Welcome to Behavioral Support Partnership

ABA Services in Orange and LA Counties

Our Mission

Our goal is to improve the quality of life for families by building skills, facilitating inclusion, ameliorating challenging behaviors and empowering parents. At Behavioral Support Partnership, we believe that each family has a unique story and therefore deserves an individualized approach to ABA treatment.  Parent involvement is the key to enduring change and thus our “partnership” with families is critical to our  mission.

Behavioral Support Partnership provides individualized assessments and proven, data driven interventions to meet the unique needs of each child and his/her family. We support individuals from one year of age through adulthood who face the challenge of autism and other developmental disabilities.

Our Services

Behavioral Support Partnership provides evidence driven supports and services to meet the unique needs of children and families.

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Services

Parent Training & Consultation Services

Social Skills Training

School Support

Supported Companions

Comprehensive Diagnostic Evaluations

Telehealth Services

Behavioral Consultation to Residential and Vocational Programs

About Us

Behavioral Support Partnership (BSP)  is a well-established and highly respected organization providing Applied Behavior Analysis services throughout Orange County and Los Angeles.  We partner with families to improve the lives of children with autism and other developmental disabilities. Each child and family comes to BSP with a unique set of values, behaviors, and experiences and we create individualized treatments based on their needs, cultural values, and family strengths. 

BSP was founded in 2005 by Dr. Melissa Sweitzer, a licensed Psychologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst.   Making a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities has been Dr. Sweitzer’s  guiding force throughout her 30 year career.  Her extensive background in mental health and Applied Behavior Analysis, provides a unique perspective to the staff and clients of Behavioral Support Partnership.    

Meet Our Team

Melissa Sweitzer

Melissa Sweitzer, PhD, BCBA-D

Executive Director

Marina Garcia

Marina Garcia, MA, BCBA

Clinical Director

Velika Lee

Velika Lee, MS, BCBA

Manager of Early Start Services

How to Access Our Services

Latest News

News & Events

  • BSP Kids Clinic is open for ABA sessions with strict safety protocols

  • Social Skills Training groups have resumed at our clinic on Saturdays with strict safety protocols

Employee of the Month

Lauren Pimentel

Employee of the Month – July 2022

Lauren is currently attending California State University, Long Beach as a Speech-language Pathology major. She will be graduating with her Bachelor’s degree in Fall 2022 and plans to continue to her Master’s degree in the same discipline. Lauren was first introduced to the ABA field while volunteering at Rowland Unified School District. During this experience, Lauren implemented and encouraged the use of augmentative and alternative communication in the special education classrooms and provided language modeling to children with various communication needs. She soon learned that behind every behavior, there was a communication intent. Immediately, Lauren saw the marriage between the speech-language and behavioral disciplines, and her role as an advocator began to develop. From her years of experience working with kids across the age span, she saw the need to be an active voice among students with various communication and behavioral challenges. BSP has shown her the effects a united, dedicated, and compassionate team has on a child’s success. Her dream is to open a multidisciplinary clinic that specializes in speech, occupational, physical, and behavioral therapy and be a liaison in the behavioral and speech-language domains.