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

Our North Bay 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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Ashley Langeliers

Clinical Director
PhD, BCBA-D

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Ashley Langeliers

Clinical Director
PhD, BCBA-D
Years Working in Field: 9

I began working with developmentally disabled children during graduate school. Up until that time, I had worked as a counselor in county institutions for troubled youth. When I started out in the field of ABA, I had no idea it would become a passion. I began pursuing my BCBA certification along with my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. I believe the combination of the two disciplines gives me a unique perspective on providing comprehensive programming for clients and their families. I have worked in a variety of settings including homes, clinics, schools, and forensic institutions.

Education

PhD in Clinical Psychology, California School of Professional Psychology, 2013
BA in Psychology, California State University, Bakersfield, 2007

Philosophy of Care

I love providing ABA services because ABA is incredibly effective, and therefore, incredibly rewarding work. I believe every client deserves services that will approach them as a unique learner. I am passionate about developing client programs that meet the learner where he or she is at, and not where I or others would like them to be.

Jessica Gallagher

Clinician
M.Ed., LTET

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Jessica Gallagher

Clinician
M.Ed., LTET
Years Working in Field: 13

I began working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis in 2004 in Massachusetts. I worked in a residential program working with clients on social skills and daily living skills. These clients lived at the residence and went to a private school. Then, I got the opportunity to work in a collaborative school as a behavior therapist for two years. I worked in classrooms writing behavior intervention plans for elementary and middle school students. After 3 years I moved to a new job in a private school for children who have emotional disorders that impacted their academic success in public schools. I was the school behaviorist writing behavior intervention plans and working closely with the counseling staff to help children integrate back into the public school system. I trained teachers and administrators on behavior support plans and was a member of their positive behavior intervention supports for the entire school. I put myself through graduate school full time while working at the private school. Upon graduation I applied and accepted a position as an Associate Clinician at Trumpet Behavioral Health. My husband and I moved from Massachusetts to California in 2013. My current position at TBH includes a contract where I work in Region 3 as a Behavior Coach working on the disproportionality of African American and Latino students being suspended and recommended to special education due to their behavior issues. I currently write behavior support plans to help these students and support their teachers in general education to continue their academic success with in their current classroom.

Education

M.Ed. in Learning, Teaching & Educational Transformation, University of Massachusetts - Boston, 2013
B.S. in Sociology, Rivier College, 2004

Philosophy of Care

I believe that children of all abilities need a chance to be the best they can and as independently as possible. I believe that every child can learn, it’s up to us as behaviorists, educators, psychologists, social workers, administrators, and parents to figure out how best to make children thrive. I believe that applied behavior analysis has opened up the door to teaching children that others have deemed unreachable. I love what I do and couldn’t imagine doing anything else. I work every day for change in some of the most difficult and challenging places in California but my mantra keeps me going, “I am an instrument of change.”

Patricia Quan

Clinician
MA, BCBA

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Patricia Quan

Clinician
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 9

My interest in the field of behavior analysis began when I was a psychology undergraduate at UC San Diego. I worked both in the pigeon lab learning the basic principles of operant conditioning and in the autism lab researching Pivotal Response Training (PRT). Following graduation, I became a behavior interventionist providing applied behavior analysis (ABA) treatment for children and families affected by autism.

Seeing the positive impact that ABA had on my clients’ lives, I pursued a master’s degree in psychology at the University of Pacific, Stockton. During my graduate training, I used the science of behavior analysis to address a variety of community needs including: physical activity research for children and adults, behavior interventions for pre-school children, and independent living skills training for mental health adult consumers. Because of my interest in serving families, my thesis research focused on parent training. My study evaluated the extent that instruction, video modeling, and rehearsal-feedback procedures improved parent skill acquisition.

After earning my master’s degree, I continued to follow my passion of helping families. I became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and have since been supervising ABA programs for children and adults living with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

Education

M.A. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, University of the Pacific, 2015
B.S. in Psychology - Applied Behavior Analysis, University of California, San Diego, 2008

Philosophy of Care

My professors opened my eyes to this brilliant notion: if we could identify functional relationships between the environment and behavior, we would better understand the cause of behaviors, and therefore could improve ourselves and our communities. I am fascinated by the research on functional analyses to inform interventions that produce lasting behavior change.

