Expect to be cared for with privacy and respect
When you visit with me, you can be assured that you will receive compassionate care from an experienced myofunctional practitioner who understands HOW to assist you, will offer you positive and effective strategies, and will work with you to achieve the best possible outcome.
I do NOT run a large clinic. My practice is small, and personal, and I do my OWN therapy...you are always assured that because of this, you will always receive the highest quality of care, attention, and enthusiasm. And, I will always approach this in a positive, and non threatening way...Promise.
If you or your child have a habit and are ready and really, really want to stop, I am here for you and your family. Be sure and see the testimonial page. You have found someone who can REALLY help!
My philosophy is simple...you can never FORCE someone to stop an oral habit. They must WANT to stop. When you are ready, we will approach this is a POSITIVE, FUN, and LOVING manner. And, if your child is the one with the habit, yes...you will be in the session. I wouldn't want it any other way!
If you have been referred to my office for tongue thrust or tethering, that is great! If you are seeking a consultation, let's take the next step.
A Certified Orofacial Myologist is THE qualified practitioner for orofacial myofunctional issues. Years of training and experience really do make a difference! The average tongue thrust should correct in 12-18 sessions in a healthy person. The person with an oral habit who is ready to stop in my practice remediates their habit 24-48 hours after their initial session in my 5 visit thumb-sucking program.
The best way to set up your first session is over the phone. (847) 641-4444. We will find a time that works. During that session I will meet with you (and if for your child, you and your child) online and we can even begin to address your concerns with assessment and targeted exercises to begin with that day. My clients are sent by their dentists or physicians specifically with a reason for their consult in mind... You can also arrange to receive all your supplies ahead of time as well so that when we meet, as we explore any concerns together, you are ready to move forward. I can't wait to start the process!
If you have been told you may have a tongue or lip tie, I can help observe and assess your ability to move your tongue and lips and offer exercises to prepare you for the big day. Learning the skills to manage the post portion of TOTs releases are essential, and take preparation. I can help you navigate every step of the way.
I understand life can be hectic. First sessions are tricky. I like to really take the time to observe and talk...to get to know you better, and get to the “why” that resulted in your visit. I like to devote REAL time to meeting you and getting to know all about what brought you to my practice! And, I won't just send you on your way, either. Plan on rolling up our sleeves that day! Return appointments can often be scheduled for afterschool, after Zoom school, or after work, on teleconference.