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Autism Therapy

About Us

​We are an In-home and clinic based ABA provider, offering services in and around Richardson/Dallas and Midlothian, Texas and surrounding areas. We provide a unique and customized approach to ABA Therapy by creating a comprehensive team through collaboration with the family and the client's entire support network, to help the client achieve the greatest level of success. We understand the challenges faced and are here to help!

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Our Story

A Better Approach, LLC was founded by Lisha Gillespie in 2017. At the time,  having a 7-year daughter with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, and 5 years of intense therapy under her belt, many obstacles, challenges, and hardships were faced. Lisha knew a more personal and collaborative approach was possible. It was then that she envisioned her daughter and other children receiving the best care that ABA therapy and the DFW area could possibly offer. She set out on a mission to hire the most talented and compassionate RBT therapists and BCBAs in the field and to raise the bar by offering a "gold standard" of care. With that, a better approach to care could be accomplished, thus improving the lives of clients and their families.

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Lisha with her family at Niagara Falls

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Lisha Gillespie, Founder

Meet the Team

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Rachael Neuman, BCBA, LBA-Tx

Richardson

Rachael graduated from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with her Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis and was Board Certified and Licenses in 2021. Prior to becoming a Behavior Analyst, Rachael has been an RBT, working in the filed since 2014. ​ Prior to beginning a career in ABA, Rachael was a para-professional at a residential facility, teaching life skills. 

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Alexsha Vann, BCBA, LBA-Tx

Midlothian

Alexsha Vann is a Behavior Analyst with 6 years of experience in ABA therapy and 10 years of experience in the field of education. In addition to being a Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst, Alexsha is a certified Texas Teacher, holding certifications for Early Childhood-6th grade Generalist and Early Childhood-12th grade Special Education. Alexsha earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. Upon graduating, Alexsha began employment with a privately owned ABA company and fell in love with the field. She received training from the Autism Partnership that influenced her desire to pursue her graduate degree. Alexsha earned her Master’s of Arts in Exceptional Student Education and Applied Behavioral Analysis from the University of West Florida in 2014. While earning her graduate degree, she was alternatively certified as a Texas Teacher. Alexsha desired to gain as much experience being a part of a collaborative team. Her experience in the public education setting has shaped her ABA therapy practices to focus on language development, emotional regulation, social skills, and generalization of skills. Alexsha’s therapy model continues to be “I want to help a person with Autism that struggles become a person with Autism that doesn’t struggle”.

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