Benjamin Tucker, M.S., LPCC, BCBA
Founder and Clinical Director
Mr. Tucker is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 10 years of experience in the field of behavior therapy. With a unique mix of depth and breadth in his training and experience and a passion for offering the best of a science of human behavior to enrich the lives of individuals, Mr. Tucker started Open Spectrum Behavior Therapy. He currently serves as the director and as a clinician delivering direct services to clients and providing direction and oversight to clinical staff. He has developed a reputation among colleagues and clients as a knowledgeable, effective, and hands-on behavior analyst.
Mr. Tucker earned his B.A. in psychology from St. Olaf College in 2007 and M.S. in the clinical psychology program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2010. While obtaining his M.S. from UW-Milwaukee he gained experience in behavior therapy for Tic Disorders and Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors and published several peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters on the subject under the mentorship of Dr. Douglas Woods. He began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2010 as a behavior therapist. For years he worked full time delivering direct services to children with Autism and related conditions, gaining experience working in homes, schools, and the community. He quickly developed a passion for behavior analysis and working with children on the Autism Spectrum. Since this time, he has served as a behavior consultant and case supervisor with multiple ABA agencies and independently. Over the years, he has worked with young people of all ages and functioning levels. More recently, he served as a therapist at the Bay Area OCD and Anxiety Center providing Cognitive Behavior Therapy and exposure-based treatments. During this time he worked with over 100 clients with OCD, anxiety, and related conditions including many in an intensive outpatient level of care. He started Open Spectrum Behavior Therapy in 2017 with the intention of building a practice in which he could continue to serve individuals with Autism, OCD, anxiety, and related conditions.
License No. LPCC5297
BACB Certificant # 1-11-9431