Our Team

Diane Berth, MA, LPA, BCBA

Diane has over 35 years of experience with individuals with various types of developmental disabilities including autism. In 2015, she completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology (MA) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a focus on Applied Behavior Analysis. Her studies culminated with an internship at the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton, NC, licensure as a Psychological Associate (LPA), certification as a Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and the establishment of Berth Behavior Consultation, PLLC. She now provides community-based Behavior Consultative Services for adults with IDD who are at risk for placement in a more restrictive environment due to severe problem behavior or lack of adaptive life skills. Diane has partnered with Trillium Health Resources to provide Specialized Consultative Services for adults in community-based and home settings in the Wilmington area and is intentional about connecting with other providers in the community. Previous professions include bookkeeping, auditing, and management for a period of 10 years, then a career as a radiation therapist for 15 years. Diane brings a variety of skills, interests, and past experiences forward into all aspects of her practice and in advocating for others to access and receive the supports they need.

Jason Smolensky, MS, LBA, BCBA

Jason is a creative and passionate Board-Certified Behavior Analyst© (BCBA) who enjoys a collaborative, goal-oriented approach to helping others learn and to live their best lives. He graduated from the University of Vermont with a bachelor's degree in Secondary Education in 2016 (BS) and the University of North Dakota with a Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis (MS) in 2019. Jason's experience includes providing behavior analytic services to people ages 2 to 40 in a wide variety of settings for the past seven years, providing clinical support to other behavior analysts, starting and maintaining clinical locations, and operations management. Jason is dedicated to and motivated by establishing long-lasting client, caregiver, and provider relationships, and obtaining empirically guided treatment results.

Dr. Joshua Garner, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Joshua's career began as an undergraduate in psychology at Ohio State University. As an undergraduate, he served several roles including providing intervention services for young children with disabilities, a research assistant in psychopharmacology, and was a trainee in behavioral pediatrics. Joshua then entered graduate school, earning his master's degree and PhD in special education and applied behavior analysis from Ohio State University. During graduate school, Joshua coordinated a reading clinic for children and adults and coordinated behavioral intervention services for children in Columbus City Schools. After graduate school, Joshua served in several leadership roles including assistant professor and director of research at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and executive director of the Walden Learning Collective and the Behavioral Education Research Initiative. Joshua enjoys conducting translational research and has publications pertaining to the resurgence of operant behavior. Recently, Joshua published and presented on issues pertaining to healthcare workers' freedom in ABA. Additionally, he has extensive experience as an educational and behavioral consultant for children and adults with disabilities. Joshua joined Berth Behavior Consultation in June 2023 to develop and supervise a training curriculum for providers who are interested in pursuing integrative care behavioral services for adults with disabilities.

Megan J. Henrichsen, LPA, LBA, BCBA

Megan has over fifteen years of experience working with children of all ages and their families and is very excited to now expand her scope of practice to adult services. She specializes in Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as dual diagnoses of ADHD, Anxiety Disorders, Down’s Syndrome, Major Depressive Disorder, ODD, and trauma-related disorders. She earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology in 2010 from Fayetteville State University and completed her Behavior Analysis coursework in 2011 through the Florida Institute of Technology. Megan has provided training and supervision to BCBAs and students of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for over seven years.

Megan strives to provide the most ethical and up-to-date services for all of her clients while honoring their right to assent to treatment. She enjoys working with her clients’ families, caregivers, and team members to ensure that strategies and recommendations are effective and beneficial. Megan joined Berth Behavior Consultation in October 2023 to help increase access to effective consultative services for adults diagnosed with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders by providing clinical supervision to students and others in Trillium Health Resource’s provider network.