The Therapy SPOT Team

"Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God's grace in various forms"

1 Peter 4:10
 

Caroline Bowman, M.Ed., CCC-SLP/COM®

Co-Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Certified Orofacial Myologist

Caroline founded The Therapy SPOT in 2007 and has over 20 years experience in treating pediatric feeding/swallowing, communication, and myofunctional disorders.  She received her bachelor's and master's degrees from Valdosta State University in Communication Disorders.  Caroline serves as the Georgia Speech Language Hearing Association Healthcare and Private Practice Committee Chair, and serves as a board member of the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology.  She believes that partnering with her families and working as a team is the best way to help children meet their goals. 

Lea Lanier, Ed.S., CCC-SLP

Co-Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist

Lea joined The Therapy SPOT in 2010 and has been a pediatric speech pathologist since 2001. She received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Georgia and master's degree from Valdosta State University in Communication Disorders.  She believes in a collaborative approach to therapy and is passionate about the power of parent coaching and education. Lea specializes in working with children with childhood apraxia of speech, autism spectrum disorder, and young children with communication delays and disorders.  She believes everyone deserves a voice and celebrates each child's unique gifts to help every child reach their full potential.

Karly Nadolski, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Dr. Karly loves being a pediatric physical therapist because she gets to help people learn new skills or improve the skills they already have.  She graduated from Georgia Southern University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2019. Dr. Karly has specialized training in the treatment of torticollis and plagiocephaly, as well as the treatment of young children with delays in the development of motor skills. She enjoys working with infants and children of all ages. 

Rachel O'Toole , M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Rachel believes that children learn best when they are having fun! Rachel graduated with her bachelor's degree from Auburn University and her Master's degree from Samford University. Rachel has experience in treating children of all ages with speech and language disorders with a special interest in early intervention (birth-3).   She is committed to helping her clients feel confident in their ability to learn new things. 

Cecilia Williford, MSOT,OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Cecilia is extremely passionate about the development and well-being of children and the empowerment of their families. She received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology from Georgia Southern University and her Master of Science in Occupational therapy from Brenau University.  Cecilia is experienced in the treatment of sensory processing disorder, handwriting, fine motor delays, and activities of daily living. She believes in the importance of a holistic approach by working as a team with the family and her fellow Therapy SPOT therapists.

Olivia Chester, MOT, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Olivia specializes in working with children who have sensory processing disorder (SPD). Olivia graduated from Queens University of Charlotte with a Bachelor of Psychology. She then went on to earn her Master of Occupational Therapy from The University of St. Augustine. She is currently working on her doctorate in occupational therapy specializing in pediatrics.  Olivia is committed to providing exceptional therapy services to each child while educating caregivers on activities they can work on at home by providing ideas and resources.  Olivia continues to grow her skill set by staying up to date with research, participating in continuing education, and staying involved with caregiver’s concerns and questions. 

Ashley Patrick, M.A., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Ashley has experience working with children of all ages with communication and feeding disorders in a variety of settings. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from The University of Georgia and her master's in Communication Disorders  from Valdosta State University.  During high school, Ashley job shadowed at The Therapy SPOT, and then decided to pursue a career as a speech-language pathologist.  Ashley loves working with children and giving them confidence in their ability effectively communicate.

Brandi Ellis, M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Brandi has had experience working with individuals across the lifespan and most recently with young children and school aged children.  She received her bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Disorders from Armstrong State University.  She has experience in working with individuals with  dysphagia, feeding disorders and communication disorders.  She is committed to helping her clients enhance functional communication skills in all contexts.

This could be you!

We are always looking to hire awesome therapists for the Therapy SPOT team!

Sarah Herndon

Office Coordinator

Sarah helps keep The Therapy SPOT running smoothly. She loves supporting her team and connecting with parents and children.

Mackenzie Lee

Therapy Tech/Receptionist

Makenzie provides support from the front office to the therapy room; most importantly she works to create a safe environment for families.

Tiffany Yarbrough

Receptionist

Tiffany loves working with The Therapy SPOT families and seeing all of our kiddos grow and make progress! Tiffany’s goal is to make every family's experience easy and enjoyable.

Ashlyn Oglesby

Receptionist

Ashlyn enjoys working with families to find what works best for their schedules. She is currently pursuing her degree in Psychology at Georgia Southern.