Mrs. Monica Gilbert is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and the founding president of Crystal Minds New Beginning. Mrs. Gilbert has been working with children, adolescents and adults for almost ten years and has worked with infants and toddlers as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS). She graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a minor in Behavior Analysis and Masters of Science degree from FIU in Education with Mental Health Counseling minor. Mrs. Gilbert obtained a second Masters of Science in Psychology from CAU. Currently, Mrs. Gilbert is in the process of obtaining her Doctorate in Psychology (PSY.D) to acquire yet more knowledge in the application of treatments and testing with children and adults and is working on her dissertation on using motivation to integrate family members into therapeutic sessions. She is fluent in English and Spanish and understands French. Mrs. Gilbert is deeply passionate about what she does as a professional and looks forward to using her expertise as well as gaining further experience in this field. She has extensive experience conducting behavior assessments and supervising clinicians as well as training parents, teachers and staff. Mrs. Gilbert has presented on behavior analysis techniques at workshops, Parent-to-Parent trainings, internationally, UMCARD, various autism awareness events, private/public schools, charity events, and foster homes and shelters in both Spanish and English. Mrs. Gilbert has co-authored articles in Parent with Special Needs magazine and has conducted RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) trainings as well as the 40 hour required Behavior Assistant training. Additionally, Mrs. Gilbert is an adjunct professor and teaches Applied Behavior Analysis courses at CAU and is an active member of the southern region Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Local Review Committee where along with the other members provides ongoing technical assistance and consultation as well as approvals for behavior plans presented by other analysts in her region.