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The Full Story

 I graduated from Azusa Pacific with a Bachelor's Degree in Communication studies.  I pursued a post baccalaureate degree in communication science disorder from Arizona State University.  From there, I ended up graduating with a Master's of Science from the University of Louisiana Monroe.  My early career started in the medical setting and soon pivoted to the public education system.  I have served in public education for 10 years and specialized in working with students with severe handicapping conditions and AAC (alternative augmentative communication) users. 

In November of 2020, I became a first time mom and that changed everything, as having children usually does.  I started my breast feeding journey and worked with some local IBCLC's.  I started asking who was the pediatric feeding therapist they would refer to had things started to go outside their scope of practice.  They told me no body.  I couldn't even believe it.  One IBCLC said the closest was Sacramento, San Francisco or Fresno.  That answer was not good enough for me.

Luckily, my breast feeding journey was pretty flawless and I believe that's how most women's journeys can be and therefore wanted to do better for our community.  It was at that point that I knew I would pivot my career into pediatric feeding and swallowing.  I pursued countless hours of continuing education in feeding therapy.  I ultimately landed at the holy grail and became Feed the Peds trained.

Here we are, in present day and the doors to Nurture Well are OPEN! I am officially a feeding therapist and here to serve the community of Central Valley California.  As I continued in the world of pediatric feeding therapy, it was there that I discovered Myofunctional Therapy.  This certification was not part of the original plan but rapidly became apart of the bigger plan.  After completing Feed The Peds, it was clear that I would continue my education journey into becoming a Certified Myofunctional Therapist.  I am currently in the process of obtaining this certification but able to practice Myo Therapy while I complete the certification.  

My doors are finally open and I can't wait to work with you.

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