At Pediatric Therapy Partners, our therapists and staff are a team of dedicated professionals who truly care about the success of our patients. We recognize that the children and families who come through our doors are our neighbors, and we treat them with all the kindness and respect a good neighbor can give!

Our basic purpose is to change the lives of children every day, and with the support of our fantastic team members, we know we can do it!

Darby
LOTR - Shreveport

Darby joined our Bossier clinic in October of 2022! She graduated from LSUHS-Shreveport in 2020 and has experience in the pediatric outpatient and school system settings. She is an ADHD Certified Rehabilitation Specialist and enjoys helping children achieve success in their home, community, and school environments. She chose pediatrics because she enjoys watching the children grow and achieve milestones through play while also addressing fine motor, sensory processing, and feeding skills!

Rebecca
COTA/L - Bossier City

Becca joined our Bossier clinic in April of 2023! She graduated from Northwestern State University in December 2018 and Bossier Parish Community College in December 2021. She has five years of experience in the pediatric outpatient setting. She loves seeing kids reach their goals no matter how big or small. Her favorite line to say to kids is, “You can do hard things.” In her free time, Becca enjoys baking cookie cakes, taking walks outside, and spending time with friends and family.

Lauren
Team Lead, COTA/L - Bossier City

Lauren started working at our Bossier clinic in August of 2021! She enjoys working with children because she loves seeing the excitement and confidence her kids and their families gain when reaching new milestones. Lauren finds that working with children means endless opportunities to make therapy meaningful for the entire family and exciting for everyone involved!

Kendra
COTA/L - Shreveport

Kendra began her pediatric therapy career at our Shreveport clinic in February of 2022 after graduating with her Associate of Applied Science from Bossier Parish Community College in December 2021. She has a heart to serve. Kendra loves seeing the progress her patients make and the light in their eyes when accomplishing a task. She relishes in being able to assist parents in helping their children become successful and independent in their everyday lives.

Ashton
COTA/L - Shreveport

Ashton joined our Shreveport clinic in June of 2022. She has been a COTA for 4 years with two years’ experience in pediatrics. She is a wife and new mother to one son and enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs! She is passionate about helping children achieve their best potential and making therapy fun through creative treatment activities!

Miller
LOTR - Bossier City

Peyton
COTA/L - BOSSIER CITY

Peyton joined our Bossier Clinic in April 2023 after she graduated from BPCC in December 2022. She chose to work in pediatrics because work feels like a never-ending playdate. She enjoys being able to track the progress of her patients and celebrating the little victories towards accomplishing their goals through the use of games, crafts & other activities. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the movies, thrifting, learning Spanish, and spending time with her friends and family.

Gayle
LOTR - Shreveport

Gayle joined our Bossier clinic in May 2023. She graduated from Worcester State University in Massachusetts in 2018. Gayle has been working as an OT in outpatient pediatrics for 4 years. She enjoys watching kids learn through play and reach their fullest potential. Her favorite part about working with kids is helping to incorporate skills throughout all environments and including families in treatment sessions. Gayle is a wife and mom to one daughter. She loves spending time with her family and pup. In her spare time, you can find her shopping at Target, dining out, or cozied up on the couch with a blanket and a good movie!

Erin
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Melissa
COTA/L - BOSSIER CITY

Melissa joined our Bossier clinic in November of 2022. She graduated from Bossier Parish Community College and has been a COTA for 9 years. She chose to work with kids to help them improve in many areas of their lives and help them achieve the greatest level of independence. She enjoys watching children learn as they play! She has been married for almost 20 years. Melissa is a mother of two boys. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and fishing with her husband.

Taylor
Bossier Clinic Manager, LOTR - Bossier City

Taylor joined our Bossier clinic in May of 2020 and has experience working in outpatient pediatrics as well as in the school setting. Taylor chose to work in pediatrics because she loves watching children grow their skills through play and the excitement that kids bring to their sessions. She is a proud advocate for the benefits of Occupational Therapy and enjoys seeing the positive impact on families and communities that happens when a holistic approach is taken!

Katelyn
SLP - Bossier City

Katelyn graduated from Louisiana Tech in May 2021 and immediately joined the PTP family! Katelyn is passionate about helping children find their voice and providing them with tools to be successful communicators. One of Katelyn’s favorite aspects of her job is building relationships with her clients and their families. Katelyn loves the creativity in making every activity and daily living task an opportunity to improve speech and language skills!

Ashlyn
SLP - Shreveport

Heaven
SLP - Shreveport

Heaven started at our Shreveport clinic in May of 2022! She graduated with her master’s degree from the University of Louisiana at Monroe in 2020. She enjoys working with literacy and tries to incorporate them into each session! Heaven loves co-treatments and brainstorming for new and fun activities to use in therapy. When she’s away from work, she enjoys trying new food, watching movies/shows, and spending time with family and friends!

