Owner + Physical Therapist
Joanna has been a pediatric physical therapist for 12 years and has been the owner at Beelieve Pediatric Therapy for the last 6 years. She had a vision for a clinic in DFW that not only helps kids with special needs, but one that recognizes and celebrates all kids’ accomplishments and milestones! She has experience and extensive training in: neurodevelopmental treatments, autism, aquatic therapy, CP management, Down syndrome, pediatric equipment, partial weight bearing with gait training, assessment of the high-risk infant, torticollis, functional electrical stimulation, spasticity management, spina bifida and working with children with severe impairments. Joanna is trained and certified in TheraSuit Therapy and is competent in using the Universal Exercise Unit to help children of all ages with neurological impairments. Joanna is passionate about intensive therapy and has found this to be a very effective treatment approach in meeting functional goals in a short period of time.
Joanna and her husband, Rudy, opened Beelieve in January of 2015 and have been enjoying this new adventure helping kids and their families by providing the best all-around care to help each one of them meet their highest potential and bee the best that they can bee. When not at work, Joanna enjoys spending time with Rudy and their two active children, Baylee and Liam. She loves watching the Arkansas Razorbacks, watching Baylee and Liam play sports and act, doing anything outside, traveling and going out to eat.
Lead Physical Therapist
Allison is a Physical Therapist and the Lead Therapist for the PT team at Beelieve
Pediatric Therapy. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Exercise
Science from the University of Texas at Arlington. She continued her academic journey at UT Southwestern Medical Center where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She has always loved working with children. She knew she wanted to be a pediatric physical therapist at the young age of 14 when, as a volunteer at Cook Children’s Hospital, she watched the physical therapists teach her friend who had been in a severe car accident how to walk again. She has experience and training working with children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, spina bifida, torticollis, muscular dystrophy, developmental delays, toe walking, and orthopedic conditions as well as many other neurodevelopmental diagnoses and genetic conditions. Allison also has training in Total Motion Release (TMR tots and teens) and the Universal Exercise Unit. Allison has a passion for working with children of all ages to help them overcome their unique challenges, gain mobility, and become the best that they can “bee”. When not at work, Allison enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, and two dogs, Moose and Pippa. Allison also enjoys being involved at church, staying active, and exploring Fort Worth.
Ellen graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University (Ay Whoop!). She continued her academic journey to Texas Woman’s University in Dallas, TX where she graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. Her passion for helping others started at a young age and developed into her career as a Pediatric Physical Therapist. Ellen was at Beelieve Pediatric Therapy in the summer of 2019 as a clinical student, and she couldn't get enough of us! She soon became a member of the Pediatric PT Team (WHOOP WHOOP)! She has clinical experience working with children with various neurological, developmental, genetic, and musculoskeletal conditions. She is driven to help children of all ages meet their goals and to "bee" the best version of themselves! Ellen enjoys hanging out with her husband, Kyle, family and friends, and her doodle, Brady. She loves being active in the great outdoors, traveling, watching and playing sports, eating lots of Whataburger and pizza, and watching Star Wars!
Rianna graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ and her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Northern Arizona University. She was born in Illinois, but spent most of her life in Arizona until recently relocating to Texas. She has always known that she loved being around children from helping out in her mom's 1st grade classroom, babysitting, volunteering at children's hospitals, and providing respite care. Rianna has experience working with children with a variety of diagnoses including: developmental delay, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, toe-walking, muscular dystrophy, achondroplasia, and torticollis. She loves the never-ending challenges and joys that come with working in pediatrics and is passionate about helping children live up to their fullest potential. In her spare time, she likes to explore the Dallas-Fort Worth area, spend time with friends and family, go out to eat, play board games, try new workout studios, and travel.
Kaitlyn graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from San Angelo State University. She attended Texas A&M University (WHHOP!) during undergrad, majoring in Applied Exercise Physiology and minoring in Psychology. Prior to becoming a Physical Therapist, She has a background working with children including teaching dance, working as a summer camp counselor, and nannying. Kaitlyn has worked in both the home health and outpatient pediatric settings and loves getting to connect with families and support them in working towards their child’s gross motor goals. She has experience treating patients with a variety of diagnoses including developmental delay, torticollis, genetic disorders, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, toe walking, Developmental coordination Disorder, and other generalized delays. Kaitlyn enjoys the challenge of making motor milestone acquisition fun for her patients! Kaitlyn loves reading, paddle boarding, cheering on the Aggies and Dallas Mavericks, and travelling. When not at work, Kaitlyn can be found at the lake with family, friends, her husband, Ryan, and their dog, Dirk!
