Trumpet Behavioral Health Kansas City, MO

About Our Clinicians

Trumpet Behavioral Health Provides Leading Applied Behavior Analysis Therapy for Autism and Related Disorders for Families in the Kansas City area.

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. Trumpet’s Kansas City 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.

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.


Stephanie Sheridan

Clinical Director

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Stephanie Sheridan

Clinical Director
Years Working in Field: 10
Years as Certified BCBA: 3

Stephanie is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Licensed Behavior Analyst. Ms. Sheridan acquired her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology at Western Michigan University and subsequently her Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis, under the supervision of John T. Rapp, Ph.D., BCBA-D, at St. Cloud State University in March 2011. Ms. Sheridan has been a member of the Association for Behavior Analysis International since 2004, the American Psychological Association since 2005, and the Association of Professional Behavior Analysts since 2009. Ms. Sheridan joined Trumpet Behavioral Health (TBH) in July 2013 and works in the capacity of Clinical Director. Prior to joining TBH, Ms. Sheridan acquired clinical experience within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA), specific to the assessment and treatment of autism spectrum disorders and related developmental disabilities. In addition to the above, Ms Sheridan has experience in the areas of case management, supervision, parent training, staff training, and providing ABA services using aTeleHealth Service Model. Experience comprises many settings including home, school (public and nonpublic), and center-based.


M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, St. Cloud State University, 2011
B.S. in Psychology, Western Michigan University, 2006


Anna Neises


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Anna Neises

Years Working in Field: 8
Years as Certified BCBA: 6

Anna Neises is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in Missouri. Anna graduated from Kansas State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She earned a Master’s degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University – Carbondale in 2008. Anna provides services to children and adults with autism or other developmental disabilities. Anna develops and implements treatment plans for skill acquisition and behavior reduction. She also provides supervision to associate clinicians and therapists. Anna’s clinical emphasis and passion is providing early intervention services with a focus on verbal behavior, adaptive skill acquisition, and problem behavior reduction in children between the ages of two and eight.


M.S. in Behavior Analysis and Therapy, Southern Illinois University, 2008
B.A. in Psychology, Kansas State University, 2006

Philosophy of Care

I was first introcuded to the science of behavior in undergraduate school, working in the psychobiology lab. I love how the science can be translated into meaningful change for clients and families. I like celebrating every small step. The shared excitement from the team with each new skill learned is the best part of the job.

Sarah McCue, LBA, BCBA

Sarah Musselman


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Sarah Musselman

Years Working in Field: 6
Years as Certified BCBA: 2

Sarah has provided applied behavior analysis services to children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities in the Chicago and Chicago suburbs for four years. In 2012 she moved to Missouri and began providing services to the Kansas City and mid Missouri areas. Her emphasis has been problem behavior reduction, skill acquisition, increasing joint play and social skills, and increasing verbal behavior for children between the ages of five and thirteen. While in Chicago, Sarah’s focus also included increasing independence in the community for adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. She has provided services in a variety of settings including in-home treatment and in private schools for children with disabilities. Sarah has also provided direct training to parents, paraprofessionals, residential staff, and direct service providers.


BCBA in , , 2012
M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, 2012
B.A. in Speech and Hearing Science, University of Iowa, 2009

Philosophy of Care

I believe behavior change and skill acquisition is a unique experience for each individual and program development should reflect that. In order to achieve the goal of providing the most effective treatment to each individual it is important to include the family and caregivers at each new step of the process. The most effective and appropriate programming is obtained through conducting full assessments within the individuals living and educational environments. Programming should be implemented in the least restrictive environment and always utilize reinforcement. Finally, the process of correct implementation of programming should include collaboration between the family, behavior consultant, and all other members of the IEP team in order to ensure consistency and success.


Trumpet Behavioral Health Provides Leading ABA Therapy for Autism and Related Disorders for Families in the Kansas City region.

With in-home services  and TeleHealth delivery of ABA therapy, Trumpet provides services to those in need throughout Kansas and Missouri.

Our services include 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.

Autism Services for Military Families

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

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 Supoprt Plans (PBSPs)
  • Positive Behavioral Intervention Plans (PBIPs)

Social Skills Group

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

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

Insurance Information

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.

  • Allen Village School
  • BCBS/New Directions
  • Blue Springs School District
  • Cigna Kansas
  • City Regional Office
  • Knob Noster School District
  • MH Net of KS
  • Pleasant Hill R-III School District
  • Private Pay
  • Tricare Insurance
  • United Behavioral Health
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Lees Summit, MO  64063
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