Meet The Team

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CEO and Clinical Director, Mari-Luci Cerda is a trauma-responsive, bilingual, board certified behavior analyst, licensed behavior analyst, and registered Inclusive Therapist. As a former special educator of nearly 13 years, Mari has extensive knowledge and experience supporting children with various disabilities from preschool to adult. Mari is proactively involved in various professional organizations and currently sits on the advisory board for the Standard Celeration Society, Next4Autism, TXABA Promoting ABA Committee, and the BHCOE PFW Workgroup. Her passions include creating safe spaces for children with disabilities to learn and thrive, educating the community on true inclusion, spending time with her family, and sushi!



 The Lighthouse is a center dedicated to providing a variety of support and services to children and families of West Texas. Led by our trauma-responsive, board-certified behavior analyst and newly certified Inclusive Therapist, our mission is to not only provide affirming therapy. Lighthouse also offers parent support, exposure to the arts, and true inclusivity within our community. Our staff are highly trained in the principles of trauma-responsive behavior analysis, and practice from a philosophy of compassion and a shared cooperative therapeutic relationship. We are also proud to offer comprehensive, bilingual services to our Spanish speaking families in West Texas.


Ofrecemos servicios integrales y apoyos a nuestras familias de habla hispana con un personal totalmente bilingüe.