Our Team – It’s nice to meet you!

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We are a team of progressive professionals who work collaboratively to make therapy seem easy— and fun! Families benefit from our diverse interests and experience, as well as our our mutual trust and respect. But what really sets us apart? We take the time to understand your situation in depth, and work together to develop a tailored care plan that’s unique to your child and family.

Relax Therapy

Sherryl L. DeVries | Physical Therapist / Clinic Director
Working with women and children is a perfect match for Sherryl, who believes a strong, supported caregiver makes for a strong, supported child. Sherryl is convinced that moving our bodies with strength, awareness, and joy is the structure we need for a lifetime of movement.

Special interests and expertise: Women’s Health, Myofascial Release, Pilates, Family Therapeutic Yoga, Art of Balance, Rhythmic Movement.


After hours, you can find Sherryl exploring her inner prima ballerina at any one of the dance studios around Seattle. If not, track her down in a shoe or yarn shop, or find her walking her dog, Emma, on the beach or in the forest.

“I love working with a team who is dedicated and passionate about creating and holding a safe space for all children and their families. There is nothing better than a beaming smile and an “I did it” after a challenging activity.

Giant Steps Children’s Therapy

Carey Goldenberg | Occupational Therapist / Clinic Director

Carey loves to help families better understand their children and help make every day activities more enjoyable for everyone. She is an advanced practitioner in sensory integration and loves working with kids who have complex behavioral challenges.

Special interests and expertise: Sensory Integration, Dyspraxia, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Social Thinking.

Carey is a planner! Outside of work, you’ll probably find her reading a Lonely Planet book to research her next trip, looking for something new to try locally with her family, or dreaming up a menu for her next big party.

“Our values around seeing ALL families is unique. We respect that each family has it’s own values, routines, makeup, culture, and financial needs. We really strive to understand all the factors that contribute to what brings families to our office and use all the tools at our disposal to help.”

Tricia Groebner | Occupational Therapist

Tricia specializes in working with sensory processing and sensorimotor issues in children of all ages. She especially enjoys supporting kids with fine and visual motor concerns to support their handwriting needs.

Special interests and expertise: Integrated Listening Program (iLS), Sensory Processing Disorder, Handwriting, Social Thinking, Zones of Regulation, and Visual Motor Skills.

When not at work, you may find Tricia at the local bookstore looking for her next novel or recipe book. She’s often out and about in Northeast Seattle, wrangling her two young boys with her husband Ben.

“I love working here because we are all thoughtful and creative therapists. We have amazing facility, fantastic equipment and the engaging staff to create a great place for therapy!”

Diane Knoll | Occupational Therapist

Diane enjoys working with kids who have behavioral challenges, sensory processing differences, and fine motor challenges. She’s one of our resident experts at helping build social skills using creative approaches, such as the collaborative art group she runs.

Special interests and expertise: Swallowing and Feeding Issues, Sensory Development, Fine Motor and Handwriting Skills, Visual Rehabilitation.

Diane’s natural habitats include working in her encaustic art studio in Georgetown, volunteering at Rain City Rock Camp For Girls, and hiding behind her laptop while trying to start a nonprofit arts center for people with disabilities.

“There’s nothing more rewarding than watching a kid make progress and become more confident in interacting with their world.

Nicole Eisenhut |Occupational Therapist

Nikki is passionate about helping children discover their potential and find success in everyday life.  She believes in partnering with families and using a child-centered approach to help each child reach their individual goals.

Special interests and expertise: Sensory Processing, Self-regulation, Social Thinking, Handwriting.

In her free time, Nikki loves to play outside with her family.  You can find her running or biking along Alki, or cheering her kids on at a youth sports event.

“I love running handwriting groups at STN.  Kids learn strategies to make writing easier and more successful, while connecting with other kids who are experiencing similar challenges.  I have found each group develops it’s own personality and that kids are extremely supportive of each other.”

Julie Dalan | Occupational Therapist

Julie has experience with helping children develop self regulation, improve sensory processing, and build the skills they need to be successful in their daily lives. Her treatment specialties include building confidence and ability in the areas of fine motor, handwriting, sensory processing, social skills and self-regulation.
Special interests and expertise: Self Regulation using the Alert Program and Zones of Regulation, Sensory Integration Therapy, Parent Education and Training in Sensory Strategies to support their child.

When she’s not at work, Julie’s usually outside with her husband Kyle and little dog Mia, enjoying Lake Washington in the summer or snowboarding around Steven’s Pass in the winter months.

“My favorite thing about Seattle Therapy Network is the bright, colorful gym and warm, friendly atmosphere that invites our families in. We strive to really create a safe and playful atmosphere.”


