About Us

Our Team

Founder

Dr. Xiaoxiao Chen, PhD., BCBA

  • Listed OAP Provider
  • Over 10 years working with children and families with special needs
  • PhD in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
  • Trainer for Chinese Autism Community
  • Find her on OAP Provider List

Program Manager

Mengqi (Maggie) Li, M.S., BCBA

  • Listed OAP Provider
  • 10 years working with children and families with special needs
  • Other than having a master degree in ABA, she’s also trained in Naturalistic Developmental Behavioural Intervention (NDBI) teaching methods such as JASPER
  • Trainer for Chinese Autism Community
  • Find her on OAP Provider List

Service Manager

Fanmiao (Miya) Meng, M.A

  • Master degree in ABA from Florida Institute of Technology 
  • Business degree in Human Recourse
  • Experienced therapist, working with young and school-aged children
  • Working towards obtaining national certification in ABA

Senior Therapist

Lini Huang, B.A., RBT

  • Bachelor’s degree in Applied Psychology and a Postgraduate Certificate in Autism and Behavior Science
  • Experienced Registered Behavioural Technician (RBT)
  • 5 years counseling experience with Chinese families
  • Lini is adept at combining teaching with play and deeply understands children’s behavior and emotions

 

Senior Therapist

Jiaqi (Connie) Kan, M.ADS

  • Honours BSc in Psychology, MPED in language teaching, and a master’s degree specializing in ABA from Brock University.
  • Started with Nutcracker Therapy as an Instructor Therapist and transited to the role as a Senior Therapist in 2023
  • Experienced in teaching language and communication skills to children aged 2-16. 
  • Working towards obtaining national certification in ABA

Clinical Supervisor

Tina Vo, M.ADS, BCBA

  • Master degree in ABA from Brock University
  • Highly experienced with increasing communication skills, social skills, and independence among children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ages 2-16
  • Experience with collaborating with other professionals and working with children with ASD across various settings: Home, school, daycare, and community
  • Obtained professional certification in ABA (Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

 

Clinical Supervisor

Kedisha Robinson, M.ADS, BCBA

  • Master of Applied Disability Studies with a specialization in Applied Behaviour
    Analysis from Brock University.
  • Over 6 years of experience working with children with disabilities using
    evidence-based practices in ABA.
  • Passionate about providing solutions to barriers impacting achievement and
    quality of life for children with autism.
 

Senior Therapist

Ligene Pilar B.Sc

  • Bioethics & Cognitive Science major from University of Toronto
  • Post-grad certification in Autism and Behavioural Science at George Brown College
  • Started working as an Instructor Therapist in 2018, experienced in working and teaching through playful and creative activities

Senior Therapist

Rasika Deogaonkar, B.Sc

  • BSc in Psychology, a post-grad diploma in Behavioural Sciences from University of Toronto
  • Over 10 years of teaching children with ASD
  • Offering support in various settings, including schools and communities. Rasika is passionate about providing compassionate therapy and teaching essential skills for children’s success.
 

Senior Therapist

Ralph Abella, B.A

  • BA in Psychology and Early Childhood Diploma
  • Experienced therapists with children age 2-16
  • Passionate about teaching children using motivating activities and improving their functional skills.

Instructor Therapist

Susan Xu

  • Behavioural Sciences diploma; currently pursuing a Psychology degree at York University.
  • Proficient in implementing personalized interventions for children with ASD, achieving measurable outcomes.
  • Committed to continuous learning and dedicated to enhancing the well-being of children through the latest research and techniques.
 

Instructor Therapist

Enli Zhang, B.A, RBT

  • Graduated from Seneca College with a diploma in Behavioural Science
  • Enli is committed to making a difference in her clients’ lives and continuing her professional development.
  • She enjoys reading, traveling and staying up-to-date with ABA therapy advancements.

Instructor Therapist

Jiayi Cheng

  • College Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science from George Brown
  • She also has a early education background where she worked in toddler and school aged classrooms
  • She is passionate about teaching social, language, play, and academic skills.

Instructor Therapist

Tianyue Ma, B.Sc

  • Graduated from McGill University with a degree in Psychology, pursuing a master degree in Western University
  • Experienced in teaching in different settings such as center, client’s home, and community
  • She is very creative at teaching language in the child’s natural environment and experienced with decreasing challenging behaviors
 

Instructor Therapist

Jiayi Cheng

  • College Diploma in Autism and Behavioural Science from George Brown
  • She also has a early education background where she worked in toddler and school aged classrooms
  • She is passionate about teaching social, language, play, and academic skills.

Instructor Therapist

Tianyue Ma, B.Sc

  • Graduated from McGill University with a degree in Psychology, pursuing a master degree in Western University
  • Experienced in teaching in different settings such as center, client’s home, and community
  • She is very creative at teaching language in the child’s natural environment and experienced with decreasing challenging behaviors

Instructor Therapist

Meilin Fu, M.A

  • 4.0 GPA in Behavior Science at Seneca College and is now pursuing a higher degree in Applied Behavior Analysis.

