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Palm Beach Center

A comprehensive and collaborative, state of the art, therapy center for children with autism and developmental delays. Specializing in early identification and treatment of delays and disorders for children ages 1 to 18 years.

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ABA THERAPY

Applied Behavioral Analysis involves the application of certain techniques that will cause a change in behavior, over…

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FEEDING THERAPY
Feeding therapy is provided for children with difficulties, obstacles, inabilities, or challenges to eating or swallowing.

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SPEECH THERAPY

Speech therapy and Language therapy is available for all children who require assistance with speech, language…

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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Occupational Therapy improves the quality of your child’s participation in daily functioning at home, at school…

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Our highly skilled team of BCBAs, RBTs, behavioral therapists and specialty therapists communicate and work together to increase your child’s success, independence, and functioning in daily life at home, at school and in the community.

We provide applied behavior analysis, speech therapy, feeding therapy and occupational therapy in our one of a kind, state of the art, 8,000 square foot therapy center throughout the day and week, as necessary and authorized for your child. In addition, ABA therapy is available at schools, in home and in the community.

Meet our team

C.O.B.I - Chief of Big Ideas

Jay Katari

Managing Partner and Mom

Kimmy Katari

Special Assistant to the Owners

Jennifer Lawrence

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. William “Tim” Courtney

BCBA/Regional Clinical Director

Mallory Lucillo

Director of Recruitment & Talent Development

Dr. Amanda N. Kelly

Director of Marketing

Marek Bubenik

Chief of Center Operations

Lina Hockin

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Kali Spall

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Alissa Doyle

Board-Certified Behavior Analyst

Ally Dube

Speech Therapist

Catherine Oliver

C.O.B.I - Chief of Big Ideas

Jay Katari

Jay Katari is married to Kimmy Katari and is the father of four wonderful boys. Jay was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  He moved to Florida in 1991 to finish his senior year of high school at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. After high school, he went on to Florida State University where he majored in Business Administration and Marketing.

 

Jay is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for building amazing companies with amazing company cultures. He is very excited to serve My Favorite Therapists’ clients and their families and do all that he can to help to make their lives better. Jay is very passionate about giving back to the community, sitting on the Board of Directors of Autism Speaks of Broward County, the Board of Directors of FAU’s Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, the Love Boca Homeless Charity, and the Board of Directors of The Boca Raton Police Foundation.

 

My Favorite Therapists is a very special place for Jay, having created a place where his passion for success translates to the clients getting the very best therapies available, all in one incredible place.

Managing Partner and Mom

Kimmy Katari

Kimberly Katari, best known as “Kimmy” to those who know her, is the quintessential working woman turned parental advocate. She was a practicing commercial litigation attorney, licensed in the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Florida. She met and married her husband 21 years ago and gave birth to 4 boys. While pregnant with her middle twin boys, Kimmy’s mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. Kimmy made the difficult but determined decision to leave the practice of law to focus her attention on her ailing mother and baby boys. Kimmy’s mother survived the breast cancer, but was diagnosed with ovarian cancer approximately two years later, when Kimmy was pregnant with her youngest son.

 

Having the twins provided a much different perspective as far as keeping track of her babies’ progression. Blake’s brother soon surpassed him on the pediatrician’s checklists of milestones. Kimmy and her husband brought Blake for early evaluation and were told that Blake simply had low muscle tone and was speech delayed. About a year later, however, Blake’s therapist suggested that they bring him to see a neurologist because it seemed as if Blake’s was “spacing out” often. That was the beginning of a whole new life for the Katari family…Blake was diagnosed on the autism spectrum with PDD-NOS.

 

Kimmy has been passionate about finding and doing all that she can for her son, Blake, since that diagnosis. Not one to give up, give in, or accept defeat, she became the voice, advocate, cheerleader, pincushion, and counselor for Blake. She watched, she listened, she learned, she read, she argued – all for her son. She cried often, yet maintained a strong, stable image and persona for the betterment of the rest of her family and those that she loved so deeply.

 

Kimmy quickly discovered that there is an entirely separate world out there for children with special needs and their families. In that world, values are different, priorities are different, relationships are different, and people are different. In that world, being different is good. It is special. Small things could be astronomical in that special world.

 

Over the next decade, Kimmy delved into the life of being a mom of a son with autism as well as a wife, daughter, and mom of three “typical” boys. She incorporated into their lives the gluten free casein free diet, doctors’ visits, RDI therapy, ABA therapy, OT therapy, equine therapy, speech therapy, social skills classes, Tomatis listening therapy, floortime therapy, and acupuncture because there was no telling what would be best for Blake.

 

She spent countless hours with therapists, teachers, paraprofessionals, school administrators, and doctors and even more on the phone with insurance companies in order to try to obtain the best services possible to help her son. It seemed as if time was passing by and yet Blake was at a standstill with the choices of local therapists and therapy clinics. Kimmy and her husband agreed to take a gamble and seek services outside of the state of Florida. She traveled alone with Blake and homeschooled him for months, leaving her supportive family behind, a very difficult and emotional time for the entire family.

