Meet Our Team
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Dr. Shannon Doughty got her start in behavior analysis in 1998 as a line therapist in Pennsylvania after having graduated with a double major in Psychology and Spanish. Instantly falling in love with the clients and being immediately drawn to the practice of ABA, she pursued further education, earning a master’s degree and Ph.D. in Psychology (specialization in behavior analysis) from the ABAI accredited West Virginia University. There, she first worked as an ABA consultant at the Klingberg Center for Child Development at WVU Hospitals. After leaving Morgantown, “Dr. Shannon” worked with residents as the Inpatient Director and Psychologist in the Dual Diagnosis unit of Parsons State Hospital in Parsons, Kansas.
Dr. Shannon’s research and clinical experience includes working with special needs across the entire lifespan: toddlers, elementary age children, adolescents, adults, and the elderly with a variety of diagnoses as well as typically developing children with some special needs. Research and clinical interests include problem behavior such as aggression, self-injury, oppositional behavior, and self-stimulatory behavior, as well as skill acquisition, especially language and social skills. Dr. Doughty is a nationally board-certified doctoral level behavior analyst (BCBA-D) since 2004. Her research with her colleagues can be found published in Behavioral Processes, The Behavior Analyst, Journal of The Early Intensive Behavioral Interventions, Education and Treatment of Children, Mexican Journal of Behavior Analysis, and the two peer-reviewed behavior analytic journals at the forefront of behavior research: Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior (JEAB) and Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA). She is a member of the American Psychological Association and Association for Behavior Analysis International.
Upon moving to Charleston and seeing the further need for an effective evidence-based ABA practices in South Carolina Dr. Shannon started Carolina Coast Behavioral Services, LLC in 2005. While the company has come a long way since she worked as a solo practitioner, she still maintains a very close involvement in every child’s therapy. She loves working with children, working closely with families and educators, and training new therapists and behavior analysts. She is fluent in Spanish and can provide some bilingual services.
Dr. Shannon lives in West Ashley with her husband, Adam (also a behavior analyst and associate professor at College of Charleston) two sons, daughter, and cat.
Dr. Shannon Doughty, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Anna Williams earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from College of Charleston in the spring of 2012. Upon graduation she enrolled in a Master of Arts of Psychology program at The Citadel with a focus on Clinical Counseling. It was also at this point that she joined Carolina Coast Behavioral Services. While attending The Citadel Anna was also an active member of their Psi Chi chapter. When entering her second year with CCBS she decided to pursue a career in behavior analysis to continue to help children with special needs. She enrolled in an additional program from Florida Institute of Technology to prepare for her board certification.
In 2015 Anna completed her Master of Arts in Psychology from The Citadel as well as her certification program from Florida Institute of Technology and became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. She is now the assistant director of CCBS as well as a consultant with the company and loves getting to spend her days working with amazing kids! In her spare time Anna enjoys reading, watching movies with her husband Matt, and playing with her sons, James and Jack, and two dogs, Elwood and Watson.
Assistant director / Consultant
Anna Williams, M.A., BCBA
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Tammy Galuska received her Ph.D. in psychology with a specialization in behavior analysis from West Virginia University in 2004. During her undergraduate and graduate careers, she conducted basic (non-clinical) research on topics ranging from impulsivity to the behavioral effects of transitions between favorable and unfavorable activities. She went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan and then moved to Charleston in 2007 after her husband was offered a position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the College of Charleston.
She spent her first few years in Charleston teaching college level courses, including introductory psychology, research methods, in learning principles. During one summer off from teaching, Tammy worked with CCBS as a senior line therapist in order to gain experience in applied behavior analysis (ABA); at the time it made perfect sense to do so, given that she was teaching certain facets of ABA in her courses. She found this experience – particularly the task of determining the functions of behavior and seen progress in the children she had the privilege to work with – to be very reinforcing and ultimately decided to shift her focus to ABA as she continued to further broaden her career in behavior analysis. In early 2012 she became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. She is now a Senior Consultant for CCBS. She lives in West Ashley with her husband, sons, Evan and Owen, and dogs Stella and Lucy.
Dr. Tammy Galuska, Ph.D., BCBA-D
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Jennifer Elkins is a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. She joined CCBS in 2017 as a Behavior Technician and soon found her calling in Applied Behavior Analysis. Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree from University of Massachusetts Lowell and attended The Citadel for her Masters in Psychology. She also earned a graduate certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis from University of Massachusetts Lowell. Upon completion of her graduate work in 2020, she became a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst. Jennifer is a member of the South Carolina Association for Behavior Analysis, the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts, and the Association for Behavior Analysis International. Jennifer enjoys working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and helping them to achieve their goals.
Jennifer was born and raised on Long Island, in New York, and moved to South Carolina in 2002. There, she met and married her best friend, Brad, and they have one fur-kid, Barkley. As a breast cancer survivor, she volunteers for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life and participates in their Making Strides for Breast Cancer walk in October. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, music, and photography. She also loves to travel and is always looking forward to her next adventure.
Consultant /Onboarding coordinator
Jennifer Elkins, M.A., BCBA
Special Projects and Outreach coordinator
Brittany began working for CCBS in February of 2016, and quickly realized ABA was something she loved to do! Later in 2016 she graduated summa cum laude from Charleston Southern University with her Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. Shed plans to further her education in psychology by attending graduate school. She lives in Moncks Corner and in her free time enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family, husband, and two dogs.