We work very hard to ensure your children receive the highest quality therapy possible. We do this by hiring experienced, energetic, fun-loving, knowledgeable therapists. We love our therapists and are sure you will as well.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

Joanna Littler

Physical Therapist

Joanna has been working with kids for as long as she can remember. She started with babysitting, then working at summer camps and coaching gymnastics. She has now been a pediatric physical therapist for the last 10 years, working in both home health and this outpatient clinic. She graduated with her Master's degree in Physical Therapy, from University of Missouri, where she was also on the diving team. She has experience and 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, 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 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 be the best that they can be. When not at work, Joanna enjoys spending time with Rudy and their two children, Baylee-7 and Liam-5. We love watching the Razorbacks, doing anything outside, traveling and going out to eat.

Rianna Silverstein

Physical Therapist

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. 

Allison Barrett

Physical Therapist

Allison is a physical therapist who graduated with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from UT Southwestern Medical Center.  She specializes in treating patients with neurodevelopmental disorders. 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 Wagner

Physical Therapist

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 our newest 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!

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

Marilu Flores

Occupational Therapist, Therapy Director

Marilu Flores 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 2.5y, Milo & Myles 1y); 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!! 

Erika Morreira

Occupational Therapist

Erika is passionate about pediatrics and family centered care. Her inspiration began at an early age when an enthusiastic occupational therapist dramatically changed the life of a family member. During her undergraduate at University of Oregon, she completed an honors thesis about the role of motor and perceptual skills in imitation, and worked at a day camp for children with Autism. Erika graduated from Pacific University in Oregon with a doctorate in Occupational Therapy. She wrote her doctoral capstone on the importance of family centered care and family education to foster resiliency in children. She has experience in the school setting, early intervention, and inpatient rehabilitation. As a military spouse, she has learned to adapt to challenges, collaborate with people of different backgrounds, and encourage others in difficult situations. She enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends. She also enjoys traveling, exploring the outdoors, running, and singing at church.

Julie Whitfield

Occupational Therapist

Julie graduated from University of North Texas in 2014 with a 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. Outside of work she enjoys attending performing arts and sporting events, traveling, being involved in her church, spending time with friends and family, watching Hallmark channel, and pet-sitting her family’s newly rescued kitten, Milo.

Sarah Montgomery

Occupational 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!

Tiffany Decker

Occupational Therapy 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.

Binita Patel

Occupational Therapist

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 neurodevelopmental 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 behavioral therapy. Binita has worked exclusively in outpatient pediatrics and finds joy in celebrating her kiddos' successes and building relationships with her families. She returned to her childhood home 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.    

SPEECH THERAPY

Krista Broom

Speech Language Pathologist

Krista has always been passionate about individuals 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 interests include all types of speech and language disabilities with a specific interest in feeding and oral motor difficulties. In her free time, Krista enjoys spending time with her husband and three children!

Caitlin Perryman

Speech Language Pathologist

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.

Michelle Hernandez

Speech Language Pathologist 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 7 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 yoga, coffee, Mexican food, drive-in movies and visiting her family in her hometown of Austin. She is marrying her fiancé and best friend of 14 years this October. They have two fur babies Pickles and Olie, bath are orange tabby cats.

Samantha Klym

Speech Language Pathologist

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 6 month old daughter, Piper!

ADMIN STAFF

Danielle Pelletier

Billing Coordinator

Danielle graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science and a minor in Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington. She has a passion for helping children to live the best life they can. Danielle was one of the main volunteers and organizers for the Little Mavs Movement Academy at UTA. The goal of Little Mavs Movement academy is to allow children with motor coordination difficulties to come together through a social camp and research. During her time with Little Mavs she started a sports skills camp for atypically developing children between the ages of 5 and 15. 

She is an avid crater who enjoys babysitting, volunteering (specifically with children of special needs), and coaching a youth softball team. During the summers, she has volunteered with Adam’s Camp and The Miracle League. 

She began as a student at Beelieve, then moved on to front desk scheduling and reception, and she is currently the Billing Coordinator. Danielle is in the process of obtaining her masters degree in behavioral analysis at UNT to become a BCBA.

Chelsea Gould

Front Office Coordinator

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!

Alli Liu

Office Assistant

Allison is a current student at Berklee College of Music. She is passionate about accessibility and the arts, and recently founded a nonprofit that brings free music therapy and art, music, and dance classes to children with disabilities. Allison loves to bring together communities through creativity and has served as a Community Engagement and Education Intern with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Music Beyond, an organization that brings music education to women and children in Congo. She has also worked with the Kennedy Center’s VSA Young Soloists Program for musicians with disabilities. Growing up, Allison volunteered at her church's nursery and multiple children’s theater and art camps. She loves to make music herself, and has even played flute with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra! In her free time, Allison likes to play with her adorable kitten named Pippa, go rock climbing, bake with her mom, and watch Disney movies with her little brother! Allison is joining our team as an Office Assistant. She may even be able to use her creativity to help us with our marketing!

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10640 N Riverside Dr Suite 200, Fort Worth, TX 76244

Phone: 817-431-9000
Email: info@beelievepediatrictherapy.com

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