Our Team

Meet Our Team of Behavior Analysts and Therapists

ABA Services of Colorado

Maura Wamsley, MA, BCBA
She/Ella
Founder/CEO

Maura earned her BA in English from Lake Erie College and her MA in educational psychology from Kent State University. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2010.

Maura has worked with individuals with autism and neurodevelopmental disorders since her undergraduate years. She has also worked with individuals with dual diagnoses and severe behaviors. Maura's research interests include verbal behavior skill acquisition in early learners, OBM, and assessment and diagnostics of autism spectrum disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. 

Please contact Maura with questions about billing. 

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Meredith Loscialpo, MS, BCBA
She/Ella
Chief Operating Officer

Meredith earned her BS in elementary education from Towson University in 2006 and her MS in behavior analysis from Simmons University in 2012. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2012. Meredith has worked with individuals with autism ages 18 months to 16 years. She brings a wealth of knowledge in practice management and clinical oversight to the company.

Meredith is adjunct faculty at Simmons University, for its online behavior analysis program, as an intensive practicum supervisor. She is also a faculty reader on the admissions team. Meredith loves working with behavior analysis graduate students. Her professional interests include OBM and family education.

In her spare time, Meredith enjoys spending time with her husband, sons, and dog. She enjoys listening to ABA podcasts.

Please contact Meredith about funding, schedules, and general questions.

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Rachel Meech, MS, BCBA
She/Ella
Chief Clinical Officer

Rachel earned her BS in communication sciences and disorders from Florida State University and her MS in applied behavior analysis from Sage Colleges. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2017. 

Rachel has experience working with children of all ages. Her research interests include diagnostic assessments and implementation of effective parent training. 

Please contact Rachel with questions about your child’s therapy and goals.

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Tracy Holcombe, Ph.D.
She/Ella
Administrative Assistant

Tracy is from Zion, IL. She earned her BS in biology and environmental studies from Augustana College in 1998, her MS in forestry from Colorado State University in 2008, and her Ph.D. in ecology from Colorado State University in 2010. She enjoys knitting, reading, being outdoors, community, and family.

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Erica Wilhoite, BA
She/Ella
Administrative Assistant

Erica is from Lone Tree, CO. She earned her BA in integrative studies, with a concentration on childhood studies, from George Mason University in 2020 and is pursuing her master's degree in clinical mental health counseling. Erica has worked with a wide variety of individuals. Her research includes the affects of opioid addiction on parenting behaviors and child outcomes. Erica enjoys spending time with her husband and son, going for walks, hiking, skiing, reading, and finding new places to eat.

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Sierra Taylor, RBT
She/Ella
Administrative Assistant

Sierra is from Vernal, UT. She earned her high-school diploma in 2018 and has been an RBT since 2021. Sierra has worked with individuals of all ages with special needs and has provided care for senior citizens. She enjoys doing makeup, gardening, playing video games, and shopping.

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Anjelin "Lia" Lauwira
She/Ella
Office Assistant

Lia is from Aurora, CO. She earned her high-school diploma in 2021. Lia's professional interests include creating stimuli for clients and maintaining clean and organized therapy rooms at the clinic. She enjoys art, trying new foods, and swimming.

Front Range Division

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Sophie Vail, MA, BCBA
She/Ella
Regional Clinical Director: North Denver

Sophie is from Granger, Indiana. She earned her BA in psychology from Indiana University in 2014 and her MA in applied behavior analysis, with a certificate in autism, from Ball State in 2017. She has been a BCBA since 2017. Sophie has experience working with individuals with various neurodevelopmental disorders, ages 2 through adulthood. Her research and professional interests include social skills and OBM. 

Please contact Sophie with questions about your child's therapy and goals.

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Stephanie Bendush, MA, BCBA
She/Ella
Training Director

Stephanie is from Berkeley Heights, NJ. She earned her BS in neuroscience from Lafayette College in 2015 and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Caldwell University in 2018. She is pursuing her Ph.D. in applied behavior analysis at Endicott College. Stephanie has been a BCBA since 2018. She has worked with individuals ages 2-25 with autism and other disabilities. Stephanie's research interests include clinical outcome measures, assent-based therapy, staff training, supervision, and quality measures.

