Honolulu, Hawaii – Trumpet Academy

518 Holokahana Lane
Honolulu, HI  96817
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Trumpet Behavioral Health – Honolulu Provides Leading Autism Therapy Using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Our Honolulu 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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Michael Wright

Regional Director

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Michael Wright

Regional Director
Years Working in Field: 19

Dr. Michael Wright is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. He received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California and received his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Kansas.    He has received post doctoral training for the treatment of children and adults with developmental disorders and interventions specific to Autism Spectrum Disorders. He has also had training in cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, intensive in-home family therapy and behavioral therapy to deal with issues of ADHD, Conduct Disorder, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Depression, Anxiety, and Adjustment Disorders.

Dr. Wright completed his internship at the Child and Family Guidance Center in Northridge California and completed his Post Doctoral Training at Alakai Na Keiki in Honolulu, Hawaii.  He was the Honolulu District Supervisor and staff trainer at Alakai Na Keiki.  Dr. Wright joined Trumpet Behavioral Health in 2005 as a Consultant and has been the Director of Clinical Operation for Humboldt since 2010. Currently, he serves as the Regional Director for Southern California and Hawaii.  This region is comprised of areas North of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, and Orange County in California and the islands of Oahu, Maui, and the Big Island in Hawaii.

Over the past two decades Dr Wright’s focus has been on providing service to individuals on the Autism Spectrum and individuals diagnosed with conduct disorder through contracts with the Department of Education and Department of Health.  In his private practice he has focused on children with Adjustment Disorders, Depression, and ADHD.  He provides evidenced based treatments to the individuals and clients he serves.


Ph.D in Clinical Child Psychology, University of Kansas, 2004
M.A. in Clinical Child Psychology, University of Kansas, 1997
B.S. in Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, 1990

Philosophy of Care

I love providing ABA services for children and families because properly targeted ABA services can and do make meaningful life changes in their lives. This is accomplished though
partnering with families to create long lasting effective interventions in the home and the community.

Reo Kim


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Reo Kim

Years Working in Field: 11
Years as Certified BCBA: 6

After my undergrad education, I was unsure of what I wanted to do. My first introduction to ABA was with Melmark New England, a company that provided a school and residential home for students with autism. It was there that I fell in love with the field and the students who I worked with. From there, my passion and love for ABA and the students I came across grew and I decided to further my studies in the field. After 6 years of working and studying on the east coast, I moved to Hawaii to join the Trumpet family.


BCBA in , Simmons College and Newton Public Schools, 2009
M.S. in Behavior Analysis, Simmons College, 2009
B.S. in Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 2004

Philosophy of Care

I especially love working with students in the education setting as well as the home setting. It is amazing to see the growth a student makes in both the academics as well as home skills. In addition, I especially love working with our military families for our tricare cases, as military families are personally close to my heart. It is an honor to work with them and along them.


Tui Stephenson

Special Education Teacher
M.Ed., BS

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Tui Stephenson

Special Education Teacher
M.Ed., BS
Years Working in Field: 14

I have worked with students with multiple and severe disabilities (specifically students with Autism) in a variety of settings for over 10 years. I have developed Individual Education Programs (IEPs), put together different curricula, prepared lesson plans, and created other instructional materials to meet the individual needs of students (considering factors such as physical, emotional and educational levels of development). I have been trained in a variety of teaching (TEACCH) and behavioral strategies (Applied Behavioral Analysis, Positive Behavioral Supports and Reinforcement Systems, etc.). I have collaborated with members of the educational team and put together behavioral support plans that teach practical, social, cooperative, self-help, academic, and daily living skills. I have also worked in conjunction with, trained, and evaluated Skills Trainers to ensure effective implementation of students’ plans.


M.Ed. in Special Education, University of Phoenix, 2007
B.S. in Business Management, University of Phoenix, 2005

Philosophy of Care

I have a passion for teaching, learning, and working with others. I love working with students with Autism and other disabilities because I believe that every student is capable of learning and being successful. Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) provides a strong foundation that allows us to systematically apply specific interventions and measure their efficacy. When we are able to discover what works with an individual it opens doors to improving their quality of life, and in essence, we are changing lives.

Our Honolulu 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

  • Central District
  • Cigna
  • Department of Health
  • Honolulu District
  • Leeward District
  • Private Pay
  • Tricare
  • Windward District


School-Based Services

  • [simple_tooltip content='The autism behavior therapists at Trumpet Behavioral Health use functional assessment methods to help educators find a reason or function for the student’s challenging behavior']Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs)[/simple_tooltip]
  • [simple_tooltip content='A functional analysis is conducted by systematically manipulating environmental variables in order to determine the cause of the problem behavior']Functional Analysis Assessments (FAAs)[/simple_tooltip]
  • Program design, development & implementation
  • [simple_tooltip content='Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs) emphasize positive behavior based on the unique characteristics of students on the autism spectrum. Trumpet Behavioral Health supports this positive approach to modifying the challenging behavior of students with autism']Individualized Positive Behavior Support Plans (PBSPs)[/simple_tooltip]
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention Plans (PBIPs)