Emily is a clinical director with Priorities ABA, serving Cumberland, Hoke, Harnett, Lee, and Moore counties, as well as the surrounding areas. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2001 with a bachelor of science in political science, minoring in sociology. After much deliberation, Emily enrolled in East Carolina University and received her master of arts in clinical psychology in 2006, later becoming a board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and a licensed psychological associate (LPA), with Health Services Provider Status (HSP-PA). She began working with Priorities ABA in 2004, delivering 1:1 ABA therapy to children on the autism spectrum. Emily works in home, community, and school settings, designing ABA programs around the strengths and weaknesses of children with autism.
“When I started my graduate degree, I wanted to work with children who had been abused. I met Dr. Jeannie Golden and decided to take her ABA courses as electives. My original internship fell through, and I needed to start my hours, so I started doing therapy with a child with autism. After three days, I decided that I wanted to work with children on the autism spectrum. I changed my internship focus and have loved it ever since.”