About Speak Freely
Speak Freely is a private speech therapy clinic servicing Travis, Williamson, Hays, and Bastrop counties. We take pride in providing the best possible speech therapy services for our clients. We focus on putting the needs of our families first. We are located in a house-like environment and our families are welcomed to sit in on all of our speech therapy sessions.
Our philosophy – empower our parents to communicate, interact and take care of their children to the best of their ability. We address developmental speech and language skills in children with autism, learning disabilities, feeding disorders, Down syndrome and other special needs.
Speak Freely provides speech-language therapy services to children from birth to 18 years of age. We also focus on educating and training family members and other caregivers to help ensure effective generalization of all treatment techniques used with our patients.
While attending college for a nursing degree in North Carolina, Trish began working for a company that was expanding rapidly into various major cities. She worked her way up from the ground floor and eventually became an Accounting Manager, handling multimillion-dollar business financials. She had the opportunity to travel all across the US while opening... Read more »Full Profile ...
Theresa is a native Austin-ite. She lives in South Austin with her husband and 9 children. Her work experience consists of over 20 years in various venues including being a Hostess, Restaurant Manager, Human Resource Assistant, Medical and Billing Associate to our Office Manager. Theresa started working at Speak Freely in 2014, she enjoys the... Read more »Full Profile ...
Yvonne studied European History at the University of Puerto Rico, as well as Culinary Arts at La Escuela Hotelera de San Juan, and graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2004. She is from San Juan, Puerto Rico, but moved to Austin, Texas with her family in 2009 and loves it here! Her work experience consists of... Read more »Full Profile ...
Kadee is completing her Clinical Fellowship Year as a part-time speech-language pathologist at Speak Freely and the Rise School of Austin. She completed her undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Texas in Austin. She received her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology in May 2015, and shortly after joined the Speak Freely team in... Read more »Full Profile ...
Shelley graduated from Louisiana Tech University with a Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology and decided to move to Austin shortly thereafter. She has predominately worked within the pediatric population diagnosing and treating children with a variety of speech, language, and feeding disorders. Shelley is certified in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk parent... Read more »Full Profile ...
Since graduating with her Masters degree from the University of Texas at Dallas, Julianna has worked exclusively with children to address speech, language, reading, and oral-motor deficits. After working 2 years in the Dallas area providing early childhood intervention, she returned to her hometown of Austin and worked at a school for children with special... Read more »Full Profile ...
As a speech therapist for 15 years, Heidi Armendariz has experiences treating both children and adults with the last 6 exclusively in pediatrics. She earned her speech therapy degree from Southwest Texas State University and has extensive experience working with children and families in a wide variety of settings, including outpatient, school-based, center-based, and home... Read more »Full Profile ...