Trumpet Behavioral Health Colorado Springs, Colorado

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About Our Clinicians

Our Colorado Springs Team Supports Our Role as a Leading Provider of ABA Therapy for Autism and Related Disorders.

Trumpet’s Colorado Springs clinicians enable clients to achieve their highest possible level of functionality and well-being while supporting their families in being effective participants in that success. We provide consulting, education, and training for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals. Our highly skilled, passionate staff and Board Certified consultants strive to exemplify our role as a trusted, compassionate partner in the journey toward maximizing your child’s potential.

Our Clinical Team

Tyra Sellers, PhD, BCBA-D

Tyra Sellers

Regional Director

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Tyra Sellers

Regional Director
Years Working in Field: 25
Years as Certified BCBA: 11

Tyra is a life-long student, earning an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Special Education from San Francisco State University, a law degree from the University of San Francisco, and a PhD in Disabilities Discipline/Special Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis from Utah State University.  She is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst.  She has published research studies addressing the use of choice as a reinforcer, and behavioral variability, co-written a chapter on Verbal Behavior, serves as a guest editor on journals such as the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis and Behavior Analysis in Practice, and has presented at professional conferences, such as the Association for Behavior Analysts International.  Across her career, Tyra has had the pleasure of working with a wide range of individuals with disabilities from 15 months to adults in variety of settings, including public schools, non-public schools, privet homes, residential living facilities, vocational placements, and University-based clinics.  She has experience providing behavior analytic services to address reduction of severe problem behavior and skill acquisition, including social skills and language/pragmatic development.


Ph.D in Disabilities Discipline - Special Education/Applied Behavior Analysis, Utah State University, 2011
BCBA-D in , San Francisco State University, 2003
M.A. in Special Education, San Francisco State University, 2002
J.D. in Law, University of San Francisco, 1998
B.A. in Philosophy, San Francisco State University, 1995

Philosophy of Care

I believe in maximizing each individual’s (including his/her family) independence and quality of life.  Every single person has something magical and positive to offer the world, as long as we listen carefully.  It is my hope that I listen well.


Emily Patrizi

Senior Clinician

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Emily Patrizi

Senior Clinician
Years Working in Field: 10
Years as Certified BCBA: 2

Emily Patrizi graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education in 2007 from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.  After teaching individuals with autism in the public school system for three years, she began Sage Graduate School.  In 2012, Emily completed her Master of Science in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis and obtained her BCBA certification.  Emily has worked with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities for over eight years in group homes and public schools, in addition to providing home and center based behavior analytic services


BCBA in , Sage Graduate School, 2012
M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism, Sage Graduate School, 2012
BS in Elementary and Special Education, East Stroudsburg University, 2007

Philosophy of Care

I entered the education field to improve the lives of children with developmental disabilities.  After teaching in an autism support classroom for ages K-5 for three years, I wanted to improve my knowledge of research based interventions.  I heard many misconceptions of Applied Behavior Analysis, but also knew of the extensive research base, so I decided to pursue my MA in the field.  I now implement behavior analytic interventions on a daily base to improve socially significant behaviors in the lives of the individuals I serve.  My goal is to identify areas of need in an individuals life and teach replacement behaviors to address skill deficits and decrease challenging behaviors.  The final outcome is always to improve the individual’s life and interaction with his or her environment.


Erica Oosthoek


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Erica Oosthoek

Years Working in Field: 5
Years as Certified BCBA: 0

I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies in 2007 from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. I began working with children with developmental disabilities after moving to Colorado in 2009. During my first year in Colorado, I began graduate school at Regis University, eventually earning my Master of Arts degree in elementary education, with a concentration in special education. I completed my coursework in applied behavior analysis through Florida Institute of Technology and passed my certification exam as a BCBA in 2014.


BCBA Coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology, 2013
M.A. in Special Education, Regis University, 2011
B.A. in Communication Studies, East Stroudsburg University, 2007

Philosophy of Care

I have spent 5 years working in the public education system, both with students with severe behavioral difficulties, as well as students with autism. Coming from a teaching background, I know how important education is for our children and their families. I believe that education is not only based around the core subjects taught in schools, but also based on learning experiences and opportunities in the home and in the community. My goal is to help our children reach their fullest potential in all areas of life.


Noelle Drake

Associate Clinician

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Noelle Drake

Associate Clinician
Years Working in Field: 8
Years as Certified BCBA: 3

Noelle is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA).  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri – St. Louis in 2009.  Noelle completed her coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis through Florida Institute of Technology in 2011.  She has been working with children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder other developmental disabilities since 2003 in a variety of settings including the home, center, school, and community. Noelle is passionate about helping those with autism spectrum disorder acquire and generalize socially significant skills to help them reach their full potential.


BCaBA in 2011, Florida Institute of Technology, 2011
B.A. in Psychology, University of Missouri - St. Louis, 2009


Trumpet Behavioral Health provides ABA therapy for Autism and other disorders with challenging behaviors. We provide consulting, education, and training for parents, educators, and healthcare professionals. Our highly skilled, passionate staff and Board Certified consultants work hard to provide the best possible behavior management outcomes.

As part of our mission to provide the best possible behavior management outcomes, our Colorado Springs Autism Center offers Summer Social Skills programs, parent workshops, presentations and more. Contact our office today for information on the wide variety of services we offer for children with ASDs and other related developmental disabilities.

Center-Based ABA Therapy for Autism and Intervention Services

  • Initial educational and functional behavior assessments
  • 1:1 intensive ABA-based treatment focusing on skill acquisition and problem behavior reduction
  • Functional communication and social skills
  • Practice transitioning and independence
  • Early group learning skills
  • Toilet training
  • Social skills groups, based on age and skill level

In-home Intensive ABA-based Intervention Service

  • In-home therapy service for children with developmental delays and Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Focus on skill acquisition and behavior management
  • A combination of incidental teaching, social skill instruction, and structured teaching methods
  • 1:1 intensive ABA-based treatment focusing on skill acquisition and problem behavior reduction
  • Parent, sibling and other care giver involvement and participation during all phases of the therapy program
  • Toilet training

Social Skills Group

  • Social thinking group
  • Grouping
  • Social skills play group
  • 'Typical' children are invited and encouraged to attend

Autism Services for Military Families

  • Verbal Behavior Assessment and Placement Program
  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Functional communication
  • Social and play skills
  • Behavior management
  • Parent training
  • Pre-academic/Academic and school readiness

Supplementary Services

  • Behavior Consultation with school districts and families
  • Assistance accessing insurance funding for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Presentations and trainings for family groups and other professionals
  • Presentations and trainings covered in a wide range of topics

We accept most major insurance plans as well as CWA and CES waivers for ABA Therapy for Autism. We are not able to accept straight Medicaid at this time because Medicaid does not cover ABA services. However, we do offer payment plans for private pay for individuals that only have straight Medicaid.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem/BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana Lifesynch
  • Medicaid – CES
  • Private Pay
  • Tricare Insurance
  • United Behavioral Health
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6189 Lehman Dr.
Suite 202
Colorado Springs, CO  80918
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(719) 266-1000

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  • Now accepting new clients in all areas for in-home and center-based services!
  • No wait lists!
  • Ability to Administer ADOS II and Vineland II Assessments!
  • We are in-network with most insurance providers. Let us assist you with determining your eligibility!
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