About Us

Clinician Owned

Step Beyond Development is not investor owned. Our center is clinician owned by a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Every child receives individualized treatment specific to each child's needs.

Mission Statement

At Step Beyond Development, your child will receive services based off of a fun and contextual style of teaching. We value family, integrity, measurable progress, and independence.

Board Certified Behavior Analysts

Owner & Lead BCBA

Amanda Sagarian, M.S., BCBA

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Amanda migrated down south to complete her Bachelors of Science in Psychology at the University of South Florida. Amanda received her Master’s in Counseling with a concentration in Advanced Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Nova Southeastern University. She has worked within the field of ABA for over 9 years, providing autism services. She possesses experience in the areas of skill acquisition, positive reinforcement strategies, daily living skills, potty training, social skills, transition skills, self-management + coping skills, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Amanda takes pride in advocating for her clients and families.

Clinical Director & Lead BCBA

Catherine Ivey, M.S., BCBA

Catherine is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with over 6 years of experience in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis. She attended Florida State University where she attained her B.S in Psychology. She then attended Capella University where she attained her M.S. in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis. Her expertise is in providing treatment to those with Autism, ADHD, Down Syndrome and other developmental disabilities. Catherine is bilingual, speaking both English and Spanish. Catherine is passionate about teamwork, mentoring, and quality services. When she is not helping clients or training team members you can find her spending time with her fiancé, playing with her cat, walking on the beach, reading, and listening to music.

Step Beyond Development

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