Therapy Director + Lead Occupational Therapist
Marilu is an Occupational Therapist and the Therapy Director at Beelieve. Marilu graduated with her Masters in OT from UT Pan American in Edinburg, TX in 2014. Since then she resides in the Fort Worth area with her husband, Jaime. So much has changed and grown since starting with Beelieve. She has had the privilege of expanding her role to Therapy Director and fulfilling her passion for assisting families and therapists as we collaborate to help kiddos reach their greatest potential. She is getting to work closely with our Intensive Therapy program as well. Her and her husband have also expanded their family and have 3 toddler boys (Jaxon, Milo & Myles); her other dream of becoming a mom is fulfilled. She loves to watch Disney+, wrestle with her boys, and drink coffee... lots of Coffee!! She is so excited to see what God has planned next at Beelieve and she can’t wait for you to be part of it with us!!
Julie graduated from University of North Texas in 2014 with her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Family Studies. She then earned her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2017. Julie’s extensive pediatric background consists of clinical experience in outpatient settings as well as professional work in special education, life skills, and PPCD classrooms. Her unique skill set includes involvement with therapeutic horseback riding and aquatic therapy. Julie is passionate about education, values family-centered care, and actively seeks opportunities to become proficient in specialized curriculums and treatment approaches. She believes in creating fun, meaningful play-based interventions that will keep children engaged and excited about occupational therapy. A native of Houston, Julie moved to DFW in 2010 and now calls the area home. Julie loves playing with her sweet rescue dog, Griffin, and occasionally pet-sitting her cherished family cat, Milo. Outside of work she also enjoys attending performing arts and sporting events, traveling, being involved in her church, watching Hallmark channel, and spending time with friends and family.
Occupational + Feeding Therapist
From a very young age, Sarah knew that she wanted to work within the pediatric population and it was not until high school when she observed an occupational therapist in the school system that she knew this was the career for her. Sarah graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a Doctorate in Occupational Therapy and a Bachelor's of Science in Middle Level Education. During her time at UCA, she found her passion for working with children who have difficulties in the areas of feeding and behavior. Sarah completed her Doctoral Capstone in Advanced Clinical Practice and Consultation Services in the area of Feeding. She received further education from the SOS Approach to Feeding in order to provide children with a holistic approach to feeding. Sarah also has experience in working on a mental health inpatient unit where she felt a calling to help those who are struggling with mental illnesses by trying to be a bright light in their world and provide them with tools and resources that will help them be successful. Sarah recently moved to Fort Worth, TX to serve the children and families at Beelieve and is excited to start her journey here. When she is not at work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and pets as well as enjoying the outdoors and working out!
Binita received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013 and went on to receive her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from the University of Texas at El Paso in 2015. She completed her Neuro-Developmental Treatment (NDT) certification in the management and treatment of children with cerebral palsy and other neuromotor disorders in 2018, and has also completed additional training in therapeutic listening, kinesiotaping, and aquatic therapy. Binita has worked exclusively in outpatient pediatrics and finds joy in building relationships with her families and working together to celebrate her kiddo’s successes. She returned to her hometown in DFW to join Beelieve in July 2020 and loves the collaborative environment here! When she is not working, Binita enjoys spending time with family and friends, doing yoga, knitting, swimming, and watching movies.
Certified Occupational Therapist Assistant
Tiffany graduated with her Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy from Weatherford College and has obtained a Bachelors of Arts degree in Psychology from University of North Texas. She has worked in the pediatric outpatient and home health settings since graduating from the occupational therapy program. Her previous background in Psychology has given her experience in working with diverse populations and backgrounds from adults with serious mental health issues, as well as with children with developmental delays through MHMR and ECI. Tiffany is passionate about pediatrics and likes to address each challenge in activities of daily living with creativity and fun! When Tiffany is not working she enjoys spending time with her son, Thomas, or playful puppy, Maple. She enjoys crafts, baking and spending time with friends.
Audrey is a Colorado native but she completed her undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University (TCU). She then completed her Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD) degree at Creighton University. Audrey did doctoral capstone project in Denver Colorado with JFK Partners/Developmental Pediatrics at Colorado Children's Hospital as well as The Rise School of Denver. Her focus was on parent education particularly as it relates to sensory processing in children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. Additionally, she worked on an interprofessional team at Colorado Children's where she evaluated children for Autism Spectrum Disorder diagnoses. Audrey has extensive experience in pediatrics. Kinderfrogs School at TCU is actually what led her to the profession of occupational therapy, however her passion for the disability community started the summer before her freshman year of high school when she volunteered at a Christian camp for kids and adults with special needs called Camp Barnabas. You may recognize Audrey as she worked at our front desk in 2013, and was a student here in summer 2020. Audrey recently moved back to Fort Worth to join the Beelieve team and is so excited to be back! In her free time, Audrey enjoys spending time with friends and family, trying new restaurants, and traveling.
