Shannon Stanford, EdD, BCBA, is a board-certified behavior analyst and the CEO and founder of ALIVE Education Management & Services in Beverly Hills and Woodland Hills, California.
Combining her skills in research and analytics with her background in education, Dr. Stanford approaches every new or returning client and their family with compassion and cultural sensitivity. She currently works with Los Angeles-area children, adolescents, adults, and families to improve personal and academic success.
Dr. Stanford grew up in Newark, New Jersey, before attending Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to earn her bachelor’s degree in education with a dual English degree. She then earned her master’s degree in multicultural education at Eastern University in Wayne, Pennsylvania, before attending Arcadia University in Glenside, Pennsylvania, for her certificate in applied behavior analysis.
After several years of expanding her knowledge and skills in the effective use of data, communication, and utilizing the arts in therapy, Dr. Stanford earned her educational doctorate in organizational change and leadership from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California.
Throughout her career, Dr. Stanford has accumulated diverse experience as a teacher, consultant, therapist, and clinical supervisor. She has managed teams and conducted research in her field and now uses her creative and resourceful side to adapt to every new case she encounters.
At ALIVE Education Management & Services, Dr. Stanford conducts in-depth behavioral analyses for children, adolescents, and families with diverse needs and goals through therapy. She creates individualized plans and coordinates care with specialists, professionals, and caretakers.