Education & Skills: *Psy.D. - Doctor of Psychology *BCBA - Board Certified Behavior Analyst *Graduate Psychology/ABA Adjunct Faculty at Purdue University Global *BACB approved supervisor *Specialized Post-Graduate Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy *Colorado Registered Psychotherapist *Advanced Graduate Certification in Applied Behavior Analysis *M.A. - Early Childhood with a focus in Special Education
Expertise: Family focused, pediatric behavior therapy for a range of challenging behaviors: providing emotional regulation, behavioral and social skills interventions. Treatment plans utilize proven methods and 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.
Dr. Nicole Gurash is the founder, owner and manager of ABC Behavioral Services. She enjoys working with children, adolescents, teens and families living with autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, challenging behaviors, anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Gurash's therapeutic orientations include utilizing Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy (ABA) and third wave behavior therapies, such as, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness approaches. 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