Megan St. Clair, M.A., BCBA
Co-Clinical Director & Co-Founder
Megan St. Clair has been working with children with autism and related disorders in a clinical capacity for approximately 10 years and has been conducting applied research in this area for the past 8 years. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, Los Angeles and her Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. She is currently completing her Doctorate in Psychology with a Behavior Analysis Specialization at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.
Her vision is to develop a team of qualified specialists that can effectively apply the principles of behavior analysis to improve the quality of life for clients and their families by reducing behavior challenges and remediating skill deficits.
At Halo Behavioral Health, Megan innovates and develops the clinical resources and supports necessary for all clinical staff to execute exceptional case supervision and direct client therapy within the context of empirically validated, individualized behavior management and skill acquisition programming.
Megan is responsible for overseeing and conducting quality assurance evaluations across all clinical services, providing leadership and direction for the management of treatment, and implementing applied research to advance effective treatments for novel clinical concerns.
In her free time, she enjoys dancing, spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and tackling new adventures!
P. Bryan Burra
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Bryan Burra received his Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Television from the University of Southern California. Before founding Halo, Bryan worked in the film industry for 10 years. He served many roles while working on development, production, and casting for television and film. During this time, Bryan honed his business skills producing multimillion-dollar budget films while simultaneously managing a family retail store. In 2017, Bryan co-founded Halo Behavioral Health with Megan St. Clair. Since then, he has dedicated himself to extending the reach of behavior analysis to populations beyond autism spectrum disorder. He is committed to finding and advocating for funding for behavior analytic services for all populations and presenting problems.
Additionally, Bryan is certified as a Safety-Care® Behavioral Safety Trainer and provides Halo Staff with the skills and competencies necessary to effectively prevent, minimize, and manage behavioral challenges while preserving client dignity, safety, and learning.
In Bryan’s free time, he enjoys watching movies, playing with his dog, and traveling to exotic places around the world.
Lauri Simchoni, M.S., BCBA
Co-Clinical Director & Assessments Director
Lauri Simchoni received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Science in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. Lauri received her Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) certification in 2016 and has almost 10 years of experience in the field of ABA.
Lauri has worked with a variety of children, adolescents, and adults with varying presenting problems and diagnoses. Her passion is in changing the lives of her clients and their families, as well as the ability to teach others how to implement the principles and procedures of ABA.
At Halo Behavioral Health, Lauri is responsible for overseeing and conducting Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA) and leads the intake and assessment process for each incoming client. She has extensive experience in conducting FBAs, skills assessments, teaching and working with parents / caregivers, training staff in the field, and developing individualized behavior intervention plans and skill acquisition programs.
In her free time, she enjoys teaching her puppy new tricks (using shaping and positive reinforcement), hiking, and traveling.