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Meet the Team

Get to know us!

Organizational Founder

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Carissa Carey


Carissa has been in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) since 2012. She began her career as a 1:1 therapist before getting her Master of Science in Special Education with a focus in Autism in 2017. Carissa went on to get her Behavior Analyst Certification in 2021 and since then has committed herself to shifting the practice of ABA into a compassionate care model. Carissa has experience in home, school, and residential settings and uses her experience to disseminate assent-based ABA models to colleagues and supervisees. Her passion for providing quality ABA focused on the individuals she serves led her to open Arc Light Behavioral Health Collective where providers can use compassionate values to guide their practice in collaboration with families and those we serve. Carissa is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Applied Behavior Analysis at Cambridge College.

Director of Operations


Aynsley Guertin


Aynsley began her career in Applied Behavior Analysis in 2013 after graduating with her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. She started as a 1:1 therapist in a residential setting and has since worked in many environments, including private practice, public schools, in-home, and a school for special needs in Abu Dhabi, UAE. While in the UAE, Aynsley completed her Master of Science in Severe Special Needs Education and then went on to complete her advanced certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is a licensed Special Educator, a Board-Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), and a certified Safety-Care® trainer. Her passions lie in advocating for her clients, teaching functionally-appropriate life skills, and training families and caregivers in the principles of ABA. She is proud to align her beliefs and values with those of Arc Light Behavioral Health Collective, fostering a shared commitment to compassionate care, evidence-based practices, and holistic well-being for individuals seeking support on their journey.

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