SAN DIEGO LOCATION

Behavior Frontiers is proud to announce that we are bringing our exceptional applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment program and clinicians to San Diego, 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 858-244-5180 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 San Diego area at:

 

 

 

 

 

8555 Aero Drive, Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92123
858-244-5176

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

Cardiff, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Hillcrest, Imperial, Imperial Beach, Jamul, Julian, La Mesa, Lakeside, Lemon Grove, Leucadia, Live Oak Springs, Mission Bay, National City, Oceanside, Pacific Beach, Pala, Point Loma, Poway, Ramona, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Santa Fe, San Clemente Island, San Diego, San Marco, San Marcos, San Ysidro, Santee, Solana Beach, Spring Valley, Valley Center and Vista

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

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

Colleen McKenzie, M.A., B.C.B.A.
Clinical Director

Colleen McKenzie earned her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego with an emphasis in Developmental Psychology, followed by her Masters degree in Developmental and Educational Psychology from Boston College. She obtained her post graduate certificate in Behavioral Intervention for Autism and completed her coursework to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst through the University of Massachusetts. Colleen has more than 21 years of experience working with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities in the United States and abroad. She has worked across a variety of settings and ages, spanning from 1-24 years old. She has served as an adjunct professor at two New England colleges as well as a guest lecturer at Boston College, where she taught courses in Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology and Abnormal Psychology. Colleen has a strong commitment to the utilization of empirically validated treatment procedures across all aspects of programming and training, to ensure each client reaches their highest potential. She is trained in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), using Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Verbal Behavior (VB) and Natural Environment Training (NET) methods. Other professional areas of specialization include early behavioral intervention, curriculum development, assessments, program design as well as parent and staff training,

At Behavior Frontiers, Colleen oversees all clinical operations for the clients served in the San Diego region. She is committed to a collaborative approach and ensuring high quality, individualized programming for her clients and families.