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Katie Roberts, MS, BCBA
She/Ella
Senior Consultant

Katie earned her BA in journalism from the University of Missouri in 2017 and her MS in applied behavior analysis from Arizona State University in 2019. She has been a BCBA since 2019. Katie has worked with young children through teenagers, with ASD, BPD, ODD, and Down syndrome. Her research and professional interests include stereotypy and verbal behaviors.

Melissa Schuh, ABA Colorado senior consultant

Melissa Schuh, MSE, BCBA
She/Ella
Senior Consultant

Melissa is from Hartford, WI. She earned her BA in psychology from University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2018 and her MS in special education from University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, in 2019. She has been a BCBA since 2021. Melissa has a graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis and is a transition specialist and an autism specialist. Her professional and research interests include multidisciplinary practices, transition services, and school consultation/training. Melissa has worked with those in early childhood as well as with adult and vocational transitions.

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Anthony Baldassari, MA, BCBA
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Consultant

Anthony earned his BA in neuroscience and psychology from the University of Colorado and his MA in professional behavior analysis from Florida Institute of Technology. He has been a BCBA since 2021. Anthony has worked with individuals of all ages with a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders. His research interests include the use of ABA with individuals with traumatic brain injuries and individuals with co-morbid mental health and neurodevelopmental disorders diagnoses. 

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Mary "Berkeley" Brown, MA, BCBA
She/Ella
Consultant

Berkeley is from Jacksonville, FL. She earned her BS in family and child sciences from Florida State University in 2015 and her MA in special education and applied behavior analysis from the University of West Florida in 2021. She has been a BCBA since 2021. Berkeley has worked with individuals ages 2-23. Her research and professional interests include trauma-informed ABA, and the comorbidity of behaviors and psychiatric disorders.

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Elizabeth "Liz" Budwit, MA, BCBA
She/Ella
Consultant/Regional Clinical Trainer

Liz earned her BA in psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder, in 2011 and MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University in 2020. She has been a BCBA since 2020. Liz has worked with individuals ages 3-21 with autism spectrum disorder. Her research and professional interests include learners with AAC devices, services for transition-aged youth, and social skills training groups.

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Benjamin Lowder, MA, BCBA
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Consultant

Benjamin is from Jackson, MI. He earned his BS in early childhood development and learning from Central Michigan University in 2016 and his MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University in 2018. He has been a BCBA since 2019. Benjamin has worked with individuals ages 18 months-15 years. His professional interests include multidisciplinary training, natural environment teaching, and automatically maintained behavior. Benjamin enjoys sports, hiking, skiing, camping, and spending time with family and friends.

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Abigail Morsicato, MA, BCBA
She/Ella
Consultant

Abigail is from Littleton, CO. She earned her BA in psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2017 and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University in 2021. She has been a BCBA since 2021. Abigail's professional interests include traumatic brain injuries and long-term effects of early intervention. She has worked with children ages 3-18 with ASD, ADHD, and processing disorders; she has also worked with adolescents and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders and behavioral concerns.

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Chelsea Holley, MA, RBT
She/Ella
Consultant-in-Training

Chelsea is from Round Rock, TX. She earned her BA in psychology, with a minor in family and child development, from Texas State University in 2017 and her MA in ABA and child and adolescent development from Capella University in 2020. Chelsea has been an RBT since 2018. She has worked with children ages 2-16 with autism and selective mutism. Her professional and research interests include autism, selective mutism, and child and family development.

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Ryan Horneman, BS, RBT
She/Ella
Consultant-in-Training

Ryan is from Media, PA. She earned her BS in psychology from High Point University in 2017 and has been an RBT since 2020. She has worked with both elderly clients and youth. Ryan enjoys krav maga, yoga, and skiing.

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Morgan Johnson, BS, RBT
She/Ella
Consulting-in-Training

Morgan is from Bangor, ME. She earned her BS in elementary education, with a minor in child development and family relations, in 2017. She is pursuing her Psy.D. in school psychology, with a concentration in applied behavior analysis, from the University of Southern Maine. Morgan has been an RBT since 2021. She has taught elementary students in public school, supporting access to the general education setting for students with IEPs. Her research and professional interests include accommodating the diverse range of learning styles and social-emotional and behavioral needs in young learners. Morgan is passionate about finding new ways to support behavioral challenges, working with both teachers and students.