Cropped image coming soonRuthie Aaronson | Occupational Therapist

Ruthie has a special interest in helping develop foundational pre-writing  skills to achieve functional handwriting.  She uses a child-centered approach to build confidence at home and school, and tailors every session to meet the unique needs of each child.

Special interests and expertise: Fine Motor development, Handwriting, Visual Motor Integration Skills, Zones of Regulation, Sensory Processing.

A Seattle native, Ruthie enjoys rediscovering local parks and nature trails with her husband and three children, hosting backyard barbecues, and dreaming of her next vacation to the beautiful San Juan Islands.

“Every child has different needs – so no two sessions are the same.  I believe in tailoring every session to help children and families meet their individual goals.”


Cropped image coming soonOlivia Willingham | Occupational Therapist

Olivia’s knowledge of child development informs her everyday practice.  She utilizes child-centered, child-led play to help her young clients adapt to everyday challenges and participate fully in their daily tasks.

Special interests and expertise: Primitive Reflex Integration, Sensorimotor Skills, Fine Motor Skills, DIR-Floortime Basic Provider.

In her free time, Olivia enjoys practicing yoga.  She typically spends her evenings being entertained by the antics of her cat, Rhett Butler.

“I enjoy being a part of a dynamic team of women who constantly model cooperation, flexibility, and a desire to truly make a difference in children’s lives.



Cropped image coming soonKelly Moody | Occupational Therapist

Therapist bio coming soon. Welcome to the team, Kelly!

 

 

 

Sound Pediatric Therapy


Meredith Shatto | Speech Language Pathologist

Meredith provides therapy to young children who have speech and language delays. She also specializes in working with children who have feeding and oral-motor delays.

Special interests and expertise: birth-to-three, Oral-motor and Feeding Delays. ‘It Takes Two to Talk’ certified instructor and parent trainer.

Meredith plans frequent getaways to Vashon to hunt for beach glass and enjoy time with her family. She loves all things food—eating, cooking, canning, grocery shopping, farmers’ markets, berry picking, cookbook browsing, and dining out.

“I am especially passionate about helping children become better eaters, but the relationships I build with families and the growth I see in their children is what makes my work so rewarding.


Asra Ghori | Speech Language Pathologist

Asra provides speech therapy to children with speech and language delays.  She also specializes in feeding therapy and social communication skills.  

Asra has had specialized training in PROMPT-Level 1 certification, Hanen, “It Takes Two to Talk” and “More Than Words” parent trainer, and Social Thinking curriculum.  

Outside of work, Asra is often around her neighborhood with her two boys and husband, Hani.  Asra enjoys all things travel related and experimenting with cooking.

“What I love best about my work is building relationships with families and seeing the growth develop with their children. I truly enjoy the collaboration and creativity amongst all the STN therapists here.”


round claireClaire Fisher | Speech Language Pathologist

Claire provides speech-language therapy to children and young adults with speech and language delays.  She specializes in social communication and literacy skills.  Claire has had specialized training in PODD, Social Thinking, and several Lindamood-Bell Program, including LiPS, Seeing Stars, and Visualizing and Verbalizing.  She has also completed introductory coursework for the SCERTS Model and DIR/Floortime.  Claire speaks conversational Spanish, and can deliver therapy in Spanish for early language learners.

Outside of work, Claire enjoys spending time with her husband and their family and friends, especially at group dinners and game nights.  She loves being outside, whether it’s learning to garden, walking in the neighborhood, or hiking!

“I love learning about how each of my patients experiences the world, and figuring out how to use that information to make therapy meaningful and empowering (and of course, fun!).  Teaming with parents and caregivers is equally important to me – it is wonderful to see them realize how much they themselves can help their children learn and grow!”

Seattle Therapy Network


Cropped image coming soonSarah Smalley | Office Manager

Sarah supports all three arms of Seattle Therapy Network by managing correspondence and facilitating daily office business. 

She’s also one of our quiet heroes – working tirelessly behind the scenes with insurance providers to help more of our clients access the services they need.

“We want all kids who can benefit from services to have access to those services.  Everyone deserves the scaffolding they need to be the best version of themselves.”

 

Emma | Therapy Dog

Emma is friendly, gentle, 11 year old mixed-breed dog who loves a good belly rub.  She really appreciates children with calm bodies and can adapt to any situation to help people of all ages calm their bodies.

Special interests and expertise: Emma recently achieved the status of Therapy Dog, which signifies that she provides comfort and emotional support to anyone in need.

Emma lives at home with her dog mom, Sherryl.  She loves to walk in her neighborhood, run through the forest at Lincoln Park, or take long walks on Alki Beach.  She believes that kindness rules the world…except for dog bones from the UPS guy.

Wait a minute… did somebody say dog bones?!”