Welcome to Adapt

At Adapt, we have assembled a collection of the highest professionally trained individuals and supervisors within the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and other evidence based approaches.  We have also developed one of the most comprehensive introductory and ongoing training programs. In addition to our training programs, each employee at Adapt is regularly assessed within each of their cases and provided with direct feedback and modeling of intervention strategies. Continuing education through professional seminars, journals, and specialized trainings are also provided to Adapt employees to continue to expand upon their professional skills. 

     The  Collective

Philip Grant
Executive Director/Founder, BCBA, M.A. 
Dr. Mary Wong
Clinical Director, BCBA, Psy.D.

Amy Zora
Senior Program Manager, MFT, NCC

Ravelle Wellock
Clinical Director/Program Manager, BCBA, M.A.
Laronna Watson
Clinical Director/Program Manager, LCSW

Philip began his career in ABA in 2003 as a Behavior Therapist. He cultivated his expertise over the last decade through various clinical positions ranging from Behavioral Specialist to Behavioral Consultant to Program Manager, and currently, as the Executive Director and Founder of Adapt. He has worked with hundreds of individuals from 2 to 70 years of age with varying diagnoses ranging from Autism to MR to ADHD to OCD.  He is also a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with a Master's in Education and an emphasis in applied behavioral therapy.    

 

Philip's  professional goals are to advance the field of ABA through continued research and the development of modern, pragmatic applications, to educate "whoever wants to learn" on the principles and successful implementation of ABA, and to provide the highest quality of professional service to each individual he works with.  He is truly inspired by redefining possibilities!

Mary is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and licensed psychologist with experience in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) as well as trauma, substance abuse, forensics, victimology, crisis, and both inpatient and outpatient services.  Since 2011, she has worked with individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorders, including those dually diagnosed with Psychotic Disorders, Mood Disorders, and Substance Use Disorders ranging from 2 to 65 years old. Within the field of ABA, she has served different research and treatment roles including assessment, treatment planning, training, and implementation. She believes learning never comes to an end and enjoys continually discovering new and unique methods to work with different individuals on a daily basis. 

Amy’s background  includes a Bachelors Degree in Social Work and a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with an emphasis on working with couples and families. Amy is also a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). Her experience includes working with survivors of assault, providing counseling to individuals, couples, families, and children ranging in age from 2-18 years old.  For the last 5  years, Amy has focused on working directly with children and families diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders using ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) therapy.  

Within the field of ABA, she has primarily worked in direct therapy, implementation of goals and treatment plans, parent training, and therapist training. Amy is in the process of obtaining a license as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is always eager to learn and grow as a professional to best help the clients she serves. When it comes to her work with children, Amy likes to refer to one of her favorite Dr. Seuss quotes, “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so. . . get on your way!”

Ravelle completed her Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis with an emphasis in Autism and recently completing her certification as a BCBA or Board Certified Behavior Analyst.   Her interest in positive strategies for behavioral change started in 2013 while working with at-risk youth in a therapeutic environment. Ravelle has 4 years of experience providing ABA (Applied Behavioral Analysis) services to a variety of individuals from ages 4 to 19. Her skills within ABA include direct therapy, development of goals and treatment plans under the supervision of a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, therapist training, and naturalistic teaching.

"Consideration of the entire family is extremely important to me as a therapist. Environments, cultures, and family structure are unique to each client we serve and need to be valued throughout the treatment process. I look forward to getting to know each family I work with."

Laronna  is  a graduate of California State University East Bay where she received both her Bachelors in Business Administration (BS) and her Masters in Social Work (MSW) in 2011 and 2013, respectively. She is currently working as a Clinical Director with Adapt Behavioral Collective where she enjoys teaching individuals with autism everyday skills through the use of behavioral methods derived from Applied Behavior Analysis. In addition to her role here at Adapt, she is a LCSW.  In the past she worked with the Department of Veteran Affairs  to assist homeless veterans in obtaining stable housing.  Laronna is also a California state certified rape crisis counselor as well as a certified counselor for victims of domestic violence.  She is a California native who grew up here in the Bay Area where she still resides today!

Marian Sanchez
Program Manager, M. A. 

Marian began her career in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in 2006 after completing her Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Since then, she has worked in multiple settings including a center-based program, a private school specializing in ABA for children diagnosed with Autism and more recently in in-home services. Her experience encompasses an extensive age range from 18 months to 22 years of age. In 2015 she completed her Master's program in Human Behavior and is now preparing to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). Her biggest hope is to make a meaningful impact in the lives of not only the clients she provides guidance to, but rather, the family unit as a whole. 

