CEO & Founder

Joseph O'Keefe, BCBA, LBA

Joseph has over fifteen years of experience working with people with autism spectrum disorders, developmental disabilities, and challenging behaviors, ranging in age from 2 to 82. He has extensive experience with crisis management and safely managing challenging behaviors, including training others how to do so. 

Joseph earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and his Master of Arts degree in Psychology from Long Island University in Brooklyn. Joseph is also a graduate professor of ABA at Long Island University.


Joseph is a firm believer that therapy should be highly individualized, taking every facet of the client's and family's life into consideration. He has always had a passion for helping people achieve their goals through high quality therapy based on the principles of ABA. Joseph founded Compass ABA Therapy on this premise of maintaining high clinical quality and excellence.