PASADENA/GLENDALE LOCATION

Behavior Frontiers is proud to announce that we are bringing our exceptional applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment program and clinicians to Pasadena, California. Our professional and highly skilled staff is NOW available to conduct intake assessments with your family to begin the treatment process. Please contact us at 1-888-922-2843 to find out more about our services and to schedule an initial appointment.

Your child is unique and Behavior Frontiers offers individualized treatment plans to help each child to be successful. We offer behavior intervention services in the home, school, and community settings. Our ABA treatment program is customized to help each child learn adaptive skills in all areas of development, such as new communication, social, play, cognitive, self-care, and motor skills. Behavior Frontiers uses detailed data collection to track each child’s progress and uses research-based methods to find out why problem behaviors are occurring so that we can reduce those challenging behaviors. We make sure to include your family in all aspects of the treatment and in collaborating with other professionals to help your child reach his/her goals.

We will be serving the Pasadena area at:

600 W. Broadway, Suite 300

Glendale, CA 91204
818-638-7480

Service Locations
Behavior Frontiers clinical staff members will be available to serve clients in or near the following cities:

Alhambra, Altadena, Arcadia, Eagle Rock, East Pasadena, El Monte, Garvanza, Glendale, Highland Park, Kinneloa Mesa, La Canada Flintridge, Lamanda Park, Linda Vista, Monrovia, Monterey Park, North Highland Park, Olga, Pasadena, Raymond Hill, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Sibagna, Sierra Madre, South El Monte, South Pasadena, Stoneman, Temple City

We are open to extending our range of service to additional areas and to contracting with additional school districts, regional centers, and insurance companies. Please contact our office at 1-888-922-2843 if you do not see your location listed above.

Training Center: Families located out of our service area can also receive our online ABA training for parents and professionals through Behavior Frontiers Online Training Center

Insurance Company Services

Did you know that recent California law mandates that most health insurance plans cover ABA treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder? Behavior Frontiers has contracts with health plans so that we can provide this medically necessary treatment to children with autism spectrum disorder. Please contact us today to find out if your child’s health insurance plan will cover these benefits at 1-888-922-2843.

Behavior Frontiers is an in-network provider for the following commercial health plans within California:
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Beacon Health Options
  • Blue Shield (managed by Magellan)
  • Cigna
  • CompCare
  • Humana (managed by LifeSynch)
  • Kaiser (managed by Easter Seals’ Behavioral Health Network)
  • LifeSynch
  • Magellan
  • Mental Health Associates (MH.net)
  • Tricare
  • United Behavioral Health (Optum)

Behavior Frontiers also provides ABA services to clients through the following Medi-Cal Managed Care Plans in California:

  • Anthem Blue Cross – Medi-Cal
  • Care1st
  • Kaiser – Medi-Cal
  • LACare

If your child is a beneficiary of one of these health plans, please contact our office today at 888-922-2843 so we can verify benefits. 

We are also in the process of finalizing contracts with additional health plans. Please contact us if you do not see your health plan listed so that we can discuss your options

School District Services

Behavior Frontiers is also certified by the California Department of Education as a nonpublic agency to provide behavior intervention design (BID) and behavior intervention implementation (BII) to school-aged children with autism and other special needs. A BID staff member is essentially the behavior supervisor who assesses the student’s behavioral needs and who designs a behavior intervention plan for the student. A BII staff member is the equivalent of a behavior instructor who works one-to-one with the student to carry-out the behavior intervention plan. Both staff members are essential for a student to receive effective ABA services.

  • Glendale Unified School District
  • Los Angeles Unified School District

Regional Center Services

We provide ABA services for children through California Regional Centers. California Regional Centers are nonprofit private corporations that contract with the California Department of Developmental Services to provide or coordinate services and support for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Currently, Behavior Frontiers is vendored with the following Regional Centers in the Greater Pasadena area:

 

Heather Hettinger, M.S., B.C.B.A

Senior Clinical Director, Los Angeles County Region

Heather Hettinger received her Master’s degree in Special Education with a focus in Severe Emotional Disturbances from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. After four years as a Special Education teacher in a classroom setting, she chose to pursue further education in the field of applied behavior analysis (ABA). She completed her course work to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) at the University of West Florida. Since moving to California, Heather has worked as a Behavior Therapist, Case Manager, and Clinical Supervisor working one-on-one with children with autism and with their families in the home, school, and community settings. Heather is trained in ABA using Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Verbal Behavior (VB), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), and Natural Environment Training (NET) methods. Heather has years of experience working directly with families, regional centers, schools, and insurance companies. Her skill set includes curriculum development, program design, ABA teaching techniques, assessments, and parent and staff training. Heather has dedicated her career to providing the best possible assistance to individuals with special needs.

Diana Betsis, M.A., BCBA
Clinical Director, Glendale/Pasadena Region

Diana Betsis received her Master's degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Pennsylvania State University in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The following year she received her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Diana has worked with children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities. During her graduate studies her work and internships focused on adolescents with severe self-injurious and aggressive behaviors. Diana has worked as a Behavior Therapist and Behavior Supervisor in home, school, and community settings and has more than 5 years of experience with ABA and developmental disabilities.
 
At Behavior Frontiers, Diana oversees treatment programs of clients in the West Pasadena area. She is committed to helping children reach their fullest potential through individualized treatment, parent education, and ongoing training for staff.

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