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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. Our team takes a neurodiversity affirming approach and aims to nurture clients' strengths, interests, and values to support participation in activities that are meaningful to them.

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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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Maleah Metz
Patient Care Coordinator

Maleah, our patient care coordinator, specializes in health insurance verifications and authorizations, and supports billing and invoicing for therapy visits. You will also find Maleah assisting with new intakes, scheduling, and communicating with families and community partners to provide exceptional patient care. Maleah strives to foster an environment where every individual is able to thrive.

Outside of the clinic, Maleah runs her photography business, enjoys board game nights with her friends, and loves attempting to escape from escape rooms in the Seattle area and beyond!

 

"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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Rachel Podowski

Office Assistant
 

Rachel values ease and empathy to ensure everything runs smoothly behind the scenes. In our office, you'll find her smiling behind the front desk handling all your scheduling needs. One of her top priorities is ensuring everyone is able to receive equitable and accessible care.

 

Outside of work Rachel enjoys spending time with her loved ones, playing video games, and baking cakes! Though most of the time, you can find her cuddled up with her two cats.

 

“While working at STN I've loved seeing the strong relationships that are built not only between the patients and therapists, but between all the individual therapists too. Community is such a necessary piece in helping everyone grow!”

Speech Therapy
Sound Pediatric Therapy

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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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Amanda Sallay
Speech Language Pathologist
 
Amanda is a fluent Spanish speaker, who strives to create a therapy environment that is understanding, playful, collaborative, and neurodiversity-affirming. She is a parent advocate for children with disabilities, and a champion of play-based therapy for all children and teens.

Amanda’s areas of special interest include social communication, dual language learners, Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), interdisciplinary collaboration, gender affirming voice therapy, and articulation.

 

On any given weekend, you can find Amanda exploring a local bike trail with her family and dog. Amanda has a huge passion for baking and enjoys perusing the farmer’s market for seasonal pie ingredients.

"I believe growth looks different for each individual person. As a clinician, I want to create space to understand what is intrinsically motivating to each client, with a focus on fun and collaboration."

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Haleigh Johnson

Speech Language Pathologist


 Haleigh is passionate about empowering individuals with becoming confident and effective communicators. She has experience working in schools, outpatient, and private practice settings.

Special interests include articulation, fluency, language development, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

 

Outside of work, Haleigh enjoys hiking with her dogs, baking, and exploring new restaurants with her partner.

"It's a privilege to alongside caregivers and family members to individualize care and determine what works best. It is incredibly rewarding to see the "lightbulb" turn on as caregivers learn how to help their children develop communication skills at home."

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Elizabeth Anderson

Speech Language Pathologist

Liz aims to make therapy fun by leveraging a child’s interests and strengths and enjoys finding creative ways to practice skills. Liz loves to teach language through experiences and play. Liz has areas of special interest in Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC), literacy, articulation, and language therapy. She is conversationally fluent in American Sign Language and has interests in supporting listening and language development in deaf/hard of hearing children.

 

When Liz is out of the office, she is likely in the kitchen cooking up a delicious meal or churning a batch of homemade ice cream. She enjoys long walks and hiking, especially during the summer and fall when she can forage for wild berries.

 

“I have the unique opportunity to bridge my expertise in speech and language with a family's in-depth knowledge of their child. It's rewarding to see each child make progress and the happiness it brings them and their families.”

Occupational Therapy
Giant Steps Children's Therapy

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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.

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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Sam Patterson
Occupational Therapist

 

Sam loves collaborating with children and their families to empower them to reach their therapeutic goals. She is passionate about making therapy fun and playful while focusing on the child’s strengths to reach their greatest potential.

 

Sam's areas of interest include sensory integration, emotional regulation and motor development. 

 

Outside of work, Sam enjoys hiking with her dog, skiing, and spending time with family and friends. 

“The team at Seattle Therapy Network is collaborative and supportive. Everyone genuinely cares for one another and the people that they work with” 

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Allison Cuozzo
Occupational Therapist

 

Allison joined the STN team after relocating to Seattle from Florida. She is passionate about helping children become successful and confident in what they love to do and supporting parents where they need it. She has experience working with a wide variety of clients with varying diagnoses, including ASD, SPD, and Down syndrome. 

 

Outside of work, Allison enjoys outdoor activities such as biking, hiking, kayaking, and paddle boarding. She also likes reading, going indoor climbing and trying out new recipes at home!

 

“It's extremely rewarding to see the progress the clients have made. Even if it's something small, a win is a win!"

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Kelly Nesbitt

Occupational Therapist
 

Kelly loves collaborating with with families and being “in their child’s corner” as they grow.She specializes in parent coaching/parent-mediated therapy, coregulation and attunement strategies, sensory processing, and sensory-based feeding strategies. She is a Fellow in DIR Floortime and is very passionate about this model.
 

Outside of the clinic, Kelly loves cooking new recipes, reading a good book or exploring her new home of Seattle!
 

"Nothing makes me happier than seeing caregivers connect and attune to their child as their child "climbs the developmental ladder!" I love empowering parents so that they feel competent and confident to understand the needs of their child and advocate for them."

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Monica Lyons

Occupational Therapist

 

Monica enjoys empowering patients and their caregivers to reach new goals using patient-centered care. As a bilingual Spanish-speaking therapist, Monica strives to find creative ways to incorporate parents into her sessions. Her special interests include motor development, sensory integration, and emotional regulation.

 

Outside of work, Monica enjoys doing yoga, cooking, and going for runs with friends. She also loves to bake sweet potato treats for her dog, Kahlo, which she calls "snoop-a-doops"!

 

“My favorite thing about working at Seattle Therapy Network is how we are all committed to the patient's and their families' needs. Seeing families come away with new approaches to try at home remind me of the power of OT in everyday life!”

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