Case Supervisors

Case Supervisors provide on-going supervision and parent training to develop the child’s intervention program. Minimally, supervisors have a master’s degree in psychology or a related field; have three or more years of clinical experience working directly with children; and use developmental, relationship-based, behavioral interventions to address the child’s developmental needs in the home, school and/or community.

Talvin Brown, M.S.

BCBA #1-19-35336

Talvin has a Masters of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. He has been providing behavior intervention services for over 10 years across multiple environments, namely therapy centers, summer camps, schools, homes, and community in the Southern Los Angeles area and surrounding cities. He is passionate about training behavior interventionists on the science of ABA, conducting Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) trainings, supporting parents/guardians who care for someone with a disability through parent training sessions, and improving organizational systems through Organizational Behavior Management techniques.

Clarissa Cota, M.A.

Case Supervisor

Clarissa has a Master of Arts in Psychology and is a licensed practitioner with Yoga for the Special Child. She has over 15 years experience working with children and young adults with disabilities. Clarissa has specific experience with early intervention and applying FloorTime strategies in schools and home settings. Her passion for yoga has inspired her to incorporate yogic practices such as breathing and mediating into her work with children and families.

Jeannine Fishel, M.S.

Case Supervisor

Jeannine has a Masters of Science in Psychology with a Specialization in Child & Adolescent Development. She has been providing behavior intervention services for over 15 years across multiple environments and districts. She is passionate about building therapeutic and positive relationships with individuals to help them meet their goals, whether it be learning a more efficient way to communicate wants and needs or becoming more independent in the community. She strives to better understand how she can assist in making their overall quality of life better.

James Gilbert, M.A.

LMFT #127859
Case Supervisor

James is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a MA in Clinical Psychology. He has been working in the field for more than ten years in various capacities. James specializes in applying a systems approach to understanding child behavior and providing the child with an environment best suited for them to succeed.

Trinh Hong, M.S.W.

Registered Associate Clinical Social Worker
Case Supervisor/Trainer

Trinh has a master’s in Social Work and is a credentialed school social worker. She has nearly 20 years of experience in staff development and managing behavior programs for children and families in both the school and home settings. She has a passion for integrating technology and program development. In addition to clinical case supervision, she provides staff trainings on behavior interventions, data collection, and general staff development.

Deborah Spengler, M.S.

Case Supervisor

Debbie has worked within the Los Angeles Unified School District and in home programs for over 20 years. She uses an integrative approach with a focus on relationships to help individuals and families achieve their goals. She is particularly passionate about supporting alternative communication and is working to broaden the current understanding and perspective of neurodiverse individuals.

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