 

Kimmy returned to Florida with the revelation that there needed to be better options for families like hers in Florida. Parents needed and deserved to focus their time and efforts on their special children and not drive around town from one appointment to another. It was rarely possible to describe and update each therapist on what another one had accomplished or noticed with Blake. Those therapists should be able to converse and share notes with one another. Kimmy strongly felt that children with special needs deserved to be in a caring, well-equipped environment conducive to optimizing the child’s capabilities and not in a small cluttered room. Most importantly, she wanted qualified, talented therapists who were not robotic or routine. She did not believe in leaving Blake with a “glorified babysitter”. She complained repeatedly to her husband, a self-made entrepreneur, and he encouraged her to “do something about it”. With his extensive business knowledge, acumen, and guidance, My Favorite Therapists began to emerge.

 

Special Assistant to the Owners

Jennifer Lawrence

Jen majored in Education, is the mother of two amazing daughters, a master multi-tasker, a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and an obsessive perfectionist. Jen loves going to work each and every day to see the amazing progress of all of the clients at My Favorite Therapists.  She plays a vital part in the daily operations of the therapy center.

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. William “Tim” Courtney

Tim is foremost a behavior analyst who is passionate about the science of human behavior. His journey began with a chance meeting back in 2002 with a friend who explained his career as a behavior analyst. Tim was instantly intrigued, as this role was well aligned with his value for effective intervention. Highly motivated, he then quickly obtained his BCaBA certification, enrolled in the Master of Applied Behavior Analysis program at Florida Institute of Technology, and became a BCBA. Tim received his Doctorate in Business Administration from Benedictine University.

He had the amazing opportunity to work in several diverse settings: public schools, residential programs, center-based programs as well as in private and group homes. Tim loved doing clinical work and soon found his calling when he shifted to operations and system-wide performance. As a result, Tim’s research focus became the practice of behavior analysis — management, supervision and leadership as well as working with insurance companies.

When Tim is not working or engaged in work-related reading, he is active in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and any outdoor activities. Tim has been married to his wife Jennifer for 20 years and they have 3 kids (Sierra, Will, Liam), 2 grandchildren (Gordy, Scarlett) and 3 dogs (Flower, Noir, Obi)!

BCBA/Regional Clinical Director

Mallory Lucillo

Mallory LucilloMembers is a Nationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She received her Masters of Science in Cognitive Behavioral Disabilities with a concentration in Emotional Behavioral Disorders from Nova Southeastern University and her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Sociology and Interdisciplinary Studies from Florida Gulf Coast University.

Mallory has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis for over a decade. She has experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities ranging in ages from eighteen months to twenty-one years old. She has worked in the environments of clinic, school, home, and community focusing on improvement in the quality of life for every client.

Mallory has extensive background in increasing language and functional communication, reducing problem behaviors, acquisition of self-help skills, parent training, training of other clinicians, social skills, acquisition of new skills and generalizing them to be used in the real world, and vocational skills.  Her passion is to continually grow and learn as a clinician to make the biggest positive impact on the lives of others.

Mallory also leads the team at My Favorite Therapists in obtaining insurance authorizations for services as well as running the supervision programs for up and coming BcaBAs and BCBAs.

When you don’t see Mallory working, she is usually spending time with her family and friends exploring new adventures or working out in the gym. Mallory is a Crossfit nut with a passion for physical fitness. She has competed throughout the state of Florida in many state and local Crossfit competitions.

Director of Recruitment & Talent Development

Dr. Amanda N. Kelly

Dr. Amanda N. Kelly is trusted and respected throughout the global autism and behavior analytic communities. She specializes in showcasing effective applications of behavior analysis, most notably extending from autism to areas of public policy, ethics, and sustainable behavior change. Dr. Kelly’s commitment to increasing access to behavior analytic services and to elevating the quality of providers is evident through her advocacy for behavior analyst licensure legislation and perhaps most notably through her dissemination of free content on her Behaviorbabe.com and her social media platforms.

Director of Marketing

Marek Bubenik

Marek is driven by his passion for traveling, creativity and marketing. Since being a kid, he always knew that he wanted to travel and work abroad. While studying in Czech Republic, Spain, Austria and Ireland he completed a BA in Economics and Management, Film Production and a Masters degree in International Diplomacy.

By studying Internationaly, he was able to land an amazing job at Google. At Google he helped the biggest advertising agencies in the industry grow, by providing support and education around the newest trends in digital marketing. On his team he was responsible for the teams KPI´s in his CSAT role. He trained both colleagues and Google vendors to improve communication skills in order to provide the best customer support.

He is a founder of a creative co-working space called BOOX (located in Monterrey MX), which serves as a hub for talented creators who produce content, organize cultural events and creative workshops.

