ABA Therapy & Psych Services In Salt Lake City, UT
About Our Salt Lake City Headquarters
- phone: 801 935-4171
- Fax: 801 935-4946
- address: 515 S 700 E Ste 2A; SLC, UT 84102-2855
Although our office is in downtown Salt Lake City, our behavioral therapists serve all of the surrounding areas. This is important because often times ABA therapy is performed in the home. Our ABA therapy services extend as far South as the point of the mountain, and as far west as Tooele. Our Orem office services Utah County, and our Layton office services Davis County. Call today to see if we have behavioral therapists in your neighborhood.
Meet Our Salt Lake City Team
Dr Natalie Roth, PhD
Dr. Natalie Roth, PhD (2001; Fuller) is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in particularly in childhood neurodevelopment delays. Dr. Roth grew up in Utah and attended the University of Utah. She graduated from the APA approved psychology program at Fuller Theological Seminary following practicum experience at the University of Southern California and an internship at St. John’s Child Development Center in Santa Monica, California. She and her husband returned to the mountains and lifestyle of Salt Lake City in 2002.
Maren Jacobson, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA
Since 2005, Maren has worked with children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders. Although her professional experience in this field has been varied, Maren’s years of working with individuals with autism have helped define her current educational and professional goals.
Nicole Murphy, M.Ed, BCBA
Nicole earned an Masters degrees in Exceptional Student Education with an emphasis in ABA from the University of West Florida. She has earned her BCBA. He goal with each client she works with is to provide that client with the functional skills they need to be successful. “The work I do with ABA provides me and my staff to the be positive force for change in the lives of the children with whom I have the pleasure of working with.
Kristyn Peterson, M.Ed, BCBA, LBA
Kristyn received her M.Ed., with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University. Kristyn has worked with individuals with special needs for over nine years in a variety of capacities, and has been working in the field of ABA since 2009. She has worked training behavioral interventionists, directing ABA programs, and has extensive experience working with children with severe problem behaviors.
Josh Ryker, MS, BCBA
Josh has been working with special needs children since 2008 in a variety of volunteer and professional capacities. He received his Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education in 2010 from Ashford University. Shortly after, a teaching career led him to the world of ABA by 2011 and he began his pursuit of a Master’s degree in Psychology with a focus in ABA. He graduated Kaplan University with this degree in 2014 and passed the BCBA exam in 2016. Josh is very results driven and thrives on seeing the evidence of success not only in the children he serves, but in the data that is collected. When he isn’t basking in the glory of his data sheets, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Julie McVay, MA, BCBA, LBA
Assistant Director over Recruiting
Julie received her Master of Arts in Psychology from the University of the Rockies in 2014. Following her degree, she completed her BCBA coursework through Florida Institute of Technology in December 2015. Julie has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since June 2016. She has worked professionally with a wide range of children since
Elizabeth Bouchelle, M.Ed., BCBA
Originally from Virginia, Elizabeth has spent eight years in the autism field. She studied music in her undergrad, received her Masters in Special Education in 2015, and her BCBA in 2017. She is thrilled to be part of ABS and is fueled by seeing just how much our clients are capable of. She loves working with families, baking, and 90% of Disney soundtracks.
Andy Saalfield, M.Ed., M.S., ACMHC, BCBA
Andy joined ABS in 2014 and has been working with children with Autism and developmental disabilities for over 10 years. He earned a BA in psychology from Carleton College and a MEd in Sport Psychology from Boston University. I like what I do because I can help our clients and their families build the skills to create positive changes in their lives.” When Andy is not working he loves hiking, skiing and snowboarding in Utah’s mountains and spending time with his family and their three dogs.
Rayl Smith, MS, BCBA
Rayl earned a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Sociology from the University of Puget Sound and a Master of Science in Special Education with an emphasis in autism therapy from the University of North Dakota. As a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst, he endeavors to provide the most current, evidence-based, and functional Applied Behavior Analysis practices in the in-home, school, and community settings. When he’s not fishing, skiing, climbing, or trail running, Rayl delights in utilizing his active nature to motivate the children and adolescents with which he works.