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Mike Piechowski, BA, RBT
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Consultant-in-Training

Michael moved to Denver from Green Bay, WI. He studied psychology at St. Norbert College and proceeded to work for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project from 2015-2017, an ABA program specialized to serve young individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Michael has been an RBT since 2017. With a love for the mountains, the move to Denver was a natural fit. Michael is currently pursuing his BCaBA certification. In his free time, Michael enjoys mountain biking, hiking, and skiing, but also has a passion for video games when he can’t be outside.

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Rebecca Titcomb, BA, RBT
She/Ella
Consultant-in-Training

Rebecca is from Henniker, NH. She earned her BA in neuroscience from Bates College in 2017 and has been an RBT since 2018. Rebecca has worked with a wide range of individuals, from preschoolers through geriatrics. Her professional and research interests include the neurological underpinnings of mental health, abnormal psychology, and holistic medicine.

Christina Amaya, ABA Colorado therapist

Christina Amaya, BA, BS
She/Ella
Therapist

Christina is from Foster City, CA. She earned her BA in justice, community, and leadership and her BS in social psychology from St. Mary's College of California in 2020. She is pursuing her MA in marriage and family therapy from Alliant International University. Christina has worked with individuals in a wide range of ages, including those who have anxiety, depression, and trauma. Her professional interests include working with adolescents and families, psychoeducation, working with those who are navigating comorbid disorders, and developing natural life skills. Christina enjoys hiking, dancing, and traveling.

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Kindall Bethke, BS, RBT
She/Ella
Therapist

Kindall is from Belgrade, MT. She earned her BS in human services and social science from Black Hills State University in 2020 and has been an RBT since 2021. Kindall has worked with youth 10-18 years old with mental health and behavioral concerns. Her professional interests include pursuing her MSW and working with clients who struggle with mental illness. Kindall enjoys hiking, camping, and walking her dog.

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Sophie Bonilla, BSG, RBT
She/Ella
Therapist

Sophie is from Englewood, CO. She earned her bachelor's of general studies, focused on applied behavioral science, from the University of Kansas in 2021. She has been an RBT since 2020. Sophie has worked with children, and her professional and research interests include data analysis in ABA and working one-on-one with children. She enjoys the outdoors, concerts, skiing, and sports.

Ephriam Campbell, ABA Colorado therapist

Ephriam Campbell, RBT
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Therapist

Ephriam is from Pomona, CA. He is studying clinical psychology and has been an RBT since 2021. Ephriam has worked with children with autism and behavioral challenges. He aims to make at least one person smile each day.

Chandler Felan, ABA Colorado therapist

Chandler Felan, BA, BS
She/Ella
Therapist

Chandler is from Valencia, CA. She earned her BA in psychology and her BS in family studies and human development from the University of Arizona in 2022. Chandler is pursuing her MA in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy through Pepperdine University. She has childcare experience with children ages 4-10 and has mentored students ages 18+. Chandler's professional interests include family therapy and psychology, aiming to help anyone in need.

Pierce Freeman, ABA Colorado therapist

Pierce Freeman, BS
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Therapist

Pierce is from Parker, CO. He earned his BS in psychology with a minor in nutrition from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2021. Pierce has supervised children of all ages at a theme park. His research interests include sports and political psychology. Pierce enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and Marvel superhero movies.

Belusha N. Jean, ABA Colorado therapist

Belusha N. Jean, BSW
She/Ella
Therapist

Belusha is from Aurora, CO. She earned her BSW from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 2022. Belusha has worked with low-income youth. Her interests include casework and missionary work.

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Alexis Olivas, RBT
She/Ella
Therapist

Alexis is from Gypsum, CO. She is pursuing her BA in elementary education at the University of Colorado, Denver. Alexis has worked with children as young as 2 years old through students in 8th grade. She values spending time with children and continuously getting to know each one of them and their interests. Alexis enjoys the sunshine, with gardening, reading outside, and spending time on the water.

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Mattea Pedersen, BA, RBT
She/Ella
Therapist

Mattea is from Glenwood Springs, CO. She earned her BA in psychology from Colorado Mesa University in 2019. She has been an RBT since 2020. Mattea has worked with individuals ages 12-70 with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her professional interests include human growth and development as well as abnormal psychology.

