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Imagine That Therapy
At Imagine That Therapy, we are dedicated to creating a nurturing and supportive environment where individuals can thrive and reach their full potential. Our Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual, providing personalized strategies that promote positive behaviors and enhance overall quality of life. Our team of experienced and compassionate ABA therapists work closely with clients of all ages, guiding them through evidence-based interventions that address a wide range of developmental challenges.
At Imagine That Therapy, we are committed to embracing the uniqueness of each individual. Our integrated approach combines ABA services, Speech Therapy, and Social Skills Classes to create a holistic experience that addresses cognitive, emotional, and social development. We prioritize collaboration with families, caregivers, and educators, recognizing that a united effort is crucial for lasting progress.
ABA, Speech Therapy and Social Skills
At Imagine That Therapy, we embrace a collaborative approach dedicated to fostering positive outcomes for your child.
We invite you to join us on a transformative journey centered around growth, communication, and connection. Together, we will unlock your child's potential, ignite their progress, and cultivate a future teeming with limitless possibilities.
“Sometimes it's the people no one imagines anything of, who do the things that no one can imagine.”
Joanna is the Founder and Executive Director of Imagine That Therapy. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Boston University in 2005 and has worked in several sales and marketing roles from Conde Nast to Amazon Web Services for the past 18 years. 3 years ago, her daughter Zoe was diagnosed with autism and it created a shift in her priorities. She immersed herself in the world of ABA therapy and Speech Therapy for her daughter and has made it her full-time job and passion. Her goal is to create a clinic that gives hope to parents who are looking to help give their children the tools they need to be independent and live happy lives. When she is not working, she enjoys Pilates, traveling, new restaurants and spending time with her daughter and husband in Alexandria, VA.
Melissa graduated from Florida International University in 2014 with a Masters’ degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has 12 years of experience working with the Autism Spectrum community and loves supporting children and their families in their journey. She emphasizes teamwork and collaboration and enjoys training parents and RBTs. Aside from work, she likes exercising, dancing, visiting museums and spending time in nature.
Jacob Frier (M.Ed., BCBA, LBA) earned his Bachelors and Masters in Special Education from Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education in 2020 and 2021, respectively. Jacob has previously served in roles as a high school special education teacher and a school based behavior analyst in the Metropolitan Nashville Public School System in Nashville, Tn. He has also provided in-home clinical supervision in the Northern Virginia and DC area. Jacob is passionate about creating learning opportunities individualized to each client he serves and building upon the strengths that each client possesses. He loves to find the joy in therapy by embracing the true individual potential of every child. Jacob is an avid reader, a traveler and enjoys baking new recipes every week.
Speech Language Pathologist
Daryn received her bachelor's degree from Temple University in 2018 and graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2020 with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Originally from Annapolis, MD, she currently lives in Alexandria with her fiancé, Kelsey. She has been practicing as a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in Maryland for the last 3 years. Daryn has experience in the areas of Autism Spectrum Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, American Sign Language and the Deaf and Hard of Hearing population, Down syndrome, pragmatic disorders, AAC, articulation and phonological disorders as well as different genetic disorders. She loves to collaborate with professionals to ensure a holistic approach to therapy. Daryn believes in fostering a neurodiversity-affirming environment and that play should be prioritized in therapy sessions. Her favorite animal is a shark and when she isn’t working she likes to spend time outside, cheer on the Philadelphia Eagles, try new restaurants and spend time with her cat, Leo. She is so excited to start building relationships with new families and clients at Imagine That Therapy!
Naisergi graduated from Virginia Tech in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has been a Registered Behavioral Technician for over two years in northern Virginia, and has loved every moment of it. Naisergi is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Bradley University. She hopes to bridge the two fields together by continuing to learn more as an RBT and student. In addition to work, Naisergi enjoys dancing competitively, playing sports, cuddling with her two dogs and spending time with her family and friends. She is excited to continue growing at Imagine That Therapy as she learns more about ABA by working with new families.
Leah graduated from The University of Denver in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She has been practicing as an Registered Behavior Technician in Colorado for two years until recently moving to Virginia to continue her passion of working with children in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She has had the most amazing experiences meeting new clients and their families over the past two years, and seeing the progress that her clients achieve has been and will continue to be the most rewarding experience. She is excited to continue working as an RBT with Imagine That Therapy and building new relationships with her clients and their families. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, running and exploring the city.
Meet Jazmine, a dedicated Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) on a journey to earn her bachelor's degree in psychology at the University of Maryland. Fueled by a passion for positively impacting children's lives, she aspires to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Beyond her professional pursuits, Jazmine finds joy in staying active, exploring new places, mastering the art of cooking, and cherishing moments with her loved ones. Join her as she combines academic excellence with a heart-driven commitment to making a lasting difference in the world of behavioral analysis.
Alex is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at Southeast Missouri State University. After his graduation, Alex plans to attend graduate school to become a Licensed Professional Counselor with a focus on substance use and family counseling. He recently became a Registered Behavioral Technician after moving from Missouri to Virginia and has worked in-home as an RBT prior to working with Imagine That Therapy. Alex has worked for various behavioral health organizations including a residential/outpatient drug rehabilitation center, an inpatient hospital for ages 12+, and an intensive residential mental health treatment facility for adults. In addition to work, Alex loves spending time with his wife and cat, running, trying new foods, and exploring all the DMV area has to offer. He is so excited to continue his passion for helping others at Imagine That Therapy.