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"Children have the right and ability to communicate with adults, peers, and their environment"

After rigorous training and work experience at the Kennedy Krieger Institute for Children, Elsa was a Clinical Director at a nation-wide outpatient pediatric clinic. After a few years, she opened her own practice, when she realized the complications of the business model were dictating too much of what therapy should provide. It was from there her practice grew and she was able to provide the DC area with outstanding clinicians, for many years. She has always ventured on a path to offer children and families high-quality and most up-to-date evidence-based research that's often normalized in the DC area. She is pleased to open a new office in the Northern Virginia region, to help children reach their greatest potential!


Christy is a dedicated and highly skilled trilingual Certified Speech Language Pathologist Assistant (C-SLPA) with a wealth of knowledge and experience in her field. Graduating with a quadruple major from the prestigious George Washington University in Speech, language, and hearing sciences, Psychology, Cognitive Science of Language, and Cognitive Neuroscience, she possesses a deep understanding of communication disorders and effective strategies to support individuals in their journey towards improvement.

Having worked in Prince William County elementary schools and pediatric speech clinics, Christy brings a unique blend of practical experience and academic expertise to her current role at the clinic. Her diverse background enables her to provide valuable insights and comprehensive care to children from various backgrounds, helping them unlock their full potential.

Passionate about working with children, Christy approaches each case with empathy, compassion, and a steadfast commitment to finding optimal solutions. Her enthusiasm, expertise, and dedication make her an exceptional SLPA, ensuring that her clients receive the highest level of care and support.


Originally from Massachusetts, Caitlin is new to Virginia area! Caitlin graduated from James Madison University in 2020 with a Bachelors in Health Science and a minor in Special Education. She then completed her degree in Occupational Therapy Assistant Associate of Applied Science at Eastern Virginia Career College. Caitlin enjoys working with both the adult and children population helping each individual reach their full potential! In her free time, Caitlin enjoys traveling and being with her dog Sadie!

“I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams.” – David Vitter

ns across different populations, ensuring comprehensive care for every person she works with. Beyond her professional commitments, Caitlin finds joy in traveling and cherishing moments with her beloved dog, Sadie.

At Step Stone Therapy, Caitlin's unwavering belief in the transformative power of providing children with the necessary tools for success resonates. As she guides individuals on their unique journeys, she helps them exceed their wildest dreams.

Experience the compassionate care and expertise of Caitlin, our accomplished Occupational Therapy Assistant. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and discover the endless possibilities for growth and achievement.

“I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams.” – David Vitter


Jane’s career as a pediatric OT has spanned over 40 years, and includes diverse settings such as inpatient pediatric hospitals, schools, rehab centers and in-home therapy both in the US and the UK. She has always been drawn to opportunities to help parents better understand their children, especially in the presence of sensory issues affecting behavior such as picky eating or emotional regulation. Jane is committed to a playful approach to treatment and ongoing parent coaching and training. Jane lives in Herndon where she enjoys gardening, reading, collecting old books, and hanging out with friends whether it be around a firepit, at outdoor events, playing team trivia, or swing dancing.


Deja is a Speech-Language Pathology Clinical Fellow, passionate about helping people communicate effectively. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of the District of Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked in various clinical settings, including hospitals, university clinics, and private practice—her favorite clinical experiences specialized in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and concussion management. She enjoys spending time with friends and her cat (Babe), traveling, and reading during leisure time. She is also a big linguistics fan! She is also currently running language science studies in DC’s Planet Word museum.


Amara is a hard-working and enthusiastic Speech Language Pathologist Assistant who graduated top of her class from the University of Virginia in 2021 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders and minors in Psychology and Italian. She is currently learning Spanish and American Sign Language, and is fluent in Italian. Amara’s background as a military child has endowed her with an appreciation for all cultures and backgrounds. She has been working at Step Stone Therapy since October 2022. She loves working with kids and has always had a passion for languages and communication.

Amara brings a sense of humor, empathy, kindness, and expertise to each case and is committed to giving her all to each and every patient.


Kellver graduated with her Bachelor's in Speech and Hearing Science from Arizona State University in May of 2022.

Since then, she has worked with children ages 2 - 21 in both the school and private practice setting. In her years of experience working in these settings, she has had the pleasure of working with children who have autism, developmental delays, hearing impairments, language delays and articulation/fluency disorders, just to name a few. She is very passionate about working with and helping others. Making a difference in the lives of those she works with is what she finds to be most rewarding.

Fun facts about Kellver? She comes from a small island in the Caribbean called Anguilla, and has developed a love for traveling, great food, music and dancing. Trying new restaurants and experiences wherever she roams has been such a delight!

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Amanda is a bilingual Speech Pathologist who has worked several years in the pediatric population, specializing with those who have language (Spanish) needs. She helps coach families, teaching parents specific strategies to use. Amanda is an enthusiastic therapist who enjoys seeing progress with her clients and their families!