From speech delays to motor skill difficulty, it’s easier to deal with life’s obstacles when we work together. TLC is here to lift you up no matter what struggles get you down. With years of experience in multidisciplinary care, our team of tight-knit therapists has been helping Fair Oaks and surrounding areas with speech, language, occupational, physical, feeding and counseling therapies, and we’re proud to empower our community. Whether you want peace of mind when visiting the clinic or you’re looking for extra resources to build your child’s skills, you’ll find both with us. You’ll develop long-term relationships with our therapists, and after checking out our community events, you’ll feel supported in and out of the office. So don’t look anywhere else for personalized, attentive therapy --
all you need is a little TLC.
Meet Emily, Director of TLC! A practicing Speech Pathologist with more than two decades of experience working with kids with disabilities, she strives to enhance confidence in, and awareness of, communication in all its various forms through the use of heartfelt, holistic, family-centered approaches. Her background in ABA combines with a plethora of training to assist those struggling with childhood apraxia of speech, social skills, oral motor delays and/or the need for augmentative and alternative communication, making her a well-rounded therapist who is able to find a way to help each client meet their goals.
Emily can be described as creative, compassionate, energetic, sensitive, and somewhat eccentric!
Meet Maria! Our amazing office administrator was invaluable in founding this new business, with an unbreakable drive to keep our family of therapists together and the services in place for our clients. She really enjoys helping generalize therapeutic goals in her interactions with them and observing the networking that families do in the waiting room. A former preschool teacher with a degree in Child Development, Maria is a helpful spirit who spends her off-time volunteering at the SPCA.
Maria can be described as dependable, organized, caring, a great listener and having an impressive memory!
Meet Larissa! An excellent speech therapist and the head of our SOS-based feeding therapy department, she loves to work with a wide variety of disorders and ages, especially language delays, swallowing and feeding disorders, oral motor difficulties, childhood apraxia of speech and early intervention clients. On her downtime, you can find Larissa spending time with her family and friends, traveling, playing games and dancing. She also has a particular affinity for goats!
Larissa can be described as motivated, inquisitive, energetic, kind and imaginative!
Meet Julie! The head of our occupational therapy department, and an extremely helpful and knowledgeable person, Julie is an amazing OT and SOS-trained feeding therapist. She loves working with kids and helping people overcome obstacles in order to become more independent in their daily lives. She enjoys meeting fine motor and self-help goals, but also likes to incorporate postural control strategies and exercises into every possible activity and routine, as it is a foundation for such a wide variety of skills.
Julie can be described as hard-working, intelligent, consistent, calm and articulate!
Meet Tracy! This energetic physical therapist wanted a career that kept her up, moving and active. After decades of experience fulfilling this desire with the geriatric population, she made the leap into pediatrics, with such fun results! She really enjoys teaching and incorporating patient/family education while improving function and mobility. Her favorite things to target in therapy include functional goals, strength and balance. On her downtime, you might find Tracy hanging with her husband and kids, traveling, boating, hiking, biking, camping, shopping or reading.
Tracy can be described as active, supportive, fun, encouraging and independent!
Meet Kristine! Now a registered associate marriage and family counselor following years as a phenomenal speech-language assistant, Kristine has invaluable experience working with people with special needs in a variety of environments and capacities. She seeps with compassion and understanding for all of her clients and their families! Her favorite things to work on in therapy include emotional regulation and behavior, and she just loves those with introverted personalities.
Her downtime is spent with friends and family, going on walks and journaling.
Kristine can be described as compassionate, kind, understanding, fun and super helpful!
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