Arione Capolupo, M.A., L.M.F.T.,
Earned her Masters of Arts Degree from Chapman University in Clinical Psychology, Marriage, Family and Child Counseling in January 1998. She has been licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since April, 2003.
Arione began her journey working with those with Autism Spectrum Disorders in 1992, working in the private school setting and then later with another ABA agency as a Clinical Supervisor ( 2005). Arione also has a 7 year history working in the Social Service system, working with children in group homes/ foster care as a mental health clinician and then as a Mental Health Director. Currently, Arione is the Clinical Director and Board of Directors Member for Kids First, OC., helping to re-organize the family system following divorce and/or separation. She has been with Kids First since the first day of operations back in 1996.
Arione has been with Proof Positive ABA Therapies since 2013 and is currently one of our Clinical Coordinators, managing ABA programs. She helps oversee and/or provides consultation to other MFTs and/or BCBAs regarding ABA programs, provides on- going training for supervisors, and assists families as needed. In her counseling practice, she predominately sees and treats individuals, children, couples and families dealing with issues related to autism, anxiety, depression, ADHD, mood and behavioral disorders, abuse related issues, attachment related disorders and issues, communication and conflict resolution, assertiveness training and provides co-parenting. Arione is a California state approved Clinical Supervisor for registered interns/trainees pursuing licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist and/or as Professional Clinical Counselor. Arione has mentored registered MFT interns/trainees since 2005.
A Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern. Jeni received her Bachelors’ degree in Psychology from Azusa Pacific University in 2007. Having worked in the field of ABA for about 5 years, she made the decision to return to graduate school. She graduated with her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University in 2013. Jeni has over 7 years of experience and ABA training, working with special needs children age 9months-16 years, and their families. Jeni continues her work with children on the Autism Spectrum with Proof Positive ABA Therapies, providing parent education, behavioral therapy and individual and family therapy. Additionally, Jeni also leads parent groups at Kids First, which is an 8 week program in Orange County dedicated to helping families through the effects of divorce and/or separation as she works towards licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist.
A Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern who has been working in the field since 2011. She received her Bachelors degree in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University Fullerton in 2009. Julia earned her Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Chapman University in 2012. She is immensely passionate about helping others in their time of struggle or personal growth. Julia has experience and enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families. She has extended experience in working with children and families in need of support and empathy. Julia has experience in aiding and working with children and individuals on the Autism spectrum, along with their families.
A Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern. Steve received his Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology from Biola University, in 2009. Steve later went on to receive his Master’s Degree from California Baptist University, in 2012.