Katie Updyke

Registered Behavior Technician
My education background consists of an Assiocate’s Degree in Human Services from Corning Community College in upstate NY. I hold a Bachelor’s in Counseling and Lifespan Development from Mansfield University in Pennsylvania. I am currently planning to further my education in a Master’s program for clinical psychology. My experience is diverse; I’ve worked with adults, children, families, and the elderly. My specialties is working with children with autism, adults with mental health diagnoses, and working with individuals with developmental disabilities. I am certified as a Registered Behavior Technician. I also have a background in research on Memory Recall and Laughter Therapy. 
My reason to as to why I came into the mental health field is that I wanted to pursue my passion in helping others. I enjoy helping and encouraging others to reach their full potential. I started working in this field in 2011, where I worked along side a behavior specialist. I knew that this is what I wanted to do and that I had found my calling in life.