Meet Alena Abalikhina, a Director of Intensive ABA services and Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Alena has a wealth of knowledge and a passion for advancing the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). As a dedicated professional, Alena has extensive experience in parent consultation and adult services. She strives to gain more experience in facilitating social skills groups for individuals of all ages, from kids to adults. Alena’s goal is to enhance the lives of our clients by providing them with essential social skills and fostering their overall well-being. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Relational Frame Theory (RFT).

Outside of work, Alena is a multilingual individual who speaks Russian and has a working knowledge of Spanish. She enjoys spending time outdoors, whether it’s at the beach, engaging in rock climbing adventures, or indulging in creative pursuits like drawing and doodling.

Starting her academic journey with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from George Mason University, Alena has built a fulfilling career in ABA. She finds immense satisfaction in working directly with clients, developing programming ideas, and conducting data analysis. Alena particularly values the opportunity to engage in parent consultation, building strong relationships with families, and mentoring others in the field.

Alena’s journey in ABA began at Paragon, where she initially joined as a Clinical Supervisor. She was drawn to the organization’s commitment to providing high-quality supervision and services, which aligns with her own dedication to professional excellence.

With her expertise, passion for growth, and commitment to enhancing the lives of our clients, Alena Abalikhina helps continue pushing our organization forward.