Kiesha McGaugh

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Kiesha McGaugh was born in Yokosuka, Japan and raised in Pittsburg, CA with her 13 brothers and sisters. Kiesha received her Bachelors Degree in Social Work from California State University, Sacramento and her Masters Degree in Social Work from California State University, East Bay.

Kiesha has spent the last 8 years passionately devoted to learning new and innovative behavior coaching techiniques and interventions in order to empower and motivate severely emotionally disturbed (SED) children and adolescents, homeless dual diagnosed transitionally aged youth, and developmentally disabled adults in supporting living. Kiesha was inspired to make a difference and be an advocate for others at an early age after seeing many of her own family and friends suffer due to not having the proper supports in place to thrive and be successful despite their circumstances.

Kiesha has a unique and effective way of quickly identifying the needs of her clients and building a healthy and positive rapport based on her motto “Advocate and Empower others to make positive change”. Kiesha believes in meeting her clients where they are and building upon their strengths in order to collectively identify realistic and acheiveable goals for her clients and their families.

Kiesha initially came to Independence Behavioral Coaching as a Professional seeking to make difference in the East Valley for the many families that are struggling to help their children.

Kiesha enjoys spending time with her family and friends.


Behavioral Coach Certification

What will you learn during the Independence Behavioral Coaching (IBC) certification training?

IBC’s behavioral coaching certification program is research based program, which combines the principals of attachment theory with applied behavioral analysis.

Why choose our certification over other behavioral programs?

  • Children learn best from those they are attached to
  • Parents are more patient and motivated when they have a strong bond with their children
  • Empowered parents and teachers reduces overall anxiety, which decreased behavior problems
  • Helping the parent and teacher empowers them to generalize those skills to more than one behavioral problem

The following Behavioral Consultation certification is awarded to those who demonstrate mastery of all of the following competencies:

  • Behavioral Consultation Basics
  • Building Relationships
  • Increasing Behavioral Awareness
  • Supporting Behavioral Growth
  • Crisis Management
  • Behavioral Assessment and Planning
  • Business Builder

To learn more about behavioral coaching and why you should get certified, click HERE.

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So What Do We Offer You?

Learn how to celebrate your child’s talents, manage the difficult behaviors and guide your child to discover his or her best Self!!!

IBC’s services are as follows:

-       Behavioral Assessment: Understand what is causing challenging behavior, how to change the environment, celebrate your child’s talents and implement behavioral support techniques to set your child up for success.

-       Behavioral Coaching: Learn how to role-playing and practicing recommended behavioral support techniques to bring about positive change.

-       Behavioral Consultation: Get help in your classroom with your students challenging behaviors, increase general education and special education communication and support.

-       Daycare/Schools Behavioral Trainings: Train your teachers how to use proactive behavior management strategies, direct practice and role-play difficult behavior management and crisis de-escalation.

Phone and/or Online Service Delivery

IBC offers behavioral assessment and coaching services via phone or online scheduling.

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