Alex Nielsen earned her Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha in the Winter of 2017. During the Fall of 2018, she started the Applied Behavior Analysis Master’s program. During her graduate training, she worked in the Psychology department as a Behavioral Health Graduate Assistant at UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute. Alex also worked as a member of the school-based behavior team, providing classroom behavior management training and assistance throughout Omaha Public Schools. In May of 2020, Alex graduated with her Master’s degree and obtained her certification as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA).
Alex has worked with children for most of her life. Being raised in a family of five children, Alex started caring for siblings and cousins at a young age. She experienced firsthand the importance of ABA therapy after witnessing her brother, who was diagnosed with Autism at three years old, make immense progress in all areas of his development. After graduating high school and moving to the Omaha area, Alex worked as a toddler teacher for several years, in both a traditional childcare setting as well as a Montessori Preschool.
In her downtime, Alex enjoys hanging out with her husband, three cats, and bearded dragon. She also enjoys watching movies of all genres, listening to crime podcasts, and cross-stitching.