Jessica G

Lead Behavior Therapist

Blue Bird Day Employee Since 2020


Masters of Art in Applied Behavior Analysis (current student)
Ball State University

Masters in Child Psychology
Kingston University London

Bachelor of Arts Psychology
Depaul University

Credentials and Certification 

  • Registered Behavior Technician through BACB 

Clinical Expertise

  • Applied Behavior Analysis
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Functional Communication Training
  • Challenging Behaviors Reduction 

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My Story

I’ve always known that I wanted to work with kids! I grew up in Los Angeles and for some strange reason decided to leave the beautiful weather and come to Chicago for my undergraduate career. However, quickly upon arrival, I discovered what an amazing city it is! Post-graduation I decided to move to London for my master’s in child psychology and while abroad I had the amazing opportunity to intern at a child development center where I discovered ABA. I absolutely fell in love with the idea of helping kiddos with ASD reach their full potential. When I returned to Chicago I quickly became an RBT and began working as a behavioral therapist. I recently enrolled at Ball State University where I will begin my journey to become a BCBA.  

My Blue Bird Day

I love how supportive and positive everyone is at BBD! It’s an amazing community where everyone wants to see you succeed. I’ve only been with BBD since April ‘20, but I can tell that this is a special place where I can grow and learn as a behavioral therapist.  

My Blue Bird Day Goals

  1. I will be continuing my education and earn my master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis to become a BCBA.