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

Our Centennial 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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Emily Patrizi

Clinical Director
MS, BCBA

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Emily Patrizi

Clinical Director
MS, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 13

Emily Patrizi graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education in 2007 from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.  After teaching individuals with autism in the public school system for three years, she began Sage Graduate School.  In 2012, Emily completed her Master of Science in Autism and Applied Behavior Analysis and obtained her BCBA certification.  Emily has worked with individuals with autism and other developmental disabilities for over eight years in group homes and public schools, in addition to providing home and center based behavior analytic services

Education

BCBA in , Sage Graduate School, 2012
M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism, Sage Graduate School, 2012
BS in Elementary and Special Education, East Stroudsburg University, 2007

Philosophy of Care

I entered the education field to improve the lives of children with developmental disabilities.  After teaching in an autism support classroom for ages K-5 for three years, I wanted to improve my knowledge of research based interventions.  I heard many misconceptions of Applied Behavior Analysis, but also knew of the extensive research base, so I decided to pursue my MA in the field.  I now implement behavior analytic interventions on a daily basis to improve socially significant behaviors in the lives of the individuals I serve.  My goal is to identify areas of need in an individuals life and teach replacement behaviors to address skill deficits and decrease challenging behaviors.  The final outcome is always to improve the individual’s life and interaction with his or her environment.

Allison Betz

Senior Clinician
PhD, MA, BCBA-D

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Allison Betz

Senior Clinician
PhD, MA, BCBA-D
Years Working in Field: 15

I was introduced to the science of behavior as an undergraduate student at Western Michigan University. It was then when I fell in love with Applied Behavior Analysis and working with children with autism. After earning my masters degree in psychology with an emphasis in developmental disabilities and organizational behavior management from Western Michigan University, I began my doctoral program in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation at Utah State University. During my time at USU, I focused my clinical and research work on early intensive behavioral intervention and verbal behavior. After earning my Ph.D. I completed my post doctoral fellowship at University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Munroe-Meyer Institute specializing in the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior. I then served as an assistant professor in the School of Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology. After six years of working at the university, I decided to leave academia to pursue a career in the clinical setting. Throughout my career I have worked with several populations and in many different settings including teenagers and adults in residential group homes, young children with disabilities in public schools, children with challenging behavior in general education, and employees various organizational settings. Regardless of the setting or population, my goal is to make positive behavior change that truly improves people’s lives.

Education

Ph.D. in Disability Discipline, Utah State University, 2009
M.A. in Psychology, Western Michigan University , 2005
B.S. in Psychology, Western Michigan University , 2003

Philosophy of Care

As soon as I began working with children with autism in a behavioral-based early intensive behavioral intervention program as an undergraduate, I knew I found the career for me. I am passionate about Applied Behavior Analysis and what I do because of the results! Being able to help individuals and families create a more positive environment and assist with changing behaviors that truly make a difference in their lives is the most rewarding aspect of my job. For the past 10 years I have focused my career on not only continuing to make positive behavior change that improves the quality of life my clients, but also contributing to the field through research, which is the other part of my job that I love. My research focuses on evaluating various manipulations of current practice that may make our teaching procedures more efficient when working with young children with autism, the assessment and treatment of severe problem behavior, and make interventions more feasible to implement in the individual’s natural environment. Whether it’s clinical practice or research, my philosophy is to stay true to the science of behavior by systematic implementation and analysis.

Brianna Wegrzyn

Clinician
MA, BCBA

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Brianna Wegrzyn

Clinician
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 5

My journey in working with children with Autism started when I was in high school. I was a swim instructor for children 3 to 5 years old and many of my students had special needs. I enjoyed finding ways to help these children learn and found their progress to be extremely rewarding. While working on my undergraduate degree at Illinois State University, I began working as an ABA therapist for children and adults with Autism and other disabilities. Working as an ABA therapist taught me how to motivate my students so that the learning process was fun and enjoyable. I knew that ABA was the perfect career for me so I pursued my masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism while continuing to work in the field. Throughout this process I gained experience working with ages 3 to adult in a clinic, home, school, group home, and vocational setting. I specialized in increasing communication, life skills, and academic skills as well as decreasing behaviors that interfered with learning. In addition, I have also collaborated and trained with speech pathologists, occupational therapists, and social workers to increase my ability more effectively increase motor and social skills.

Education

M.A. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Ball State University, 2016
B.A. in Psychology, Illinois State University, 2013

Philosophy of Care

My philosophy of care aims to increase the quality of life for my students. I aim to make the learning process fun and enjoyable so that my students are learning without feeling like they are “working.” I strive to give my students the best possible care and to push them to reach their full potential.

Nick Ostosh

Clinician
MA, BCBA

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Nick Ostosh

Clinician
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 5

Nick found his passion for behavior analysis early on in his undergraduate career and immediately knew this was the field for him. Shortly afterwards, he started learning about the applications and how much we can improve the lives of individuals with autism with this technology. After getting the opportunity to actually work with these individuals and watch them grow, he was sold on the idea of using behavior analysis to improve the lives of this population. Nick has worked in many different autism centers and completed both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees through Western Michigan University’s Behavior Analysis program. Some of his main interests are dealing with intense problem behavior, group skills, verbal behavior, and social skills.

Education

MA in Behavior Analysis , Western Michigan University , 2017
BA in Behavioral Sciences , Western Michigan University , 2015

Philosophy of Care

My approach to treatment is to individualize programs as much as possible to each specific client. Every individual learns in a unique way so it is important to teach each them in a way that will be most effective for them. Watching my clients surpass difficult milestones and the enthusiasm of their parents is what keeps me going! It is so incredibly rewarding to see kids do things such as talk for the first time or to finally eliminate problem behavior that has been causing the family loads of stress at home. My focus is to help make the life of both the individual and their family as smooth and productive as possible.
Most of my prior experience is in early intervention settings. I love working with some of the more challenging kids as well as working on preparing kids for group settings and social skills.

Trumpet Behavioral Health – Centennial is located in a corner office of the Briarwood Revere Business Complex. Our office is right off of Arapahoe Road and Revere Parkway, allowing quick and easy access to I-25. We are within minutes of the Cornerstone shopping center as well as a new local attraction, Top Golf. We love our office’s close proximity to a variety of dining and entertainment options, including Chipotle, Noodles & Co., Panera, Tokyo Joe’s, Arapahoe Crossing Movie Theater, Celebrity Lanes, and more! Within our fun and exciting TBH walls we have 5 therapy rooms, a variety of other learning areas, a circle time area, an art area, and a large play area.

What’s unique about the Centennial office?  We have an active room equipped with a swing, balance beam, and chalkboard where clients can get out energy and show their creative sides. On sunny days this room’s large garage door can be opened up for a bit of fresh air.  Our clinical team also meets regularly to review client progress, staff training ideas, and creative ways to keep Trumpet Behavioral Health Centennial a fun, productive place for everyone!

Insurance Information

We accept most major insurance plans as well as Medicaid for ABA Therapy for Autism.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem/BCBS
  • Cigna
  • Humana (LifeSynch)
  • Kaiser Standard
  • Magellan
  • Medicaid – CES
  • Medicaid – CWA
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • TRICARE
  • United Behavioral Health (UBH)
  • Value Options

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

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