I have been a speech-language pathologist for almost 15 years, working across the age span, in both school and hospital-based settings. As a pediatric speech pathologist working in a school district, I supported children with speech sound and language disorders, in addition to working with children with complex communication needs benefitting from augmentative-alternative (AAC) communication supports. As a hospital-based rehabilitation clinician, I worked extensively with adolescents and adults with aphasia, traumatic brain injury, and other neurogenic communication disorders as they built the skills necessary to return to work and life. My goal is to make therapy functional and motivating by partnering and collaborating with clients, their families and caregivers, and other professionals. I am committed to providing evidence-based intervention and staying informed on the the most recent research in our field. I am grateful each day to get to do what I do!
When I'm not working, I enjoy reading, running, and spending time with my family. My husband and I have been married for 13 years and have three children. We recently moved to a 5-acre farm and are now the proud owners of 10 chickens, 2 goats, 3 barn cats, and 4 dogs! One of our children is autistic and has an ADHD diagnosis. As a therapist and a mom, I know the importance of connection and collaboration in the therapeutic process. I strive to build that relationship with my clients and their families during every therapy session.
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology
University of Texas-Dallas
Master of Science in Communication Disorders