XciteSteps Employee Profiles: Nicole M.

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Name: Nicole M.
Title: Central Supervisor
Location: San Diego, CA

Staff Profile:
"When a team loves what they do and where they work so much, it can’t help but translate to a really amazing quality of service for our clients."

Education: I earned my B.A. in Human Development from the University of California, San Diego in 2006. I earned my M.A. in School Psychology from Alliant International University in 2010, and my California PPS Credential in School Psychology in 2011. I completed the advanced series of professional development coursework in Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology in 2012, and became a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) in 2013.
Experience: I began working with children with ASD in an early intervention inclusion classroom for children 18 months to 3 years old here in San Diego in 2007. We utilized Discrete Trial Teaching (DTT), Pivotal Response Training (PRT), The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), and TEACCH methodologies, as well as facilitated play and social skill development. Knowing this field was my passion, I decided to further my knowledge and experience in working with children with disabilities and earned my master’s degree and credential in school psychology. After working in the school setting for a couple of years, I felt I could be more impactful working on behalf of children in an in-home setting, and returned to in-home ABA in 2012. I joined the Xcite Steps team in the summer of 2013, and I couldn’t be happier to be here!
Hobbies & Skills: I am a huge foodie, and I enjoy cooking, eating, and exploring San Diego’s really amazing food scene! I love going on adventures around San Diego with my husband and our pug, especially to Balboa Park and the beach. I am also a huge bookworm, and love to play board games.
Why Xcite Steps? I was drawn to the heart that Xcite Steps has, both in its dedication to the happiness, success, and empowerment of its clients as well as its genuine care of its employees. I knew that because of this culture, I would be in an environment that would allow me to serve the kids that we work with in a really powerful way. My favorite part about working for Xcite Steps is the passion, professionalism, and positivity that everyone brings to work with them every day. When a team loves what they do and where they work so much, it can’t help but translate to a really amazing quality of service for our clients.
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San Diego (North)

  • Oceanside
  • Carlsbad
  • Rancho Santa Fe
  • San Marcos
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Escondido
  • Vista

San Diego (Central)

  • La Jolla
  • Clairemont
  • Downtown
  • Poway
  • Mira Mesa
  • Coronado

East County

  • Santee
  • Lakeside
  • La Mesa
  • Spring Valley
  • El Cajon
  • Paradise Hills

South Bay

  • Eastlake
  • Chula Vista
  • National City
  • Bonita
  • Imperial Beach
  • Otay Mesa

Temecula Region

  • Murrieta
  • Lake Elsinore
  • Menifee
  • Fallbrook