Katie Fitterer, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Owner/Clinical Director

Katie graduated from The College of William and Mary in December 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Anthropology.   In January of 2007, Katie joined the Mariposa School for Children with Autism in Cary, North Carolina. There she learned to apply the principles of Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior. Through this work she experienced the incredible impact effective, individualized programming could have.  

After completing her coursework for behavior analysis through the University of North Texas, Katie became certified as a BCaBA in August 2009. She continued to served as a Program Coordinator at Mariposa until returning to Virginia.

In September of 2010, Katie began working with Navigation Behavioral Consulting. She translated her experiences in a highly controlled clinic to working more closely with clients and their families in the home setting. In December 2014 Katie graduated from Ball State University with an M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism. In February 2015 she got her BCBA certification. Katie continued working as a Clinical Supervisor with NBC, developing, implementing, and overseeing comprehensive home programming until June 2018, when she and Emily established Blossom Behavioral Services.


Katie Fitterer

Emily Wilson surrounded by nature.

Emily Wilson

Emily Wilson, M.A., BCBA, LBA, CCTSI

Owner/Clinical Director

Emily earned her bachelors degree in Sociology with a minor in Religion from James Madison University in 2011. She began working in the field of ABA in 2012 as a behavior technician.  Emily was so profoundly inspired by her clients and the impact of her work implementing the principles of ABA that she decided to pursue board certification a few years later.  In 2016 she graduated from Florida Tech’s masters program with a degree in Professional Behavior Analysis.  She became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst later that year.  Katie played an instrumental role in Emily’s education, supervision, and professional development in the years leading up to her certification, and continues to provide invaluable clinical support presently.


Note to Mentee & Supervisee Candidates: Beyond the BCBA certification, Emily has additional training and experience in a variety of subject areas, including Assent Withdrawal & Client Self Advocacy, conducting Functional Behavior Assessments in the home setting, Precision Teaching, Organizational Behavior Management, Motivational Interviewing, clinical prioritizing and problem solving, as well as instruction on how to implement several ABA-based assessment tools.  She is certified to provide Early Intervention services in Virginia.  Emily is also a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist-Individual (CCTSI).  Her behavior analytic practice is built on a diverse foundation of interests in the liberal arts and sciences. This is reflected in her clinical approach, which relies on a wide lens assessment to ultimately create a focused solution.  If you’d like to book a mentorship meeting or discuss supervision, reach out via email.