About Us

Our mission is to serve the behavioral, communication, and social needs of Steiner Ranch and surrounding communities with the highest quality ABA therapy possible.

Our promise to you is that you will have a team of highly qualified professionals that will become part of your family as you go through the ups and downs of having a child with challenges.

Meet the Team

Jennifer Haak, Ph.D., BCBA-D, LBA

Owner, Executive Director

Dr. Haak is a doctoral-level board certified behavior analyst (BCBA-D) and is the Owner and Executive Director of Steiner Ranch Behavior Therapy.

She has spent 20+ years working with children with special needs and their families including 7 years at the internationally recognized Kennedy Krieger Institute, a non-profit Johns Hopkins affiliate in Baltimore, MD. At Kennedy Krieger, she worked as a special education teacher for children with autism spectrum disorder as well as multiple disabilities. Her expertise has been developed through many years in special education and home programming, and it spans across an age range from 18 months to 20 years old and variety of settings, including clinical, school, research, and community programming.

Dr. Haak has spent over a decade in Austin, Texas where she continues to enrich her community through specialized, innovative expertise and compassionate, evidence-based treatments.

Dr. Haak received her Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. She also holds two master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University in special education with a concentration in severe disabilities and certifications as an early intervention and autism specialist. Additionally, she received her B.S. in child development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Dr. Haak and her husband live in Steiner Ranch with their four children who keep them very busy. Dr. Haak is passionate about being a part of the Steiner Ranch community and has been involved in and supportive of: Run the Ranch, Hill Country Special Needs Alliance, Steiner Stars Swim Team, the Vandegrift Viper Special Education Booster Club, and Rattler Fest White Sponsor for River Ridge Elementary PTA.

Caroline Kabiri, M.A. in Special Education

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Caroline has been with Steiner Ranch Behavior Therapy since January 2024.  

Caroline has a Master of Arts in Special Education and an undergraduate degree in humanities from Trinity University.  She has 8 years of teaching experience in both special education and general education settings.  She has also worked with adults with special needs at Brookwood in Georgetown as their job supervisor.  She has completed all the coursework required to become a BCBA and is now working under the supervision of Dr. Haak in order to gain experience hours and sit for the board exam. 

Caroline has taught ECSE (Early Childhood Special Education) in both Fort Bend and Eanes ISD. She also taught 1st and 2nd grades as a collaborative/special education teacher, as well as 3rd and 4th grades.  Her true passion is working with students with significant cognitive delays and those on the spectrum, which is the reason she has decided to further her career in becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She is passionate about inclusion and served as the co-chair for the Inclusion Committee in Eanes ISD from 2019-2020.  She is also involved in a non-profit organization called Wonders and Worries which is near to her heart and serves children who have terminally ill parents or who have lost a parent due to illness.  

Caroline’s personal experience growing up with a brother with significant cognitive and physical delays inspired her to go into the field of special education and now the field of applied behavior analysis.  She has resided in Austin for 8 years and enjoys spending time with her 3 children and chocolate lab whenever possible.  She is also an avid marathon runner, loves to hike, read, and spend time outdoors. 

Employment Opportunities


As we look to expand our team, BCBAs with at least 3 years of experience are encouraged to send an email with your resume and a brief description of your interest in the position to: info@steinerranchbehaviortherapy.com

BCBA candidates looking to gain supervision hours are also encouraged to reach out to Dr. Haak with your resume and a brief description of where you are in your program, how many hours you need, and when you expect to sit for your exam. All requests can be sent to: info@steinerranchbehaviortherapy.com

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)/Behavior Technician

If you are interested in joining our team as a behavior technician or have already obtained your RBT certification, please email your resume and a brief description of your interest in the position to: info@steinerranchbehaviortherapy.com