Karena has been providing behavior analytic services for seven years, with the past four years dedicated to supporting individuals affected by Autism Spectrum Disorder, and their families, in Bloomington and the surrounding areas. She received her BA in Secondary Education at Indiana University before obtaining an MA in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and certification as a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Karena is passionate about using the practices and principles of ABA to increase Executive Functions and Activities of Daily Living (ADL) skills, as well as improve the overall quality of life for the individuals that she serves.
Karena is an active member of several professional scientific organizations, has served on the boards of two local foundations, and regularly attends and participates in continuing education conferences and trainings. Her work within the Bloomington community has led to a number of collaborations with local businesses, schools, universities, and special needs programs.
In her spare time, Karena enjoys traveling, making lists (it’s very relaxing!), and spending time with her husband and two young sons.
425 N. College Ave
Bloomington, IN 47404