Lead Speech Therapist
Caitlin completed her Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center and has over 7 years of experience as a Speech-Language Pathologist. She has a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Caitlin has experience in a variety of settings including private clinics, public schools, home health, and a rehabilitation center. She specialized in Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Disability, Apraxia, hearing impairment, language disorders, articulation/phonological processing disorders, fluency disorders, feeding disorders, Rett syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Williams syndrome, Prader-Willie syndrome, Traumatic brain injury and more. She also established and implemented a variety of Augmentative and Alternative communication systems for nonverbal children. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys traveling with her husband Charlie, and playing with her two dogs Sophie and Zoey.
Speech + Myofunctional + Feeding Therapist
Krista has always been passionate about children with special needs. While working towards her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Abilene Christian University, she worked with people with disabilities assisting them in everyday activities and helping them to reach their potential. She also spent her summer breaks as a camp counselor for children of all ages and stages. She then went on to receive her Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Texas Tech University in 2013. Since graduating, Krista has had experience in home health, the clinical setting, and in the educational setting. Krista also has experience and training with a variety of disabilities and disorders including articulation and expressive/receptive language disorders, fluency disorders, feeding disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, and many other syndromes and rare disorders. Her special interests and training include feeding/swallowing and oral motor difficulties. In her free time, Krista enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and three children!
Sam graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of Texas at Austin. She always knew she wanted to work with kids, but it wasn't until working at a pediatric therapy clinic as an undergrad that she realized she wanted to be a speech language pathologist. At UT, she participated in 2 research projects involving speech/language development in bi-lingual children and speech/language development in college aged individuals with special needs. She then went on to receive her Masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Texas at Dallas. Sam is now in her 6th year as a certified speech language pathologist and has had experience in the educational, outpatient and clinical settings. She has experience with a variety of disabilities and disorders including articulation and receptive/expressive language disorders, fluency, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, cochlear implants and more. Sam loves her job and loves being able to help children communicate their wants and needs! In her free time, Sam enjoys playing music, being outside, and spending time with her husband, Michael, puppy, Ollie, and daughter, Piper!
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant
Michelle always knew she wanted to help make a difference in children's lives but she did not know how exactly. When she discovered speech there, in college, she realized it was her calling. She received her bachelor's degree in Communication Disorders from Stephen F. Austin State University in East Texas. Michelle is now a certified Speech-Language Pathology Assistant with 11 years of experience in pediatric therapy; working with children with Articulation, Language, Fluency, and Phonology Disorders, children with Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Central Auditory Processing Disorder, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Selective Mutism, Cleft Lip and Palate, Dawn Syndrome, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with special needs have a special place in her heart and it shows in her work daily. She is very passionate about speech therapy and enjoys growing in her field through continuing education seminars and research. Michelle enjoys practicing yoga, drinking coffee, watching Gilmore Girls, and spending time with her husband and daughter.
Speech + Myofunctional Therapist
Haley has known she wanted to be a pediatric speech language pathologist from a very young age. She has always been passionate about helping others! Haley completed her undergraduate degree in Communication Science and Disorders from Abilene Christian University in 2015 and her Master’s Degree in Speech Language Pathology from University of Texas at Dallas in 2017. Haley has experience in a variety of settings including public school, skilled nursing facility, and pediatric home health. She has also volunteered her time with an equine rehabilitation program for children with special needs. Working in these settings has allowed her to gain knowledge and experience with a variety of disabilities and disorders including fluency disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, expressive/receptive language disorders, autism, traumatic brain injury, dysphagia and many others. Haley has most recently completed a pediatric feeding therapy course and training in orofacial myofunctional therapy. Haley has become very passionate about treating orofacial myofunctional disorders and loves seeing the drastic improvement this type of therapy can make in children's lives! In her free time, she enjoys yoga, gardening, riding horses, and going on nature walks with her husband, children, and dogs.
