About: Nicole Gurash, Psy.D., BCBA is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Master's in Early Childhood (with a focus in Special Education). She is the founder, owner and manager of ABC Behavioral Services, LLC..
She enjoys working with children, adolescents, teens and families living with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, challenging behaviors, intellectual and developmental disorders, anxiety, trauma and mood disorders.
Approach: Dr. Gurash brings together evidence-based best practices, and a background in applied behavior analysis, clinical psychology and special education to provide family focused, pediatric behavior therapy to improve emotional regulation, psychological flexibility, behavioral and social skills. Treatment plans can include individual and/or family therapy, as well as consultation with school teams and other health professionals. Dr. Gurash also specializes in creating individualized behavior plans, advocacy and collaboration.
Her doctoral dissertation focused on improving emotional regulation and anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy approaches as an adjunct to ABA therapy programs. Dr. Gurash uses this knowledge as a basis for therapy with parents and children to create flexible and highly effective behavior therapy sessions.
In addition to working with children and families, Dr. Gurash is an adjunct faculty member teaching graduate courses in Psychology and Applied Behavior Analysis at Purdue University Global. Dr. Gurash has also met the BACB’s requirements to provide supervision to board certification applicants. Since 2001, her work experiences have included clinical, in-home, special education and early intervention settings.
The Association for Applied Behavior Analysis International
The Colorado Association of Behavior Analysis
The Association for Professional Behavior Analysts