Meet The Team
Certified Brain Injury Specialist
I founded Atlanta Speech & Wellness to provide an integrated, person-centered therapy option that empowers my clients to reach their greatest potential. I have 10 years of clinical experience and consider myself a life-long learner. While working in an outpatient neuro-rehab setting in Atlanta, I was inspired by my clients every day and amazed by how resilient our brains can be given the right environment and guidance. I also became aware of the importance of incorporating healthy daily routines and wellness practices. I provide wellness services alongside my traditional speech, language, and cognitive therapy interventions.
My journey to becoming an SLP began at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where I received my B.A in communication sciences and disorders. Afterwards, I completed my master's degree at the University of Georgia. I have worked in a variety of settings including a high school, acute care, and post-acute/outpatient rehabilitation. I gained the most experience working at the Shepherd Center where my passion for helping the brain injury population grew. Working with you in your home environment allows me to better assess your needs, provide more functional therapy, and develop personalized strategies.
I provide evidence-based intervention while placing high importance on the clients' values and choices. Collaboration is always at the center of the client-therapist relationship. It is important to me that my clients and their families feel comfortable and heard. It is never too late after an injury to see progress or make changes. I strive to instill hope and develop a therapy plan that allows you to identify and meet your goals.
When I'm not working, I'm home with my husband, spending time with my two children, and taking our two very energetic Australian Shepherds on walks. We all enjoy spending time in our neighborhood parks and farmers markets.
I am a Georgia native with a passion for helping others. My interest in neuroscience started in high school and my passion only grew as I entered college. I completed my undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. Two years later I completed her master’s degree in speech and language pathology at the University of West Georgia. Shortly after graduating, I moved to Boulder, Colorado where I worked in a pediatric clinic as well as an elementary school. After two years, Georgia was calling so my husband and I moved back to pursue new career opportunities. In 2015, I joined the team at Shepherd Center in the acquired brain injury post-acute setting as a speech therapist on the outpatient day program team. While at Shepherd Center I have gained experience and knowledge in not only working with individuals with acquired brain injuries, but also those with multiple sclerosis.
I have a deep rooted passion for making therapy functional and increasing independence. I thrive on creativity and thinking outside the box of traditional therapy. It is important to me that clients and care partners are at the center of every treatment plan and part of the rehabilitation process and decision making. We will work together to create goals that are important to you and that will continue to be motivating to you. I am always humbled to be given the opportunity to be invited along someone’s rehabilitation journey and to be a trusted person in this healing process. The best part of my job is helping others to navigate life and challenges in a new way while taking charge of their lives!
In my free time I love spending time with my two daughters and husband. We love going on bike rides, to the park, and spending time with friends and family. My husband and I love exploring new places and watching our daughters’ imaginations run wild with each new adventure!
The Value of Speech Therapy
Our speech-language pathologists (SLP) are ASHA certified and specialize in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with acquired brain injuries. We are expertly trained to provide comprehensive services that increase an individual's quality of life and function. For additional information, please click the link below.