Career Pathways Interview Series

In collaboration with the Upper Arkansas Health & Wellness Sector Partnership

Career Pathways Interview

Theresa Benavidez

Optimum Guidance


Theresa Benavidez talks about the path she took to get into the field of behavioral health. In this video, she also highlights some of the best parts about her career, as well as some of the challenges.


Tags: Behavioral Health, Clinical Supervision.

Key points:

  • You can start working in Behavioral Health at 18 if you have a High School Diploma
  • Part of the challenge with rural is not having the same resources for those w/ special needs.
  • You can work with people of all ages in Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Working with people who have maladaptive behaviors can be challenging, but being able to help them can be very rewarding.