Growing up in Ada, Michigan, Madeline attended a Spanish immersion school which piqued her interest in learning a language at an early age. Additionally, she grew up helping her cousin Estelle, who has down syndrome work on her speech and language. Drawing from those experiences, Madeline knew she wanted to work with the pediatric population and find a way to utilize her Spanish skills. She attended the University of Mississippi for her bachelor of science in Communication Sciences & Disorders and bachelor of arts in Spanish. Madeline went on to obtain a Masters of Arts in speech-language pathology at Michigan State University. Her clinical experience has been centered around treating the pediatric population in a school based setting, outpatient clinic, inpatient hospital, an autism clinic, and home health. Her education fostered her love for language and culture. Through her love for language, Madeline was introduced to speech-language pathology, where she realized that her desire in life is to help others. She is our first bi-lingual speech therapist!
Audrey has known for a long time that she wanted to work with kids, and now she’s excited to be doing exactly that. Audrey graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Harding University in Arkansas. While there, her love for supporting children’s development flourished as she spent time with kids in schools, equine therapy, tutoring programs, and childcare. Over the summers, she worked in children’s and youth ministry programs. As she earned her Master’s degree at the University of North Texas, she continued to expand her skills in speech-language pathology in public school, teletherapy, and clinics. One of her clinical placements included Beelieve, and she’s back because she loved it! Audrey has experience with a variety of disabilities and disorders including: articulation, expressive/receptive language, fluency disorder, autism spectrum disorder, childhood apraxia of speech, intellectual disability, hearing impairment, and use of augmentative and alternative communication devices. Audrey believes one of her purposes is to guide and support others as they transform into the next stage of themselves. When not at work, Audrey enjoys nature, creating things, volleyball, reading, and spending time with friends and family!
Chelsea was born in Lubbock, TX and will forever be a Red Raider. She has been married to her wonderful husband Kody for 12 years, and they have 3 beautiful daughters, Madeline Grace, Zoey Faith, and Emery Hope. She is a dog lover with 3 crazy dogs of her own, and is a huge supporter of animal rescue organizations. Chelsea has spent the last 8 years of her life at home with her daughters and now that her youngest has started kindergarten, she is ready to get back into a job that helps others! She is joining Beelieve as our front office coordinator and she is unBEElievably excited to be here! Chelsea hopes that she makes a positive impact and brings smiles to these amazing kids’ faces!
Insurance and Patient Accounts Coordinator
Kailey graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor's in Event Management. Outside of work, she loves spending time with her family and going on adventures with her adorable son, Luke. She currently resides in Florida, and assists our patients and their families with any billing questions from her home in Winter Park.
Marketing Director, Community Engagement Coordinator
While in college at the University of Missouri- Columbia, Nichole started her first job as an event planner and community engagement specialist. She loved working with the community to create memorable events and bring local businesses together. Nichole has always enjoyed working with children; from helping in her grandmother’s special education classroom as a child, to youth group leader at church, and as a martial arts instructor for 7 years. Combining these skills and passions, she has found her perfect hive at Beelieve! In her spare time, Nichole loves to read, craft, and run. She has a heart for philanthropy and spends a lot of time volunteering- supporting the Muscular Dystrophy Association as an endurance runner on Team Momentum, working as a horse leader at Victory Therapy Center, and visiting local children’s hospitals dressed as special characters like Wonder Woman and Belle.
Accounts Receivable Specialist
Monica has a Business Degree in Management and Finance and has been in the field for over 20 years. In addition, she also has 15 years industry specific experience in Insurance billing for pediatric therapists. She is well versed in navigating the landscape of insurance, both private and Medicaid Programs alike. Having two children with special needs of her own, she brings a unique perspective to the table. Monica lives in the Greater Atlanta Area with her husband and two young boys.
Bethany loves being able to come alongside kids & their families to help them grow. She has held various child development roles over the years, including preschool administration. She is so excited to get to serve the families at Beelieve! Bethany and her husband, Trey, live in Grapevine, with their fur baby, Harper. They love walking the lake, brunching on Main Street, and attending Texas Ranger baseball games, when they aren’t being homebodies, that is! Bethany loves reading, watching The Golden Girls, and drinking iced coffee. She hopes to bring a smile to your face and wants you to know that she is happy to help you in any way she can!
Libby graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Bachelors in Communication. She was a member of the Pride of Oklahoma Colorguard as well as an officer in the Sigma Phi Lambda Sorority. In her free time, Libby loves to rollerskate, read, and listen to music. She is a big Dallas Stars hockey fan and a strong supporter of Sooner football. She lives with her boyfriend, Micheal and their two cats, Kiwi and Bishop. Libby hopes to add to the positivity of BEElieve and is excited to BEE part of the hive!
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