Amanda Taylor, M.Ed., BCBA
Amanda attended Brigham Young University where she obtained her Bachelors of Science in Special Education. She taught in an Autism Unit for four years in both an elementary and secondary setting. In 2018, Amanda received her Masters in Education and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Her life’s passion is helping others and finds it so rewarding to see others learn and grow.
Cameron Hodgkin, MA, BCBA
Cameron received his Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Utah in 2010 and his Master of Arts in Community Leadership from Westminster College in 2014. He recently completed his Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2017. Cameron has worked with adults and children with developmental disabilities for five years and started with ABS in 2015. When not working with kids, he enjoys reading, playing the piano, cooking, and painting.
Richard J. Robles M.E.d., M.A, BCBA, LBA
Richard Has been working in the Field of ABA for over 11 years. He first Graduated with a Masters in Educational Assessment and Evaluation. He then, later on, went on to Graduate with his Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Courtney Green, MA, BCBA
I have a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, and a Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from Ball State University. I have been working with individuals diagnosed with autism for almost 3 years. Most of my experience is with children ages 4-9, but I also have limited experience with older individuals. I love the hands-on approach ABA offers and seeing the progress the individuals make on a day-to-day basis. I appreciate how the field of ABA is continuously expanding and evolving to find the best methods and approaches to helping individuals in need.
Tonya Jones, MA BCBA
Tonya attended Brigham Young University-Idaho and received her bachelor’s degree in child development before attending National University to pursue her master’s degree in applied behavior analysis. She received her BCBA in 2018 and has worked with kids and adults with developmental delays and other special needs for many years. She loves working with families in the autism community and helping them advocate for their needs. When she is not working she loves spending time with her family, traveling and enjoying time outdoors in the beautiful Utah mountains.
Amy Irvin, MA, OTR/L
Amy received her MA in Occupational Therapy from the University of Southern California in 2015 with a focus on Neuro Rehabilitation and Behavioral Health. She has prior experience collaborating with children in the creative arts and has specifically enjoyed working with children with physical disabilities, sensory processing challenges, and learning disabilities both abroad and in her local community. In her spare time Amy enjoys exploring the Utah wilderness and painting. She feels privileged to work with such a great team and enjoys serving the children and families she encounters here at ABS.
Joel Manwill, MS, OT
Joel Manwill received his Bachelors of Science in Psychology from the University of Utah in 1996. He then received his Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Washington University in St. Louis in 1999. Joel has extensive experience and continuing education in pediatric Occupational Therapy services. He has worked in pediatric therapy settings including school based OT, early intervention, public health, and private therapy. Joel has been happily married for 23 years and whenever possible you will find him hanging out with his wife and seven children.
Dr. Chuck Edgington, PhD
Dr. Edgington is a Clinical Neuropsychologist specializing in the evaluation of children and adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities. He attended the University of Utah and later earned his Ph.D. in Child Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State (2007). He completed internship and 2-year fellowship in Pediatric/Child Neuropsychology at the University of Oklahoma H.S.C. (2009). Dr. Edgington worked as a psychologist, business owner, and advocate for mental health and autism services in Oklahoma, before returning to Utah in 2018. He and his wife have 4 children and enjoy music, mountains, and family time.
Dawn Gummersall, MS, SLP
Dawn Gummersall earned her M.S. in Speech/Language Pathology from Utah State University in 1995. She completed her clinical studies and then began her career at Primary Children’s Medical Center, in Salt Lake City, Utah. She has been practicing in a variety of home/community/office/school settings, helping children and teens and their families. Dawn’s recent continuing education has included university coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis, which gives her a unique perspective in providing and contributing to collaborative services within the multi-disciplinary team at ABS.