"Ability and potential are never
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Our Founder - Dr. Monica Gilbert

Dr. Monica Gilbert

Dr. Monica Gilbert is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA-D), and a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), and the founder of Crystal Minds New Beginning (CMNB). For approximately ten years, Dr. Gilbert has been working with infants and toddlers as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist (ITDS). She has also been working with children, adolescents, and adults concurrently.

Dr. Gilbert has completed both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Florida International University (FIU). Dr. Gilbert continued on to pursue a second Master’s of Science in Psychology from Albizu University (AU). Thereafter, she went on to complete her Doctorate in Psychology (PSY.D) where she acquired more knowledge in the application of treatments and testing with children and adults.

Dr. Gilbert is recognized by Psychology Today. Dr. Gilbert has presented on behavior analysis techniques at workshops, Parent-to-Parent training, internationally, UMCARD, various autism awareness events, private/public schools, charity events, and foster homes and shelters in both Spanish and English. Dr. Gilbert has a guest expert speaker on Despierta America, Univision. Dr. Gilbert has co-authored articles in Parent with Special Needs magazine and has conducted RBT (Registered Behavior Technician) training. Additionally, Dr. Gilbert is an adjunct professor and teaches Applied Behavior Analysis courses at AU.

CMNB Vision and Mission


Evoking BEHAVIOR change through the power of LOVE, SCIENCE, and TRAINING


Our mission at CMNB is to provide families with the best quality of services and make a difference in their lives. CMNB takes pride in mentoring clinicians to thrive in helping others with love and passion, application of scientific interventions, and acquisition of continuous training. We believe in evoking behavior change with a sense of compassion, support, excitement, proficiency, pride, and team spirit.

Crystal Minds New Beginning – A team made from the Heart

The core of who we are is our professional staff. They’re not just ABA Therapist. They’re also parents, teachers, trainers, facilitators, counselors, researchers, and advocates-a team. They excel at delivering effective behavior therapy and parent support. Our bilingual (and sometimes trilingual) therapists are fully trained in Applied Behavior Analysis, Verbal Behavior, in-home and in-school intensive therapy, and parent support. We all share a passionate dedication to the field of Applied Behavior Analysis and to the families we serve.

Who better to be therapists for their child, if not the parent themselves?

Crystal Minds New Beginning – A team made from the Heart
Crystal Minds New Beginning – A team made from the Heart

Every time we begin, we perform a thorough initial assessment. Then we start a series of therapeutic sessions provided by our trained and experienced therapist.

At the same time, it’s essential that we develop an alliance between our clinicians and parents or caregivers. Our preference is always to deliver our interventions in the child’s familiar surroundings—in the home. Also, the ABA process requires continual reinforcement. That’s why we train parents and encourage them to be part of treatment right from the first session, so they can become proficient in the interventions we deliver.

Our team members are chosen for their enthusiasm, energy, integrity, innovation and tangential thinking. They are:

Whatever credentials they hold, though, our staff work diligently in collaboration with other professionals to provide exceptionally positive outcomes.

Meet Our Professional Team