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Eugene Clinic

Lindegard Therapy

2490 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405

Phone:  (503) 927-1179
Email: info@lindegardtherapy.com
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Eugene Clinic Staff

At Lindegard Therapy, our technicians are extremely dedicated. Our supervision to technician ratio goes above and beyond board standards and all of our technicians are RBAI certified and go through extensive training prior to working with children.

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Julia Linden

Co-Founder 

M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

While working for a small therapy company in Washington, DC Julia discovered an untapped interest in working with children with Autism. Witnessing the results of robust research-based therapies like ABA motivated Julia to pursue a career in the field and in 2013 she went on to earn her M.Ed. in Early Childhood Special Education, from The George Washington University. In 2014, Julia became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has over 10 years of experience working with children with Autism, Developmental Delays, and related Speech and Language Disorders across settings – schools, homes and the community.

Applied Behavior Analysis continues to guide and inform Julia’s commitment to providing comprehensive, research-based therapy programs to children with ASD. At Lindegard Therapy, Julia focuses on helping children who have behavioral difficulties, learn to be more independent through becoming toilet trained, eating a larger variety of foods and sleeping through the night.

In her spare time, Julia enjoys spending time with her 2 Labradors – Gunner & Lady Bird exploring the Pacific NW!

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David Garder

Co-Founder

M.S., CCC-SLP, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Speech Language Pathologist and Board Certified Behavior Analyst

David's love of language inspired him to earn a B.A. in linguistics from SUNY, Albany in 2003. During his undergraduate studies, he became familiar with different theoretical frameworks that examine the universal structure of language. He wanted to apply this knowledge in a practical and meaningful way, so he gravitated to the field of Speech Language Pathology. In 2009 he earned an M.S. in Communicative Sciences and Disorders from California State University East Bay and has been treating children with speech and language disorders since. In 2018, David earned an M.Ed. in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University.

David specializes in helping young children with autism who have Apraxia of Speech learn to start making sounds and use words to get their wants and needs met. David combines principles of Linguistics, Speech Therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis to help address speech needs in young children with autism.

When David is not working with kids, he enjoys fly fishing, white water kayaking and hiking.

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Britny Belcher

M.Ed, RBAI, RBT

Assistant Supervisor

Britny has always had a deep love for working with children and helping people. In 2017, Britny earned a master’s in educational leadership from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. Prior to earning her M.Ed., Britny earned her BS in human development and family studies from Warner Pacific University. Upon graduating, she began working for a non-profit organization where she focused on helping children with emotional and behavioral difficulties in foster care. Britny moved to Eugene in 2020 where she began working with children with autism as a Registered Behavior Therapist. It was here that Britny developed a deeper interest in teaching children with special needs as well as supporting their families. 

In January 2021, Britny was accepted into Florida Institute of Technology’s BCBA Verified Course Sequence and plans to sit for her BCBA exam in Fall of 2022. 

When not at work, Britny enjoys spending time with her King Charles Cavalier-Bichon mix, Cassie, baking, kayaking, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. 

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Carly D’Ewart

B.A., RBAI

Clinical Fellow

Carly has always had a deep love for working with children and helping people. In 2016, Carly earned a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in family relations at California State University, Chico. After graduating, she worked for a non-profit organization where she focused on helping children with emotional and behavioral difficulties. Carly moved to Eugene at the beginning of 2020 where she began working with children with autism. It was here that Carly developed an interest in teaching children with special needs as well as supporting their families. 

Carly was recently accepted into Montana State University’s ABA Mastered program and plans to sit for her BCBA exam in Fall of 2023.

When not working Carly enjoys listening to podcasts, painting, and spending time with family and friends.

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Sierra Bayer

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist

While pursuing a degree an undergraduate degree in psychology, Sierra knew she wanted to use her education to work with children, so she aligned her coursework heavily with child development. When she took a course that introduced her to Applied Behavior Analysis, she was hooked! She graduated in 2020 from The University of Oregon and became a Behavior Interventionist later that year. Sierra joined Lindegard in early 2021 and currently serves children in the Eugene area. In early 2022, Sierra was accepted into Pepperdine’s Psychology Graduate school program.

In her down time, Sierra enjoys being a plant mom, taking care of her pet fish, playing guitar, journaling and doing yoga.

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Karlyn Hanson

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist

When Karlyn was studying to receive her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida (Go Gators!), she spent her summers working at YMCA summer camps and babysitting. This is when Karlyn began to discover her passion for working with children. She later began to focus on working with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities while teaching in classrooms in Florida Public Schools. Karlyn was always interested in working in the field of ABA and was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work at Lindegard Therapy!

Whenever she’s not working, Karlyn loves to spend time outside and in nature! She also loves yoga and dancing.

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Matthew Robbins

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist

Matthew discovered his passion for working with children while completing an internship through the University of Oregon where he earned a bachelor’s in psychology and a minor in special education. Following graduation, he decided to continue pursuing work with children with autism which ultimately led to the field of ABA and becoming a behavior therapist. Matthew joined Lindegard in 2022 and expects to remain working with children in some capacity as he continues his career. 

In his spare time, Matthew is an avid runner, enjoys cooking, and has an interest in headphones and technology.

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Trinity Thomas

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist

Trinity was raised by three generations of teachers and so when she stumbled upon the field of Applied Behavior Analysis she immediately felt at home. In 2020 she completed her undergraduate degree at U of O, earning a bachelor’s in psychology and double minors in sociology and global health. Upon graduating, Trinity worked as a behavior technician for a non-profit where she discovered a passion for supporting children with speech and language development, and general functional communication. This fall, she plans to start a post-baccalaureate at U of O in Communication Disorders and Sciences to begin her journey in becoming a Speech Language Pathologist.

In her free time, Trinity enjoys snowboarding, hiking, spending time with her friends and family, and snuggling with her cat Huckleberry.

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Lauren Walsh

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

Lauren has always had a passion for healthcare and helping others. She has worked in a variety of settings and has worked with children with autism mostly in classrooms. Lauren graduated from Portland State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in pre-clinical health studies. She is excited to further apply her knowledge to the field of ABA at Lindegard!

Outside of work, she likes spending time with friends and family, traveling, biking and hiking with her boxer pups, Drake and Layla.

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Erin Wheeler

B.S., RBAI

Behavior Interventionist 

Since working as the program director for a youth summer camp throughout high school, Erin has had a passion for working with people. While in college, Erin worked with individuals with advanced dementia and teenagers aging out of the foster care system. After taking a class on children and youth with disabilities, she knew she had found the type of work she wanted to do. Erin graduated from Oregon State University in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences. She moved to Eugene to pursue a career in Applied Behavior Analysis shortly after. Erin plans to continue her education in graduate school.

In her free time, Erin enjoys exercising, drawing, kayaking, and visiting her family on the Oregon Coast. 

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