  • works as a behavior therapist at Nutcracker Therapy Toronto and finds motivation in witnessing her clients’ success.

Instructor Therapist

Xinwei (Vivien) Wang, MSW

  • Master degree in Social Work and received ABA training from Seneca College. 
  • Over 8 years of experience working with children with different developmental needs aging from 2-16. 
  • Experienced in using multiple ways for teaching children in multiple settings.
 

Instructor Therapist

Alisha Zachariah, B. SW

  • Graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University with BSW, graduate certificate from Conestoga College in Autism & Behavioural Science
  • Started working with young children since 2014
  • Familiar with both classroom and in-home settings
 

Clinical Supervisor

Nazanin Ainy, M.ADS, BCBA

  • Master’s degree in Applied Disability Studies, Specialization in Applied Behaviour
    Analysis (ABA) from Brock University.
  • Over 10 years of experience providing ABA services to all aged children and youth with
    a diverse set of disorders in the centres, communities, hospitals, and homes.
  • Has written articles for the Autism Matters magazine, published by Autism Ontario and is a member of ONTABA.
  • Multilingual in Farsi, Dari, Urdu, Hindi, and English.
 

Service Coordinator

Meilin Fu, M.Sc

  • Master degree in Human Resource Management from England.
  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Psychology with a Cumulative GPA of 4.0.
  • Experienced ABA therapist with a strong passion for the field of education for special needs children and teenagers
 

Speech Therapist

Grey Chan

  • Graduated from the University of Hong Kong, majoring in Speech and Hearing Science since 2006
  • Member of Speech-Language Audiology Canada as a Communicative Health Assistant
  • Experienced in children’s language and speech development
  • Fluently in English, Cantonese and Mandarin
 

Clinical Supervisor

Xiaoyue Xiao, M.Ed, BCBA

  • Master’s degree in ABA from the University of Toronto
  • Experience in behavior consultation and caregiver training (Project Impact, Triple P, and RUBI)
  • Enthusiastic with empowering learners and caregivers by teaching the activity of daily living skills, communication skills, and social skills
 

Instructor Therapist

Yahui (Yancy) Liu, B.A

  • Currently pursuing a Master of Professional Education in Applied Behaviour Analysis at Western University and a Master of Information in User Experience Design at the University of Toronto
  • Entered the ABA field in 2013
  • Specializations in support for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder under 18 years old
 

Instructor Therapist

Rong (Rinna) Tang, M.PEd

  • Master’s degree in ABA from Western University.
    Started with Nutcracker Therapy as an Instructor Therapist in 2023.
  • Experienced in teaching language and communication skills to children aged 2-14.
  • Experienced in creating fun activities and decreasing challenge
    behaviors.
  • Working towards obtaining national certification in ABA
 

Instructor Therapist

Karen Huang, B.Child Health

  • Graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Child Health
  • Experience working with children and adults with various developmental disabilities in homes, classroom and clinical settings
  • Passionate about pursuing a career in ABA and working with children with special needs

Instructor Therapist

Vicky Liu, HBSc

  • Currently pursuing a Master of Education in Developmental Psychology & Education at the University of Toronto. 
  • Graduated with Honours Bachelor of Science degree from University of Toronto. 
  • Completed Post-Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Science at Geroge Brown College. 
  • Experienced in teaching with children and adults in both 1:1 and classroom settings

Instructor Therapist

Sally Han, B.ASc

  • Currently pursuing a Master degree in ABA at Brock University.
  • ​Bachelor’s degree in Human Behaviour at McMaster University.
    Post-graduate certificate in Brain Disorder Management at Mohawk College.
  • Experienced in providing support in home and school settings through one-on-one sessions.
  • Skilled in decreasing challenging behaviours.

Instructor Therapist

Norton Fong

  • Diploma in Behavioural Science from Seneca College, currently pursuing a degree in Behavioural Psychology
  • Worked in the field for 3 years
  • Experienced in teaching in 1 on 1 and group settings

Instructor Therapist

Po Lun (Alan) Leung, RSW

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and received counseling training from Hong Kong Lingnan University.
  • Register in Ontario with over 3 years of certified social work experience, specializing in children and youth care.
  • Proficient in employing diverse instructional approaches to educate children across various learning environments.
  • Fluently in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin

Instructor Therapist

Phylicia Lewis

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Behaviour Psychology at Seneca Polytechnic with great knowledge of Applied Behaviour Analysis and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • More than five years experience working with children and clinical experience working with adults with various needs
  • Aspiring to help children reach their stellar potential, improve their skills and have fun!

Instructor Therapist

Sneha Christian, B.Sc

  • Currently pursuing my Master’s in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University (NB)
  • Graduated from Humber College with a bachelor’s degree in Behavioural Science with Honours.
  • Experience teaching children 1:1, classroom and group setting
  • Worked with children for 10 years.