Stephanie Stutzriem

Hello everybody! My name is Stephanie. I graduated from UCLA in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in Sociology. I received my Master’s in Special Education with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University in 2021. I am currently obtaining fieldwork hours in order to sit for my BCBA.

For as long as I could remember, I knew I wanted to help people. When I was a child, I thought this meant working in the medical field. Up until my second year of undergraduate, I planned on becoming a doctor. Halfway through undergraduate, I realized the hospital was not for me. I was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2015. I grew up with a younger brother with a mental disability, so prior to this, helping others with a mental or developmental disability was a lifestyle, not a possible career. However, ABA taught me I can help people in different ways. It taught me that I can help people reach their full potential and grow into their own. ABA makes me feel like I am accomplishing my childhood goal of helping people and making a difference.

In my spare time, pretty much all of it, I enjoy spending time with my two children. Yes, I use ABA in my own home to make sure they reach their full potential as well! I also enjoy reading and cleaning!

Raul Escobedo

I am a Behavior Technician, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Human Development from California State University San Bernardino. I am currently enrolled in the Chicago School of Professional Psychology to get my Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis. I first fell in love with ABA, when I took my internship for my undergrad. Since then I enjoy helping

Claudia Doty, M.S.
Clinical Executive Director

Hi! I’m Claudia Doty, Clinical Executive Director for Heredia Therapy Group.   My goal is to manage our objectives, programs, and processes to offer an excellent service to you and your loved ones.

I am deeply passionate about supporting the mental, emotional, and social development of youth, especially those in foster care.  That drive stems from my experience growing up in the system and the years I’ve spent working with families in the social service field. 
I believe caring for our mental health is crucial, as it affects us all in some capacity—whether it’s through our struggles or through those of people we know and love. 
My hope is that we can continue to provide quality therapy services to create a safe and supportive community.

Who I Am

I’m a Clinical Executive Director with a Masters of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the California State University of San Bernardino.  

I’ve spent more than 11 years working with kids and families touched by adoption and foster care, leveraging my personal story to guide them through the process.  My work as a foster youth mentor for the Children’s Bureau has allowed me to support vulnerable people as they navigate the challenges and risk factors of foster care.  Additionally, my personal experience as a foster child has also empowered me to work with prospective parents and participate in conferences to find ways to increase community opportunities.

When I’m not working, I enjoy socializing, being active outside, cooking, and anything to do with animals!

What I Do


As a Clinical Executive Director, my role consists of setting and carrying out our practice’s strategies, policies, and procedures, ensuring all operational activities run smoothly.


I’m here to serve as a liaison between you, your family, and our team of health care professionals to facilitate your healing process.


To learn more about how we can support you, contact us today!