Behavioral Health Center of Excellence Honors STE Consultants with Award of Distinction

Berkeley, CA – The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE) has awarded STE Consultants with an Award of Distinction, recognizing the organization as a top behavioral service provider in the country.

“For over a decade, STE Consultants has been consistently instrumental in developing innovative Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques, while at the same time adopting and implementing quality standards, that help achieve transformational results for children with autism,” said Sara Gershfeld, Founder of BHCOE. “We are pleased to commend Sarah Trautman-Eslinger and her organization on creating a model program that is invaluable to Bay Area autism community and beyond.”

BHCOE is a trusted source for recognizing exceptional special needs providers that excel in the areas of clinical quality, staff satisfaction and qualifications and consumer satisfaction. Using standardized methods and practices, the organization acts as a third-party to measure and report on existing quality criteria in the behavior analysis community, through interviews with agency clinical leadership, detailed staff qualification review, an anonymous staff satisfaction survey and an anonymous consumer satisfaction survey. BHCOE awards only those service agencies that meet elite standards.

“At STE Consultants, we approach ABA with integrity, passion, collaboration and creativity to create meaningful behavioral, social and academic outcomes for our clients with development disabilities,” said Sarah Trautman-Eslinger, M.A.,BCBA, President and Founder of STE Consultants. “We are thrilled to be honored by BHCOE with this Award of Distinction and our dedicated team looks forward to providing creative and ethical behavioral services throughout the Bay Area for years to come.”

About Behavioral Health Center of Excellence (BHCOE)
The Behavioral Health Center of Excellence is a trusted source for recognizing top-performing behavioral health providers. BHCOE offers a third party measurement system that differentiates top services providers from exceptional services providers. The BHCOE criterion features standards developed by subject matter experts to measure state-of-the-art behavioral health services. The organization’s partnership with Love My Provider, an online review site of services for families impacted by special needs, allows awardees to be featured as a Center of Excellence and receive referrals For more information, visit

About STE Consultants
Located in Berkeley, CA, STE Consultants collaborates to offer creative and ethical behavioral services with integrity and passion throughout the Bay Area. The highly-skilled staff, which includes 150 Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs), Behavior Skills Trainers, Clinical Interns of Behavior Analysis (CIBA), Lead Behavior Technicians, Behavior Technicians and 1:1 Behavior Aides, is committed to creatively approaching clinical and business challenges in order to offer clients services that meet their needs and exceed their expectation. For more information, please visit

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