Kansas City, Missouri

471 SW Ward Rd
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Lees Summit, MO  64081
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Trumpet Behavioral Health – Kansas City Provides Leading Autism Therapy Using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Our Kansas City 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.

About Our Clinicians

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

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Josh Sleeper

Josh Sleeper

Regional Director

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Josh Sleeper

Regional Director
Years Working in Field: 14
Years as Certified BCBA: 2

My career began as a part-time position as a therapist while obtaining my undergraduate degree. I immediately knew I would continue to work with children and adults with developmental disabilities for the rest of my life.

After college I left the field for a couple of years before returning to work full-time and obtain my master’s degree in education. In 2009, I opened and operated the Monterey Bay division of TBH through 2012. In 2010, I began the coursework to become a board certified behavior analyst, becoming certified in 2013.

I continue to serve in the role as Regional Director at TBH for the Central California and Bay Area divisions.


M.Ed in Education, University of Phoenix, 2009
B.A. in Sociology, University of California - Berkeley, 2003

Philosophy of Care

The best part about working in this field is spending my day with great team members from whom I learn something new everyday, and amazing consumers who make every moment
memorable and enjoyable.
My professional experience comprises field experience and training which has afforded me the opportunity to hone my skills in an applied setting and develop a unique perspective on how to partner with families to develop a service that is valued and effective.


Amy Harper

Senior Clinician

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Amy Harper

Senior Clinician
Years Working in Field: 7
Years as Certified BCBA: 3

During my six-year tenure at the University of Kansas (KU) I have had the opportunity to teach and supervise in several roles. I served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center’s Educare preschool classroom for 4 years as well as the Little Steps early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) classroom for a year and a half. Additionally, I served as an assistant program coordinator in the Edna A. Hill Child Development Center for a year. In these various roles I have gained invaluable experiences that have shaped my ability to be a team member and a leader.


Ph.D. in Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas, 2014
M.A. in Applied Behavioral Science, University of Kansas, 2011
B.S. in Psychology, University of Nevada - Reno, 2008

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care and teaching is to focus on student and teacher progress as a function of my teaching; therefore, if my teachers and children are not learning certain skills, then it is my responsibility to continue to train so that they are successful. In addition to behavioral skills training and rapport building, I work to maintain a positive attitude. Pavlov said, “In the team of which I am leader, everything depends on the atmosphere.” I wholeheartedly believe that the attitude of a leader fosters team building and a productive work environment. I can’t think of a more rewarding area to work in, and it is my mission to put my all into everything I do.


Lukin Murphy

Associate Clinician

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Lukin Murphy

Associate Clinician
Years Working in Field: 9
Years as Certified BCBA: 3

My work with individuals with developmental disabilities began my Freshman year of college when I volunteered at a summer camp in Clemson, SC. Since that summer, I have spent over a decade working in a variety of settings in several different countries and US States. I pursued my BCBA certification beginning in 2009 and received certification in 2012. I am also a certified Special Education teacher (EC-12) in both Missouri and Texas. I look forward to working with Trumpet Behavioral Health to improve the lives of children with disabilities in Missouri!


MA in Intercultural Youth Development, University of Montana, 2008
BA in Sociology/Anthropology, Truman State University, 2006

Philosophy of Care

I love working with families to help their children grow and learn to be a contributing member of the household. Teaching others about ABA and using its principles to improve lives is my passion. My only two rules for clients are to 1) Be Nice and 2) Work Hard. By following those two rules, anything is possible!


Kelsey Owen


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Kelsey Owen

Years Working in Field: 4
Years as Certified BCBA: 1

I began working with adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities my freshman year of college through an organization called Best Buddies. Because of my involvement with Best Buddies, my faculty advisor recommended I complete my junior year internship with a local clinic providing ABA services, where I decided this was the field I was going to further pursue. In 2014, I received my master’s degree in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida State University. I passed my certification exam to become a BCBA in 2014, as well as obtained my licensure in the state of Missouri the same year. I have worked in a variety of settings including clinic and center-based for clients ages 3-17, groups homes for clients ages 21-47, day programs for adults ages 21-47, and a voluntary day program for adults with traumatic brain injuries ages 18-66. I have also provided in-home services and school consultation services for clients ages 3-17.


MS in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis , Florida State University, 2014
BS in Psychology, Florida Southern College, 2012

Philosophy of Care

I love working with individuals with developmental disabilities because I believe that everyone can learn regardless of their diagnosis and ABA helps each individual reach their full potential. I have seen the impact behavior analytic services have had of the daily lives of individuals and their families, and that’s what makes my job so rewarding. I love that every day is different on the job and I’m constantly on my toes trying to keep up with the clients I work with. It’s rare that a day goes by that I don’t go home having learned something new from my clients.


Allison Tetreault

Senior Clinician

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Allison Tetreault

Senior Clinician
Years Working in Field: 16
Years as Certified BCBA: 7

I started working as an in-home therapist for young children with autism as a junior in college. I fell in love with the field of behavior analysis right away and spent the next few years taking undergraduate and graduate courses on topics related to disability, behavior analysis, and intervention. After becoming a BCaBA, I decided to pursue graduate education, first at the Master’s level and then at the Doctoral level. My clinical and academic experiences have included parent training and consultation, school and teacher training and consultation, and laboratory and field research. These experiences have ranged across individuals at all ages and with various levels of ability.


PhD in Psychology, West Virginia University, 2012
MA in Psychology, University of Houston - Clear Lake, 2007
BA in Psychology, Rhodes College, 2001

Philosophy of Care

The improvements in individual and family functioning that occur as a result of behavior analytic interventions drive my passion for the field. It is an honor that families allow us into their lives to be a part of their child’s “firsts”.


Our Location 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


  • BCBS/New Directions (Kansas City)
  • Cigna
  • MHN
  • Tricare Insurance
  • United Behavioral Health


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
  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • 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 Support 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

  • This triggers the tooltipBehavior 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