All of our consultants are Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBA). Each BCBA at Steps to Success Consultants, LLC holds a master's degree in behavior analysis or a related field behavior analytic coursework, has completed supervised experience hours with a supervising BCBA, and has passed the Behavior Analytic Certification Board BCBA exam. Maintenance of BCBA certification requires ongoing continuing education to ensure clinicians are competent in the field.
In addition, each associate provider is a Registered Behavior Technician (RBT). Each RBT at Steps to Success Consultants, LLC has undergone 40 hours of training, completed a background check, and has passed the Behavior Analytic Certification Board RBT exam. RBT certification is renewed yearly and requires ongoing supervision by a BCBA. These individuals are responsible for direct implementation of behavior analytic services under the supervision of the aforementioned BCBA consultant. Consultants attend services with associate providers weekly to ensure procedural integrity is maintained, thus maintaining treatment effects.
Tessa Kolff, M.Ed, BCBA, LABA
Tessa Kolff, BCBA, LABA has worked closely with clients and their families in her nearly 20-year career as a behavior analyst. Tessa created Steps to Success Consultants, LLC in 2004 with the desire to give each child and family high quality ABA services. The goal of Steps to Success Consultants, LLC has always been to view each child as the unique individuals they are. When meeting families for the first time, Tessa asks, "What challenges are you facing with your child?" which allows family members the opportunity to address their concerns, which are then used to create therapeutic goals, and start the collaborative work that is so important. Tessa loves cooking and yoga and has incorporated these activities into fun events for clients. In her spare time Tessa likes to hike, read and cook.