Our Team -  
It's Nice to Meet you! 

We are a team of progressive professionals who work collaboratively to make therapy seem easy— and fun! Families benefit from our diverse interests and experience, as well as our our mutual trust and respect. But what really sets us apart? We take the time to understand your situation in depth, and work together to develop a tailored care plan that’s unique to you.

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Meredith Shatto
CEO Sound Pediatric Therapy 
Director of Speech Therapy at Seattle Therapy Network
Speech Language Pathologist

Meredith specializes in supporting individuals with feeding differences and oral-motor delays. She is a steering committee member for the Pediatric Feeding Association and has 20 years experience working as an SLP providing therapy in birth to three, community, and private practice settings. Meredith enjoys presenting in the community to provide education to families, teams, and educators on typical development and strategies to promote communication and feeding/oral motor development.  

Special interests and expertise: birth-to-three, oral-motor and feeding delays, SOS approach to feeding, parent coaching, 'It Takes Two to Talk' certified instructor and parent trainer.

Meredith plans frequent getaways to Vashon to hunt for beach glass and enjoy time with her family.  She loves all things food - eating, cooking, canning, grocery shopping, farmers' markets, berry-picking, cookbook browsing, and dining out.

"I am especially passionate about helping others improve their feeding, but the relationships I build with my community and the shared learning and growth is what makes my work so rewarding."

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Ally Mohr
Lead Occupational Therapist

Ally joined our team after working in early intervention and an outpatient pediatric clinic in the Chicago area. She enjoys bringing families into the therapy process and focusing on each child's potential. 

Ally specializes in Sensory Processing, Praxis, Postural control, Emotional regulation, and Infant and toddler development.  Bringing the FUN in FUNCTION is her goal in scaffolding each of her clients maximal independence.

Outside of work, she enjoys tackling challenging board games with friends, attempting to crochet something warm, and learning new bouldering techniques

 

 

" I value establishing strong relationships with each child and their family, as well as providing practical strategies that they can incorporate into their routines. " 

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Jason Pickerill 
CFO Seattle Therapy Network | 
Occupational Therapist

Jason Pickerill, CFO and owner of Seattle Therapy Network, went to school at University of Toronto and graduated with a degree in occupational therapy. As a Canadian, being able to serve everyone's healthcare needs is an important value.  

Special interests and expertise: business management, program growth, healthcare access. 

Outside of the office, Jason has always enjoyed competitive sports like basketball and racquet sports. He’s teaching his kids guitar, coaching chess at their school, coaches at the YMCA on weekends, and with the help of some friends, has formed and coaches Special Olympics teams in Southern Colorado. 

"My goal is to take care of my team members so they can take good care of you."

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Allyson Ylvisaker
Patient Care Coordinator

Allyson, our patient care coordinator, is ready to help families with any of their needs. You will find Allyson supporting scheduling, insurance, and invoicing. Her passion lies in mental health care, psychology, and uncovering the best treatment plan for clients and their families. Her belief is that it is essential to provide these services for our new generation in order to best prepare them for the future.

 

Allyson's special interests include Office Efficiency, Healthcare Access, Community Development and Destigmatizing Mental Health.

 

Outside of the clinic, Allyson has a mission to find the best vegan spots in Seattle. She enjoys being active outside, when the Seattle rain isn't present, and her nonprofessional goals include perfecting her cup of coffee, and making as little environmental impact on the Earth as possible.

"It is inspiring to see the passion that the therapists bring to each session and every client." 

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Maleah Metz
Office Assistant

Maleah, our office assistant, ensures a warm and welcoming experience at STN! She is here to support getting new clients started with services, scheduling, and maintaining an organized and efficient clinic. She is passionate about creating a space where all people feel welcome. Maleah strives to fosters an environment where every individual cares about helping others in order to help others thrive. 

 

Maleah's special interests and expertise include customer service and effective communication.

In her free time, Maleah loves photography, board game nights with her friends, and attempting to escape from escape rooms in the Seattle area!

 

"Knowing that I am a part of a team that is dedicated to improving the lives of others makes me excited to come to work everyday." 

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Jazmin Rambeau 

Speech Language Pathologist 

Jazmin is an empathetic and enthusiastic speech-language pathologist who offers a holistic approach for both children and adults. She is dedicated to enhancing the strengths of her clients and boosting their communication within the context of their culture, identity, and values.

