About Inizio Interventions

Our founders created Inizio Interventions and brought together two different approaches to applied behavior analysis (ABA) to build the basis of our services.

Inizio Interventions was founded in 2008 by Cara Stearns Entz and Sally Torrens, both Marriage Family Therapists (MFTs) and Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) who brought together these two approaches to work with families and children with autism. Applied behavior analysis and a marriage and family approach provides a strong focus on the family and on functional skills that foster independence.

Today we continue to integrate the latest ABA research and technology to offer the most effective options to our clients. Inizio is led by a talented team of clinicians utilizing evidence-based practices with a family-focused approach to ensure the best possible results. Our BCBA clinicians join Inizio with established and extensive experience in the field of autism and ABA. In addition to their existing experience they are also provided with ongoing training opportunities to enhance and maintain their knowledge base throughout their tenure with Inizio. Our behavior therapists are immediately upon hire enrolled in our intensive 40-hour Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) training that results in a certification through the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB). This ensures that our RBTs are prepared to provide the best possible service to our clients.

Cara Stearns Entz, MFT, BCBA

Thirty-two years in the field of behavior intervention, Cara directly worked with and studied under the pioneer in the field of ABA and is experienced in directing three unique agencies: the Young Autism Clinic; a foster care and adoption program for 11 years; and a behavior agency for 9 years. Cara spearheaded satellite office openings and operations that grew from 3-11 offices, including two out-of-state offices. Cara is a proven leader of over 300 staff, and a creative thinker with new solutions to problems and new strategies to improve the quality of life for clients, staff, and the organizations surrounding the individuals.

Sally Torrens, MFT, BCBA

With more than 20 years working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities and emotional disturbances, Sally has worked in multiple capacities with schools and agencies, from assessment and treatment of children to developing agency-wide programs and proposals for California satellite offices as well as spearheading their startup and managing their clinical operations.