Trusty Behavioral Services was established in 2014 by Clint Trusty with a mission to transform the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities using ABA. At that time, there were very limited ABA providers in Georgia, especially few with expertise to serve individuals beyond elementary age. The organizations initial focus was to provide high quality care for that underserved population by helping them gain independence and experience a rewarding life. However, as people of all ages contacted us in need of our services, we expanded our team and expertise to serve a wider age-range of people. Today our team includes highly-experienced Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and ABA Technicians (RBTs) delivering services in a range of settings.
Our aim is to provide people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in Georgia with the treatment they need to that produce life-altering results.
CEO & Founder
Clint was born and raised in the state of Tennessee where he earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Tennessee. Thereafter he began working with adolescents with behavioral problems and developmental disabilities. His first introduction to behavior analysis involved an unplanned encounter with a Behavior Analyst on a shared case that opened his eyes to the life-changing potential ABA can have when properly deployed. This experience led him to obtain his Master’s degree from Auburn University and his BCBA certification in 2008.
Clint worked in state government in Georgia’s developmental disability agency (DBHDD) serving as the Senior Behavior Analyst and Director of Behavior Services. His experiences have included work on both the systems and individual level in settings to include private homes, group homes, schools, residential facilities, day treatment facilities, and hospitals. In 2014, he founded Trusty Behavioral Services. Clint has and continues to be active in promoting the field of ABA through his involvement in state and national organizations. He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts (APBA) which he has done since 2018. He is a current member and past president of the Georgia Association for Behavior Analysis (GABA). When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching sports, and being active.
Jessica joined Trusty Behavioral Services in 2020. She possess a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management and has also obtained multiple certificates in medical communication skills, medical billing and medical coding. She has more than 18 years in the healthcare industry in various roles and is skilled in Business Planning, Employee Engagement and Retention, Operational Finances, Account Management, Healthcare Management and Managed Care.
Outside of work, Jessica is also heavily involved in her community. She is an active member of various committees and enjoys spending her free time volunteering as well as owning and operating her family farm.
Dianna Walters, MS, BCBA is a board-certified behavior analyst and the Clinical Director for Trusty Behavioral Services. She received her bachelor’s in psychology from the Georgia Institute of Technology and later completed her master’s in applied behavior analysis (ABA) from Auburn University.
Dianna has been providing ABA-based services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities for over 10 years. She has conducted workshops for caregivers, presented research at national conferences, and has been published. Her interests include verbal behavior and staff training.
Originally from North Carolina, Kate received her master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Georgia State University in 2016. She completed her supervised fieldwork at the Marcus Autism Center working with minimally verbal clients and became a BCBA in 2018. Kate has over 12 years of experience working with children with autism and their families including providing behavior analytic services in both clinical and in-home settings. She is passionate about increasing client’s communication, social, and play skills as well as working with families to improve their children’s independence.
Kate also enjoys working with RBTs to develop their skill repertoires to provide highly effective behavioral interventions.
Hannah Nichols is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from the University of Kentucky. Hannah graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Kennesaw State University, where she found a passion for working with children with autism spectrum disorders. Her professional experiences include working with children, teenagers, and adults with developmental disabilities in a variety of settings to decrease challenging behavior and increase a variety of skills to promote independence. Hannah’s professional interests include increasing communication skills and working with clients with severe behavior. Additionally, Hannah is passionate about increasing physical activity using behavior-analytic principles. In her free time, Hannah loves to run, play soccer, or read a book.
5130 Peachtree Blvd
Chamblee, GA 30341
3255 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd
Suwanee, GA 30024