Jamie
SLP - Bossier City

Jamie has been with PTP since February 2022! She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Pre-Professional Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University and Masters degree in Speech- Language Pathology from ULM! Jamie is passionate about helping children find their voice! Whether it’s saying a first word or mastering a new sound, she loves getting excited with children and their families over these exciting milestones. When she is not at PTP, Jamie enjoys spending time with her family at the lake.

Emily
SLP - Bossier City

Gracie
SLP - Bossier City

Gracie started at our Bossier clinic in June of 2022. She is from Farmerville, LA and attended Louisiana Tech University. She continued her education at Louisiana Tech University where she received her master’s in Speech-Language Pathology. Gracie loves American Sign Language and tries to incorporate it into all her therapy sessions. Outside of work, Gracie enjoys spending time with friends and family, attending church, exercising, traveling, and reading a good book. Gracie’s favorite part of working at PTP is building relationships with her patients and their families and watching her kiddos achieve their goals!

Courtlyn
SLP - Shreveport

Courtlyn joined the PTP family in June of 2022. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from Louisiana Tech University. Originally a Shreveport native, she was excited to move back and pour into the community she grew up in. Courtlyn loves channeling her creativity into fun, motivating activities for children that directly focus on the growth of her patients’ speech, language, and swallowing skills. She loves working with the pediatric population because of the opportunity to help foster children’s development that sets them up for success for the rest of their lives.

Hannah
SLP - Bossier City

Brooke
Team Lead, SLP - Bossier City

Brooke has been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2013 after graduating with her Masters in Communication Disorders from LSUHSC. After 9 years in both the school and medical settings, Brooke came to PTP in the spring of 2022! Brooke enjoys working with early intervention specializing in AAC and Autism. When she’s not working, she can usually be found horseback riding, in her garden, or spending time with her 2 dogs!

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CEO, Owner, SLP

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Britt
Employee Success Manager - Bossier City

Britt has been with our company since November 2020, and we first got to know her as a patient mom. She has always been passionate about helping her family as an advocate for her own son with special needs but also, she has a gift of encouraging others! Britt has successfully handled nearly every position at our clinic with poise and positivity but currently works as our employee success manager. She truly loves to see all employees at PTP play an impactful role in a child’s life and achieve their potential professionally at our clinic. If there is a theme or party, she is probably responsible in some capacity. If someone needs encouragement or a shoulder to lean on, she is your girl! We have been so blessed to have Britt at our clinic and witness all of the love and kindness she pours into others daily.

Sarah
Patient Services Coordinator - Bossier City

Sarah joined the PTP team in August 2021. She was born and raised in Shreveport, La. Sarah is passionate about assisting families and their children from an administrative standpoint. She loves spending time with her sweet family and attending church. One of her hobbies includes thrift shopping. She cannot pass up the opportunity to score a good deal! Sarah is currently enrolled at Sothern University. She is studying to obtain a degree in Human Services. With her drive and desire to help others she knows with this degree she will be able to help further assist families in the community.

Kelly
Collections Specialist - BOSSIER CITY

Kelly joined our PTP family in September 2022. She has lived in the Haughton/Bossier City area for the last 22 years and graduated from Airline High School in 2002. Kelly also graduated from Bossier Parish Community College in 2017 with a degree in Medical Office Administration, with a concentration in medical billing and coding. She loves the work she does and the people, patients, and parents that she gets to interact with every day! Kelly loves spending time with her 2 girls, friends, and family. She loves fishing and hunting.

Morgan
Intake Coordinator - BOSSIER CITY

Morgan
Scheduling Coordinator - BOSSIER CITY

Christy
Scheduling Coordinator - Shreveport

Christy joined PTP in November 2021. She was born and raised in Shreveport, La. Christy graduated from Southwood High School and got her Associates Degree from Bossier Parish Community College. She enjoys spending time with her husband Chris, two sons Camden and Caysen and their German Shepherd Bayleigh. In her spare time Christy enjoys traveling with her family and hanging out with friends. She really loves her job and getting to interact with the patients and their families every day.

Lindsay
Scheduling Coordinator - Bossier city

Lindsay joined the Bossier PTP team in August of 2022. She is from Shreveport, LA and graduated from Caddo Magnet High. The Smith family now resides in Benton and loves being part of the community. Lindsay has two energetic kids and a wonderful husband of 12 years. She enjoys reading (she can’t pass up an interesting book), doing puzzles and movie nights with the family! Lindsay loves her role at PTP! She enjoys seeing the patients every day and speaking with the families, helping anyway she can! Lindsay is a big advocate for the benefits of pediatric therapy, it has made a huge impact on her daughter’s life! She is excited to grow with the PTP team!

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