About Michelle Espinoza:
Michelle has been in the field of applied behavior analysis for over 7 years. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society from Pennsylvania State University in 2013 and returned to receive her Master of Education in special education with an emphasis in applied behavior analysis as well as a graduate certificate in applied behavior analysis in 2017. Michelle joined Del Mar Center for Behavioral Health in January of 2021.
Over the years, Michelle has gained experience serving autistic children, adolescents, adults, and their families across multiple environments. She is passionate about providing neurodiversity-affirming care and using ABA to teach skills that increase a person’s ability to control their own lives in ways that are meaningful to them. One of her favorite things about being a BCBA is the opportunity to work closely with individuals and their families to develop plans that support their unique wants and needs.
When Michelle is not working she can be found spending time with her husband and children in the pool or on the beach, hanging out with one of her many pets, reading a great book or sleeping through a movie. Michelle is an autistic BCBA and proud member of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN). Preferred pronouns are she/her.
About Dr. Becca Tagg
Dr. Becca is the Executive Director of Del Mar Center for Behavioral Health, a multidisciplinary clinic in
south-eastern North Carolina. She has formal training in school psychology, clinical psychology, clinical
psychopharmacology, and behavior analysis. She has worked in a variety of clinical settings from schools and hospitals to outpatient settings and consulting with organizations. She is a published author and national speaker as well as podcaster and social media facilitator around the professionalization of the field of behavior analysis, leadership and supervision, and self-care and community care. Her clinical practice focuses on psychological testing, training future behavior analysts and psychologists, maternal mental health, and treatment of of trauma and anxiety based disorders using an ACT oriented approach. Dr. Becca is committed to strong clinical practices and superior leadership and training all while continuing to nourish the other areas in life in order to flourish.