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Meet Your Team

Our multi-disciplinary team is the reason behind our ability to deliver high quality and individualized services.  Through collaboration and ongoing communication each child served has access to the expertise and background of their own direct service team as well as the larger team at Eastside Therapy Services.

Laura Fowls, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

Clinical Director, Buisiness Owner

Laura started Eastside Therapy Services in 2014 after noticing a need for naturalistic, highly supportive and individualized services.  Her goal was to offer exceptional services to families, with a business model that put client progress at the center.  Eastside Therapy Services is now in it's sixth year of operation!

As both a BCBA and Child Development Specialist, our program has a unique and holistic approach to services. Laura received her Bachelors degree from Gonzaga University in 2008 with a focus on Psychology, Child Development, and education.  While completing her graduate work at the University of Washington Laura trained at the University of Washington Experimental Education Unit working in the early intervention program as well as the toddler DATA project, a research based program providing behavioral therapy services to young children.  Laura completed a Masters in Early Childhood Special Education as well as the program requirement for the Applied Behavior Analysis program, graduating in 2010 with a teacher certification as well as meeting all requirements to become a board certified behavior analyst.   Laura then moved to a remote area and worked for a native american community to assist initaiting a home and center based early family and child support program and expand the overall intervention services to young children with disabilities within the local tribal community.  A few years later Laura and her husband decided to move closer to family, and she began working at a local neurodevelopmental center as an autism specialist and early interventionist. In this role Laura provided direct services to families and children including implementing early intervention programs as well as parent coaching and family support programs.  Laura continued in this role with neurodevelopmental centers until deciding to focus her energy and time on expanding Eastside Therapy Services.

As Clinical Director you can now find Laura executing the most recent evidence based methods, serving clients and continuing to keep Eastside Therapy Services as a dynamic, holistic and mindful provider of therapy to children and their families.​  When not serving families you can find Laura spending time with her family, gardening, and enjoying the beautiful area we live in.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst 

Adriana Luna, M.Ed., BCBA, LBA

JaNay Castaneda, M.A., BCBA, LBA

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

JaNay joined Eastside Therapy Services after close to five years of working in both clinical, school and home settings providing ABA services to children from early childhood to adolescence.  Her diverse experience has greatly added to our own clinical knowledge.  JaNay completed her undergraduate studies locally at the University of Washington and then completed her Masters in Applied Behavior Analysis through Ball State University.  After her years of providing ABA in multiple settings JaNay continues to enjoy serving children and their families in the school, home and community settings. 

 

When she is not working JaNay enjoys time with her family, friends, and traveling.

Adriana joined our team in 2019 just as she entered the PhD program at the University of Washington, where she is working to become a Doctorate level Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Adriana completed her initial training in ABA at the Child Mind Institute in California.  During her graduate studies Adriana trained at the University of Washington Autism Center, and then upon completion of her graduate program moved onto working within a local company providing ABA services. Adriana comes to Eastside Therapy Services with a diverse range of experiences and expertise in the field of ABA and her continued progress in her PhD program continues to add to our team’s knowledge and skill set.

 

Outside of work and school hours you can find Adriana enjoying the many outdoor activities our area has to offer including rock climbing, biking and hiking!”

Carolyn Karinen, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Carolyn joined Eastside Therapy Services shortly after her family re-located to the  Seattle area.  Carolyn is a well experienced speech language pathologist who has a diverse background with nearly ten years of experience.  She has worked with children ages zero to fifteen specializing in school age children diagnosed with autism, emotional disturbances as well as significant behavioral challenges.  Carolyn also has quite a bit of experience serving preschoolers, infants and toddlers showing delay’s in their language development.  Carolyn greatly enjoys finding the methods and strategies that work best for each of her clients and finds working alongside families to provide speech therapy services a rewarding experience.  When not working as a speech therapist Carolyn is enjoying time with her family and exploring her new home of the Pacific Northwest.

