Meet Our Team

Casey master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Casey Lynn Hayden. MA, BCBA, LBA

Casey earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). As a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst , her work has touched the lives of numerous families impacted by autism spectrum disorder. Since entering the field in 1998, Casey has provided direct behavioral therapy services, supervised workshops, and trained parents, teachers, consultants, and behavior interventionists. She has specific expertise in parent consultation, intensive behavior intervention, and behavior management programs. Boasting two decades of education, practice, commitment, and passion working with children and their families, Casey stands out in the field.

Autism is personal for Casey; she has a sister and a nephew on the spectrum. She understands the perspective of families and taps into that empathy throughout her workdays.

Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (ABA)
Natalia Lewis M. Ed., BCBA, LBA

Natalia holds a bachelor's degree in Psychology and a master's degree in Special Education. As a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Natalia is dedicated to working within the autism community, helping children of all ages and their families thrive. She is fluent in both English and Spanish to support all our families needs. Natalia has worked in Early Intervention Services, in the Case Management for the Autism Treatment Assistance Program, and in Intensive 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) and BCBA supervisor. She leads social and daily living programs for teens on the spectrum and contributes to supporting and improving the quality of life for families through Behavior Essentials. 

After all she does for the community, Natalia returns home to care for her four dogs, a husband serving in the military, and her two beautiful teenage boys.

Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst (ABA)
Sonia Flor, MA, Behavior Consultant

Sonia earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from UNLV. As a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT), Sonia has dedicated many years to improving the lives of individuals with autism and their families. She began her work in intensive 1:1 Applied Behavior Analysis programs and is excited to continue to support families through Behavior Essentials.

Sonia is fluent in both English and Spanish, enabling her to reach out and support a more diverse demographic in the autism community. Making positive changes in the lives of individuals with autism and their families has been an immensely rewarding experience and continues to drive her work in this field. Outside of work, Sonia enjoys traveling and spending time with her three beautiful children, the family dog and her husband.