OUR STORY

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Kuhn Behavioral Consulting Services has a focus on providing our clients and their families with access to state-of-the-art services along with experienced and dedicated professionals. In 1994, our director, Stacey Kuhn, began providing services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and providing support to their families and caregivers. Since then, she has built a team that continues to be driven to grow and improve, and to be able to provide quality care in a safe, supportive environment. KBCS provides personalized services, allowing us to manage a multitude of behavioral concerns that we may be presented with. We believe in using the key principles of Prudence, Knowledge, Discretion, Discernment and Excellence in all of our work. At KBCS we believe “When you are green you grow, and when you are ripe you rot”, and we encourage those we work with, and for, to stay green and keep learning and growing!  Book an appointment for an initial consultation today and see what we can do for you or your loved ones.

OUR TEAM

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Stacey Kuhn 

Owner & Director, BCBA, Licensed Behavior Analyst

Stacey’s journey with Autism started in 1994, when she began working one-on-one with children in Southwestern Pennsylvania as a Behavior Specialist after completing her master’s in School Psychology, where she engaged in home-based ABA services, with a focus on discrete trial programming, NET and PRT.  While still in Pennsylvania, she worked as director of a large, multi-county BHRS (Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Service) agency, which provided supports to families impacted by Autism as well as other childhood mental health concerns.   Stacey is currently a Board Certified Behavioral Analyst (1-06-3170), Licensed Behavioral Analyst in Hawaii (LBA 16), Licensed Behavioral Specialist in PA (BA 00020), and Certified School Psychologist. Stacey and her husband moved to O'ahu in 2013. In addition to her experience in providing direct treatment, therapeutic assessment and supervising a variety of clinicians, she has utilized her skills as a BCBA and School Psychologist to help families and school districts with Independent Educational Evaluations. She also was an adjunct faculty member at California University of PA, where she taught graduate level courses in Applied Behavioral Analysis, Research Design and Evaluation.  Stacey's focus is on equipping and empowering families and therapists to help children with ASD reach their highest potential.  She currently resides on the island of O’ahu with her husband, her American Pit Bull Terrier and her English Bulldog.  When not supporting the team and families at KBCS, Stacey enjoys time with her family and Hanai, being on and in the ocean, traveling to new places, reading, cooking for others and entertaining.

HAWAI'I TEAM

 
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Shea Yonamine

BCBA, Licensed Behavior Analyst

Shea Yonamine, BCBA, LBA, currently holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. He is a licensed behavior analyst in the state of Hawaii.  Shea has been helping others on the island of Oahu since 2003.  He started his career as a certified occupational therapy assistant working with geriatric population, and then transitioned to working with adults with mental illness as a social worker and Employment Specialist.  Following this, Shea was introduced to ABA and worked as a Behavior Technician from 2013-2018, while attending school to obtain his Master’s degree and BCBA credential. He has experience working one-to-one with kids and families within home, community, and school settings. He also enjoys supporting those who wish to work towards their BCBA credentialing. Shea plans to provide quality Applied Behavioral Analysis services to the children and young adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder on O’ahu and throughout Hawaii.

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James Heberling

BCBA, Licensed Behavior Analyst

James Heberling, BCBA, LBA, received his Master’s degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in Autism from Ball State University. James is a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Hawaii. James worked with the Autism population prior to his graduation from Allegheny College in 2013, providing support to children and families in the home and community setting.  In 2016, he began working as an Educational Assistant for an Autism clinic in Pennsylvania, as well as working directly with children diagnosed with ASD in a fully self-contained autism classroom.  He relocated to Hawaii in January 2018, and has been providing direct care to families as a Registered Behavior Technician since that time.   As a BCBA, James plans to provide quality ABA services to children and young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder using evidence-based practice.

