Meet Your Consultant

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Each Consultant is uniquely trained in the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). Our expertise is in all things behavior! If we can see the behavior, we can help! Your Consultant first establishes the effectiveness of our strategies with your child through demonstration, then coaches you to implement the strategies with your child.

JAMIE WALDVOGEL, MS, BCBA, FOUNDER/OWNER, BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT

I attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, with an emphasis in Behavior Analysis in 2001. I later obtained my Master of Science degree in Behavior Analysis and Therapy from Southern Illinois University in 2005. I have practiced behavior analysis for the past 17 years, improving the lives of adults with Acquired Brain Injuries and children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. I have experience training parents to implement behavioral strategies in their everyday interactions with their children. After becoming a mother, I realized the need to share behavior analytic strategies with other mothers of typically developing children and began Behave Your Best, LLC in September 2011. I live in the north metro with my husband and two sons.  Contact me at jamie@behaveyourbest.com

“Jamie is our potty whisperer. In just a couple of visits our daughter was potty trained- something we had been working on for over a year. Her positive approach is down to earth and easy to follow through on.” -Tara (former client)

SHANNA NSEUMEN, BS, BCaBA

SHANNA NSEUMEN, BS, BCaBA, DIRECTOR OF CHILD CARE CONSULTATION

I attended North Dakota State University, where I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training and Psychology. I became a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) in 2009. I have practiced behavior analysis for the past 15 years with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, as well as other developmental disabilities. I joined Behave Your Best in January 2013 and have experience training parents, teachers and caregivers to implement behavioral strategies with typically-developing children. I live in the southwest metro with my husband and 3 children. Contact me at shanna@behaveyourbest.com

“Shanna helped my family with getting everyone to stay at the table for dinner, getting my daughter to stay in bed at bedtime and general toddler tantrum issues. She’s awesome. Everyone should hire her!”  –Renae (former client)

 

ALICIA JANNI, BS, BCaBA, BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Community Psychology with a Behavior Analysis emphasis from St. Cloud State University. I became a Board Certified Associate Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) in 2011.  I have practiced behavior analysis for over 12 years and worked in behavioral settings for over 15 years. I joined Behave Your Best in 2015. I have spent my career working directly and indirectly with children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, teens and adults with head injuries, families, and individuals with other developmental disabilities and mental health concerns.  I have a passion for educating others about behavior change and working with children and families. I love to educate families to  help them enjoy all their parent moments. I live in the north metro with my family. Contact me at alicia@behaveyourbest.com

“Behave your best changed our families life. We were able to get in home help where the problems normally occur. Our therapist was extremely knowledgeable in her skills and so approachable to ask questions to. After doing the toddler program, we now feel like we have the ability to look at our child’s behavior and come up with an approach to tackle it. We could not be happier with the service we received.” -Kristin (former client)

 

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ERIN COTE, PhD, BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT

My lifelong passion for working with children and families shaped my educational and career choices. I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2004 at Western New England University. This is where I started developing my interest in behavior analysis. Following college, I returned to my home state of Minnesota to pursue graduate study in behavior analysis and earned a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2009. I have spent my work career both working directly with children and coaching families to use behavior analysis to promoting lasting and quality of life changes. I have over 14 years of experience working with diverse clients and find myself living these strategies every day as a wrangle (I mean raise) my own three children. My husband and I and our children live in the southwest metro.  Contact me at erin@behaveyourbest.com

“Erin was very professional and knowledgeable. She helped with our son and gave us very important input that we are still applying on daily basis. We do recommend this program and we may considering to add other sessions in the future.” -Former Client

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ANNA MILLIGAN, MS, BCBA, BEHAVIORAL CONSULTANT

I graduated from Ball State University in 2010 with my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology, minor in Childhood Development. I graduated from St. Cloud State University with my Master of Science degree in Special Studies – Autism Spectrum Disorders in 2016. Not unlike most behavior analysts, my experience prior to joining Behave Your Best was serving children with a variety of developmental disabilities, ages 18 months to 18 years. I have experience training parents, caregivers and school professionals to implement behavioral strategies. I love using behavior analysis to help as many people as possible. I joined Behave Your Best in April 2017 and am so excited to continue to provide assistance to families and children while expanding the reach of behavior analysis. I live in the south metro with my husband and our cat. Contact me at anna@behaveyourbest.com.

“To put it simply, our experience with Anna changed our family life. The tools she gave us have help manage our son’s unwanted behavior and gave us the skills to know what to do at different times. We are incredibly grateful!” -Amy (former client)