“I enjoy empowering children’s families by identifying challenges, teaching strategies and providing education to support their growth and development.”

Erin McNerney, Ph.D., BCBA-D

Clinical Consultant and Licensed Psychologist

Erin McNerney has been with In STEPPS since its founding in 2010 and has more than 20 years of experience in the field. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst-Doctoral (BCBA-D), Erin provides diagnostic evaluations, psychotherapy and behavioral analysis. She has helped design and implement behavior intervention and parent education programs that have helped hundreds of children and their families. Erin has published articles and given presentations on autism, ABA and NDBI. She earned a master’s in counseling psychology and a doctorate in clinical psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara.

Get to know Erin:

If you could choose any one superpower, which would you choose?

I have a real-life superpower. I have an excellent visual memory and can find almost any lost object as long as I’ve seen it once!

What’s the one TV show you never miss?


What book are you reading?

Steve Jobs

Who inspires you?

Those who challenge the status quo and face great odds to change the world for the better

What’s a secret talent no one knows about?

I am like MacGyver. Give me an impossible situation and the simplest of tools to work with and I will problem solve it.

What’s your most prized possession?

My life experiences