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Who is Daniela Schmeichler?



  • From my viewpoint, the significance of a diagnosis should not diminish the importance of timely intervention when observable behaviors of concern emerge.

  • I maintain direct engagement with my clients, offering comprehensive and personalized interventions. Each session is meticulously tailored to meet their specific needs, with the primary objective of achieving optimal outcomes.

  • I focus on empowering parents to continue applying the lessons learned during my sessions, rather than training behavioral assistants to implement them.

  • I believe that the quality of the intervention is more valuable than hours of weekly therapy sessions.

  • I supplement my therapeutic sessions with tools from many disciplines and I believe in providing hands-on care with a naturalistic approach. My behavioral training does not substitute my psychology background but complements each other.

My mission is to help parents, teachers, and children to enjoy playing and spending time together, decreasing, preventing, and overcoming the behavioral and emotional challenges that are natural during children’s upbringing.

Founder of Motiva Learning and known by many as the Behavioral Analyst with a unique and holistic approach to early intervention and counseling children and families.

Numerous families in South Florida have benefited from my services. I have provided valuable assistance to neurotypical children facing emotional, behavioral, and academic difficulties but also to children diagnosed with conditions like ADHD, Autism, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, and various others.


I moved from Venezuela to the United States in 2003, and lived in Israel for a few years, before settling in South Florida.

I have a bachelor’s in psychology and a master’s in counseling with a concentration in Behavioral Analysis. During my first few years of becoming a parent, I pursued my credentialing as a Board-Certified Behavioral Analyst (BCBA), while I worked as an Infant Toddler Development Specialist (ITDS) and was studying toward my master’s degree. Those were challenging years pursuing so many dreams in a new country.

Since I remember, I had a unique sensitivity to playing with children. I loved playing, doing arts and crafts, being outside, and playing sports. Most of the time, I was the person that my friends wanted to talk to.

I feel lucky that I get to work doing what I love and do best. Every day, I come back home grateful to have a meaningful impact on the lives of the children and families that I work with.

Feel free to contact me for more information.


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