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.

Jessie Fritchen

Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)

Jessie has been with Steiner Ranch Behavior Therapy since February 2020.

She has grown professionally through her years working with a variety of children with special needs including respite care for children with disabilities and full-time care for a child with Cerebral Palsy before performing ABA services with Verbal Behavior Associates in San Diego, CA. There, she was able to thrive working with low-high functioning children with autism spectrum disorder and children of all ages before becoming a lead preschool teacher at the Primrose School in Austin, Texas. Jesse also lives in Steiner Ranch, and her connection with the community eventually led her to Dr. Haak where she has become an integral part of the SRBT family. 

Jessie graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with a B.A in Psychology and a concentration in Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology. She is RBT certified under the supervision of Dr. Haak.

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