At Innovative Behavior Options, we love and value our therapists for all that they do to help our clients achieve their goals. Over the past few months on the blog, we’ve been introducing a few of the talented therapists that make applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy at IBO such a success. We want our clients to get to meet the amazing people we are so privileged to work with.
Today, we’d like to introduce you to yet another of our rock star ABA therapists, Samantha Francis!
Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hi! My name is Samantha. I have always been a purpose driven person that enjoys helping others. Growing up in Dallas, Texas, I’ve had a great support system that has always encouraged me to think BIG and work hard. In 2008, I moved to Atlanta, Georgia, to earn my masters in psychology and begin my journey in the behavioral health field. My overall goal is to help clients reach their full potential.
What interested you initially about this type of work?
I knew at a young age that I would have a career in mental health. I’ve always wanted to help make life a little easier for everyone around me. I’ve been lucky enough to work with some pretty awesome kids along the way. My grandmother also enjoyed working in the psychology field for over 20 years, and I am proud of the legacy she left behind.
What does a typical day look like for you?
A typical work day for me starts with a great breakfast, followed by a day full of therapy sessions with my energetic clients.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
I have been a part of the great team at Innovative Behavior Options since 2017. The most rewarding part of my job is watching a client complete a task that was once difficult. Whether it’s a client building his confidence to say his first word, or another client working to build friendships with peers. Challenges come up every day, but the progress makes it all worth it.
What causes are you passionate about?
I am passionate about growing access and opportunities for more people to receive mental health services. I am excited about the number of great therapists joining the ABA field.
Samantha’s passion for ABA therapy and her clients’ successes are just two of the many reasons we love getting to work with her! At Innovative Behavior Options, we help infants through adults with developmental disabilities achieve their goals through individualized learning and behavior programs. If you’d like to learn more about ABA therapy or work with a great therapist like Samantha, please give us a call at 770-250-0093!