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I have state licensure in North Carolina and Washington state. I offer home-based services to those that live within driving distance from my office in Asheville, NC.  I offer tele-therapy to those living outside my area. I specialize in early intervention, speech sound disorders, language delays, and supporting autistic children.  Parent participation is supported and encouraged through my practice. Please contact me with your questions.  I am always happy to share my expertise and ideas with families.

Speech Evaluation & Treatment:

Evaluations last approximately 60-90 minutes depending on the areas of concern. The evaluation will provide baseline information in order to form a clear plan of treatment.  Evaluations are comprehension and play-based.  It will include informal observations, standardized testing, conversations with parents/caregivers, and when appropriate an oral motor examination.

You will be provided a copy of the finalized report and treatment plan before the first therapy session. Each treatment session is 30-45 minutes depending on the child’s needs. My years of training and experience allow me to treat children effectively within the allotted time.  My treatment procedures initially focus on establishing rapport with the child and building trust.  With trust will come great progress and engagement for the therapy session.

The true cause of a speech and language delay is not always known, but I will provide you with all the information and experience I have to give you a clear picture of your child’s needs and a path for progress. I am highly committed to each and every family I serve. I have never met a child that wasn’t able to communicate.  We just have to be open to listening and looking at things with a different lens.

Contact me TODAY to learn more about the Fee Schedule for Evaluations and Treatment.

Insurance

I am contracted as an in-network provider with Cigna, United Healthcare, and Medcost.

As of June 1, 2022, I will begin credentialing process with BCBS State Employee CPP Health Plan. 

Private pay is also accepted. Payments are processed through my secure patient portal.  All major credit cards are accepted.

Teletherapy

You may be skeptical about the success of teletherapy for your child, but I can tell you that is does work!  I have the experience and training to engage your child through the computer and achieve real progress. The screen melts away, we connect, and have FUN!

Teletherapy is a great way to provide support for those who don’t have access to a speech therapist or for a variety of reasons are unable to receive services in a clinical or school setting. It is also a great option for individuals or families that juggle many priorities and would benefit from attending sessions from the comfort of their own home or office.

The following equipment is required to participate in teletherapy:
— Computer or tablet with a built-in or external web cam and microphone are preferred. Smartphones work as well but can be difficult for the child to fully see the clinician.
— high-speed internet connection
— an email account

We currently use Zoom videoconferencing software to hold sessions online. Zoom offers secure web conferencing designed for maximum performance and reliability.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

  1. First, contact us and let us know that you’re interested in therapy. Please provide an email address and phone number to contact you.
  2. You will receive a phone call to discuss your concerns and needs.
  3. Then, we will work with you to schedule the first session.
  4. We’ll work together to schedule future appointments and you’ll receive an invoice for the session via email.