 

Her special interests include articulation, voice, early intervention, and feeding. She has had specialized training in SOS Approach to Feeding, Visualizing and Verbalizing, Social Thinking, and gender-affirming voice therapy. Jazmin is also a certified yoga teacher through programs including Talk Yoga and LoveYourBrain Yoga.

 

Jazmin considers herself to be a multi-passionate mystic – she also runs a small astrology business and enjoys exploring the connection between communication and the deeper layers of Self. In her free time, she enjoys being in nature and spending time with loved ones.

 

"Communication is the key to connection. Nothing brings me greater joy than to see a client express their authentic self with greater clarity and confidence."

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Samantha Kim

Speech Language Pathologist 

Samantha is a bilingual Korean speaker and has a passion for play-based therapy and working collaboratively with children, families, and other therapists to provide wholistic care. She believes that fostering play is a necessity for every child to help support their development.

Samantha's areas of special interests include Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), social communication, play-based therapy, and working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations.

Outside of the clinic, you can find Samantha snowboarding in the winter and camping/hiking in the summer! In the meantime, she enjoys baking lots of cookies and breads and trying new restaurants.

"Every voice, no matter what it may look or sound like, deserves to be heard. Communication is so important at all stages of life to connect with others, comment about the world around them, and make needs known."

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Rebecca Granieri
Speech Language Pathologist

Becca is passionate about providing holistic speech and language services that incorporates each family's unique set of values, goals, and insights into a specialized plan of care. She is dedicated to supporting children who have speech, language, and feeding delays.

Special interests include birth-to-three, articulation, and feeding delays. 

When she's not in the clinic, you can find Becca exploring the best trails that the PNW has to offer with her dog, Maisie. Becca is also an avid farmers market goer, who loves to find local ingredients to incorporate into her latest cooking escapades!

"Seattle Therapy Network feels like a genuine community that is centered around placing the client and family's needs first. I love getting to connect with families and watch clients grow into their newfound skills!

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Temre Brandt

Speech Language Pathologist

Temre is passionate about using strengths-based and holistic approaches to therapy, with an emphasis on collaborating with children and their caregivers to ensure therapy goals are in alignment with each family’s identities, culture(s), and linguistic values. Temre is a conversational speaker of Spanish and can provide therapy to early language learners of Spanish.

Temre's areas of interest and specialities include early intervention, play-based therapy, caregiver-coaching, infant/toddler mental health perspectives, the Hanen Center’s ‘It Takes Two to Talk’, the SOS Approach to Feeding, and the Palin Parent-Child Interaction Therapy for Children Under Seven Who Stutter. Temre has also completed introductory coursework for the DIR/Floortime and the SCERTS model.

Temre is a creative person who enjoys self-expression through singing, dancing, and creating art. Temre is learning more about ethical foraging and loves reconnecting with nature whenever possible.

“Every human being brings a unique identity and perspective to the world. Successful communication is the key to deepening relationships, building confidence, and opening the door to new possibilities.”

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Claire Fischer

Speech Language Pathologist

Claire provides speech-language therapy to children, teens, and adults. She specializes in social communication, higher level language, and literacy skills. She uses a strengths-based and neurodiversity affirming approach–this is especially important to Claire as she is neurodivergent herself!

Claire has completed introductory coursework for the SCERTS Model and DIR/Floortime, and also has specialized training in several Lindamood-Bell programs, including Visualizing and Verbalizing and Seeing Stars. She speaks conversational Spanish, and can deliver therapy in Spanish for early language learners. 

Outside of therapy, Claire loves being outside, especially learning to garden and exploring Seattle's parks and trails with her husband and their twins.

“I love learning about how each of my patients experiences the world, and figuring out how to use that information to make therapy meaningful and empowering (and of course, fun!). Teaming with parents and caregivers is equally important to me--it is wonderful to see them realize how much they themselves can help their children learn and grow!”

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Kate Van Vuren
Speech Language Pathologist

Kate has a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology from Arizona State University where she specialized in dual-language development. Kate values play-based therapy and believes parents are an integral part for client success. She aims to support the entire family, as well as the client. 

Kate's special interests include dual-language development, phonology, articulation, and fluency. 

Outside of the clinic, Kate is probably curled up with a book and a lavender latte reading everything from historical fiction to the latest mystery thriller. When is isn't reading, you can probably find her looking for the perfect running trail along the water.

