Jennifer received her Bachelor's of Science Degree and a Master's Degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University. She has been a speech-language pathologist since 1990 working in a variety of settings to include Early Intervention, school districts and private practice. Jennifer piloted a preschool expressive language program for Stafford County Schools. Jennifer specializes in Social/Pragmatic Language, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Expressive Language Disorder, Feeding Disorders, and is Beckman Oral Motor Certified. She provides services through clinical setting, Telepractice and in home. In 2008, she and cofounder, Patti Minicucci, created Tots To Teens Therapy Services to provide speech and language resources in an interdisciplinary approach to the families of Northern Virginia. Jennifer has served as Vice President of Public Relations for the Speech and Hearing Association of Virginia.
Caressa received her Bachelor's degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Kansas State University and went on to receive her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Radford University in 2003. Upon graduation, she started working with the pediatric population in a variety of settings including early intervention and in the school setting.
She has also worked with adults modifying foreign accents since 2004.
Caressa is currently licensed in Virginia and Washington, DC. In addition, she has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from ASHA. Caressa has worked in several states as a speech-language pathologist including Georgia, California, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC. She also lived in Costa Rica for two years working as a speech-language pathologist.
Caressa enjoys paddle boarding with her three children, reading, skiing, and scuba diving.
Kristin graduated from the University of Hartford in 2004 with a Bachelor's in Psychology. She earned a Master's of Science in Communication Disorders from the State University of New York at New Paltz in 2008. She began her career providing early intervention services to children ages birth to 5 years in the state of New York. She has since worked in pediatric private practice and public school settings. Kristin specializes in Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Articulation Delays, Oral Motor/Sensory Feeding Disorders, Expressive Language Disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. In 2016, Kristin relocated to Virginia and joined the Tots to Teens Therapy team. Kristin also serves as our Lead Therapist for our Early Intervention and Telehealth services.
Lauren received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education as well as her Master’s of Education in Communication Disorders from the University of Virginia. She is currently licensed in Virginia and has her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from ASHA. After experiences in the schools, hospitals, and skilled nursing facilities, she began her career working in a pediatric private practice and has remained in that setting since. Lauren specializes in feeding disorders and infant feeding. She joined the Tots to Teens Therapy team in 2020 and currently provides services in the clinical setting and via telehealth. Lauren also serves as our Clinical Director of our Manassas location. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, swimming, boating, and anything outdoors with her family!
Dana graduated from James Madison University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Science Disorders. She then received her Master’s Degree in 2008 from Radford University. Dana began her career in the adult field and moved to the pediatric field in 2013. She has attended the M.O.R.E. course and Brain connections course, and is also certified in vital stim therapy and the Beckmann Oral Motor program.
Christina received her certificate of clinical competence from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Central Florida and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Midwestern University in Arizona. Prior to joining the Tots to Teens family, she gathered clinical experiences in multiple settings including outpatient therapy centers, a deaf and hard of hearing center, and the public-school systems in Florida, Arizona, and Virginia. Christina enjoys working with clients with a variety of needs including articulation/phonology, expressive and receptive language, fluency, cognition, and apraxia of speech. She has special interests in speech sound disorders and contributing research to the field of communication disorders. Christina is passionate about working as a part of a multidisciplinary team to best address the unique needs of her clients.
Kirnetta received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Old Dominion University, and her Master’s degree from Hampton University. She is licensed to practice in the state of Virginia, and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA). While preparing to enter the profession, Kirnetta participated in ASHA’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP), where she learned how to enhance her leadership skills, and learned the importance of advocacy for clients from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She began her career as a school-based Speech-language Pathologist serving children ages 3 to 18. Kirnetta is an active member and former executive board member for the Speech-Lanuage-Hearing Association of Virginia (SHAV).
Sarah received her Bachelors degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Elmira college in 2006 and Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University in 2008. She began working for Tots to Teens in 2009 after working in skilled nursing and school settings. After taking some time off to have her two daughters and relocating to her home state of Maine, she is excited to be back in the field with Tots to Teens thanks to the opportunity of teletherapy!