Counselor / Therapist

Claudia Romero, BCBA

Claudia Romero, BCBA photo
Claudia Romero MS, BCBA
Fluent in Spanish and English

Specialties: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Applied Behavior Analysis, Parent Training, Skill Acquisition, Behavior Reduction, Verbal\Behavior Programs, Functional Behavior Assessments, Social Skills, Toilet Training, Non Verbal Clients, PECS, IEPs, Sleep Training, and Feeding Issues

“If they can't learn the way we teach, we teach the way they learn” ― O. Ivar Lovaas

Born and raised in Lima, Peru Claudia became interested in Autism during her last year of high school after doing a research project. Upon moving to the United State in 2002, Claudia became intrigued by the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and decided to pursue her B.S. in ABA at the University of North Texas and later on her M.S. in ABA at Simmons College in Boston. She became Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2009.

Throughout her career, Claudia has provided ABA therapy to children and young adults with autism ages 18 months-19 years in Texas, New York, Massachusetts, Illinois and Lima, Peru. Claudia has worked in a variety of settings including therapeutic day schools, public schools, clinics, vocational centers and client’s homes. Claudia also has experience collaborating with teachers and other providers to write IEPs, conducting functional skills and behavior assessments, writing behavior plans and training staff members and parents in implementing skill acquisition and behavior reduction programs.

Before joining Portrait Health Centers, Claudia was a Lead BCBA for an ABA organization, supervising and mentoring a team of 5-8 BCBAs.

Claudia’s biggest passion is helping children and their siblings, parents and staff reach their full potential.
Portrait Health Centers are multi-specialty clinics that employ the most cutting-edge and proven assessment protocols and treatment options available, believing that an Effective Treatment Depends On An Accurate Diagnosis. Individuals should not have to “play doctor” by researching available treatments and then self-selecting which of these treatments has been scientifically validated and would be most appropriate for themselves or their family. At Portrait Health Centers, we provide a comprehensive and multi-specialty assessment to determine the underlying causes of your symptoms and incorporate an appropriate treatment plan.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Educational Therapy  Online / Phone / Skype Therapy
 Addiction / Drug Rehab  EMDR Therapy  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  Family Conflict  Play Therapy
 Adoption  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Anger Management  Gender Identity / Transgenderism  Premarital Counseling
 Anxiety and Panic  Gifted / Talented Issues  Problem Gambling
 Arts Therapy (Expressive)  Grief and Loss  Psychoanalysis
 Asperger's Syndrome  Group Therapy  Psychological Evaluation / Testing
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Herpes and STD Counseling  Psychopharmacology
 Bicultural Difficulties  Hypnotherapy  Relationship Issues
 Body Image Issues  Learning Disabilities  Religious Counseling
 Caregiver Issues  Life and Wellness Coaching  Self Esteem Issues
 Children's Counseling  Life Transitions  Seniors and Elder Care Issues
 Chronic Illness  Loneliness  Sexual Dysfunction
 Couples Therapy  Marriage & Family Therapy  Stress Management
 Depression  Marriage Counseling  Trauma and PTSD
 Divorce  Men's Issues  Women's Issues
 Domestic Violence  Neuropsychological Evaluation / Testing  Work and Career Issues
 Eating Disorders  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
 Licensed Mental Health Counselor (State)
Payments Accepted
Cash, check, type of insurance, credit cards.
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1717 North Naper Boulevard
Suite 109
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