"The collaboration among professionals at Seattle Therapy Network is amazing. I love seeing client's get excited when they succeed!"

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Katrina Kochanowski
Speech Language Pathologist Intern

Katrina is a 2nd year graduate clinician at the University of Washington's Medical SLP program. She has previous experience working as a SLPA in a pediatric clinic setting and internship experience in a birth to 3 early support setting. She enjoys collaborating with other disciplines including OT, PT, and special education teachers.

Special interests include swallowing/feeding and birth to three early support. 

You can usually find Katrina cuddling with her cat while reading a good book or playing board games with her friends. She also enjoys exploring Seattle, looking for the best picnic spots for summer.

"I enjoy the journey of teaching, guiding, and encouraging children as they gain skills and confidence for communicating with others. Seeing this journey is truly inspirational and unique for every child."

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Lauren McCarthy 

 Occupational Therapist

Lauren is passionate about working with children because  she is able to build strong connections with the kids and families that she serves. Lauren strives to use laughter, fun, and child centered play to help children build confidence and achieve their goals.

Special interests include sensory integration, emotional regulation, and feeding. She certified in the SOS (Sequential Oral Sensory) Approach to Feeding.

Outside of work you can find her attempting to check off every hike and backpacking trip possible on her WTA and All Trails lists, trying out a new workout class, or searching to find her next favorite coffee shop.

"Of course witnessing the confidence that comes from achieving a goal is rewarding, but what I love even more about being an OT is being there for every step of the process to achieve that goal. I love making each and every step so fun that it doesn't even feel like work!"

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Ileanna Zaballa

Occupational Therapist

Ileanna is a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist who is passionate about providing equitable and family-centered care. She focuses on the strengths children have and uses interactive play to boost skills and build confidence.

Special interests include sensory integration, praxis, and emotional regulation.

Outside of the clinic, Ileanna enjoys traveling, going to concerts, indoor cycling, and engaging in a creative outlet (painting, drawing, calligraphy, you name it!)

"The best part of my job is building connections and using play to help kids develop skills to better navigate their daily lives. It is such a privilege to celebrate victories with families, no matter how big or small."

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Julianne Waltenburg

Occupational Therapist

Juli is a curious and kind occupational therapist who enjoys collaboration with colleagues and caregivers. Creating a connection and sense of understanding in therapy is a priority of Juli. 

Special interests include: Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integration, DIR/Floortime.

In her free time, when she isn't playing or snuggling with her cat, Cairo you can find her spending time outdoors, enjoying her friends and family, and finishing that jigsaw puzzle that looked near impossible! 

"Seeing a child's face light up when they are able to do something they originally didn't think they were capable of and hearing parents/caregivers talk about how they've noticed positive changes in their child is the highlight of my work. "

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Christina Huff
Occupational Therapist

Christina is passionate about incorporating the priorities of each individual family into the therapy process. She loves to make therapy fun while focusing on the child’s strengths to facilitate their independence in their everyday lives.

 

Special interests include early intervention, sensory integration, praxis, low vision, and NDT.

 

Outside of work, you can find her searching for the next best view hiking/biking/backpacking, finding a new coffee stand, playing board games, taking her dog swimming, or paddle boarding around the Puget Sound.

 

“When working with children, It’s the small victories along the journey towards a goal that excite me. Getting to see children smiling, having fun, and building confidence while gaining new skills to use in their everyday life is an everyday goal of mine.”

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Natasha Mbenza
Occupational Therapist

Tasha is a creative and playful occupational therapist who is passionate about helping children reach their highest potential by identifying and building on their strengths. Tasha has experience working in pediatric home health and early childhood intervention in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas.

 

Outside of work, you can find Tasha hanging out with her small pups (Prince and Simba) or trying out a new, complicated dinner recipe. Tasha also loves to connect with her body through dance, yoga and rollerskating... she hasn't mastered doing them all at once but a few falls have not stopped her from trying over and over again.

 

Special interests include mental health, emotional regulation, and infant and toddler development.

 

“Every child that I have ever worked with has taught me a different lesson: to explore new perspectives and look at life through their lenses. This is beyond rewarding because each child creates a unique piece to such a beautifully complex puzzle of life - a puzzle that wouldn't be complete without them.”