Lissa Bonnstetter


Regional Clinical Director

Lissa Bonnstetter is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with more than 10 years of experience working with children, teens, and adults using Applied Behavior Analysis to effectively change behavior. Lissa’s goal is to help clients with increasing independence, developing communication skills, and utilizing de-escalation strategies while reducing maladaptive behavior at a speed that is appropriate for each child. Lissa has experience working in centers, schools, homes, assisted living communities, and working alongside a variety of professionals to collaboratively identify the best approach to meet a client’s goals. Lissa is passionate about creating care teams for each client that are consistent and create meaningful change for the clients and their families, while providing valuable and fulfilling service for their team.

In addition to her accomplishments as a BCBA, Lissa was a competitive gymnast for 18 years and can still be found holding handstands to make sure she’s “still got it”.

Lissa earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with a minor in psychology from The University of North Texas and a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from St. Cloud State University.

Lissa resides in Plano, TX with her husband Andrew, daughter Kimberland, and dog Samson.

Get to Know Lissa

What's your personal motto?

Everything is figureoutable.

What superpower would you like to have?



What would we never guess about you?

 Technology is great, but I will put EVERYTHING I need to accomplish onto a paper bullet list.

Favorite activities or hobbies?

I enjoy working out and organizing.

What's your favorite journey taken?

The journey of motherhood has been my favorite!

Every moment, every day, is [an] opportunity to start over. Climbing is a lot about dealing with what is and just figuring it out. Whatever has happened, has happened,” he says. “[It’s] learning how to improvise. Coming up with new ideas and new approaches to solve problems. Learning that you generally have to let go to move.

– Bob Jamieson

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