Meet Your Team
Laura Fowls, M.Ed., BCBA
Clinical Director and Business Owner
Laura started Eastside Therapy Services in 2014 after noticing a need for home based, 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. As both a BCBA and Child Development Specialist, our program has a unique and holistic approach to services.
Laura is a passionate clinician, constantly striving to grow and do better for each client she serves. She graduated from Gonzaga University in 2008 where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a focus on Child Development and then received her Masters degree from the University of Washington in 2010 in Early Childhood Special Education. She completed her graduate experience within the University of Washington program for young children with autism and other special needs. After completing her graduate studies and experience Laura worked for multiple neurodevelopmental centers within Washington state serving a diverse population of children and families for a total of eight years Prior to beginning Eastside Therapy Services Laura held a variety of roles and responsibilities including; lead behavior analyst, program manager, autism specialist, parent educator and coach, special educator, and developmental specialist. 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.
Nicole Pemsel, 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
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 travelling and exploring with her friends and family. Jozie has a French Bulldog named Nash who makes the ultimate side kick!
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.
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!