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

Now Serving Hollister Families with In-Home Services

Our Salinas 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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Josh Sleeper

Josh Sleeper

Regional Director
MEd, BCBA

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Josh Sleeper

Regional Director
MEd, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 16

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.

Education

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.

Celina Hernandez-Luna

Senior Clinician
MA

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Celina Hernandez-Luna

Senior Clinician
MA
Years Working in Field: 9

I began working with developmentally disabled children in 2005. This is when I fell in love with this field. I pursued my MA degree at National University in 2010 and am currently in the Florida Institute of Technology program, pursuing my Board Certification. I have worked in a variety of settings including schools, in-home, and clinic/group settings.

Education

M.A. in Psychology, National University, 2011

Philosophy of Care

I am passionate about working with children with developmental disabilities and their families. It is very rewarding to me and it gives me the opportunity to make a difference in their lives. I especially love working closely with parents and teaching them the skills using techniques and the principles of applied behavior analysis, to help their children succeed.

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Alanna Larriba

Associate Clinician
MA

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Alanna Larriba

Associate Clinician
MA
Years Working in Field: 10

I have always enjoyed working with children. In 2002 I attended the University of San Francisco, where I received a BA in psychology, General Education Teaching Credentials and a Masters in Education. In 2007 I moved to Santa Cruz where I worked in an elementary school with students on the Autism Spectrum. I immediately went back to school to pursue a Level 2 Teaching Credential to work with students with Moderate to Severe disabilities. I worked as a teacher in Watsonville with elementary school students on the Autism Spectrum for 5 years. More recently I began schooling through Florida Institute of Technology to pursue my BCBA. I am currently finishing up schooling at FIT and working at Trumpet Behavioral Health as an Associate Clinician.

Education

M.A. in Education, University of San Francisco, 2007

Philosophy of Care

I very much enjoy what I do. I learn so much for each client and family I work with. It is an honor and a privilege to work with families to help attain their goals.

Nestor Ramos

Associate Clinican

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Nestor Ramos

Associate Clinican
Years Working in Field: 5

I began working with developmentally disabled children shortly after high school, where I worked with children, who were on the spectrum, on self-regulation, social skills, and personal hygiene. As my interest in behavior management grew, I took on ABA and since then I have worked in a variety of settings including home, clinic, school and out in the community.

Education

BA in Legal Studies, University of California - Santa Cruz, 2013

Philosophy of Care

I love what I do because this field of work is very rewarding. With every day of work, you get to witness the growth and development of each client and their families, and being a part of that growth is what makes the job that much more exciting.

Daisy Bugarin

Early Intervention Specialist

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Daisy Bugarin

Early Intervention Specialist
Years Working in Field: 6

I have always enjoyed working with children and have had experience with age groups ranging from 0-10 years of age. I began working with children in high school and continued even after college in multiple settings including school, home, and clinical settings. In 2010 I obtained my bachelor’s degree at the University of California Santa Barbara. I am currently pursuing my master’s degree in Psychology at Southern New Hampshire University.

Education

BA in Sociology, University of California - Santa Barbara, 2010

Philosophy of Care

Working with children has always been my passion. In 2011 Trumpet gave me the opportunity to explore a different avenue of child services. I learned many aspects of behavioral management and verbal behavior and quickly put it into practice with the families I was working with. I love providing therapy to children and their families because it gives the opportunity to share my knowledge and improve the quality of life in each and every child I work with. There is nothing more rewarding then to see the progress and achievements a child can accomplish.

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Our Salinas Autism Center 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

We accept most major insurance plans and offer payment plans for private pay for individuals that do not have insurance.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Humana (LifeSynch)
  • Magellan
  • San Andreas Regional Center
  • TRICARE
  • United Behavioral Health

Center-Based ABA Therapy for Autism and Intervention Services

  • Initial educational and functional behavior assessments
  • 1:1 intensive ABA-based treatment focused 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

Benefits of Center-Based ABA Therapy

  • Training & Supervision
  • Clinician Collaboration
  • Social Skills
  • Generalization
  • School Readiness
  • Consistency of Services

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

  • 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