ABA Therapy in Castle Hills, TX
This location is found in the city of Castle Hills, on the corner of Lockehill Selma and West Avenue. It is conveniently located across from the Castle Oaks Village where you will find cafes, dance studios, a Starbucks, and other thriving businesses. This is a very vibrant community that exemplifies small town pride; with events happening every week and members of the community coming together to support one another.
Our center was welcomed with open arms when we opened our doors in the summer of 2013, and has felt supported by our community as we have continued to grow over the years. In our center we have five therapy rooms, a large gross motor room, a separate room for occupational therapy, and a speech room. One of our large rooms is set up as a mock classroom which helps to encourage school readiness. All rooms are set up to foster naturalistic learning opportunities to ensure that our clients are equipped with the skills needed to have the best quality of life.
Inside the Treatment Center
This Treatment Center Features:
- Spacious therapy rooms
- Circle Time group space
- Gross Motor Sensory room
- Kitchen and client dinning area
- Client lockers
- Parent observation room
Treatment Center Staff
Stephanie Rickwartz, MA, BCBA, LBA
Stephanie Rickwartz possesses the essential background and experience to oversee our San Antonio Castle Hills Treatment facility. Stephanie received her Bachelors in Psychology from Baylor University in Waco, TX and her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at West Texas A&M University. She sought out Applied Behavior Analysis through the University of North Texas by completing additional work for a graduate certificate in 2014. While Stephanie was born and raised in Amarillo, Texas, San Antonio is now home for her.
Stephanie enjoys spending time with her two four-legged kiddos, Zeus and Roxy, and growing different peppers, herbs, succulents as well as flowers in her garden. Stephanie also trains and continually challenges herself to run half-marathons with a goal of completing a full marathon one day. On some weekends you may find Stephanie visiting some historic places such as the Missions in San Antonio.
Stephanie’s passion in life is using ABA principles to teach and improve the lives’ of her beautiful, amazing clients. Stephanie’s inspiration comes from the clients as she sees them as a constant reminder to enjoy the little things in life and make the most out of each day.
Kristina Alvarez, MA, BCBA
Kristina Alvarez is originally from Corpus Christi, but She moved to San Antonio about 6 years ago. Kristina got her start working within the field at a preschool as a Disability Specialist and developed a passion for Applied Behavior Analysis and seeing the impact it had on clients and their families. It inspired her to pursue a Masters of Arts in Special Education from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Each day She strives to transform the lives of children, their families and their community by providing the highest quality of services to ensure successful outcomes. Kristina is the Assistant Clinical Director/BCBA at the San Antonio Castle Hills location. When she is not providing excellent ABA therapy, She loves to spend time with her family and tries to find different nature trails and places to visit. Kristina goes to the movies almost every week, loves binge watching TV shows, and playing racquetball with her Dad.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst
Victoria Nieves, RBT
Clinical Operations Manager
Victoria Nieves is the Clinical Operations Manager of our treatment center in Castle Hills. She has been with Behavioral Innovations since we opened in February of 2010. She has had the wonderful privilege of seeing this company grow from just two centers (one in Dallas, and one in San Antonio), to now having grown all over Texas! Her favorite part of being a member of the BI family is getting to see the children's success and seeing the joy on their faces when they have gained a new skill. She also loves seeing her teammates grow as therapists and individuals and being a part of their journey as they decide what career to pursue (future Speech pathologists, Occupational therapists, BCBA's, etc.). Behavioral Innovations is in the business of changing lives and she just loves being a part of that vision.
When she is not at work, you can find her at home with her two very spoiled dogs (Chulo and Dezzy). She is very involved in her church, where she plays piano and sings in the praise & worship band. She has a big family where jokes at your expense come free, food is always homemade, coffee is always ready, celebrations are loud, and hugs are mandatory. She says she couldn't ask for more!
Shelly is our Center Administrator at the Castle Hills location in San Antonio. Have them tell you where they came from (optional) and their skill set background, what will they be doing here and who they will be reporting to. Shelly came to BI from Clean Scapes, with a background in accounting, office management and human resources. Prior to that, she spent several years in marketing as a project manager and brand strategist. Shelly received her Bachelor's degree in Business from The University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX with a concentration in Marketing. When not at work, Shelly devotes her time to her family and animals. She's an avid horseback rider and competes internationally in horseback archery.