Tanya Sandhu, ABA Colorado therapist

Tanya Sandhu, BA
She/Ella
Therapist

Tanya earned her BA in psychology from Clark University in 2022. She is interested in cultural differences in development and family dynamics. Tanya enjoys cooking, reading, and knitting.

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Kristopher Thomsen, BS, RBT
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Therapist

Kristopher is from Littleton, CO. He earned his BS in psychology, with a minor in biology, from Doane University in 2017. He has been an RBT since 2020. Kristopher's research interests include biology and nature, as well as psychology. He enjoys skiing, snowboarding, camping, and hiking.

Roaring Fork Valley Division

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Samantha "Sam" Raymond, M.Ed., BCBA
She/Ella
Regional Clinical Director

Sam earned her BS in psychology from SUNY Oneonta and her M.Ed. in applied behavior analysis from Endicott College. She has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2016.

Sam has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with a variety of diagnoses in clinic, residential, and home settings. Her research interests include PECS, synthesized functional analyses, and the Early Start Denver Model.

Please contact Sam with questions about your child's therapy and goals.

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Michelle Szydlowski, MA, BCBA
She/Ella
Regional Clinical Director

Michelle earned her BA in psychology, with a minor in neuroscience, from the University of Connecticut in 2006, and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University in 2015. She has worked with individuals of all ages, managed adult residential care and behavioral needs, and supervised a wide range of staff. Michelle's research and professional interests include neurodevelopmental disorders and organizational behavior management.

Please contact Michelle with questions about your child's therapy and goals.

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Kristi Strickland, LCSW, BCBA
She/Ella
Senior Consultant

Kristi is from Duluth, MN. She earned her BS in psychology and business administration from Valparaiso University in 2004, and her MSW from Indiana University in 2008. She has been a BCBA since 2014. Kristi has worked with individuals from toddlers through seniors, with a variety of neurodevelopmental disorders and mental illnesses; she specializes in autism spectrum disorder. Her research and professional interests include changing rule-governed behavior by changing the rules, as well as biological markers of ASD.

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Julia Derdas, M.Ed., BCBA
She/Ella
Consultant

Julia is from Lake Zurich, IL. She earned her BS in psychology from Baylor University in 2016 and her M.Ed. in educational psychology, with emphasis in behavior, from Baylor University in 2018. Julia has been a BCBA since 2019. She has worked in clinic, home, school, residential, and community settings, with individuals of a wide range of individuals with neurodevelopmental delays and comorbid diagnoses. Julia's research and professional interests include language development, parent/community education, naturalistic teaching, and life skill development. She enjoys playing volleyball, snowboarding, cooking, and spending time with her fiance and friends.

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Brittany Dimond, MA, BCBA
She/Ella
Consultant/Regional Clinical Trainer

Brittany is from Warrenville, IL. She earned her BA in criminal justice from Western Michigan University in 2012 and her MA in applied behavior analysis, with an emphasis on autism, from Ball State University in 2020. Brittany has been a BCBA since 2021. She has worked with children 18 months-14 years with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders, individuals with severe challenging behavior, and those who require early intervention. Her research and professional interests include assessment and treatment of severe behavior, precision teaching, and verbal behavior. She enjoys snowboarding, yoga, and music.

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Marie Dohm, MA, BCBA
She/Ella
Consultant

Marie earned her BS in kinesiology from Michigan State University in 2016 and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in 2021. She has been a BCBA since 2021. Marie started her career working in day programs with adults with neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Karen Murphy, MA, BCBA
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Consultant

Karen earned her BS in special education and early education from Radford University and her MA in special education from the University of Northern Colorado. She has been a BCBA since 2021. Karen has worked with students from preschool through eighth grade and in group homes with adults with special needs. She has experience working in many roles in the school district.

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Kara Nolle-Percy, BA, RBT
She/Ella
Consultant-in-Training

Kara is from Alton, IL. She earned her BA in counseling and student ministry from Piedmont International University in 2012 and is pursuing her MS in clinical mental health counseling through Grand Canyon University. Kara has been an RBT since 2019. She has worked primarily with students in pre-kindergarten through high school, in school, church, nonprofit, and ABA settings. Her professional and research interests include co-morbid behavioral and mental health disorders, trauma-informed disorders, and holistic care services. Kara enjoys spending time with her husband and dogs, hiking, camping, traveling, and reading.

