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    My Therapeutic Style

    I use a relational and naturalistic approach when providing speech and language therapy. This means that I highly the value the relationship that we develop and that I aim to incorporate speech therapy goals into your everyday life.   I will follow your lead.  When working with children, I use child-directed activities, where your child decides what games, toys or activities to play. During this playtime, I skillfully weave in speech and language goals. After all, children learn best when they play. As much as possible I also like to teach parents and caregivers how they can support their children at home.

    When working with adults, you are in the driver’s seat. My goal is to impart as much of my knowledge as I can to you so that you can be the successful communicator that you want to be. I help you to identify strategies that work for you using real life communication situations in a supportive manner.

    I have extensive training working with individuals who stutter of all ages and backgrounds. I don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach. We work together to tailor your sessions to meet your needs.

    I focus on the unique strengths of each individual and family I work with.

    I will support you in making the changes you want to make. 

    I am here to support you in empowering yourself.

    Trained in:

    Palin Parent Child Interaction – An evidence based intervetnion for pre-school children who stutter that focuses on teaching you, the parent, to provide intervention at home in easy to follow 5-minute play time activities.
    Lidcombe Program – Evidence based stuttering treatment for preschool age children.
    PROMPT – Highly effective, evidence based approach to children with a wide range of speech sound disorders.

    Avoidance Reduction Therapy for Stuttering (ARTS) – A fantastic approach to stuttering therapy that helps you do more of what you want to do and reduce the struggle and tension that is often associated with stuttering.  Ultimately my goal for you is to communicate without fear of stuttering in any and all situations you desire.

    Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT Tapping) – A therapeutic approach aimed at reducing the fears and anxieties of stuttering and communicating.  EFT Tapping incorporates components of counseling with acupressure to help the brain change it’s stress response to feared situations.  Learn more about it how I incorporate EFT in my stuttering therapy.

    I also incorporate aspects of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).