Growth, Collaboration, Passion

Our team is committed to growth and each member is well vetted, hand selected and has experience. Everyone is a Registered Behavior Technician, a higher standard of training that is not required, has a minimum of a bachelor's degree and at least one year of experience. We are passionate about what we do and are constantly learning and making steady progress toward determined goals in our collaborative environment. We provide consistency with our atypical low turnover rate and take a hands-on approach.

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Cristina G. Carlson

M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Owner/Clinical Director

Cristina holds a Bachelor's in Special Education and a Master's Degree in Low Incidence Special Education from Northern Arizona University where she also completed her post-graduate ABA coursework. She has a graduate certificate in both Positive Behavior Support and Autism. Beginning in the field as a special education teacher, Cristina still maintains current teaching certificates. She has worked with clients across the spectrum, ages 1-22 in, in various settings, including children with Asperger Syndrome, PDD-NOS, and moderate to severe Autism for 20 years. She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and has experience with techniques based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), including Pivotal Response Training, Discrete Trial Training, Verbal Behavior, Positive Behavior Support and Functional Communication Training, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and PEAK Relation Training System. Cristina has also completed extensive training from the Division TEACCH. In January 2018 she completed Level 1 clinical training in Social Thinking.

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Erin Cook

MA, BCBA, LBA

Assistant Clinical Director

Erin has over ten years of experience working in the field. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in literature from California State University Long Beach in 2009 and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from National University in 2011. She also holds a Certificate in Organizational Behavior Management. In 2011, she spent a year working as a clinical supervisor in Singapore. She strongly believes in ABA as the science of human behavior that can be applied to anyone and has experience with verbal behavior, PECS, OBM and sever behaviors. "I love seeing the moment it clicks for someone and watching them apply that understanding in new ways," she says. "My goal is to turn the switch on for as many people as possible. If I could work myself out of a job, I would, happily." In free time, Erin does Crossfit and loves to read, shop, be with her family and drink coffee.

Alex Vlachos
Registered Behavior Technician
Derek Lopez
Registered Behavior Technician
Jamie Pisauro
Registered Behavior Technician
Mike Prato
Registered Behavior Technician
Kelly Foley
Behavior Technician
Kalie Plesher
Behavior Technician

Join our team

We are seeking individuals who share our cultural values of inclusion, growth, uniqueness, creativity and realness. The ideal candidate is dedicated to the idea that every person deserves to be seen regardless of their abilities and disabilities, is committed to personal growth and thrives in a collaborative environment with strong leadership.

 
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