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Meet the Therapy Tree Services Team!

Our bilingual speech therapists and administrative staff are dedicated to providing the highest quality speech, language, feeding, and literacy therapy for children in North Carolina. We are proud to have advanced training in a wide variety of evidence-based programs and approaches, including: 

SOS Approach to Feeding ‧ Beckman Oral Motor Therapy ‧ CAN-EAT Pediatric Medical and Motor Feeding ‧ Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing® for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS®) ‧ Seeing Stars® ‧ Symbol Imagery for Phonological and Orthographic Processing in Reading and Spelling (SI) ‧ The Nancibell® Visualizing and Verbalizing® Language Comprehension and Thinking (V/V) ‧ PROMPT ‧ Autism Training by TEACCH at UNC Chapel Hill ‧ Evaluation and Treatment of Bilingual Children ‧ LAMP Words for Life ‧ Inside Out Sensory Certification ‧ It Takes Two to Talk® — The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays ‧ Melanie Potock’s 'Your Feeding Toolkit' ‧ DIR 101 Training ‧ Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) Certification ‧ NLEP Coaching Model ‧ Passy Muir Valve Handling ‧ & more!

Meghan Bateman, MS, CCC-SLP, owner and bilingual speech therapist at Therapy Tree Services in Cary, NC

Meghan Bateman, MS, CCC-SLP

Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist, Bilingual Spanish

Meghan specializes in multicultural teaching techniques, offering the highest quality speech therapy to all of her families.

Dima Hussain, M.Ed., CCC-SLP, speech therapist in Cary, NC

Dima Hussain, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Dima believes in an evidence-based, child-directed approach to therapy and brings innovation and enthusiasm to each session.

Emily Silva, MS, CCC-SLP, bilingual speech therapist in Cary, NC

Emily Silva, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Bilingual Spanish

Emily is passionate about working with the pediatric population, specifically in the early intervention setting.

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Kimberly Brancaccio, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Bilingual Spanish

Kim believes in collaborating with families to improve communication development in both English and Spanish through daily routines.

Carrie Cook, MA, CCC-SLP, speech therapist in Cary, NC

Carrie Cook, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Carrie recognizes the importance of collaboration with parents and families to build the foundational skills of children.

Elise Immordino-Sanderson, MS, CCC-SLP, speech therapist in Cary, NC

Elise Immordino-Sanderson, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Conversational Spanish

Elise is a strong advocate of utilizing the child's natural environment while collaborating and coaching families to implement techniques in daily routines.

Natalia Gomez, MEd, CCC-SLP, bilingual speech therapist in Cary, NC

Natalia Gomez, MEd, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Bilingual Spanish

Natalia enjoys working closely and collaborating with other professionals and parents in the home, daycare, and/or preschool environments to maximize progress.

Katie Brusa, MS, CCC-SLP, speech therapist in Cary, NC

Katie Brusa, MS, CCC-SLP 

Speech-Language Pathologist

Katie is passionate about finding the best ways to make therapy fun for each individual child, which in turn makes the child eager to reach their full potential.

Madeline Chavez, BA, C-SLP, bilingual speech therapy assistant in Cary, NC

Madeline Chavez, BA, C-SLP

SLP Assistant, Bilingual Spanish

Madeline feels strongly about implementing therapy techniques that consist of interactive, play-based activities during her therapy sessions. 

Kendall Peeler, MS, CCC-SLP, bilingual speech therapist in Cary, NC

Kendall Peeler, MS, CCC-SLP 

Speech-Language Pathologist, Bilingual Spanish

Kendall believes that therapy is most effective when the child, caregiver, and therapist work collaboratively and are all active participants in therapy.

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Katie Walker, MS, CFY, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist - Clinical Fellow

Katie enjoys utilizing play-based, child-led therapy interventions within the natural environmentto ensure maximum opportunities to practice and retain what is learned.

Marissa Hicks, MS, CCC-SLP, speech therapist in Cary, NC

Marissa Hicks, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Marissa believes in providing therapy to children and support to their families in the most natural environment. 

Rachel Rhame, MS, CCC-SLP, speech therapist in Cary, NC

Rachel Rhame, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Rachel strives to provide individualized therapy through routine-based intervention and interactive, child-led, play-based therapy. 

Amanda Leonetti, MS, CCC-SLP, bilingual speech therapist in Cary, NC

Amanda Leonetti, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist, Bilingual Spanish

Amanda believes that the key to success in therapy is
providing parents with the best tools and strategies to support
their child’s growth in the home.

Kathleen Bannister, MS, CCC-SLP, speech therapist in Cary, NC

Kathleen Bannister, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kathleen enjoys utilizing play-based therapy interventions that can be used during activities that children experience in their natural and day-to-day environments. 

Letitia Yap, MS, CCC-SLP, speech therapist in Cary, NC

Letitia Yap, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Letitia is dedicated to implementing evidence-based and child-led intervention approaches to support speech and language development.

Macey Van Savage, MS, CCC-SLP, speech therapist in Cary, NC

Macey Van Savage, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Macey understands the importance of play-based interventions and is always looking for ways to empower parents through coaching. 

Angela Moran, MA, CFY, SLP, speech therapist in Cary, NC

Angela Moran, MA, CFY, SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist - Clinical Fellow

Angela strives to provide individualized, child-centered therapy with collaboration across the care team to help her clients and families succeed.

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Felicia Brady

Practice Manager

Felicia is passionate about ensuring that all children and families have access to the support and resources necessary to help their child succeed.

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Josie villacorta

Bilingual Referral Coordinator

Josie enjoys working with our families in English and Spanish to ensure a smooth referral process from initiating all the steps for an evaluation to starting therapy.


stephanie cruz

Bilingual Office Administrator

Stephanie works dillegently to ensure our office administrative tasks are taken care of daily, while also providing interpretation services for our Spanish speaking families.

ready to get started with the therapy tree services team?

Our team of bilingual speech therapists serves families and children in Spanish and English throughout Cary, NC and surrounding areas. Contact us today to learn more about how speech, language, feeding, or literacy therapy can help your child.

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