Precious M.

Hometown

What I Do To De-stress In My Free Time

I think it’s super important to set personal boundaries and prioritize time for self-care. We’re all a work in progress! A few of my favorite things to de-stress include Peloton, road trips, reading at the beach, and walking my black lab Jethro!

My Work Style

I believe no single or same approach fits every person, and my work style is an all-in approach. I commit to bring my best self to every session and meeting. I want to make sure you feel completely informed, supported, and confident that we are working towards common purposes, such as independence and self-sufficiency. My goal as a clinician is to not only work towards socially significant and valid goals but to also connect and meet you where you are! I will always take the time to truly understand your values and priorities. It’s with this approach that we will work together and achieve long-term successes.

Areas of Expertise

Parent and caregiver support/training, school-based instruction, academic/pre-ac skills, social and communication skills, play skills, functional/adaptive living skills, and I’m always pursing continuing education to grow and learn more.

What I Do To De-stress In My Free Time

I think it’s super important to set personal boundaries and prioritize time for self-care. We’re all a work in progress! A few of my favorite things to de-stress include Peloton, road trips, reading at the beach, and walking my black lab Jethro!

Why I Became a BCBA

Simply put – I love working with kids and families! I’ve known that I wanted to work directly with children in some capacity and have always had a passion for science. I originally was working towards becoming a pediatrician; however, an introduction to ABA course in college opened my eyes to a science that wasn’t just in found in labs, offices, etc. but everywhere in our daily lives. I went on to work in an ABA classroom for several years and it truly changed my life. It was such an honor to teach them and somehow they taught me so much. That experience inspired me to pursue my masters and experience working in homes, clinics, and schools. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else but supporting and helping others reach their highest potential.

What Previous Clients Would Say About Me

Previous clients know that I advocate for them daily. They would say they have a clinician who goes above and beyond to make sure they receive the attention and support that they deserve. They would say that have a clinician who really tries to step into their shoes, listens, and cares enough to treat them like she would want to be treated. I pride myself on being an honest, compassionate, and supportive clinician that meets my clients and their families where they are. I always say…we can’t know which way to go if we don’t know where we’re starting!

What I Love Most About What I Do

This role is so unique. I love how every day is different and that there is never a dull moment! I love being able to collaborate and build meaningful relationships with people. The positive impact we as clinicians are able to make in the lives of others is truly indescribable – that makes it all worth it! Also, the data. I love data, analysis, and problem solving!

Most Challenging Professional Moment

Knowing and creating interventions that unfortunately are fighting what seems like an uphill battle against external factors (e.g., lack of available resources, inconsistencies).

Most Rewarding Professional Moment

So many experiences and moments come to mind! Breakthrough moments are so important – watching a client tie their own shoes independently, using their AAC device spontaneously, making lunch for themselves, ordering from a menu, seeing a client doggy paddle in a pool without hands-on support, the list goes on. These accomplishments may seem small to most people but are sometimes the most rewarding moments.

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