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Karley Ortloff, BS, RBT
She/Ella
Consultant-in-Training

Karley is from Waconia, MN. She earned her BS in psychology, with a minor in human development and family science, from North Dakota State University in 2018. She has been an RBT since 2020. Karley has worked with individuals with autism through equine therapy, and she has experience with middle-school students with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her professional and research interests include children on the autism spectrum, neurodevelopmental disorders, and abnormal psychology. She enjoys hiking, camping, and spending time with friends.

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Sarah Van Pelt, MA, BCBA
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Consultant-in-Training

Sarah earned her BS in psychology from the University of Texas, El Paso, in 2015 and her MA in applied behavior analysis from Ball State University in 2019. She has been a BCBA since 2020. Sarah has worked with children ages 2-16 with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her professional interests include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and she enjoys yoga, hiking, running, reading, and meditation.

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Rocio Bautista, RBT
She/Ella
Bilingual Services Coordinator

Rocio is from Eagle, CO. She earned her GED through Colorado Mountain College, Edwards, in 2007 and has been an RBT since 2020. Rocio has taught preschool to children ages 3-5.

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Amy Corona
She/Ella
Bilingual Behavior Therapist

Amy is from Los Angeles, CA, and Rifle, CO. She earned her high-school diploma. Amy has cared for children and older adults. She enjoys listening to music, watching movies, traveling, and exploring new places.

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Kinlee Patterson
She/Ella
Therapist

Kinlee is from Saint George, UT. She earned her high-school diploma and is studying counseling psychology at Colorado Mesa University. Kinlee is interested in volunteering and children, and she enjoys dancing, the outdoors, and traveling.

Michela Raciti, ABA Colorado therapist

Michela Raciti, MS, RBT
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Therapist

Michela is from Rome, Italy. She earned her BA in psychology from the University of Texas, San Antonio, in 2016, and her MS in mental health professional counseling from the University of Texas, San Antonio, in 2021. She has been an RBT since 2018. Michela has worked with children under age 10, both verbal and nonverbal, including children who use alternative communication systems, such as speech devices and PECS, and a wide variety of behaviors, including aggression, elopement, SIB, and restricted interests. Michela's research and professional interests include the effects of neurodevelopmental delays on mental health and family dynamics and the interaction between physical and mental health. She enjoys being outside, being active, and being creative—in a studio or in the kitchen.

Fernando Ramos, ABA Colorado therapist

Fernando Ramos, BA
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Therapist

Fernando is from Glenwood Springs, CO. They earned their BA in psychology, with an emphasis on counseling, from Colorado Mesa University in 2022. Fernando has worked with high-acuity patients at West Springs Hospital, including those with depression, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Their research and professional interests include anything to do with the brain and its function. Fernando enjoys keeping up with new technology, anime, games, traveling, and hiking.

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Alexandra "Lexi" Cisneros Rivera, BSW, RBT
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Bilingual Behavior Therapist

Lexi is from Eagle, CO. She earned her AAS in early childhood education from CMC in 2015 and her bachelor's in social work from CMU in 2018. She has been an RBT since 2021. Lexi has worked with early childhood and school-aged children, and her professional interests include preventing child abuse and neglect. Lexi enjoys spending time with family and friends and seeing new places.

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Irving Terrazas
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Bilingual Behavior Therapist

Irving is from Gypsum, CO. He earned his high-school diploma and has been working with individuals with special needs since 2019. Irving has worked with students from kindergarten through third grade with autism, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy. Irving loves music and enjoys playing video games.

Aileen Valerio, ABA Colorado therapist

Aileen Valerio, BS
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Therapist

Aileen is from Rifle, CO. She earned her BS in fitness and health promotion from Colorado Mesa University in 2021. Aileen has worked with individuals ages 5 through older adults with neurological disorders and mobility impairments. Her research and professional interests include kinesiology and advanced technology for therapy.

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Branden Wynia
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Therapist

Branden is from Rifle, CO. He earned his high-school diploma and has worked with special education, significant support needs, and behavioral programs, including students in preschool through fifth grade and high school. Branden's research and professional interests include psychology, education, trauma, disabilities, and behavior.