Mountainside ABA was founded by Liz Simons. Liz is a BCBA who specializes in teaching communication and independent living skills, and decreasing problem behavior. Liz loves to share the strategies that she's learned with families and those seeking a career in ABA. She believes every individual that she works with has a variety of very effective skills. She enjoys teaching those working with an individual how to increase the skills they want to see happen more and decrease the skills that are hindering success. She loves what she does- please reach out and ask any quetsions!
Jennifer is a born and raised West Virginian. Originally from Charleston, WV, she attended West Virginia University for her bachelors degree in science. She is a licensed east Asian medical practitioner and graduated from Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in Portland, Oregon with a masters degree in acupuncture and oriental medicine. After graduation, Jennifer completed an advanced internship at Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. Her study there focused on neurological diseases, pediatric tuina, and Asian herbal medicine. After that, she went on to volunteer with the Acupuncture Relief Project in Chapagoan, Nepal. During her time there, she had the opportunity to treat over 1,000 patients with a wide variety of conditions and provide primary health care. From 2002-2004 she served in the Peace Corps as an environmental education volunteer in Gabon, Africa. One of her life goals is to help bring education and alternative health care to rural under-served populations.
Jennifer's passion is this planet. To her, each culture of people that share it is what gives it true zeal. The gift of previously living and being part of communities in 3rd world countries and her experiences there has significantly shaped her as a person. It has been a chance to continue her life's work as an east Asian medicial practitioner with a solid grass roots foundation that she has taken back with her to her own small mountain community in Thomas, West Virginia, where she recreates, lives and practices.
Erin Browning is the creator and owner of Spaces of Grey. She has worked in healthcare for more than 15 years as well as developed and taught seminars across the US about people with non-neurotypical function. She brings vast knowledge of our brain’s wiring, our body’s ability to process information and input, and most importantly the heart and essence that pulses through each of us, as humans, and should not be forgotten. Erin like to say that her personal practice is “the yoga of life”, and even as she jokes, the statement captures perfectly what she does.
Spaces of Grey work helps clients to establish a practice of breathing, meditation, and ayurvedic health coaching, navigate through times of transition or lack of clarity.
Erin brings simple yet powerful techniques, based in traditions of Ayurveda and practices of pranayama, sometimes using writing, talking and body movement to move energy. Sessions are created for a given situation and person. Erin's formal education brings a knowledge base of feeding, swallowing and voice differences and she specializes in treating the non-neurotypical person who wishes to gain a better trust in self.
Angie Shockley, MA, has spent 25 years working with adolescents, teens, young adults, parents, and families helping them navigate the challenges of daily life. Using her years of experience and training, Angie provides coaching, education, consulting, and alternative healing services for individuals and groups. She has studied Shamanic and Energetic Healing modalities under Berta Khunel of Balanced Horizons and is a Certified Shamanic Practitioner. Angie also utilizes the healing benefits of Reiki in her work. She is available for face to face sessions as well as distance work via phone.
She began her career as a teacher and continues to have a passion for education and facilitating learning opportunities for others. She is a successful entrepreneur, having built several businesses from the ground up. She is an accomplished horsewoman and rider, providing guided trail rides, riding lessons, equine facilitated learning, and equine based healing for kids and adults with mental, emotional and physical challenges.
An experienced speaker, Angie is available for speaking engagements and motivational presentations.
Angie loves singing and playing guitar and piano. She also enjoys pursuing her hobbies of art, hiking, farming, and fishing. She shares her life with her husband Matt and their four children, Sarah and husband Zach, Michael, Clay and Bode along with their dogs, cats, horses, pigs, cows, goats, and chickens. They enjoy living in Canaan Valley, WV, truly Almost Heaven.