MEET OUR TEAM
We are a dedicated, experienced, compassionate, and qualified group of professionals including: Board Certified Behavior Analysts, Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts, Registered Behavior Technicians, and experienced office management. Our team is dedicated to meeting identified needs of the special needs community. Simplified Behavioral Health’s autism behavioral therapists are certified as Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs), and Registered Behavior Technicians (RBTs).
These professionals follow guidelines set forth by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) including adhering to strict educational requirements and fulfilling a mandated amount of experience in the field. Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs) also obtain continuing education credits to maintain their credentials. Certified individuals have met a standard of expertise and possess in-depth knowledge on how to apply the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in autism intervention programs.
We assign each client a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) to complete an assessment and develop a comprehensive autism treatment program, while a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) or Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) complete the direct 1:1 therapy. Find out more about each of these distinctions below.
Lauren Elliott, MS, BCBA, LBA | Founder + CEO
Lauren has been providing ABA Therapy and working in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2009. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from Auburn University in 2008 where she was a member of the Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology, the Gamma Omicron Chapter of Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, as well as holding leadership roles in various segments of the Student Government Association.
She obtained a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus in Developmental Disabilities in 2010 under Dr. James E. Carr at Auburn University. Lauren is dedicated to providing effective, ABA Therapy and behavior analytic services for persons with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities as well as training and educating students, teachers and families about ABA.
She has taught ABA coursework at the undergraduate level at the University of South Alabama and has worked as a behavior analyst in private day & public schools, residentially for children and adolescents with varying disabilities, as well as provided in-home consultation to children and their families. Lauren’s clinical expertise focuses on emergent language utilizing relational frame theory, dissemination and supervision of ABA, and behavioral pharmacology.
Sheridan O'Brien, MS, BCBA, LBA | Clinical Director Trussville
Sheridan has been a Board Certified Behavior Analyst since 2015. Sheridan earned a Bachelor of Science in Comprehensive Psychology from Troy University in 2014. She obtained a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis with a focus in Developmental Disabilities in 2015 from Auburn University.
Sheridan has experience in educational and residential settings serving school-age individuals and adolescents, as well as Early Intervention within a clinic setting. Additionally, she has taught ABA coursework at the undergraduate level at Troy University.
Sheridan is passionate about involvement of family and caregivers in the course of ABA treatment, believing that the goal should always be to empower natural supports for the individuals we serve and promote generalization outside of the clinic setting. She is eager to disseminate her knowledge and love for ABA therapy through training and fieldwork supervision for individuals seeking certification at the BCaBA/BCBA level.
MS, BCBA, LBA | Clinical Director Chelsea
Haley snow, med, BCBA, LBA | Director of Curriculum development and dissemination
Haley graduated from Samford University with a Bachelors in Psychology and minor in Spanish in May 2016. Following graduation, she attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham and earned a Masters in Education with a concentration in Special Education in December 2017. During her schooling, she worked in an educational setting serving preschool children with ASD, and following completion of her Masters degree, she became a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) while acquiring experience hours towards BCBA certification. She became a BCBA in May 2019.
During her time as an RBT, Haley gained experience working with individuals ages 2-24 years old with a variety of skill sets, areas of deficits, and challenging behaviors. Throughout her experience as a special education teacher, RBT, and BCBA, Haley has become more and more passionate on teaching functional living skills and communication. She believes that ABA can be instrumental in teaching individuals skills that will significantly increase their independence and quality of life. She also heavily urges family involvement in their child’s ABA services to ensure care is consistent and that their concerns are heard and addressed.
Haley loves learning new things within the field of behavior analysis and is passionate about providing compassionate care. She emphasizes the importance of listening to the experiences of autistic individuals and families who have had ABA services and learning from those experiences on how to best serve our clients. She also enjoys teaching those wishing to be credentialed as behavior analysts and providing meaningful supervision opportunities.
Hannah Borek, BA, BCaBA, LABA | Coordinator of education & Training
Hannah Borek, BA, BCaBA, LABA is a Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst. She is also a Licensed Assistant Behavior Analyst in the state of Alabama. Hannah has been working with children with Autism and various intellectual disabilities in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis since 2014.
Hannah graduated summa cum laude from Samford University earning a degree in Human Development and Family Studies in 2014 and completed the ABA Assistant Graduate Certificate Program at Florida Institute of Technology in 2016. Hannah has a passion for helping others, and she is dedicated to improving the lives of children and their families through the use of the ethical and evidence-based practice of ABA.
Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA)
To earn this designation, the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requires autism professionals to have a master’s degree, complete 225 academic hours, and meet appropriate supervision and experience requirements set by the BACB. In addition, each Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) must pass the Board Certification exam.
Olivia Kleyer, Mae, bcba, lba
Morgan RObinette, MS, BCBA, LBA
Morgan Robinette is from Birmingham, Alabama. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Jacksonville State University in 2017. Morgan became a Registered Behavior Technician in 2018. She then completed graduate courses through Florida Institute of Technology in 2019 and obtained her Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst credentials. She just completed Florida Institute of Technology’s Master of Arts degree in Behavior Analysis Practice and passed her BCBA exam in September 2022. Throughout the past several years, Morgan has provided services in a variety of settings, such as school, home, community, residential, and clinical.
Ariel Toney, ms, bcba, lba
KB Burgos McCollum, mA, BCBA, LBA
KB graduated from Covenant College with a Bachelors in English and minor in Education in May 2017. In January of 2018, KB started working as a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) in an educational setting serving preschool children with ASD. Shortly after, she began schooling and went on to earn a Masters in Comprehensive Exceptional Student Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis in May 2021 from University of West Florida. She became a BCBA in July 2021 and is licensed in the state of Alabama.
KB has experience in educational and clinical settings working primarily with preschool and school-age children. Most of her work has focused on functional communication training, caregiver training, verbal behavior and challenging behavior reduction.
KB is passionate about pushing for a more reformed ABA that is centered around trauma-assumed and compassionate care. She also enjoys being able to collaborate with compassionate service providers for a more effective treatment package, as well as staying informed on what the autistic community has to say about their experiences with ASD and ABA. She is also passionate about making ABA and caregiver participation more accessible to spanish-speaking families/communities.
Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA)
The Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) requires Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analysts (BCaBAs) to have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, complete 135 hours of coursework, and meet appropriate supervision and experience requirements set by the BACB.
Registered Behavior Technician (RBT)
The Registered Behavior Technician (RBT) is a paraprofessional who practices under the close, ongoing supervision of a BCBA, BCaBA, or FL-CBA. The RBT is primarily responsible for the direct implementation of behavior-analytic services. The RBT does not design intervention or assessment plans.
Amellia R, RBT
Cori S, RBT
Justin S, RBT
Valerie C, RBT
Lexi S, RBT
Corby G, RBT
Savanna S, RBT
Maggie C, RBT
Jeremy J, RBT
Anna Catherine S, RBT
Leslie S, RBT
Corey B, RBT
Joia S, RBT
Brooke Q, RBT
Clinical Interns (RBT)
SBH is always looking for qualified and compassionate individuals to help further our goal of providing care for the special needs community. Please fill out this form and we will respond with application information and next steps!