As a Director of Marketing he is on a mission to help My Favorite Therapists grow exponentially, so many kids with autism can succeed, and live happy independent life.

Chief of Center Operations

Lina Hockin

Lina’s work history can simply be described as “successful”! She was the co-founder and
administrator of multiple high-volume chiropractic practices and ran a wonderful international
charitable organization providing humanitarian assistance to the people of Panama and Costa Rica. She is experienced in many aspects of business and administration, including human resources, billing and invoicing, accounts receivable and overall marketing and management. Lina transitioned from business to the world of education as a domestic and international recruiter for Sherman College of Chiropractic, implementing her skills as a communicator and ambassador for the school to attract countless prospective students. Lina now looks forward to thriving and helping our autism community and My Favorite Therapists’ family.
Her primary inspiration and pride is her family, including her two sons, her husband and their pack of rescue dogs that keep her life exciting on a daily basis!

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Kali Spall

My name is Kali Spall and I am a Board Certified Behavior Analyst relocating from

Boston, MA to Lantana, FL! I began my journey in Applied Behavior Analysis working

as a Registered Behavior Technician in 2017 after completing my Bachelor’s degree in

Psychology from the University of Rhode Island. I absolutely fell in love with the field

and decided to pursue my Masters in ABA from Northeastern University in 2019.

Aside from my work in the field, I love to travel, cook, and enjoy the outdoors. I am super

excited to meet the MFT family and feel as though I can positively contribute to the team

and help improve the lives of our clients and their families. I look forward to meeting and

getting to know all of you very soon!

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Alissa Doyle

Alissa Doyle, BCBA, received her B.A in Psychology and English from Caldwell University. She then attended Ball State University where she earned her M.A in Applied Behavior Analysis.

Born and raised in New Jersey, Alissa fell in love with working in the field of autism in 2014 and since then has worked across school, home, and clinical settings. In August 2019, Alissa relocated to Florida where she
continued working in the field while completing her graduate work. She has extensive experience working with clients who have severe problem behavior and implementing behavior reduction protocols.  Alissa is dedicated, passionate, and eager to help her clients in an impactful way.

Besides her love for her work, Alissa loves traveling, Disney World, and spending time on the beach!

Board-Certified Behavior Analyst

Ally Dube

Ally Dube is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst who demonstrates effective clinical outcomes by utilizing creative treatment approaches to reduce challenging behaviors while teaching adaptive replacement behaviors. Ally has over two decades of experience in Applied Behavior Analysis, both as a practitioner and as an autism parent. Ally has served a variety of individuals diagnosed with autism, developmental delays, and mental health conditions. Ally’s experience includes working in school, home, and center-based settings with children, teens, and adults.

After practicing in the field for many years, Ally co-founded Compass Innovative Behavior Strategies with her husband Dan. Compass was a multidisciplinary behavioral health provider for individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities, with a mission to remove barriers to treatment for families that struggled with access to services. Compass was the first ABA provider in New Hampshire to accept Medicaid insurance funding. Compass provided services in New Hampshire and grew into one of the largest ABA service providers in the state. Compass was recognized several times in the local media, including as the #1 Fastest-Growing Family-Owned Business in 2018 (#3 in 2019) and the #1 Company to Watch in 2019 from Business NH Magazine. In addition, Ally has served in the capacity of adjunct faculty at Antioch University New England teaching Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) coursework for graduate students pursuing board certification as a BCBA. Further, Ally had the privilege of serving as the President of NHABA, the NH State ABA Association, from 2020-2022.

After completing a successful merger of Compass with Patterns Behavioral Services, Ally and her husband decided to relocate to sunny Florida to begin a new life chapter. Ally is particularly passionate about mentoring graduate ABA students to teach them the “real world” skills of being a behavior analyst and working with families to teach functional life skills. Ally also enjoys advocacy and providing leadership training for legal issues with autism insurance funding and reform. Ally is currently pursuing a doctorate degree in ABA, with a research focus on improving the quality of ABA care. In her spare time, Ally enjoys spending time with animals, nature, music, superhero movies, hiking, serving her faith-based community, and spending time with their four grown children and their 3 cats.

Speech Therapist

Catherine Oliver

Catherine received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in May, 2004. She received her Master’s degree from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC in May, 2007. 
Catherine’s clinical experiences include: providing services from infancy to age 80 plus and evaluating and treating individuals with a variety of disorders including; feeding and swallowing disorders, articulation, language disorders, voice disorders, fluency disorders, traumatic brain injury, autism spectrum disorders, hearing impairment, central auditory processing disorders, sensory issues, aphasia, attention deficit disorders, and down syndrome. 
Catherine is licensed by the board of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida and has her certificate of competence from American Speech-Language- Hearing Association. She is looking forward to working with you and your family. 

Addressing ALL of your child’s needs and developmental delays in one location.

561-508-5267

2050 Vista Parkway: Suite B,
West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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We look forward to meeting you and creating a uniquely tailored therapy program for your child.

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