Focused ABA Therapy in Nashville

At Wellspring Learning Centers we provide focused ABA therapy for preschoolers in the Nashville, TN area. Through an in-center focused approach, our goal is to help children grow in the areas that matter most to them and their families. Our professional and compassionate staff are highly trained in evidence-based ABA therapy strategies to help your child in a variety of areas from communication and social interaction, to sharing and taking turns. Through parental collaboration and positive reinforcement, we strive to help your child achieve their goals and reach their maximum potential.

What is Focused ABA Therapy?

Focused ABA therapy is a specialized form of ABA that helps individuals with autism and related disorders develop a specific set of functional skills and behaviors. By targeting these specific areas of need, your child can work towards achieving meaningful and measurable progress. This form of therapy is highly individualized since your child only works on a small set of skills, and treatment plans are tailored to meet those unique needs.

Focused vs Comprehensive ABA Therapy

ABA therapy can be delivered in two different ways: focused and comprehensive. Focused ABA therapy is designed to address specific areas of need and work towards achieving measurable progress in those areas. This form of therapy is ideal for children who have specific, and sometimes acute, skill deficits or behaviors that need to be addressed.

In contrast, comprehensive ABA therapy involves a more intensive and holistic approach, where the therapy targets all areas of development and daily living skills. This type of therapy is more suited to children who require more comprehensive support across all areas of development. While both approaches are effective in treating autism and related disorders, the choice of therapy will depend on the individual needs of your child.

During your consultation and evaluation, our Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA) will work closely with you to determine which approach is best suited for your child’s goals.

Our Testimonials

Praise for Our People and Programs

At Wellspring Learning Centers, we value feedback from our families and other professionals in the field. Through their testimonials and stories, we gain insights into the positive changes our ABA therapy programs bring to the lives of children and families affected by autism and related disorders. Hear first-hand how our ABA programs can help make a difference in your child’s life.
Jessica is organized and friendly and is an amazing RBT and Office Administrator. I love how she cares for her learners by always staying calm during problem behavior, treating them with respect, and providing positive options.

Nancy G.

I’m so blessed and happy I was able to come across WellSpring Learning Center. Their staff are very welcoming and caring. I can see the progress and changes in my child since being at Wellspring.


The Wellspring leadership team is super dedicated to creating the best ABA learning experience in Nashville. They invest in their people, their centers, and their parents to create fun, trust, and progress.

Cara E.

Elysia is a remarkable individual with the rare combination of dedication, knowledge, and interpersonal skills that allow her to flourish with the families and clients she works with.

Christine J.

Wendy creates an effective learning environment in the center that not only helps the children but that they really enjoy. She is extremely passionate about assent-based approaches to ABA learning and the importance of activity scheduling, circle time, and structured independent workstations.

Taylor A.

Gerardo is a phenomenal clinician and excellent BCBA. He demonstrates true enjoyment every day in his practice of ABA and takes advantage of every learning opportunity to teach new skills or shape the clinical repertoire of his team. He is an excellent leader, mentor and collaborator and never misses a chance to lead his team to clinical excellence.

Viviana G.

We recently visited Wellspring and met with both Eric and Gerardo. They were both welcoming and enthusiastic to meet with us. This new clinic was absolutely stunning and very well thought out for both function and therapeutic success. Each room serves a purpose and focuses on specific goals a learner might have in their programming. Their enrollment process and parent support is excellent. We are excited to be able to use Wellspring for therapeutic matching for our clients!

Rachael F.

How Does Focused ABA Therapy Work?

Focused ABA therapy is a part-time program that takes place 10-25 hours each week. Similarly to comprehensive ABA therapy, our team uses evidence-based, positive reinforcement techniques to help develop target skills and behaviors. At Wellspring Learning Centers, our compassionate and experienced BCBAs and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) will break down the functional skills your child is learning into smaller, appropriate goals. These goals are continuously targeted through structure and consistent intervention to increase success.

As progress is made towards each goal, new goals are established in collaboration with parents, and the treatment continues to build upon previous successes. Through focused ABA therapy, children can grow in areas such as communication, social skills, and self-care. Focused ABA therapy can also help in reducing maladaptive behaviors like tantrums and aggression. Our staff provides ongoing support and guidance to both parents and children to help them develop the skills needed to achieve the child’s full potential.

Get Started With Elevated Focused ABA Therapy in Nashville

At Wellspring Learning Centers, we are proud to offer high-quality focused ABA therapy for children and families in the greater Nashville area. Learn more about our next-level ABA center in Belle Meade and see how we enhance the ABA learning process through a fun and professional environment.

Get Started

ABA Insurance Coverage

We Accept A Majority of Insurance Providers

At Wellspring Learning Centers, we are proud to be in-network with the majority of major Tennessee insurance providers, including TennCare. Learn more about our ABA therapy coverage and discover how you can utilize your benefits to support your child’s ABA therapy needs. Please reach out to confirm insurance coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions

In Tennessee, insurance coverage for focused ABA therapy can vary depending on the individual insurance plan. However, many major insurance providers in Tennessee do offer coverage for ABA therapy. In fact, Tennessee has a state law, known as the Tennessee Autism Insurance Reform Act, requiring insurance companies to provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which includes ABA therapy. At Wellspring Learning Centers, we work with families to navigate the insurance process and help them access the coverage they need for focused ABA therapy.

Individuals who would benefit from focused ABA plans include those who require treatment for a specific set of functional skills or have severe problem behaviors that need to be addressed as a priority. Focused ABA therapy can help individuals develop a wide range of skills, including communication, social interaction, self-help, academic, and play skills.

Wellspring Learning Centers aims to provide an exceptional ABA therapy experience for children, families, and employees alike. We achieve this by upholding the highest standards of professionalism in all aspects of our work, and by fostering a strong partnership with parents to ensure the best possible outcomes for their children.

At Wellspring Learning Centers, we are committed to creating a positive and engaging environment for children. Our next-level ABA centers are designed to be interactive and fun, promoting child engagement and fostering a love of learning. By investing in these cutting-edge facilities, we are able to provide the most effective and efficient therapy possible, allowing children to make meaningful progress towards their goals.

At Wellspring Learning Centers we provide both comprehensive and focused ABA therapy programs. Each program is tailored to the individual needs of your child and ranges in intensity from 10 to 40 hours a week.

This means the amount of therapy and level of parent involvement varies as well. Skill training programs involving discrete trial training and natural environment training can require several hours each day. Throughout the day and week, the goal is to create various teaching opportunities through play for your child so that therapists can prompt, shape and reinforce appropriate responses.

Parents will be required to attend bi-weekly family meetings and periodic training sessions to ensure generalization of skills learned during ABA sessions. These training sessions will also help you learn how to better support your child in their daily life.

Our ABA therapy center is located in the Belle Meade neighborhood and serves the greater Nashville, TN area. Our center address is 4515 Harding Pike Suite 114 Nashville, TN 37205.

Begin Enrollment

Get Started With Focused ABA Today

Complete our online form to begin your child’s enrollment in our focused ABA therapy program, and a clinical leader will get in touch soon to schedule a consultation.