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When a flower doesn't bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.”- Alexander Den Heijer

Why BEing yoU?

Niche

  • Stress and Anxious thoughts

  • Obsessive- Compulsive Disorders

  • Strengthening parent/child relationship 

  • Behavior consultations

APPROACH

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training (ACT)

  • ACT informed exposure therapy

  • Mindfulness Practices

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POPULATION
served

  • Children 6-12 years old

  • Teens 13-17 years old

  • Adults 18+ years old

"My mission is to support desired behavior change, to live your best life  being you."

Shridhevi Veerappan, BCBA

My Story

I am a Board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) and a K-12 licensed special educator.

I specialize in improving family dynamics through strengthening parent-child relationships, offering guidance for addressing challenging behaviors, stress, and anxiety, and providing specialized support for individuals with Autism and OCD. “My passion is to support desired behavior change, to live your best life being you.”

I am all about inclusivity, providing services to neurodiverse, neurotypical populations and embracing diverse cultural backgrounds. In my practice, I prioritize compassion, trauma-assumed care, and cultural humility to ensure a supportive and respectful environment.

 I use a variety of evidence-based tools such as Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT), Mindfulness practices and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) tailored to individual needs. 

I thrive on constant learning and bring it to my practice. The last 2 decades have given me a range of expertise in diverse domains such as architecture, developmental psychology, applied behavior analysis and special education. Living in different parts of the world such as India, United Kingdom and the US has provided a unique perspective of different values and belief systems. I look forward to getting to know and work with you!

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More about me...

Blessed to be a wife and a mom to the sweetest two kids and my beagle Toast. 

Everyone's life comes with its own challenges and struggles and I am no exception to that rule. The practices that I share with you are the ones that work for me. These tools help me accept adversity and live a life that is meaningful to me.

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"My vision is to help  improve quality of life through compassionate insight, without compromising your true self and values; BEing yoU."

Why choose BEing yoU?

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Evidence-based Practice

BEing yoU takes pride in its commitment to ongoing learning and the utilization of current, effective, evidence-based practices, including :

  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

  • Relational Frame Theory (RFT)

  • Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT)

  • Practical Functional Assessment (PFA) and Skill Based Treatment (SBT)

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Trauma-assumed care

BEing yoU is mindful of impacts of trauma and is committed to  provide compassionate care, following these guiding principles: 

  •  Acknowledge trauma and its potential impact

  • Ensure safety and trust

  • Promote choice and shared governance

  •  Emphasize skill building

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Cultural Humility

BEing yoU is:

  • Being empathic and compassionate

  • Mindful of  your values and belief systems​

  • Encompassing diversity and inclusion

  • Recognizing and challenging power imbalances

  • Lifelong learning and critical self reflection

  • Focus on being your authentic self- BEing yoU

Parent of 1st grader

We are grateful for everything you have done for our child. Thank you for your love, care and helping him being himself."

Co-worker, Jennifer, S.

"Mrs. Veerappan's expertise in supporting  and implementing behavior management for students with a variety of disabilities has been valuable and successful across grade levels and campuses. In addition to her competence and expertise, Mrs. Veerappan is a pleasure to work with. She is reliable, friendly, professional, personable, considerate and displays an amazing work ethic."

Parent of 3rd grader

Thank you so much for taking the time to listen and care for our son. He loves going to school now.”

Empowering
parents

Are you a parent or caregiver trying to navigate your child's challenging behaviors?  

Being yoU through compassionate and responsive approaches can  empower you with skills to help you and your family flourish.

Services offered:

-Individual sessions

-Group workshops


ACT based exposure therapy

Are you  suffering for anxious thoughts or obsessive compulsive behaviors?

BEing yoU can help change your relationship with these thoughts and feelings, to engage in meaningful behavior to lead your best life being you. 

 

What is ACT?

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)  aims to help individuals accept difficult experiences and emotions, while also committing to making positive changes in their lives. 

  • ACT is an evidence based approach that is grounded in Relational Frame Theory which is a subsect of Clinical Applied Behavior Analysis. This method is used to help individuals of all ages cope with a range of emotional challenges, such as anxiety, OCD, trauma, grief, and more.

  • ACT is based on the idea that suffering is a natural part of the human experience, and that efforts to avoid or eliminate painful thoughts and emotions can actually make them worse. Instead, ACT encourages individuals to embrace their emotions and experiences, and to focus on developing a sense of psychological flexibility that allows them to live in accordance with their values and goals.

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How I can support

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Intervention design

  • Conduct evidence -based assessments and developing personalized intervention plans.

  • Utilize trauma informed procedures such as Practical Functional Assessment (PFA),  Skill- Based Treatment (SBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Training (ACT).

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Consultation/Trainings

  • Parent training

  • One-on-one individualized sessions

  • Consultations and trainings with individuals, schools, and other public and private sectors on developing strategies to improve productivity and reduce challenging behaviors.

  • In-person and virtual trainings provided

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Supervision

  • Initial and ongoing supervision for Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs)

  • Field work supervision for Board certified assistant behavior analysts (BCaBAs) and Board certified behavior analyst (BCBA) candidates.

Contact me today for an initial consultation, and find out more about how I can tailor my services to your needs.

Payment Options:

* FREE 20 minutes initial consultation *

** Now accepting new clients ** 

Address: 2001 Auburn hills parkway, Mckinney, Suite 103,  TX 75071

*In-home  and virtual sessions offered *

BEing yoU does not accept insurance. Here is why:

Lack of privacy and confidentiality

If you're concerned about confidentiality or potential long-term consequences, it may be worth considering treatment options that don't involve using insurance. When a therapist accepts insurance, they are required to disclose your diagnosis and treatment notes to the insurance company in order to receive payment. This can compromise your privacy and give others access to your private health information.

Unintended Consequences

In addition to privacy concerns, using insurance to pay for treatment can also have unintended consequences. For instance, insurance companies may only cover treatment for certain mental health diagnoses, leaving those seeking treatment for personal growth or exploration without coverage. This can force the therapist to provide a diagnosis that the patient doesn't actually have, potentially leading to higher insurance premiums.

Treatment Limitations

Furthermore, insurance companies may limit the types of treatment methods that can be used, which can limit the effectiveness of treatment. Ultimately, it's important to carefully consider the potential risks and benefits of using insurance to pay for treatment, and to weigh those against other options that may provide greater privacy and flexibility.

 

Treatment cost will be determined after initial consultation. There is a sliding scale rates for individuals experiencing financial hardship. Kindly be open and honest about your needs. This will help sustain and grow my practice. 

Get in Touch

beingyoullc@gmail.com  /  (214)-509-8260

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