Alison Beauvais Carris, BCBA , LCPC
Founder, Chief Clinical Officer
Ali is a passionate wife, partner, voracious reader, karaoke junkie, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, with two tiny humans who call her mom. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, she moved to Chicago to pursue her love of theatre and serendipitously discovered the world of behavior analysis. Ali earned a Master of Arts degree in 2011 in Clinical Psychology with specializations in both Applied Behavior Analysis and Counseling. Since then, she has developed extensive experience working with adolescents and adults within the neurodiverse community. With a foundation in Contextual Behavior Science, Ali began Behavioral Learning in 2020, a clinical behavior analytic organization focused on helping individuals, families, and supervisees develop psychological flexibility and ultimately live a life they value.
Professionally, Ali’s experience over the past 15+ years is expansive, as a graduate level instructor, community mental health provider, school therapist, behavior health clinician, supervisor, and counselor. She is a dynamic speaker with a resume of professional speaking engagements at various organizations such as Black Applied Behavior Analysts, Illinois Counseling Association, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and others. Her areas of expertise include clinical behavior analysis, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), family counseling and parent training, and self-care. Ali most recently served as a Board Member of the Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis as Communications Coordinator and is active in various professional organizations. She also serves as a reviewer for the professional journal, Behavior Analysis in Practice. Ali is an empathic provider who seeks to bridge the gap between mental and behavioral health through compassionate care.
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Master of Arts
Applied Behavior Analysis & Counseling
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
Authorized Continuing Education (ACE) provider
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC)
Illinois Association for Behavior Analysis
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science
Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider