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Trumpet Behavioral Health – East Bay Provides Leading Autism Therapy Using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Our East Bay team of Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) and therapists collaborate with educators, healthcare providers, families, and most importantly, each person we serve. At Trumpet, we utilize a multi-layered approach to serving our clients: from our in-house insurance team to our financial consult, we make the process of accessing services as seamless as possible.

We believe clients come first. We strive to live out this value each day in all that we do.

Our Clinical Team

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Ashley Langeliers

Clinical Director
PhD, BCBA-D

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Ashley Langeliers

Clinical Director
PhD, BCBA-D
Years Working in Field: 9

I began working with developmentally disabled children during graduate school. Up until that time, I had worked as a counselor in county institutions for troubled youth. When I started out in the field of ABA, I had no idea it would become a passion. I began pursuing my BCBA certification along with my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I believe the combination of the two disciplines gives me a unique perspective on providing comprehensive programming for clients and their families. I have worked in a variety of settings including homes, clinics, schools, and forensic institutions.

Education

PhD in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, 2013
BA in Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield, 2007

Philosophy of Care

I love providing ABA services because ABA is incredibly effective, and therefore, incredibly rewarding work. I believe every client deserves services that will approach them as a unique learner. I am passionate about developing client programs that meet the learner where he or she is at, and not where I or others would like them to be.

Cassidy Medina

Clinician
MS, BCBA

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Cassidy Medina

Clinician
MS, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 8

Each child has a unique story and a unique personality and this is what makes the field of ABA so exciting. I began as a therapist providing in-home and school direct support in the Sacramento area. I have learned so much in the Associate Clinician role since joining Trumpet in 2011. Currently, I provide in-home consultation, as well as assessment support and consultation in the school setting. I have completed the BACB Approved Coursework through Florida Institute of Technology and graduated with my Masters in Early Childhood Education from Arizona State University in May 2014!

Education

B.A. in Psychology, California State University - Sacramento, 2008

Jessica Gallagher

Clinician
M.Ed., LTET

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Jessica Gallagher

Clinician
M.Ed., LTET
Years Working in Field: 13

I began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2004 in Massachusetts. I worked in a residential program working with clients on social skills and daily living skills. These clients lived at the residence and went to a private school. Then, I got the opportunity to work in a collaborative school as a behavior therapist for two years. I worked in classrooms writing behavior intervention plans for elementary and middle school students. After 3 years I moved to a new job in a private school for children who have emotional disorders that impacted their academic success in public schools. I was the school behaviorist writing behavior intervention plans and working closely with the counseling staff to help children integrate back into the public school system. I trained teachers and administrators on behavior support plans and was a member of their positive behavior intervention supports for the entire school. I put myself through graduate school full time while working at the private school. Upon graduation I applied and accepted a position as an Associate Clinician at Trumpet Behavioral Health. My husband and I moved from Massachusetts to California in 2013. My current position at TBH includes a contract where I work in Region 3 as a Behavior Coach working on the disproportionality of African American and Latino students being suspended and recommended to special education due to their behavior issues. I currently write behavior support plans to help these students and support their teachers in general education to continue their academic success with in their current classroom.

Education

M.Ed. in Learning, Teaching & Educational Transformation, University of Massachusetts - Boston, 2013
B.S. in Sociology, Rivier College, 2004

Philosophy of Care

I believe that children of all abilities need a chance to be the best they can and as independently as possible. I believe that every child can learn, it’s up to us as behaviorists, educators, psychologists, social workers, administrators, and parents to figure out how best to make children thrive. I believe that applied behavior analysis has opened up the door to teaching children that others have deemed unreachable. I love what I do and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I work every day for change in some of the most difficult and challenging places in California but my mantra keeps me going, “I am an instrument of change.”

Ryan Kopf

Associate Clinician
M.Ed

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Ryan Kopf

Associate Clinician
M.Ed
Years Working in Field: 6

I began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis shortly after graduating from James Madison University in 2011. I worked in the Northern Virginia area before attending the University of Virginia from 2012-2013 in Adapted Physical Education in which I worked with children with developmental disabilities throughout Albemarle County. After receiving my M.Ed from the University of Virginia, I worked for a year in Spotsylvania County, VA as a behavioral therapist to continue to learn about the field. While working in Spotsylvania County I attended the George Mason University Applied Behavior Analysis Online program. This led me to find the incredible opportunity to move to California and join team Trumpet!

Education

M.Ed in Adapted Physical Education, University of Virginia, 2013

Philosophy of Care

Throughout my undergraduate education I volunteered as a teacher’s assistant at a before/after school program in Harrisonburg, VA. I’ve always enjoyed working with children and seeing the joy they experience from learning through play and teaching as they develop. I then knew that after I graduated with my BA in psychology I wanted to continue to work with children in some capacity. Shortly after my graduation I discovered the field of ABA and have been ingrained in it ever since!

Rachel Miller

Clinician
MS, BCBA

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Rachel Miller

Clinician
MS, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 8

I began working with children with developmental disabilities shortly after I graduation from the University of Hawaii where I taught special education in the Hawaii public school system. I pursued my masters degree at The Sage Colleges and began working as a special education teacher for Trumpet Academy in Honolulu. While teaching at Trumpet Academy, I completed my masters degree, passed the certification exam, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). I then transitioned to the role of clinician in December, 2013.

Education

M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis & Autism, The Sage Colleges, 2013
B.Ed. in Elementary Education & Special Education, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2009

Philosophy of Care

I enjoy providing ABA services for children with autism and other developmental disabilities because of the positive changes I have seen for not only the children but for their families. I chose to pursue my BCBA following my second year as a special education teacher where I had the pleasure to work with a clinician from Trumpet Behavioral Health. Her ability to apply evidence-based strategies to increase skill acquisition and reduce problematic behavior inspired me to apply for graduate school to study ABA.

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Margaret Delaney

Clinician
MS, BCBA

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Margaret Delaney

Clinician
MS, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 6

I began working with children with autism spectrum disorder in the summer of 2008 at a summer camp. There, I was introduced to applied behavior analysis. I returned to Georgia and began an internship at Marcus Autism Center in Atlanta. After graduating from the University of Georgia I moved to Indianapolis to work under Dr. Carl Sundberg at the Behavior Analysis Center for Autism. During graduate school a year later I had four practicum sites providing me with comprehensive training, working with many populations. I graduated and received my BCBA certification in 2013.

Education

MS in Behavior Analysis, Auburn University, 2013
BS in Psychology, University of Georgia, 2011

Philosophy of Care

I love my job because we help individuals live full, productive lives by providing them with tools to communicate and interact with their environment in the best way possible.

Nicole Nirva

Associate Clinician
MA, BCBA

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Nicole Nirva

Associate Clinician
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 7

I began working with children with developmental disabilities in the Central Valley of California during my undergraduate career. At that time, I worked in the home environment with children 8 years old and younger. Then I pursued a position at a Central California Autism Clinic located on Fresno State University’s campus. There I learned how to assess, program and manage behavioral excess and deficits under the auspice of the Fresno State’s ABA faculty and staff. When I was accepted to graduate school, I moved to a company that provided behavioral intervention services with young adolescents and adults. There I worked with individuals with autism that ranged from 10 years to 26 years of age. At that time I started and finished my thesis project, which focused on examining the motivational effects of verbal stimuli on temporal discounting with adults with traumatic and acquired brain injuries. As I was wrapping up my thesis project, I started working for a center-based company in Tracy, CA. There I was able to utilize the skills I had learned in graduate school with children ages 8 years old and younger. In March 2015, I was given the opportunity to join Trumpet Behavioral Health. Here I have been growing and developing my skills further with a wonderful group of clinicians.

Education

MA in Applied Behavior Analysis, California State University, Fresno, 2014
BA in Psychology, California State University, Fresno, 2010

Philosophy of Care

My love for ABA started in my undergraduate career when I worked with an early intervention service provider. There I gained an appreciation for the systematic effect applied behavior analytic(ABA) principles and procedures had/have on promoting skill acquisitions and managing behavioral excesses. The objective and scientific nature of ABA guides effective treatment. As an applied clinician I enjoy following the data and modifying treatment packages in order to give each client/consumer the best treatment possible.

Lauren Payne

Associate Clinician
MS

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Lauren Payne

Associate Clinician
MS
Years Working in Field: 5

I began working with children with developmental disabilities following graduation from California State University, Stanislaus. I pursued my Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis at California State University, Northridge and continued to work with this population during that time. I have worked in a variety of settings including the school system and clinics with children of a variety of ages.

Education

MS in Applied Behavior Analysis, California State University, Northridge, 2015
BA in Psychology, California State University, Stanislaus, 2011

Philosophy of Care

I thoroughly enjoy working with children with developmental disabilities because I love seeing the everyday successes that impact their and their families’ lives. I believe that children of all abilities deserve the utmost care and respect and I strive to provide that each and every day.

Sherrene Fu

Clinician
MA, BCBA

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Sherrene Fu

Clinician
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 7

Sherrene Fu received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis, both at the California State University, Sacramento. During her graduate coursework, Sherrene worked in a feeding lab specializing in the evaluation of different behavioral interventions in the treatment of pediatric feeding disorders. In the feeding lab, Sherrene worked closely with her professor on a number of private feeding cases, and conducted various feeding research projects.

Prior to joining Trumpet Behavioral Health, Sherrene worked as a Clinic Supervisor at an autism center that provides services to children with autism between the ages of eight and twelve to enhance their socialization skills. Sherrene worked at a feeding clinic which provides intensive home-based treatment for children with pediatric feeding disorders. Sherrene has extensive experience in developing comprehensive feeding treatment plans, reducing maladaptive behaviors (i.e., passive and active noncompliance, disruptive behaviors, aggression, self-injurious behaviors etc.) with children with autism, conducting staff, parent, and school trainings, and maintaining good relationships with different professions.

Sherrene has recently published a feeding research article in Behavioral Modification.

Education

MA in Applied Behavior Analysis, California State University, Sacramento, 2013
BA in Psychology, California State University, Sacramento, 2010

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care involves commitment to improve the lives of my clients; to promote their independence or self-sufficiency; and to treat them with compassion, dignity and respect.

Marcus Hines

Associate Clinician
MEd

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Marcus Hines

Associate Clinician
MEd
Years Working in Field: 6

I began working as a behavioral therapist in Oct 2011 while working towards my undergrad in Psychology in Humboldt County and worked there for 19 months. After graduating, I moved back to the Bay Area where I became an assistant teacher at an alternative school and worked mostly with elementary and middle schoolers with emotional behavioral disturbances, as well as autism and other developmental disabilities. I then went to Seattle to obtain my master’s degree in Special Education and ABA while doing an internship in an inclusive preschool program in the extended day preschool program for kids with ASD. After obtaining my master’s degree, I moved back to the Bay Area again and am now an Associate Clinician here with Trumpet Behavioral Health and plan to sit for the BCBA exam in February.

Education

MEd in Special Education & Applied Behavior Analysis, University of Washington, 2015
BA in Psychology, Humboldt State University, 2012

Philosophy of Care

I love working in the field of ABA, especially with our clients with developmental disabilities. I love seeing the progress and potential shine through our clients from the services we provide and the positive effect it has on their lives as well as their families and other persons close to them. Seeing a person happier from becoming more independent and getting their needs met is such a rewarding experience for me and has grown through my experiences working with different kids throughout my 4 years of experience so far. I look forward to learning and growing myself to better serve and change the lives of the families we work with.

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Stephen Karney

Clinician
MA, BCBA

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Stephen Karney

Clinician
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 5

I began working with developmentally disabled individuals while attending the University of California, Santa Cruz, working primarily to help individuals with independent living skills and transitioning to independent living. After moving to southern California I pursued a job in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and shortly after I began pursuing a degree in Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. I have worked in a variety of settings and with a variety of individuals and families and I am always seeking new experiences and ways to work with and help families.

Education

M.A. in Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology, 2015

Philosophy of Care

I love ABA primarily because, if implemented correctly, it can work extremely well for a wide range of individuals. While working with families, nothing makes me happier than an individual progressing towards a better life for themselves and the individuals around them. I always approach situations with an open mind and to work with everyone on the best solution and I won’t stop until that solution is found.

Liza Marquie

Associate Clinician
MEd, MS

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Liza Marquie

Associate Clinician
MEd, MS
Years Working in Field: 4

I was a primary school teacher in France. Being directly confronted with cognitive impairment with my son, I was able to develop skills teaching methods for children with dyspraxia, autism and attention disorders. However, I wanted to learn more about evidence based methods to help them. In 2013, I moved to Pleasanton, I pursued a Behavior Analysis Graduate Certificate from 2014 to 2015 and worked as a behavior interventionist in home setting and center-based developmental specialist in the meantime. Since 2015, as a program manager, I design treatment plans and behavior support plans for interventions in home settings

Education

M.S. in Biology, University of Nantes, 2001
M.S. in Computer Sciences, University of Rennes, 2003

Philosophy of Care

I love ABA as it is an evidence-based method. Clients can see the progress thanks to the visual display of objective data. There are no magic tricks; research articles help us to create effective protocols for any client’s issue to provide the most effective, least intrusive care. Thanks to the BCBA I worked with, I learned how to use BST to train interventionists and family. I also developed interests in Relational Frame Theory.

Francesca Gaglianelo

Associate Clinician
MS, BCBA

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Francesca Gaglianelo

Associate Clinician
MS, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 6

I started working with developmentally disabled children while I was pursuing my Undergraduate degree at West Virginia University. I landed an internship working at a clinic for preschoolers with autism spectrum disorders using DTT based on the Lovaas method. Since then, I went on to get my graduate degree in behavior analysis at Florida State University where I was exposed to a more verbal behavior approach to teaching these populations. I had a graduate assistantship with Cayer Behavior Group, Inc. for all of grad school, and at this placement I worked in schools, homes, and community settings with kids with autism or dual diagnoses between the ages of 3 and 9 years old.

Education

M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Florida State University, 2015
B.S. in Psychology, West Virginia University, 2012

Philosophy of Care

I enjoy providing behavior analytic services to young children with autism because I believe it is the approach that most truly treats the whole child. By working on increasing socially significant behaviors and decreasing maladaptive behaviors, we work to make the child function, and thrive, the best that person can. I was initially drawn to behavior analysis while I was in a psychology class focused on exceptional children at West Virginia University, and I was exposed to Ivar Lovaas’s first studies on applying DTT to teaching children with autism. Seeing the transformation made in those papers, and later in my own clients, convinced me that doing behavior analysis would be doing the best good that I could do within the field of psychology.

Amanda Karpien

Associate Behavior Analyst
MS, BCBA

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Amanda Karpien

Associate Behavior Analyst
MS, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 11

I began to learn about the field of Applied Behavior Analysis during my undergraduate studies at Temple University in Pennsylvania while taking a course under the instruction of Dr. Philip Hineline. Once I was exposed to how rewarding it would be to work in the field of ABA, I began my pursuit toward acquiring gaining more experience in the field. Shortly after graduating from Temple University in 2006, I relocated to the Bay Area in California. I have worked in a variety of settings since then, including residential, school-based programs, day treatment programs for teens, and in home ABA services. Once I began working as an in home behavior technician for an ABA agency, I decided to pursue my M.S. in ABA, through The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I have had wonderful opportunities to attend conferences that provide valuable information on Positive Behavior Support Strategies and Pivotal Response Treatment. I am currently credentialed as a QABF and ABAT under the QABA board within the field of ABA.

Education

M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2017
B.A. in Psychology, Temple University, 2006

Philosophy of Care

I enjoy working with a variety of families who are seeking the support of ABA services. I feel that one of the most important components of ABA is incorporating the entire family into the intervention process to ensure that the child receiving treatment receives the best treatment possible. It is my goal to integrate the family into the in home ABA sessions and support them in developing ABA skills, build their confidence in applying these interventions on their own, and support the family in rebuilding relationships that have been broken down by many of the symptoms of autism and other developmental delays, such as barriers in communication, challenging behaviors that make it difficult to express positive parent/child/sibling relationships. In addition to providing parent/sibling education while providing services in the home, I also strive to create and establish continuity of care across the child’s environments. Stability and consistency is so important for the success of our learners, and that means that communication must occur between all providers who work with the child.

Sheryl de Vera

Clinician
MA, BCBA

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Sheryl de Vera

Clinician
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 7

After working odd jobs throughout college, I wanted to take my passion for working with children and expand on that. During a fateful day during a walk to raise awareness for Autism, I stumbled across booths from many ABA companies. I began working with a company as an entry level therapist and fell in love with ABA and behaviorism. I worked my way through graduate school as a therapist and earned my degree in Behavior Analysis. Now I am helping children diagnosed with Autism and their families on a bigger, more impactful way.

Education

M.A. in Behavior Analysis, Florida Institute of Technology, 2015
B.A. in Cognitive Sciences, University of California, Irvine, 2009

Philosophy of Care

I believe in providing the highest quality in care. But how does one achieve that? I believe that clinicians must think about the client first which align in my core values that I try to live by daily including: integrity, honesty, and growth.

Zhanna Thompson

Associate Clinician
MEd

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Zhanna Thompson

Associate Clinician
MEd
Years Working in Field: 3

Two years after completing my BA in psychology, I entered the field of ABA and began working with children diagnosed with ASD. What started as a part time job grew into a passion and became the stepping stone in my career. I pursued my graduate degree with Arizona State University, and completed the required coursework in 2016 to obtain my MEd.
When I entered this field I began as a therapist, providing one-on-one services. I have worked in a variety of settings including home, center based, school, and within the community. I have taken on many roles such as therapist, senior therapist, assistant supervisor, and now associate clinician. I love what I do, and I will continue to pour my heart into the families I get to work with.

Education

2016 in Education, Curriculum and instruction (Applied Behavior Analysis), Arizona State University, ME.d.
2012 in Psychology, Colorado Christian University, B.A.

Philosophy of Care

When I started my journey in the field of ABA I was told to remember that at the end of the day I get to go home but the families I work with are home. This message became my mantra while I learned the ropes of ABA and provided one-on-one services as a therapist. As I progressed in the field, the message remained the same but I approached it differently. I wanted the programs that I participated in designing to be something the family could manage once the therapists and support team left for the day. Working with each individual is like discovering a new world each time. There are the basic similarities that each individual has, but each person is unique and exploring and learning about their world and helping them connect with ours is a wonderful experience. It is the reason I love what I do.

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Our East Bay Team Offers:

  • Insurance Specialists to help families navigate ABA therapy coverage options
  • Coordinated therapy across all providers & physicians
  • Parent training and support
  • Individualized programming for each consumer
  • Free Insurance Eligibility Review
  • Board Certified Clinicians

Insurance Information

  • Aetna
  • Anthem California
  • Cigna
  • East Bay Regional Center
  • Easter Seals
  • Humana (LifeSynch)
  • Magellan
  • Medi-Cal
  • United Behavioral Health

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

School-Based Services

  • Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)
  • Functional Analysis Assessments (FAAs)
  • Program design, development & implementation
  • Individualized Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs)
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention Plans (PBIPs)