about Tim Deak

Tim has been working in the fields of behavioral intervention, education and non-profit service for over twenty years. Receiving his undergraduate degree from Otterbein University in theatre and arts education, Tim’s first passion lead him to teach arts education throughout the United States as a teaching artist for at risk youth.

Settling down in New York City, his many philanthropic endeavors introduced him to the world of autism where he worked with both youth and adults. Tim undertook course work in Applied Behavioral Analysis at Rutgers University and worked as a behavioral therapist at the McCarton Center of Developmental Pediatrics for eight years.

During his extensive work there with children on the autistic spectrum, he developed a non-profit educational theatre (501-C3) for learning disabled and autistic children. This opportunity allowed his passion for the arts to serve as a therapeutic and learning venue for autism.

Relocating to San Diego, Tim continued his work as a behavioral specialist for the YMCA Childcare Resource Service for six years. He has acquired certifications in attachment, developmental assessment and social & emotional teaching. He has great knowledge of resource and referral information from his work with the First 5 of San Diego program and has integrated work with Rady Children’s Hospital, Family Health Centers of San Diego, Regional Center and the San Diego Unified School District. Always eager to learn, Tim is finishing his MA in Expressive Arts Therapy and upon completion will apply for his LPCC license.