Taron Smith
Program Manager/Senior Behavior Therapist, B.S. Psychology

Taron received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a concentration in Education from the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga. During his college years, Taron built his  professional experience in working with children as a teacher's assistant for various elementary schools to tutoring children in after school programs.  It was when he moved to San Francisco that Taron discovered his passion for ABA. As a Behavioral Therapist, Taron has continued to develop his skills in teaching, analysis, rapport building, and client specific behavioral strategies and recently began his training as a program manger with Adapt. His current goals are to obtain his Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, continue building his knowledge in the field of ABA, and furthering the growth of every individual with Autism he works with.

Alejandra Cornejo-Gonzalez 
Program Manager/ Senior Behavior Therapist, M.A. 

Alejandra was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. She obtained a B.S in health science with an option in Nursing and minor in Music from Cal State East Bay. She recently completed and Master program in Education from ASU and is currently completing her requirements to become certified as a BCBA. Beginning her journey back in 2007, Ali started working for the unified school district of Oakland as an aide to a special needs classroom and came in contact with the field of ABA. She has been working in ABA now for the last 4 years and is currently enrolled in a Masters of ABA program. Her passion is providing  support to the kiddos and families of Adapt  and making a positive impact in their lives.

Moying Tsui
Senior Behavior Therapist II, B.A. Psychology

Starting her career in ABA back in 2014, Moying has built a wealth of  experience working with people on the spectrum from ages 2 to 21 .  She graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in 2015 and currently working towards obtaining her Masters degree and eventual certification as a BCBA. In 2018, Moying completed her certification as a Registered Behavioral Technician (RBT) by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board. She believes that building a relationship between the individual receiving therapy and the family are essential to build trust between the team and an ultimately successful intervention. Moying is eager to learn new  and effective ABA methods to continue strengthen her skill sets to better support families and looks forward to contributing to the growth of the Adapt team.

Jonathan Wilder
Senior Behavior Therapist, B.S. Fitness, Recreation, Sports Management

Jonathon Wilder earned his BS in Fitness, recreation, sports management with a minor in management at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, Texas. The native of Austin, Texas began his journey working with children while volunteering for Special Olympics and counseling for Outdoor Education summer camps.  Jonathon has recently obtained his certification as a Registered Behavioral Technician and enjoys the opportunities that he has to positively impact the lives of individuals with his work and continue his personal and professional development in the field of ABA at Adapt.

Vianey Moreno
Behavior Therapist, B.A. Sociology Program

Vianey is currently a senior attending Notre Dame De Namur University pursuing her Bachelors in Sociology with a double minor in Psychology and Communications. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she has continuously worked with children, specifically, with Schizophrenia, Anxiety, Autism, ADH, and ADD at the Green Dale Elementary School in Palo Alto. Currently, she has been an active worker to Adapt Behavioral Collective as a Behavioral Therapist. Working with children has always been a passion for Vianey and hopes to aid children in their education and in life.

Jay Lee
Behavior Therapist, B.A. Arts

A native of San Francisco,  Jay's experience and passion for working with children begin at an early age working within his own family-run daycare. Before his work with Adapt Jay explored various other passions including earned a BA in Animation from The Academy of Art University, and  working as an ECG Technician at San Francisco General Hospital.  Jay feels as though he has found his true passion in his career as a Behavioral Therapist with Adapt and recently obtained his certification as a Registered Behavioral Technician. He also enjoys flexing his artistic and creative background while also making a difference in the lives of the community he works with.

Kyra Joy Mina
Behavior Therapist, B.A. Communicative Disorders

Kyra began working in the field of ABA in 2015.  She has worked with families all over the Bay Area in various settings including centers, clinics, family homes, and schools. Prior to working with Adapt, Kyra received her Associate’s degree in Behavioral Sciences at De Anza College in Cupertino, California and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Communicative Disorders with a minor in Education from San Francisco State University. Kyra’s  future plans include pursuing a Master’s degree to become a Speech Language Pathologist, continue working and serving families in the Bay Area, and to eventually open a speech clinic in her hometown of East San Jose, California. 

Why is Adapt called a "Behavioral Collective"

" We call ourselves a behavioral collective for two simple reasons...

One, at Adapt our intention is to assemble a collection of the most talented, passionate individuals in the field aimed towards the collective goal of providing the highest quality of service to our clients and their families.  Two, within this group of people, diversity of thought and experience is paramount. Under the umbrella of ABA techniques and methodologies, we will continue to collectively develop an evolving, multi-faceted, and comprehensive approach towards the treatment of individuals with Autism.  Our strength comes as a whole and every individual is hired with the intention to contribute in their own unique way with their own unique capabilities."

- Philip Grant (Founder/CEO)    

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