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 the last several years 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.