Rebecca Kern has served as The Center’s Director of Behavioral Services since 2014. In her role, Rebecca provides counseling and psychotherapy to clients served at The Center as well as members of the community that have special needs. She also writes and implements behavior intervention programs that help support positive behaviors for those with behavioral challenges. Additionally, Rebecca teaches readiness skills to individuals who have become newly independent in their living environment. Her past experience as a Special Education Teacher for Humble ISD has equipped her with the ability to adapt to varied levels of receptive and expressive communication as well as cognitive functioning. She understands sensory and behavioral challenges, and uses non-traditional modalities that aid understanding and engagement during the counseling process. Rebecca holds a bachelor’s degree in Human and Social Services Administration as well as a Master of Clinical Counseling, and she is currently pursuing a  PhD in Psychology with a specialization in Gerontology. She is also a Licensed Professional Counselor – Supervisor, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Texas Educator. In her free time, Rebecca enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and several pets.