Our Staff

Judy Koutal

MA, BCBA

Judy is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, specializing in the treatment of children with autism from ages 18 months-21 years old in all settings (home, school, community). She has been practicing Applied Behavior Analysis since 2008. Judy has dedicated her career to Autism and ABA, emphasizing the use of empirically validated treatment procedures to improve the quality of life of individuals with autism. She’s been committed to work hand in hand with families and a team of professional to provide the best services for her clients and help them develop to the fullest of their potential.

Cesar (Alex) Solorzano

MA, BCBA

Alex is equipped with cultural sensitivity, knowledge and experience in the spheres of School Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis. Working over 10 years in both home and school settings, Alex is an expert when it comes to challenging behaviors. “ABA has many strategies but the ones that work are often the ones that are implemented with the child’s needs in mind,” states Alex. He is passionate not just working with children and teens but also their families. “I enjoy what I do because it allows me to practice empathy and understanding,” adds Alex.

Christine Padilla

MS, BCBA

Christine attained her bachelor’s in Psychology from California State University Los Angeles and Master’s of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from California State University Los Angeles. Christine has worked with children with autism and related disabilities in clinic, home and school settings.

Christine’s experiences have included severe behaviors, early intervention, social skills, functional communication training, verbal behavior training, instructional design, parent training, staff training, functional analysis. In addition, Christine has experience attending IEP meetings to collaborate with different professionals such as speech and language pathologists, teachers, and occupational therapists.  Christine is bilingual, and is fluent in Spanish.

Karina Vargas

MA, BCBA

Karina has specialized in the treatment of children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities including autism and related disorders since 2009. Karina has worked both in the home and school setting with children, teachers, and families. Karina received her Master’s in Teaching with specialization in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA).  She received her bachelor’s in science from the California State University of Northridge.  In her 10 years in the field, Karina has conducted initial treatment planning and assessment, designed behavioral interventions to teach language, play socialization, and designed alternative and augmentative communication devices.