Our therapists are the core of what we do and we love them for it! Our therapists have received extensive training in Applied Behavior Analysis techniques developed by our highly qualified BCBAs and BCBA-Ds. The educational backgrounds of our therapists vary from each individual, which contributes a wide array of skills, fundamentals, and personality to Unlocking The Spectrum. Each therapist presents a unique sense of self that strengthens the bond of our team. Our therapists provide the highest quality ABA therapy to our families, and are essential to helping our clients reach their maximum potential.
Edward Parker, Ph.D. BCBA-D
Dr. Parker has a Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education from Ohio State University. With over 20 years of professional experience, Dr. Parker has an extensive history of applied work with children, adolescents, and adults with autism spectrum disorder and other intellectual and developmental disabilities and mental health diagnoses. Outside of work, Dr. Parker enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons.
Dr. Leslie Cohen has been working with children and adults with anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, dual diagnoses, and developmental delays for the past 17 years. Dr. Cohen specialized in helping interventionists, parents and families effectively support children with creative, positive, science-based interventions. Dr. Cohen holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Temple University with research specializations in Behavior Analysis and Learning and Perception. In her free time Dr. Cohen enjoys growing organic garlic and shallots, walking in nature, and writing.
Shawn received his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Houston and his Master’s degree from the University of West Alabama. He is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who understands the importance and the impact that can be made with early intervention in children. Shawn is dedicated to providing impeccable services and is grateful to have the opportunity to be part of the Unlocking The Spectrum team of professionals. Outside of work Shawn enjoys spending time with his wife and four daughters. Shawn enjoys volunteering with events in the community, with his daughters that involve children with special needs.
Michelle Hickman, MA, BCBA
Regional Director – Southern Indiana
Michelle is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who received her Master’s degree in Child and Adolescent Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Michelle has been working in the field of ABA for over 8 years. Michelle loves the atmosphere and team work that comes along with Unlocking the Spectrum and feels extremely blessed to be a small part of such a wonderful company. In her free time Michelle enjoys spending time with her family. They spend most of their time outdoors, hiking, camping, and having bonfires.