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San Antonio Castle Hills Autism Treatment Center

ABA therapy now open in our new Castle Hills center!

No matter where your child is on the autism spectrum, we provide the learning environment they need!

We’d like to encourage you to attend one of our informational sessions or set up a tour at our brand new, state-of-the-art treatment center so you can see, first-hand, what makes Behavioral Innovations different from other ABA providers. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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San Antonio Castle Hills Treatment Center

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Inside the Treatment Center

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Treatment Center Staff

Stephanie Rickwartz, MA, BCBA, LBA
Clinical Director

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.

Malika McPheters
Assistant Clinical Director

Malika comes to BI with terrific experience in early intervention, pediatric feeding and severe behavior. Her ability to be a life-long learner will serve her well at Castle Hills and learn from an already great team, Malika will be able to fit right in on Day 1. She chose Behavioral Innovations given our wonderful teamwork and collaboration and the ability that she will have to impact the kiddos every day she’s at work. She also enjoys working alongside the parents to make sure they are fully aware of what development is going on and communicating these points to the parents. We are so excited for Malika to join our team!

Kristina Alvarez, MA, BCBA
Board Certified Behavior Analyst

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.

Shelly Ryan
Center Administrator

Shelly is our Center Administrator at the Castle Hills location in San Antonio. 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.

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