OUR TEAM (the orchestra)
Co-Founder / Executive Clinical Director
Pauline Tolentino Pablo started working as a behavior therapist and caregiver educator during her undergraduate studies in psychology at California State University Northridge (CSUN). As someone who has a younger sister diagnosed with cerebral palsy, she quickly saw the value in Applied Behavior Analysis therapy and fell in love with the field. While gaining experience within the home, school, and clinic settings, Pauline continued to pursue her Master's degree and received her BCBA certification in 2013. Pauline is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Behavioral Health, a degree that focuses on integrative, person-centered, and trauma informed care. Her doctoral education provides her with knowledge that is impactful to today's healthcare systems such as, psychopharmacology, pathophysiology, population health, and disease management. As a BCBA, Pauline is experienced in providing clinical care and administrative leadership through supervisory and clinical director positions. With over 15 years of experience, Pauline along with Benjamin decided to form Symphony Behavioral Health, a family and clinician owned company that focuses on providing quality care to our clients and quality support to our team members.
Co-Founder / CEO
Benjamin Pablo has worked within the healthcare field as a nurse and consultant for over 15 years. Providing direct patient care allowed him to work with patients with various health needs as well as behavioral needs due to their diagnosis including, developmental disabilities and various types of dementia. Through his clinical work, Benjamin developed an understanding on how to collaborate with family members and an interdisciplinary team in order to properly carry out treatment plans. As a nursing consultant, Benjamin was able to educate other nurses and facility staff regarding the most current and effective methods of treatment in their field. He also developed knowledge in state regulations, billing health insurance, and other administrative aspects related to healthcare. Benjamin's experience in healthcare and passion to help others is why he made the decision to collaborate with Pauline in forming Symphony Behavioral Health.
Our Clinical Supervisors hold a Master's or Doctorate degree and are Board Certified Behavior Analysts. Clinical Supervisors work directly with families and oversee the assessment, treatment planning, implementation and progress of each child. Our Clinical Supervisors provide ongoing supervision for Clinical Program Managers and Behavior Therapists to ensure that your child is provided with the utmost quality of care.
Clinical Program Managers
Clinical Program Managers possess a BCaBA or a Master's degree in ABA or related field and has completed a required number of ABA supervision experience. Clinical Program Managers work closely with families in a collaborative manner to help them follow through with behavior treatment plans and meet their caregiver goals. Clinical Program Managers also provide ongoing training and support for Behavior Therapists to ensure that clients are meeting their goals. Clinical Program Managers work in a collaborative team with Clinical Supervisors.
Behavior Therapists are trained to implement therapy using the principles of ABA. They are Registered Behavior Technicians (RBT) or are in the process of obtaining an RBT certificate. Behavior Therapists provide 1:1 therapy for your child while following the behavior treatment plans put in place by their supervisors. Our therapists are able to build rapport with your child and contrive opportunities for your child to access their learning environment both in table top and natural environment settings. Behavior therapists work in a collaborative team with their Clinical Program Managers and Clinical supervisors.
Siblings are not only a crucial part of our team, but they are also anticipated to be the family member who will have the longest-lasting relationship with your child. Because of this, our clinical team implement creative ways to contrive opportunities for targeting social and play interactions between your child and their siblings.
(Sibling Workshops Coming Soon).
As our most important team member, we make sure that we give priority to our client’s overall well-being. While we are here to help your child access his/her learning environment and support them with accessing meaningful relationships, we are also constantly listening to what your child is communicating to us. Whether they communicate vocally, through pictures, sign language or through maladaptive means, we will be receptive and will value what your child has to say.
We understand that your child may be receiving therapy from other disciplines. With your consent, we are more than happy to collaborate with your child's Primary Care Physician, IEP team, Occupational Therapist, Counselor, Speech Therapist, etc. as a means to follow through with your child's overall progress. We are also happy to provide your interdisciplinary team with strategies on decreasing behaviors that may be barriers to your child meeting his/her goals.