My mission is to provide personalized, high quality care. My passion is helping individuals achieve optimal speech, voice, swallowing and breathing function. After completing my academic work, I was on the faculty of the Northwestern University Medical School working at Northwestern Memorial Hospital seeing inpatients and outpatients with speech, language, voice, swallowing and cognitive disorders. I participated in dysphagia research, graduate student supervision and dysphagia workshops for practicing SLPs. After leaving Northwestern, I worked at a number of area hospitals and began my private practice. From 2004 to 2014 my practice included work in the office of Children's Asthma Respiratory and Exercise Specialists.
for voice, breathing and swallowing
I earned both a Bachelor of Science in Speech and a Master of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders - Speech-Language Pathology from Northwestern University. I am past president of the Chicago Audiology-Speech-Language Association and hold professional memberships in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the Buteyko Breathing Educators Association and the National Guild of Hypnotists. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, running, swimming, biking, and practicing yoga and Pilates - preferably all with my husband and three children.