We are a dedicated, experienced, compassionate, and qualified group of professionals including:  Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians, and experienced office management. Our team is dedicated to meeting identified needs of the special needs community. Simplified Behavioral Health’s autism behavioral therapists are certified as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs), and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs). 

These professionals follow guidelines set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) including adhering to strict educational requirements and fulfilling a mandated amount of experience in the field. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) also obtain continuing education credits to maintain their credentials. Certified individuals have met a standard of expertise and possess in-depth knowledge on how to apply the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in autism intervention programs.

We assign each client a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to complete an assessment and develop a comprehensive autism treatment program, while a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) complete the direct 1:1 therapy. Find out more about each of these distinctions below.

Lauren Elliott, MS, BCBA, LBA | Founder + CEO

Lauren has been providing ABA Therapy and working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2009. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Auburn University in 2008 where she was a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, the Gamma Omicron Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, as well as holding leadership roles in various segments of the Student Government Association.

She obtained a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus in Developmental Disabilities in 2010 under Dr. James E. Carr at Auburn University. Lauren is dedicated to providing effective, ABA Therapy and behavior analytic services for persons with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities as well as training and educating students, teachers and families about ABA.

She has taught ABA coursework at the undergraduate level at the University of South Alabama and has worked as a behavior analyst in private day & public schools, residentially for children and adolescents with varying disabilities, as well as provided in-home consultation to children and their families. Lauren’s clinical expertise focuses on emergent language utilizing relational frame theory, dissemination and supervision of ABA, and behavioral pharmacology.

Sheridan O'Brien, MS, BCBA, LBA | Clinical Director Trussville

Sheridan has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2015. Sheridan earned a Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Psychology from Troy University in 2014. She obtained a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus in Developmental Disabilities in 2015 from Auburn University. 

Sheridan has experience in educational and residential settings serving school-age individuals and adolescents, as well as Early Intervention within a clinic setting. Additionally, she has taught ABA coursework at the undergraduate level at Troy University. 

Sheridan is passionate about involvement of family and caregivers in the course of ABA treatment, believing that the goal should always be to empower natural supports for the individuals we serve and promote generalization outside of the clinic setting. She is eager to disseminate her knowledge and love for ABA therapy through training and fieldwork supervision for individuals seeking certification at the BCaBA/BCBA level. 

Cassidy Long MS, BCBA, LBA | Clinical Director Chelsea

Cassidy has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2015. Born and raised in Alabama, Cassidy earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology in 2015 from Jacksonville State University. She obtained her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus in Developmental Disabilities in 2018 from Auburn University. Cassidy became a Board Certified Behavior analyst in May 2018. Cassidy has experience in clinical settings, juvenile correctional facilities, and in-home services with foster care youth.

Recently, Cassidy’s primary clinical focus has been in providing early intensive behavior

intervention (EIBI) services within a clinical setting. She is passionate about providing evidence-based and compassionate care for the individuals we serve. She especially enjoys identifying the most effective methods for teaching important prerequisite skills to increase a child’s current and future independence. Cassidy strives to increase access to ABA services in the state of Alabama by training and sharing her love of ABA with those hoping to become BCBAs in the future.

Haley snow, med, BCBA, LBA, BCASE | Director of Education & Advocacy

Haley graduated from Samford University with a Bachelors in Psychology and minor in Spanish in May 2016. Following graduation, she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned a Masters in Education with a concentration in Special Education in December 2017. During her schooling, she worked in an educational setting serving preschool children with ASD, and following completion of her Masters degree, she became a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) while acquiring experience hours towards BCBA certification. She became a BCBA in May 2019.

During her time as an RBT, Haley gained experience working with individuals ages 2-24 years old with a variety of skill sets, areas of deficits, and challenging behaviors. Throughout her experience as a special education teacher, RBT, and BCBA, Haley has become more and more passionate on teaching functional living skills and communication. She believes that ABA can be instrumental in teaching individuals skills that will significantly increase their independence and quality of life. She also heavily urges family involvement in their child’s ABA services to ensure care is consistent and that their concerns are heard and addressed. 

Haley loves learning new things within the field of behavior analysis and is passionate about providing compassionate care. She emphasizes the importance of listening to the experiences of autistic individuals and families who have had ABA services and learning from those experiences on how to best serve our clients. She also enjoys teaching those wishing to be credentialed as behavior analysts and providing meaningful supervision opportunities. 

In 2024, Haley has completed the Board Certified Special Education Advocacy (BCASE) program through the National Association of Special Education Teachers (NASET) and American Academy of Special Education Professionals (AASEP). 

Hannah Borek, BA, BCaBA, LABA | Coordinator of onboarding & Training

Hannah Borek, BA, BCaBA, LABA is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. She is also a Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst in the state of Alabama. Hannah has been working with children with Autism and various intellectual disabilities in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2014.

Hannah graduated summa cum laude from Samford University earning a degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2014 and completed the ABA Assistant Graduate Certificate Program at Florida Institute of Technology in 2016. Hannah has a passion for helping others, and she is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families through the use of the ethical and evidence-based practice of ABA.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)

To earn this designation, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requires autism professionals to have a master’s degree, complete 225 academic hours, and meet appropriate supervision and experience requirements set by the BACB. In addition, each Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) must pass the Board Certification exam.

Olivia Kleyer, Mae, bcba, lba

Olivia Kleyer is a Texas native, born and raised in Allen. She attended Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi where she played collegiate volleyball and graduated with a B.S. in Psychology in May of 2016. After graduation, Olivia was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and became a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) also in May of 2016. Olivia went on to graduate summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati with a Masters of Education in Foundations in Behavior Analysis in December of 2019. Olivia has practiced ABA in the clinic, home, and school settings in the states of Mississippi and Alabama. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in June of 2020 and is licensed in the state of Alabama. Olivia is passionate about decreasing challenging behaviors and increasing functional communication skills.


