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Meet our San Diego County Team

Chelsea

BCBA and Clinical Director

  •  My favorite part of ABA is that every day at work is completely different! You get so many new, fun, and unexpected experiences.

  •  In another life, I’m pretty sure that I was a quokka!

  •  My favorite client memory is a client trying to convince me for 5 minutes that he was bitten by a radioactive spider and had become Spiderman, and me not realizing it until the end of the conversation.

  • My advice for someone starting in this field is to remember that client dignity and comfort come first, and to never hesitate to ask clarifying questions.  

  • If I could travel anywhere, I would travel to a beach where I could help scientists get recently hatched baby sea turtles safely to the ocean.

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Audra

Program Manager

  • My favorite memory working at Dedicated Healthcare has been watching our clients graduate and spending time with our staff. 

  • One thing I can't live without is my family.

  • My most meaningful accomplishment is getting the opportunity to be a part of an amazing team at Dedicated Healthcare. 

  • My favorite part of ABA is celebrating the even the smallest wins with each client.

  •  If I could travel anywhere, I would travel back to London.

Barbara

BCBA Supervisor

  • My favorite part about ABA is being able to work with families from different backgrounds and cultures. I enjoy connecting with people and being able to help make a difference. 

  • My favorite part of ABA is being able to work with families from different backgrounds and cultures. I enjoy connecting with people and being able to help make a difference. 

  • The most inspiring part of my job is seeing the progress all clients make, no matter how big or small. 

  • If I were a dog, I would be a Golden Retriever. 

  • My favorite part of working at Dedicated Healthcare has been working with a team that really cares about the families they serve. 

  • My advice for someone starting in this field is don't overwhelm yourself trying to know everything or feel bad because you don't. It's a learning process that never stops!

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Scarlet

RBT

  • My favorite part of ABA is being part of the kids' lives, and having the opportunity to tell them how great and unique they are. 

  • The most inspiring part of my job is when I'm able to be part of the kids' progress and every time I learn from them.  

  • My favorite memory working at Dedicated Healthcare was my very first day meeting my clients and the incredible staff. 

  • If I could travel anywhere, I would travel to the mountains. 

  • If I were a dog, I would be a Samoyed. 

Alli

RBT

  • In another life, I’m pretty sure I was a cat. Or a tree. I can’t decide!

  • My advice for someone starting in this field is that you give yourself grace! It’s all worth it in the end. 

  • One thing I cant live without is laughter. Laughter is joy in its purest form. 

  • If I were a dog, I would be a Labrador Retriever!

  • My ultimate career goal is to go to school to get my BCaBA! I want nothing more than to stay and continue to grow in this field.

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Joanna

BCBA Supervisor

  • My favorite part of ABA is seeing the wide variety of applications! 

  •  In another life, I’m pretty sure that I was a lady of the woods or the ocean. 

  • The most inspiring part of my job is watching a child and their family appreciate the successes.  

  • I were a paste shape, I would be a star.

  • If I were a dog, I would be a Mini Goldendoodle.

  • My favorite client memory is watching an 8 year decide to stop throwing electronics and get his own water.

  •  My favorite part of my job is the interconnectedness with clients and their families. 

  • My advice for someone starting in this field is take each day by each moment and find something to be grateful for during the rough times.  

  •  If I could travel anywhere, I would travel to Ecuador, where half my family is from.

  • My most meaningful accomplishment is becoming a BCBA.

Calli

RBT

  •   My ultimate career goal is to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and use psychotherapy to help my future clients achieve their full potential.

  • My favorite client memory is of a client who had a really great day so in return I let him and his sisters use their squirt guns on me on a hot day in August. I was soaked but had the most fun!

  • My favorite part of my job is watching my kiddos succeed and grow right before my eyes.

  • My advice for someone starting in this field is to ask questions and lean on your team; there is always more to be learned!

  • My most meaningful accomplishment is being a first generation college student and graduating at 19 years old with a bachelor’s in science.

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Lin

RBT

  • My favorite part of ABA is seeing my clients succeed.

  • The most inspiring part of my job is knowing the hard work from both myself and my clients will help them in the future. 

  • My favorite part of my job is meeting new families. 

  • My advice for someone starting in this field is to connect with coworkers when you can and practice self-care to avoid burnout. 

  • If I could travel anywhere, I would travel to Europe. 

Ashley

RBT

  • My favorite part of ABA is that there are so many things about ABA that I love and appreciate that I don’t know how to pick one. You can see progress happen tangibly. The graphs keep track and you can see progress in such a productive way. ABA is solution based. There are so many dynamic modalities in place and in motion. It shows that what you repeat is retained- not only for your clients but also for yourself. There is nothing that I enjoy more than NET, where all of this is blended in such an engaging but endearingly sneaky (play-based) way.

  • If you were a paste shape, I would be an irregular nonagon!

  •  My favorite client memory is my client that enjoys watching videos of me falling off indoor rock climbing walls and congratulates me for failing so well. I love that she hypes me up when I fall from a 25 feet wall in slow motion.

  •  In another life, I’m pretty sure I was a gecko!

  •  My advice to someone starting in this field is that it’s difficult and it takes time but watch how ABA changes every facet of your life one day at a time. The way you adapt and improvise, the way you ask for help and apply the teaching methods, and the way you trust your instincts. The way you look at every problem with a solution-based mentality, the way you empathize and give grace to the uncomfortable moments. It’s really such a beautiful art. Ask questions, trust in yourself and believe in your clients.  You’ll get it and your clients will love you for it. Keep going!

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Amber

RBT

  • My favorite part of ABA is learning what I can to help families understand more about autism. I get to learn alongside my clients, families and staff.

  • If I were a dog, I would be a Doberman or Dalmatian.

  • My ultimate career goal is becoming an occupational therapist.

  • My favorite part of my job is seeing my client excited to see me when I arrive to session.

  • My advice for someone starting in this field is to have patience with yourself and with the people surrounding you.

  • If I could travel anywhere, I would travel to Italy or Jamaica.

Bree

RBT

  • My favorite part about ABA is being able to watch the growth of my clients and see their improvements through time. It is very rewarding. 

  • My advice for someone starting in this field is to be patient. 

  • One thing I can’t live without is COFFEE! 

  • If I could travel anywhere I would travel to Europe. 

  • The most inspiring part of my job is being able to understand different perspectives. 

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