual is through objective, behavioral approaches.

ABA is an effective treatment for any individual, and it was first applied to teach individuals with autism and developmental disabilities. By understanding behavior and how it works, ABA is an effective treatment for individuals with autism. ABA therapy focuses on increasing desired behaviors (e.g., communication, social skills, academic performance) and reducing problem behaviors (e.g., aggression, self-injury, tantrums).

Our ABA Program

Empower Behavioral Health’s ABA program offers an array of services, including early intervention, communication skills, social skills, behavior management, and more to those with autism and other developmental disabilities of all ages. Our services include:

If you are interested in getting started with ABA therapy for your child or loved one, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with us today. We would also love to answer any questions you may have about ABA therapy.

Leadership TEAM

We are a team of passionate and experienced Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs) and healthcare professionals who provide in-home and clinic-based services. We use evidence-based practices to create individualized treatment plans and goals for each client we serve.

Natesh Kumar, MBA

Cheif Executive Officer
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Emily Treadway, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Chief Operating Officer
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Erin Gierlowski, M.S.

CHIEF PEOPLE OFFICER
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Anna Sciarillo, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Vice President of Intake & Marketing
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John Reedy

CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
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Tori Murphy, MBA.HCA

Director of Compliance
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Elissa Rivera, MBA

Growth Officer
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Kylie Siders, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Vice President of Clinical Operations
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Advisory Board TEAM

Dr. Jennifer Fritz, BCBA-D, LBA

Advisory Board Member
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Dr. Heather McGee

Advisory Board Member
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Our Core Values

Empower Behavioral Health is built on a foundation of values that include compassion, excellence, teamwork, and respect. Our values guide everything we do and are the cornerstone of our success.

  • We are constantly adapting to better serve our families and focus on continuous improvement as a business.

  • People are the heart of our business. We believe in treating everyone with respect, compassion and empathy. We value the diversity of our staff, families, and individuals we serve and are committed to creating a respectful and inclusive environment. We see the individual first, not the disability.

  • Integrity, quality services, and ethical behavior sets EBH apart. We are committed to excellence in everything we do. We strive to provide the highest quality services and to continually improve our skills and knowledge.

  • We are all on one team, and we believe in the power of teamwork. We work closely with families, schools, and providers to ensure we are meeting the needs of the individuals we serve.

  • We prioritize balance for our employees. In order to provide the highest quality of care to our patients and families, we know our team must also care for themselves.

Our Commitment To Diversity

Empower Behavioral Health is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Empower Behavioral Health is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.

We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

EBH’s diversity initiatives are applicable—but not limited—to our practices and policies on recruitment and selection; compensation and benefits; professional development and training; promotions; transfers; social and recreational programs; layoffs; terminations; and the ongoing development of a work environment built on the premise of gender and diversity equity that encourages and enforces:

  • Respectful communication and cooperation between all employees.
  • Teamwork and employee participation, permitting the representation of all groups and employee perspectives.
  • Work/life balance through flexible work schedules to accommodate employees’ varying needs.
  • Employer and employee contributions to the communities we serve to promote a greater understanding and respect.

 

 

Getting started is
as easy as 1 2 3

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Fill out our fast and easy contact form by clicking “Get Started”

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Speak with our expert staff and get all your questions answered as well as a tour of one of our clinics

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We will verify your insurance benefits, review these with you, and request an authorization for an ABA assessment