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, M.A., BCBA 
Dr. Mary Wong
Clinical Director, BCBA, Psy.D.

Amy Zora
Senior Program Manager, MFT, NCC

Ravelle Wellock
Program Manager,  M.A. ABA

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!”

Adam Clemente
Program Manager, M.A. Psychology 

Adam has an extensive background in child development and the behavioral health field. He has been working with children with Autism, pervasive developmental disorder, and/or emotional disorders in both home and school settings since 2005. Additionally, Adam was a head preschool teacher for three years where he became certified with the Program for Infant and Toddler Care (PITC).  Adam has an undergraduate degree in Child Development with an emphasis in young children and families. Further, Adam holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology with a concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and is currently pursuing his Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification. On his downtime, he enjoys Olympic weightlifting, body building, hikes, laying out in the sun, and watching horror films with a bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream!

Laronna Watson
Clinical Director/Program Manager, LCSW

Ravelle recently completed her Masters in Applied Behavioral Analysis with an emphasis in Autism and is currently completing the process of obtaining her  BCBA certification. She is currently a Program Manager with Adapt.  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!

Taron Smith
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. 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.

Karen Ojeda
Program Manger, MA ABA 

Karen graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Psychology. She started working in the ABA field for the last 4 years working with children from ages 2 to 6-year-old. Karen enjoys teaching skills to people with autism as a behavior therapist and program manager with Adapt Behavioral Collective. She currently holds a Master’s degree in ABA from National University and she is pursuing to be certified as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst next year.

Alejandra Cornejo-Gonzalez 
Behavior Therapist, B.S. Health Science

Alejandra was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. She obtained a B.S in health science with an option in Nursing. and  a minor in Music from Cal State East Bay. She is currently attending ASU for a Master program in ABA. 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, B.A. Psychology

Moying graduated with a B.A. in Psychology in 2015. 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 .  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
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.

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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