Meet Our Staff

Monkey Mouths Pediatric Clinic full Texas staff

From Our Founder

I’m Erin Bernett, MS, CCC-SLP, and I founded Monkey Mouths because I wanted to do what I love in a family-centered environment that fosters growth throughout the therapy team in children, parents, therapists, and families. My incredible staff and I are honored to serve families in the greater Dallas/Ft. Worth area, improving families’ lives through support and collaboration.

Erin Bernett, Founder of Monkey Mouths
Erin Bernett with Alas De Dios

When I started Monkey Mouths, my desire was to provide excellent, innovative care to each patient and family.  While Monkey Mouths has grown from a small team of dedicated therapists to a large practice with 6 locations, we strive to preserve our ‘families first’ culture. My “why” behind what I do has always been family and faith–which drives my mission and the mission of the company:  Love Others Well. We do this by following biblical principles such as honesty, humility, service and care–in a way that is welcoming and loving to all. Our mission statement is taken from John 15:12 which says, “My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.”  

As a therapist for 25 years, I have training and specialization in the following:

Language:

Applied Verbal Behavior Analysis with Vincent Carbone PhD, BCBA
Michelle Garcia Winner’s Social Thinking
Visualizing and Verbalizing/Seeing Stars/LIPS by Lindamood Bell
Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)
Tamera Kasper Sign to Talk

Apraxia/Articulation:

Sound Card System: Developer/Presenter
PROMPT therapy/Advanced PROMPT Bridging
Talk Tools Oral Placement Therapy
Kaufman Apraxia System
Dynamic Temporal and Tactile Cueing (DTTC) with Edyth Strand PhD, CCC-SLP

Feeding/Dysphagia:

Pediatric Vital Stim
Langmore Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES)
Myofascial Release Therapy
S.O.S. Feeding Therapy
Lori Overland Feeding Therapy
Beckman Oral-Motor Therapy
CAN-EAT Approach to feeding

Oralfacial Myofunctional Therapy (OMT):

Coarsework through: AOMT , IAOM, Simon Says
Tethered Oral Tissues (TOTS trained)
Functional Assessment and Remediation of TOTS/Talk Tools

Voice:

Presenter for Vocal Cord Dysfunction (VCD)
UT Southwestern Singer’s Symposium

If you’ve been to any of our locations, you already know that our therapists are the heartbeat of our practice. Monkey Mouths was created with families in mind, and we strive to create environments and experiences for children that inspire growth and unlock their potential.

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Nikki Rustad, SLP, Monkey Mouths

Nikki Wensel Rustad, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist , Monkey Mouths Asst. Director, Monkey U Co-Founder

Location: Fort Worth

Bari Pham, Au.D

Provider Type: Audiologist, Director of Hearing Services

Location: Southlake

Tricia Jenson, OT

Tricia Jenson, OT

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist, Director of Occupational Therapy Services

Location: Hurst, Coppell

Talicia High, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist, Coppell Clinical Director

Location: Coppell

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Chessa Jones, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Frisco Clinical Director

Location: Frisco

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Karen Pieters, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, Hurst Clinical Director

Location: Hurst

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Rebecca Lamke Sas, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: AAC Specialist, Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, Ft. Worth Clinical Director

Location: Fort Worth

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Randi Thomas, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, Southlake Clinical Director

Location: Southlake

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Natasha Boylan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, Frisco Assistant Clinical Director

Location: Frisco

Vy Phan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Hurst Assistant Clinical Director

Location: Hurst

Kristi-Rollins-SLP-OMT-Southlake

Kristi Erhart Rollins, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Southlake Assistant Clinical Director

Location: Southlake

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Megan Sordini, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, Ft. Worth Assistant Clinical Director

Location: Fort Worth

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Alexandra Torget, M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Coppell Assistant Clinical Director

Location: Coppell

Rhonda Wilson, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC, ASDCS

Provider Type: Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Lactation Counselor; Assistant Clinical Director

Location: Hurst

Amber Brobst, OTR

Provider Type: Lead Occupational Therapist

Location: Coppell, Frisco

Caitlin Hespe, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist/Lead OT Southlake

Location: Southlake

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Ashley Partridge, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist/Lead OT

Location: Hurst, Southlake

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Mary Brezik, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Lead Feeding Therapist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Fort Worth

Patricia Gurinsky, M.A., CCC-SLP

Patricia Gurinsky, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist, Community Outreach Coordinator

Location: Hurst

Jessie Barr, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Coppell

Mickenzie Brownlow, OT

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst

Catherine Callahan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Southlake

Emma Carlson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Southlake

Kaja Carpenter, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Fort Worth, Stephenville

Daniela Centeno, M.S., CCC-SLP, C/NDT

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Portuguese/Spanish), Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Coppell

Lupe Chavarria, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish), Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Coppell, Frisco

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Marisol Cuencas, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Coppell

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Danielle "Dani" Darragh, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Coppell

Kristen Dorsett, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Hurst

Hannah Ellis, M.S., SLP Intern

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist Intern

Location: Hurst

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Paige Faulder, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist

Location: Fort Worth, Southlake

Emerald Fernandez, OTR, OTD

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Fort Worth

Lauren Fowler, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Southlake

Grace Gerbing, M.S., SLP Intern

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist Intern

Location: Southlake

Carolyn Halford, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Frisco

Ashley Harris, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Fort Worth

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Alicia Hindman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Orofacial Myofunctional Therapist

Location: Hurst

Elizabeth Holmes, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Coppell, Southlake, Frisco

Audrey Huddleston, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Fort Worth

Hayley Jordan, M.A., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Fort Worth

Sadie Jung, OTR, OTD

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst, Southlake

Elizabeth Kasbaum, M.S., SLP Intern

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist Intern

Location: Hurst

Megan Keshishian, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst, Southlake

Julie Kiser, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Coppell, Frisco

Aimee Lawrence, OT

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Southlake

Brooke Lessman, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Hurst

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Nancy Lopez, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish)

Location: Coppell

Emily Madden, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Hurst

Karen McPhearson, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Coppell

Noelle Montague, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist, Listening & Spoken Language Specialist

Location: Southlake

Catherine Moore, M.A., CCC-SLP, ASDCS

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Hurst, Fort Worth

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Taylor Myers, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Coppell

Marybeth Oliva, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Coppell

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Vanessa Parkinson BSc. Hons, CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Southlake

Kari Paul, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Coppell

Lauren Pybus, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Frisco

Morgan Rothstein, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Coppell

Emily Roy, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Southlake

Tasha Rudel-Barton, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Fort Worth

Alena Samuels, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Coppell

Jamie Sandoval, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish)

Location: Hurst, Fort Worth

Lauren Smith, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst, Coppell

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Jonathan Suarez, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish)

Location: Hurst

Sara Suarez, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst

Amy Sullivan, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Fort Worth

Avery Swaringen M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Frisco

Christina Tiralosi, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Frisco

Vanessa Vasquez, OTR

Provider Type: Occupational Therapist

Location: Hurst

Kirstin Warren, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist (Spanish)

Location: Hurst

Ariela Wilkins, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech Language Pathologist

Location: Hurst, Southlake

Amy Woelfel, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Hurst

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Emily Woodby, M.S., CCC-SLP

Provider Type: Speech-Language Pathologist

Location: Southlake

Britney Herrera Gutierrez

Provider Type: Audiology Assistant

Location: Southlake