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Jason Stauffer

BCBA, Licensed Behavior Analyst

Jason began his journey in the field of ABA in 2011 as a classroom assistant at a school for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in Brooklyn, New York while working towards his Master's Degree and teacher certifications in Early Childhood / Special Education at CUNY Hunter College.  After earning his degree, Jason moved into a classroom teacher position in that same school, where he was first introduced to the concepts and principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA).  In 2013, he joined the NYC public school system as an elementary-school special education teacher, and worked part-time as an in-home Early Intervention services provider for children with developmental delays.  He began providing early intervention services full-time as a direct staff and supervisor in 2016 as he completed his post-graduate ABA coursework.  In 2018, Jason passed his BCBA exam and has since been providing clinical supervision of ABA services for a wide range of individuals diagnosed with ASD and their families.  Jason moved to Oahu with his wife in September 2020, and currently lives in Honolulu where he enjoys rock climbing, snorkeling, and eating as much delicious food as he can.

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Chrystal Honsaker

BCBA, Licensed Behavior Analyst

Chrystal Honsaker, BCBA, LBA, has worked in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2003. She began her career as Therapeutic Staff Support for a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services provider in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Upon completion of her master's degree in Youth and Family Education from The Pennsylvania State University, she worked as a Behavioral Specialist Consultant and Mobile Therapist for the same agency. She eventually obtained a position as a County Coordinator, in which she was responsible for the oversight and direction of ABA services for an entire county. Prior to relocating to Hawaii, Chrystal completed her BCBA coursework and specialization in Autism Intervention from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. She worked as a BCBA Clinical Coordinator for several companies in Hawaii until 2015, when she decided to pursue her interest in international travel. She has provided ABA services in Africa, and continues to work closely with local communities in Uganda. In 2016, she co-founded a transition and educational center in Uganda, with the long-term goal of establishing an autism educational classroom. Chrystal has provided ABA consultation in other countries as well, the most recent being Sri Lanka. She is currently completing her PhD in International Psychology, with a specialization in Organizations and Systems. Chrystal is an avid volleyball player, loves anything related to the ocean, and enjoys painting in her free time.

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LaTasia 'Tay' Franklin

BCBA, Licensed Behavior Analyst

LaTasia Franklin received her Education Specialist degree in School Psychology with a certificate in Positive Behavior Support from Northern Arizona University in 2021. She has since become a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Hawai'i and a Nationally Certified School Psychologist. She gained her initial experience working with youth with ASD in 2014 as a member of AmeriCorps working at a Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility. She has also spent time working with youth with ASD at an alternative school, public school and in a preschool setting. As a new BCBA she is looking forward to working with families and to spread the knowledge of ABA in a way that caregivers feel empowered to use the skills that they've learned.

COLORADO TEAM

 
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Shannon YBarra

BCBA, Licensed Behavior Analyst

Shannon YBarra, BCBA, LBA, is a Licensed Behavior Analyst in the state of Hawaii. She received her master's degree in Special Education with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis from Arizona State University.   Shannon has many years of experience in early childhood education, working in day cares and preschools while she was in her undergraduate programs and beyond.  She also has experience as a middle school science teacher, and worked in this capacity on the Big Island of Hawaii. Shannon has always had a passion for caring for and teaching children of all ages and capabilities, and looks forward to continuing this passion in the role of BCBA.   In the spring of 2022, Shannon moved from Hawai'i to Colorado Springs where she resides with her husband, young son, and pets. 

UTAH TEAM

 
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Candice Nerveza

BCBA, Licensed Behavior Analyst

Candice Nerveza, BCBA, LBA, currently holds a Master’s Degree from the University of Utah in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a licensed behavior analyst in the state of Utah and Hawaii. Candice has worked in the field since 2009. She began her journey working in residential treatment facilities for adolescents and young adults in Utah and then Hawaii. Candice’s focus has been primarily children and adolescents.   She was drawn to become a BCBA to better help parents and families impacted by a diagnosis to learn useable skills and coping strategies, and to provide support to those families in need. Candice currently resides in Syracuse, Utah with her husband and daughter.  

WYOMING TEAM

 
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Erin Aihara

BCBA, Licensed Behavior Analyst

Erin Bio Coming Soon...

BCaBA's and Registered Behavior Technicians

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If you're looking for the strength of our team, then look no further than our great group of BCaBA's and RBT's! This team works diligently every day to help our island Keiki with Autism. KBCS is proud to have them on our side.