Crista has worked in the field of applied behavior analysis since 2006. During this time she has worked with a wide range of age populations across diverse clinical settings, including adult group homes. Crista also gained experience working in a clinical and administrative leadership capacity across previous workplaces. Crista started at Behavior Change Institute in November of 2020 as a Senior Clinician.

In Crista’s current role as Director of Care Coordination she oversees the management of departments that include client intake, scheduling, patient records, quality assurance, and patient benefits. Crista thoroughly enjoys working with individuals and is passionate about supporting families that are receiving services with Behavior Change Institute.


Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA)
Idaho Association of Behavior Analysis (IdABA)
Behavior Analyst Leadership Council (BALC)

Areas of Interest

Organizational Behavior Management (OBM)
Natural Environment Teaching Methodologies
Functional Communication Training
Parent/Caregiver Training
Sleep Hygiene Training
Working with populations that have comorbid diagnoses that may include: autism, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and bipolar disorder


Florida Institute of Technology – BCBA Certification coursework
National University – Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology with specialization in Marriage & Family Therapy
Concordia University – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minor in Sociology

Time at Behavior Change Institute

Since November, 2020

The BCI Mission and what it means to me

When I think of what BCI means to me, I immediately think about the mission to provide high-quality treatment to underserved communities. BCI has a team of professionals with specializations across many areas. The collaborative environment allows access to so many resources for the individuals and families we work with. Living in Idaho, I understand how difficult it is for families in rural communities to receive beneficial services. This understanding enables me to appreciate the opportunity I have to provide excellent services through telehealth for individuals and families in rural and underserved communities.