Michelle offers transparent and compassionate ABA and tutoring services tailored to the client's specific needs and competency level. Her therapy sessions are characterized by a compassionate, evidence-based approach to inspire collaboration.
Michelle Pedersen has worked with children throughout her adult life. She earned her BA in elementary education in 1997. In 2009, Michelle earned her MS in special education. Between 1997 and 2010, Michelle taught kindergarten, 1st grade, 5th grade, 6-8 th science and social studies, and K-8 grades art in
many school settings, including parochial, public, and charter schools.
In 2011, Michelle opened a Kumon Math and Reading Center where children aged 2-20 were taught all the fundamentals of reading, language arts, and mathematics. Students worked at their ability level, not necessarily their grade level, and were closely monitored to ensure they were being challenged
academically. After closing the center in 2017, Michelle and her family moved to Florida. At this point, Michell changed careers from teaching to applied behavior analysis. She was hired as a registered behavior technician and worked with children with autism and other developmental diagnoses. In 2020, Michelle completed her certificate program in behavior analysis at Florida Institute of Technology and, in August of that year, passed the national exam, becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Since then, she has helped children as young as three and as old as 19, including her son, live and function successfully at home, school, and in the community.
Michelle and her family relocated to the Stuttgart, Germany area in January 2022 and joined Developing Behavior, where she will continue working with children and young adults to be successful in
Andrea offers a transparent and compassionate therapeutical style tailored to the client's specific needs and cultural background. Her consultations are characterized by a warm, relaxed atmosphere complemented with a holistic approach to inspire creative collaboration.
Andrea is certified in providing Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). Andrea works with children and adolescents with special needs (Autism Spectrum Disorder and other comorbidities) for autism therapy in school, private office in Stuttgart, or telehealth settings. She provides mental health services for adults employing Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy in-person or via telehealth. Andrea offers online training through her comprehensive 30-module Mindful Parents® series for parents with special needs children. Her competency area includes autism services, behavior change, stress management, anxiety, life transitions, work-life balance, parenting, self-esteem, mood disorders, and pathological avoidance disorder.
Andrea works with various organizations in the scope of organizational behavior management projects for cultural change, safety, and organizational change, complementing her services with employee mental health consultations. She also works with international schools by providing ABA consulting services for students with special needs and training for teachers and paraprofessionals.
Andrea currently practices in Charlottesville, VA.
Andrea's favorite motto is."
“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail".” - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is an autism therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. ABA therapy applies one's understanding of how behavior works in real situations. The autism services aim to increase meaningful behaviors and decrease behaviors that are harmful or affect learning. The ultimate goal of autism treatment is to induce meaningful change and improve the individuals' quality of life. The ABA intervention program is written to meet the needs of the individual client. Andrea worked with a wide array of clientele with a diverse background in ABA.
Organizational Behavior Management (OBM) focuses on assessing and changing the work environment to improve employee performance and workplace culture. OBM is frequently used along with organizational development and other psychologist lead interventions within organizations. We support your organization’s path to success in specific domains grounded in behavior-based assessments. We do so by providing improvement plans to develop sustainable processes and systems fueled by naturally occurring consequences. We aim to support your company’s evolvement in cultural change, employee performance and retention, safety, and customer satisfaction, yielding increased revenue and profit. We are providing in-person services in the greater Stuttgart region, as well as within the EU.
Seldom are obstacles (pandemic, natural disasters, disability, or mobility issues) to coming into a consultation office, but assistance is still available. Our telehealth-trained professionals can meet you over a HIPAA compliant connection (online or phone) and assist with your challenges. We can assist you with autism therapy, psychologist's services in the greater Stuttgart area and within the EU states.
Same-day appointments are often available. Call us!
Our therapist, Michelle Pedersen, started her home-based
ABA Therapy and educational tutoring practice on
October 1, 2023.
Andrea Baumes relocated to the US, discontinuing her private practice in the Greater Stuttgart area.
Please welcome Michelle in her new role.