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.

Theresa Losolla

Office Manager

Let me introduce our amazing front office manager Theresa! 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 now our Office Manager.  She... Read more »

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Yvonne Miguez-Ramos

Insurance Coordinator

Let me introduce Yvonne! 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... Read more »

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Trish Gleason

Billing Coordinator

Let me introduce Trish! While working toward 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 traveled all across the US while opening offices... Read more »

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Heidi Armendariz

Owner/Therapist

This is Miss Heidi, the heart and soul behind Speak Freely! Heidi is the owner of Speak Freely, and she opened the Austin clinic in 2007. Speak Freely now has 3 locations in Austin, Dripping Spring and Bastrop. She graduated with her Master’s in Communication Disorders from Texas State University in 2000. She loves that... Read more »

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Julianna Pinson

Therapist

Let me introduce Miss Julianna! Julianna graduated with her Master’s in Communication Disorders from The University of Texas at Dallas. She has worked for Speak Freely in Austin and Bastrop since 2009 and has been practicing since 2004. Her favorite thing about speech therapy is helping kids and their families. Julianna has specialized training in... Read more »

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Allegra Burke

Therapist

Let me introduce Miss Allegra! Allegra graduated with her Master’s in Communication Sciences & Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin in 2012. She has worked for Speak Freely in Austin since 2015. Allegra chose a career in speech pathology after working as a tutor and teacher’s aid in the public schools and seeing... Read more »

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Renee Kreisner

Therapist

Let me introduce Miss Renee! Renee graduated with her Master’s in Science in Speech and Hearing Science from Tennessee State University. She has worked for Speak Freely in Bastrop since 2016 and has been practicing for 5 years this spring. She previously taught in public schools for 4 years before pursuing her degree in speech... Read more »

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Schelin Barkate

Therapist

Let me introduce Miss Schelin! Schelin graduated with her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology in 2016 and started her career as a speech pathologist at Speak Freely in Austin shortly after. She loves being able to help children communicate effectively and see how empowered they become with their developing speech and language skills. Schelin has... Read more »

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