Caprielle Priola was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and spent her formative years in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and Orange Beach, Alabama, before returning to Baton Rouge. Following high school graduation, Caprielle attended Louisiana State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders in May 2022. After completing her undergraduate degree, she was admitted to Louisiana State University’s master’s program. During her time in this graduate program, Caprielle worked as a graduate research assistant under Dr. Eileen Haebig in the Language Net Lab. She wrote her master’s thesis examining the impact of co-speech gestures on learning and memory in autistic and nonautistic adults. She graduated with her Master of Arts in Communication Disorders in May 2024. She enjoys working with a diverse range of patients and their families, addressing various disorders and challenges from infancy through adulthood. 

Taylor Moore graduated from Louisiana State University in 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary studies. In 2023, she earned her master’s from Capella University in Applied Behavioral Analysis, with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Taylor has been helping children with autism since 2020 starting out providing in-home services before moving into a clinical setting. Taylor has been with GulfSouth since 2021, where she worked her way up as a line technician, Registered Behavior Technician, Lead Line, and currently, BCBA. Taylor is enthusiastic, energetic, and passionate about her work in this field.

Larissa Powers graduated from Louisiana State University in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in child and Family Studies. She earned her master’s degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Larissa has been helping children with autism since 2018 and has extensive experience in both educational and clinical settings.  She is compassionate, caring, and enjoys collaborating with parents and families to build sustainable progress in their child’s behavior, social interactions, and communication.

As Clinical Director of GulfSouth Autism Center in Covington, Larissa is in an excellent position to follow her passion, and apply her experience and skill to benefit many.  She enjoys her work and looks forward to every day.

 

 

 

 

 

Nate Mullins is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in Louisiana since June 2021 with a Master’s of Arts in Applied Behavior Analysis from the Ball State University Teacher’s College. Nate also acted as an Assistant Behavior Analyst for 8 months prior to completing his Master’s degree. He has six years of experience working with children ASD with experience in managing aggressive behaviors in school, home, and clinic settings. He has worked with clients between the ages of 2-21 learning to talk all the way to learning to navigate college and the workforce.

Kim has worked in the ABA field for over 9 years with children of all ages from toddlers to teenagers in the clinic, home, and school settings. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Louisiana State University and obtained her M.Ed in Applied Behavior Analysis with a concentration in Autism from Endicott College. Kim’s ultimate goal is to promote meaningful change for each child and family that she works with. Her professional passions include early intervention, behavior management, caregiver training, and above all else, creating connections with each of her clients. Kim believes in a collaborative approach for the most effective treatment involving families, other providers, and educators. Outside of work, she loves to travel and try new cuisines.

Julia is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) licensed in Louisiana. She graduated from the University of New Orleans with a bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2017, where she began a position as a Line Technician. Immediately she knew she wanted to pursue a career in the field of ABA. After joining GulfSouth Autism Center as a Line Technician in 2019 and graduating from UNO with a Master’s in Applied Developmental Psychology the same year, Julia worked to gain valuable experience working with a variety of clients, including being a part of the original team that helped establish GulfSouth’s Metairie location in the beginning of 2019. Julia attended Florida Institute of Technology for Applied Behavior Analysis in 2021 and gained the Board Certification in April 2022. Julia has worked with a variety of clients ages 2-8 in an interdisciplinary setting and enjoys collaborating with professionals in other disciplines to see their clients be the most successful they can be. Julia is excited to continue a career with GulfSouth Autism Center, to develop her own professional skills in the field of early intervention services and use that knowledge to help more kids everywhere achieve success in life.

In 2021, Madison put down roots in Louisiana after a lifetime of moves in a military family. She attended the University of Mississippi from 2014-2020, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology. She worked at The Emerge Center in Baton Rouge for two years before joining the GulfSouth team as a full-time Speech-Language Pathologist. Madison has always had a passion for working with the pediatric population and has a special interest in helping neurodiverse children. She earned her ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence in September of 2021 and has since focused her continuing education on feeding/swallow therapy and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). Her favorite part of her job is finding the joy with each child and helping parents learn to communicate with their children through play.

Jeanne graduated from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and minor in Psychology. She earned a master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Saint Augustine in Austin, Texas in 2020. Jeanne has practiced in pediatrics treating clients in a private clinic and school setting. She has a passion for helping children gain independence through fun, play-based therapy and loves to watch her clients learn and grow. When approaching each client, Jeanne enjoys using her background in sensory integration and reflex integration to target foundational skills in which natural development is built upon. She is certified in Astronaut Training, A Sound Activated Vestibular-Visual Protocol, and has obtained training in reflex integration. For the last 9 years, Jeanne has experienced working with the pediatric autism community as an undergrad student and occupational therapist and is particularly passionate about this population. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, trying new restaurants and spending time with her family, friends and sweet cockapoo Louie.

I was born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana. I completed my undergraduate course work at Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorder in 2019. I was introduced to the field of ABA in 2018 where I fell in love with the job and decided to move forward with my Master of Science in Psychology with a specialization in Applied Behavior Analysis from Capella University. After receiving my graduate degree, I became a nationally recognized Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) as well as a Licensed Behavior Analyst (LBA) in the state of Louisiana. My experience varies across settings such as home, school, and clinic. Growing up, I have always had a desire to help others, but my passion involves being around kids. Some of my favorite areas in the field of ABA include managing challenging behaviors, increasing communication, and collaboration across providers.

Lilly graduated from University of Kentucky in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She earned a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Murray State University in Murray, Kentucky in May of 2021. In graduate school, Lilly participated in clinical placements in various settings such as rehabilitation inpatient care, schools, and pediatric private practices specializing in autism spectrum disorder. Lilly completed her clinical fellowship year in an outpatient pediatric clinic in New Orleans. Her clients included those with speech and language delays, autism spectrum disorder, fluency, articulation disorders, and augmentative alternative communication. Lilly’s career interests focus on early language development and autism spectrum disorders with the pediatric population.