Our Team

Essential Behavioral Development, LLC's employees are highly-trained, experienced and dedicated to the success of our clients.

Michelle A Downie, M.B.A., M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Owner/Clinical Director


Michelle earned a Master's Degree in Education from Arizona State University, focusing on Consultation and Collaboration, and Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a Licensed and Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2013.



Michelle joined the field in 2010, after seeing positive results using ABA techniques with her own son. She has experience designing programs that utilize techniques based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), including Pivotal Response Training (PRT), Discrete Trial Training, Verbal Behavior, Positive Behavior Support, and Functional Communication Training. Michelle has used these techniques with children aged 18 months to 20 years, in settings including clinics, schools, in-home, and out in the community. She also has experience with designing and implementing programs focused on acquiring social skills and decreasing food selectivity.


Michelle strongly believes in empowering parents, caregivers, teachers, and other staff by giving them the training to implement strategies in order to see positive behavior change. She also strongly believes in helping people seeking Board Certification to achieve their goal, which will also help to increase the number of families we can work with.

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