Our Mission

Mission Statement

At Albert Knapp & Associates (AKA) we are dedicated to serving the community by providing quality mental health and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) services to children and families.  We are committed to serving all children in need within our resources. At AKA everyone is valued and treated with dignity and respect and individual differences are accepted. Our Mission includes developing, partnerships with consumers, so that opportunities for improved quality of life, meaningful daily activities, recovery and remission from mental illness, active participation in community life, and rewarding social interaction with others are achievable goals. We strive to create culturally sensitive, competent, and responsive services toward reaching these goals.


What We Value

  • Fostering an environment of personal and professional growth, learning and accountability.
  • Expecting flexibility, cooperation and adaptation to change of all staff members.
  • Promoting consumer and family involvement by serving children and families within the highest standards of care.
  • Promoting a client-directed, outcome-informed treatment approach that is respectful of families and supports individual and family strengths.
  • Providing family interventions at the earliest point possible to strengthen the family’s ability to care for their children.
  • Maintaining high standards of treatment services and ongoing program evaluation.
  • Continuously improving the quality of services including professional development, education, and training.
  • Working effectively in partnerships with other community providers and groups to empower and strengthen the family.

Our Team

Lisa Ramos

Albert Knapp, Psy.D.,

Founder & Executive Director

Lynn Bender

Lynn Bender

Practice Manager


Julie Caplan Nuzzalo, Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Brittany Dafesh

Brittany Dafesh Psy.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Carolina Ochoa

Ashley Metoyer, MPA, LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

Carolina Ochoa

Alicia Glover, MA, BCBA

ABA Clinical Director

Carolina Ochoa

Domonick K. Green, M.A, M.ED, AMFT, APCC

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Carolina Ochoa

Peggy Mazzarella, M.A.

Special Education Consultant/Advocate

Erika Hall

Erika Hall, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Arease Edison

Arease Edison, Ed.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Stephanie Heim

Stephanie Heim, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage &
Family Therapist

Joanne Chen

Joanne Chen, Psy.D.

Post-Doc, Psychological Assistant.


Maria Cappetta, M.A., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Dr Sherrie Lee

Sherrie Lee, Ed.D., LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Sandra Gelblicht

Sandra Gelblicht, M.A., Psy.D.

Post-Doc, Psychological Assistant

Sandra Gelblicht

Jacqueline Kao, M.A., LCSW

Clinical Social Worker

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BB, Therapy Dog

(in training)