600 W. Broadway, Suite 300
Glendale, CA 91204
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 818-638-7480 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.
Behavior Frontiers clinical staff members will be available to serve clients in or near the following cities:
Altadena, Burbank, Downtown LA (North of the 110/10), Eagle Rock, East Pasadena, Echo Park, Glendale, Griffith Park, Hollywood Hills, Korea Town (North of Olympic and East of Western), La Canada, La Cresenta, Los Feliz, North East LA (North of the 10), North Hollywood, Pasadena (West of Altadena Dr/Sierra Madre Blvd), Sherman Oaks (East of Sepulveda and South of Roscoe Blvd), Silver Lake, and Studio 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:
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Shield (managed by Magellan)
Humana (managed by LifeSynch)
Kaiser (managed by Easter Seals’ Behavioral Health Network)
Tricare (West Region, managed by MHN)
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
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
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
Regional Clinical Director - Pasadena, San Gabriel Valley, San Fernando Valley, Ventura, Bakersfield, Palmdale, San Jose, Denver, Sacramento, Austin, Dallas, & Michigan
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
Senior Clinical Director, Pasadena, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley, Ventura, Bakersfield, and Palmdale
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. Diana is an Experienced Clinical Director with a demonstrated history of utilizing ABA with clients with developmental disabilities. Skilled in Adolescent and Early Intervention Therapy, Crisis Intervention, Applied Behavior Analysis, and Public Speaking.
Griselda Rodriguez, M.S., BCBA
Assistant Clinical Director, Glendale/Pasadena Region
Griselda Rodriguez received her B.A. in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University and her Master’s in Special Education, Advanced Studies with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Montana State University. She has worked with children and adolescents with autism and other developmental disabilities in the home, school and community settings as a Behavior Therapist and Behavior Supervisor. Griselda is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has practiced ABA since 2011. She is trained in using Discrete Trial Training (DTT), Verbal Behavior (VB), and Natural Environment Teaching (NET) methods. At Behavior Frontiers, Griselda oversees the treatment programs for all clients in the Pasadena/Glendale region. She is committed to providing high quality, individualized treatment for clients and ongoing support to families and clinical team members.