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Developing Leaf

Whitney K. Aulston

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Whitney K. Aulston is a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the Executive Director and lead Behavior Specialist of LEAF Behavior Support, LLC, located in Virginia Beach. Whitney earned her BA in Sociology from South Carolina State University, a Masters of Arts & Teaching from Liberty University, and has taken coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis from Saint Joseph’s University & Capella University. Whitney has been endorsed as a PBS-F, which is a Positive Behavior Support Facilitator recognized in the state of Virginia since 2017. Whitney serves on the endorsement board for Positive Behavior Support Facilitators with the Public Partnership under Virginia Commonwealth University.


Whitney K. Aulston
Founder & CEO
Leaf Behavior Support, LLC

Whitney’s personal philosophy of education is that all education is special education; all people have the ability to learn once their style of learning is discovered. Whitney has worked at various schools and facilities including New Hope Treatment Centers, Sheppard Pratt Health System, The Children’s Guild and has served as a Family Consultant for various Autism Waiver providers across the state of Maryland.


Whitney has served as the Chief Operations Officer for Community Direct Services, Inc. Whitney also provides various trainings to corporations seeking to increase their knowledge and awareness of mental health challenges and other disabilities. These training have extended to behavior health organizations that desire to receive professional development for their internal team members, and DBHDS licensed organizations that need support meeting behavior competency and other requirements.

Whitney is the author of 5 books. The most popular books include “A Happy Lemon Combo (Mindset Shifting Lessons Through Life’s Bitter Moments & A Happy Lemon Workbook) and, “Antecedents, Behaviors, & Consequences: A Person-Centered Behavior Tracking Log”. When Whitney isn’t working or advocating for those whose voices are often hidden, she enjoys spending time with her husband, children and striking up conversations with new people over a cup of tea.


“Ms. Coleman was so great! She provided so many great tips for us right away. We hope we can keep working with her. She even left me with paper to refer to”.

 A LEAF Client
(Actual Names Are Confidential)


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