Diane Knoll 

Occupational Therapist, OTR/L, SMHP Certified Therapist

Diane Knoll is an experienced and fantastic occupational therapist.  She is passionate about her work as an Occupational Therapist, with over 15 years of experience working in both school settings and pediatric therapy clinics, delivering quality care to clients ages three through adulthood. Diane's years of expertise show in her work with her clients and the progress they are able to make with her highly supportive and individualized services.  Her diverse background has enbaled Diane to bring expertise to a diverse client population.  

 

She enjoys working with clients who have self-regulation challenges, sensory processing differences, fine motor delays, and dysgraphia. She specializes in using creative approaches to encourage engagement and increased independence with clients. She is also the Founder and Director of Vibrant Palette, a non-profit visual arts day program for adults with disabilities in the city of Seattle.

Certified Behavior Technician

Nicole Pensel,CBT 

Nicole came to join us at Eastside Therapy Services after nearly a decade of working with and supporting children with disabilities.  Nicole has worked in many elementary schools as a support person for children with a variety of needs. Nicole also provides disability education and awareness lessons to elementary aged children in their classrooms and is a passionate advocate for the inclusion of all children in their schools and community.

 

Nicole and her family love to enjoy the many adventures of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.  You can often find them camping, boating or playing outside rain or shine!

Jozie Crisafulli, CBT

Certified Behavior Technician

Jozie joined Eastside Therapy Services shortly after she completed her bachelors degree in Speech Language Pathology.  While in school Jozie worked with children with disabilities in a variety of settings and roles, and has always loved supporting children and families.  Jozie was introduced to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and quickly fell in love.  Jozie is now in graduate school to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst!

Away from her work you can find Jozie traveling and exploring with her friends and family.  Jozie has a French Bulldog named Nash who makes the ultimate side kick! 

Certified Behavior Technician

Giulia Ricciardi, CBT

Giulia joined Eastside Therapy Services shortly after deciding to make a career change.  Giuilia felt a pull to have more direct work with patients after she found herself nearly completing school to become a Naturopathic Doctor.  Giulia has become an incredibly skilled behavior technician who has worked with a wide range of ages and settings.  Giulia most enjoys being able to support children through their challenging moments and finds creative ways to make therapy fun and engaging

Away from her work you can find Giulia traveling to new places or enjoying home renovation projects.  

Lindsey Finger, CBT

Certified Behavior Technician

Lindsey joined ETS earlier this year as a Certified Behavior Technician. Lindsey brings with her a breadth of experience.  She has trained at the The Child Mind Institute and University of Washington Autism Center. Lindsey has also received extensive training in early intervention, particularly the Early Start Denver Model.  Lindsey is preparing to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and is greatly enjoying her remaining time directly supporting children in schools, homes and child care settings. 

 

When not working with children and families Lindsey loves to explore the beautiful outdoors in the Pacific Northwest.

Hannah Michaels, CBT

Certified Behavior Technician

Hannah joined the ETS team as a certified behavior technician in early 2020.  Hannah is currently pursuing her undergraduate degree in Psychology at Northwestern University. Hannah became interested in providing ABA therapy to children as a way to help children to reach their own full potential through learning and relationships, after quite a few years of working with children of all ages in camps, service opportunities and as a child care provider.  When not in school or at work Hannah enjoys playing for her school volleyball team!

Michael Fowls

Business Manager

Michael joined Eastside Therapy Services during our initial business development.  He has been a financial analyst for a few of the larger companies in the Seattle area for over a decade.  Michael makes it possible for us to achieve our mission of providing exceptional services by exceptional staff, which requires paying staff at a significantly higher rate than the industry standard.  Michael's financial planning and business management skills keep our business sound and growing and enable us to stand out as as an exceptional provider of therapy services.

Outside of work you can find Mike as a busy dad of little ones.  Mike also enjoys wood working in his spare time!