As a speech therapist and a person with a stutter, I understand first hand how living with a communication impairment can be frustrating and isolating. I bring to RESPOND Speech Therapy my experience as the clinician and the client to each personalized session. I aim to provide therapy that is:
- personalized and meaningful to your life
- evidenced-based treatments
- focused on improving your quality of life
I am certified by the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). I earned a Bachelor of Education in Speech Language Pathology at the University of West Georgia, and a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of South Alabama. I am a member of Aphasia Access, the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences, and ASHA's Neurogenic Communication Disorders Special Interest Group (SIG), all of which help me to stay "in-the-know" about current research and best practices.
My family & I have loved living in the Chattanooga area since 2007. My clinical experience includes skilled nursing, rehab hospital, and home health settings. I love being a part of the journey to better communication. My mission is to help adults living with communication disorders--- and their families--- to thrive through treatment, education, and enhancing their ability for meaningful life participation.
I look forward to serving you.