Behavior analysis provides an objective, logical science to produce behavior change on an individualized level. My goal is to provide my clients opportunities to learn how to contact reinforcement in their lives and reach their maximum potential. I truly enjoy coaching families and staff to use ABA principles that result in effective behavior management and skill development.

Rebeca Nesicolaci

Senior Behavior Analyst
MA, BCBA

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Rebeca Nesicolaci

Senior Behavior Analyst
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 14

From an early age, I found a passion for helping others with developmental disabilities. In 2003 I started working as a behavioral therapist at the Center for Autism & Related Disorders. Upon completing my undergrad studies at UCI, I knew I wanted to further my education and continue working in the field of ABA. I then completed a Masters in Psychology & to further my training became a BCBA. My experience in the field of ABA over the last 13+ years has given me the opportunity to work with amazing clients and clinicians in a multitude of settings across the state of California.

Education

M.A. in Psychology, University of Phoenix, 2010
Bachelors in Psychology, University of California Irvine, 2008

Philosophy of Care

I wholeheartedly believe ABA is effective for individuals with autism not only because there are hundreds of scientific studies to support its application, but because I have personally observed the gains towards independence and self advocacy that have resulted from ABA Therapy. I love working with my clients and finding the areas in which they excel at and then leveraging that to teach new skills. One of the most important traits I try to practice with my clients and families is patience and compassion, as these are key components within the field of ABA that can assist in fostering positive therapeutic relationships. I consider it an honor to support families and fellow clinicians.

Mark Harrington

Clinician
MA, BCBA

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Mark Harrington

Clinician
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 12

I first began working in the field shortly after graduating high school. At that time I was introduced to ABA while working in a program for transition aged adult. I instantly became intrigued in techniques rooted in ABA and how they were effective with dealing with problematic behavior and facilitation of learning. Since and for the past 12 years I have worked in a variety of settings including homes, communities and classrooms with a wide variety of individuals. Along the way I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Special Education, both from San Francisco State University. Aside from being a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, I am also credentialed Education Specialist and have four years of classroom teaching experience working with a variety of students including those on the autism spectrum.

Education

M.A. in Special Education, San Francisco State University, 2014
B.A. in Psychology, San Francisco State University, 2008

Philosophy of Care

I believe that all children can learn. ABA is a powerful approach that can facilitate achieving optimal outcomes for all individuals, especially those with developmental disabilities. The impact of quality – scientifically proven interventions have on individuals and their families is unparalleled. It brings me great joy to improve the quality of life for individuals and families I serve though my work.

Debi Kircher

Associate Clinician
MA, BCBA

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Debi Kircher

Associate Clinician
MA, BCBA
Years Working in Field: 10

I first became interested in this field during the time that I was in graduate school. A fellow classmate worked at Best Consulting in Sacramento and encouraged me to come and work part time at the company to learn about ABA practices, and working with children who have autism. Afterwards, I took a position at Placer County Office of Education and while I was working in their programs, I developed a strong interest in learning ABA techniques as a method of helping the children in the program decrease their behaviors so that they could more effectively learn in the classroom and return to their district schools. As I worked with the children, I saw the positive effects of ABA and how it was helping them function during the day, and increase their satisfaction of daily life experiences. While working with many different children throughout the time that I was employed at Placer County Office of Education, and overcoming many challenges with them, I came to love this work and have dedicated my life to helping the disabled. I have since moved to the North Bay area and completed earning my BCBA while working with children of all ages and young adults in home settings.

Education

MA in Psychology, California State University Sacramento, 2012
BA in Psychology, California State University Sacramento, 2007

Philosophy of Care

While working with the children and young adults with Autism, I have found that providing applied behavior analysis therapy helps them learn and become more independent. With this experience they grow as a person and their life satisfaction increases, which over time effects their whole family and environment. Being a part of this experience with families is why I chose to work in this field. I love hearing the stories from parents who now feel the ability to more deeply connect with their children. It is like giving a lifetime gift to the family to have a greater understanding of how they can help their child on a daily basis.