Ariel Toney, ms, bcba, lba

Ariel earned her bachelor's degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2015. She became a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in 2017, and went on to then pursued her Masters degree from Capella University in 2019 in Psychology. She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2020. 

Courtney Malloy, ms, bcba, lba

Courtney Malloy is 32 years old and has been a BCBA since February of 2022. She earned her bachelor's degree in 2018 from National university in Early Childhood Education and went on to pursue her Master's degree at Arizona State University where she received a Master of Arts in Applied Behavior analysis. Courtney has lived in Germany, Colorado, and Texas and was able to gain experience teaching children, ages 18 mos to 7 years, and learning about various cultures. Since entering the world of ABA Courtney has worked with individuals with Autism ages 2-13 in the clinical setting.

Courtney likes to talk with others about how the world of ABA has changed her life including her own approaches in growing individually and raising her children. She is passionate about training teachers on ways to utilize these techniques to encourage inclusivity in the school system and provide support when they are teaching children with autism. She is also passionate about working with families and collaborating with them on strategies to implement at home to ensure skills learned in the clinic are easily transferred to the place where children spend most of their time. Courtney believes that parents are the biggest advocates for their children and wants to continue to give parents encouragement and training on listening to what their kids really need and pushing for it as they continue through life.

Morgan Broome, MA, BCBA, LBA

Morgan graduated from Appalachian State University (Boone, North Carolina) in August of 2016 with a Bachelor's in Psychology, with a minor in Sociology and a focus on gender and women's studies. Following graduation, she relocated to Birmingham Alabama and began working as an RBT at Mitchell's Place within the year. Morgan decided to pursue graduate coursework in ABA to obtain her Master's and become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.

Morgan served as an RBT as she attended Ball State University's online program for Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism Spectrum disorders. During her time as an RBT, Morgan gained experience working with a variety of clients diagnosed with ASD, and used a variety of tools individualized for each client's specific needs. Morgan has experience working in one on one settings, and also in group settings for clients who are ready to work on social skills. She has experience in teaching adaptive skills, skills targeted for acquisition, and skills related to barrier reduction. She also spent a good portion of time focusing on regulation skills, and de-escalation techniques for clients in 'crisis' or 'pre-crisis' states. 

Morgan obtained her Master of arts in ABA (with a focus in ASD) in January of 2021. From there, she served as a Supervising BCBA for Mitchell's Place Comprehensive ABA department from January of 2021 to February of 2024. 

Morgan's passions include ethical and individualized service provision, honesty, collaboration, and communication among teammates to ensure highest quality services possible. Morgan believes it is critical to analyze each client individually, to determine socially significant goals that will yield meaningful changes and improve the client's quality of life. She is equally passionate about caregiver and staff training; prioritizing time to ensure that both caregivers and staff alike have the necessary tools, skills, and  understanding to support learners as they grow and change. Morgan loves to learn and dive into research, and she hopes to pursue her PhD in years to come!

Alexis Blackmon, MS, BCBA, LBA

Lexi has been working in the field of Behavior Analysis since 2019. She graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology in 2020, and graduated from Arizona State University in 2023 with a Masters Degree in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. Lexi is originally from Columbus, Georgia where she first began working in ABA and has been in Birmingham since May of 2021 where her passion for the field has continued to grow. After obtaining her Masters degree, Lexi became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in March of 2024. Lexi has a strong passion for advocating for children in the education

system as well as promoting effective communication among the children that we serve. She has experience in clinical, home, and school settings with children whose ages range from 2 years old to 17 years old. She is excited to continue to expand her knowledge in the field of behavior analysis and continue providing effective services to the families in our community.



Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)

The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requires Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, complete 135 hours of coursework, and meet appropriate supervision and experience requirements set by the BACB.


Social Media Coordinator & Executive Admin

Amellia Rumore, BA, rbt | Coordinator of Social Media

Amellia is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies with a concentration in Family Life Education and is our Coordinator of Social Media.

Amellia is incredibly creative and organizes and designs our theme weeks, coordinates our social media presence, and embodies our core value of FUN! She is also a RBT at our Chelsea location and has been with SBH since opening in 2020.

| Executive Administrator

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Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans.

Amellia, RBT

Cori, RBT

Justin, RBT

Maggie, RBT

Courtney, RBT

Shayn, RBT

Sam, RBT

Roberta, RBT

Savanna, RBT

Kyauna, RBT

Katie, RBT

Abby, RBT


Leslie, RBT

Corey, RBT

Sarah, RBT

Brooke, RBT

Jayda, RBT

Amber, RBT

*BOLD denotes fellows

Clinical Interns (RBT)

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SBH is always looking for qualified and compassionate individuals to help further our goal of providing care for the special needs community. Please fill out this form and we will respond with application information and next steps!

SBH Fellowship Board

The Board was founded in 2023 to increase the caliber of ongoing graduate studies & practicum experience for individuals pursuing BCBA certification through a master’s program. The graduate & post graduate fellowships are designed to prepare these individuals for high performance in the field upon graduation & preparation for the exam. It is a highly competitive cohort each semester that is selected following a rigorous interview process. 

The Board is comprised of senior leadership across both clinic locations has a combined clinical experience in the field of ABA of nearly 50 years. They are passionate about teaching and training the next generation of behavior analysts, and are dedicated to ensuring they maintain the standard of excellence that SBH expects as the fellows further their careers.

Board Member requirements:

Must hold at minimum Bachelor's degree and BCaBA certification; Master’s and BCBA preferred

Must have minimum 3 years experience at current certification level

Must have completed Supervision requirements from the BACB

Appointments to the board are made annually.