Want to know a secret? I used to dread the R sound. My very first client fresh out of grad school was an “R kid.” I’ll never forget how I felt as I fumbled through our sessions trying desperately to help them. Spoiler alert- we never quite got there. I decided I never wanted to feel that way again.
Since that time, I started making resources and sharing ideas through Speechy Things. It became crystal clear that I was far from alone in my experience with R. The more I learned about R, the more I shared about R… and the more it all grew.
Fast forward to today, R is all I do… and I love it. I believe in my bones that everyone has the ability to “rock the R.” I see the evidence all the time- both in my own caseload and the messages that roll in:
“I used to hate the R!” “That trick worked!” “I feel so much more confident!”
My husband, Eric, and I met the first day of TCU band camp freshman year. (Yes, one time at band camp.) We’ve been together for 10 years now and have a beautiful, rambunctious toddler. We also have a cat and a dog who you will often see interrupting me as I try to share therapy ideas on social media.
In 2015, I graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with my masters in communication disorders. I’ve worked in a private setting since my clinical fellowship and I love being able to work so closely with families to make progress.
Currently, I live in Fort Worth, Texas with my family where I have my own private practice exclusively treating the R sound. When I’m not creating resources or sharing R therapy ideas, you can probably find me chasing my toddler around the local park, trying not to drown in laundry, listening to audiobooks on the libby app, and probably watching a little too much reality T.V.