Christina Gillen

Associate Clinician & Behavior Coach

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Christina Gillen

Associate Clinician & Behavior Coach
Years Working in Field: 11

After trying out a vast array of majors and potential career paths while attending UC Santa Barbara, I discovered my passion for Special Education during an internship in a Special Day class at Goleta Elementary in 2006. I was completely blown away by the compassion, kindness, and wisdom of the staff, and marveled at the great successes that each of their students made every day. The moment that I graduated, I began looking for jobs in ABA, and started working doing direct in-home services in 2007 in the East Bay. Since then, I’ve had great opportunities to assist in school consultation, assessments, and in-home consultation.

In September 2013, I transitioned to the Oakland Unified School District to begin a project for Insights to Behavior, where I’ve provided coaching for general education and SpEd teachers struggling with behavior management in their classrooms.

Education

B.A. in East Asian Religious Studies & Education, University of California - Santa Barbara, 2007

Philosophy of Care

My favorite part about working in ABA is most likely the amazing gains that I’ve seen my clients achieve over the years. Between clients that have learned how to communicate effectively through the use of PECS or AAC devices, to the successful treatment of severe aggressive behaviors during sessions, it’s been amazing to watch these changes occur over time.

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Tacorra McCullough

Associate Clinician
MEd

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Tacorra McCullough

Associate Clinician
MEd
Years Working in Field: 12

I have been in the field for 10 plus years. I originally entered into this field to provide support for a family member. I pursued my Masters in Education with an emphasis in Educational Therapy at Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. I have held positions at Ed Support Services, Raskob Learning Institute , and The Children’s Cabinet in Reno, NV.

Education

M.Ed. in Education, Holy Names University, 2012
B.A. in Sociology, Holy Names University, 2005

Philosophy of Care

I believe in teaching the whole child. I am very passionate about working with children and adolescents who learn differently.

Ashton Benedickt

Associate Clinician
MS

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Ashton Benedickt

Associate Clinician
MS
Years Working in Field: 4

Ashton has been working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2013.

Education

M.S. in Applied Behavior Analysis, Capella University, 2016

Philosophy of Care

Ashton specializes in modifying “severe” maladaptive behaviors. Ashton started working at Trumpet Behavioral Health in the Winter of 2017.

Courtney Vinton

Associate Clinician
MA

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Courtney Vinton

Associate Clinician
MA
Years Working in Field: 9

I began my career in Applied Behavior Analysis back in 2008 as a Behavior Interventionist working one-on-one with individuals diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. It was at this time that I discovered my passion for the field. During my time as a Behavior Interventionist, I strived to expand my skill repertoire and gain knowledge of behavioral principles. My experience and knowledge allowed me to advance to the positions of Supervising Interventionist, Behavior Consultant, and Clinical Director within the Sacramento, California area. I have been fortunate enough to have worked in a variety of settings including ISLA, community, center-based, and in-home environments.

Education

M.A. in Teaching & Applied Behavior Analysis, National University, 2016
B.A. in Psychology, National University, 2014

Philosophy of Care

I obtained my Bachelor of Arts degree from National University in 2014 before completing my Masters in Teaching with Specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2016 and sitting for the BACB exam in May 2017. As I continue to gain knowledge in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis, it is my mission to provide individuals with disabilities evidence-based services that help each individual reach their full potential and an improved quality of life.

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Our North Bay Team Offers:

  • Services in Santa Rosa, Petaluma, Vallejo, and more.
  • 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 for ABA Therapy for Autism. For specific information on insurance accepted in North Bay, please contact insurance@tbh.com.

  • North Bay Regional Center
  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Cigna
  • Magellan
  • Humana (LifeSynch)
  • Partnership Health Plan of California
  • The BHPN
  • United Behavioral Health

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)