Coastal Speech Therapy & Wellness Building A Community for Acquired Brain Injury, Traumatic Brain Injury and Executive Functions
Are you concerned about a loved one's or your speech, language, or thinking abilities after a brain injury?
Are you concerned about your child's speech, language or cognitive development?
Are you a caregiver, a mom, and/or surviver and want to know more about Coastal's whole wellness program?
Coastal Speech Therapy & Wellness offers: Free virtual initial meeting to discuss concerns A personalized speech, cognition or language evaluation Convenient, in-home, interactive online sessions Individualized sessions to meet your needs Group sessions to ignite and practice communication with friends Women's wellness coaching & DUTCH test
...Speech Therapy Coastal Speech Therapy and Wellness is a private practice serving children through adults in Virginia via teletherapy, encompassing THE FOUR FOCUSES OF REHABILITATION: Speech and Language Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Executive Cognitive Functions
Therapy Services Include: Individual Sessions Group Sessions
... Women's Wellness Program Caregivers, moms and survivors all need ongoing support! The stress of a traumatic event often causes chronic stress. Michelle not only works with her patients, but also offers a place for those that are seeking a community to share, connect, support and get support. Whole Women's Wellness offers: Free Facebook Group Monthly Virtual Round Tables Individual & Group Coaching Dutch Hormone Testing
Get back to work. Feel successful in school. Talk to your family and friends with confidence. Foster healthy relationships after brain injury.
I'm Michelle, and I am inspired by the last twelve years of practicing my profession. I've always seen myself growing my own practice and helping patients with strategies and interventions that I've both learned and created over the years, and strive to be innovative about these things. I maximize on the importance of group therapy, accountability, and community sessions to optimize on the true journey of recovery.
I have a unique style with my patients which helps them get motivated, thrive and succeed. I specialize in online teletherapy services for children through adults - a new, cutting-edge addition to therapeutic approaches. You can say good bye to insurance headaches, long commutes, schedule conflicts and high costs of in-person therapy. If this hits home, then you are in the right spot!
The first step to working together is a free consultation to discuss individual needs.
Next, the evaluation is scheduled as are follow up treatment sessions all in the comfort and courtesy of your home. All appointments are delivered in a secured and HIPPA compliant platform.
I’m a health coach, specializing in gut, hormone and brain health. After working through personal gut health issues, I know first-hand how life changing these can be. I understand the gut with a perspective of respect and deep complexity, while embracing its very balance to health. I work with women and families to establish healthier routines to bolster gut, hormone and brain health. These practices can positively impact the outcomes of therapeutic goals. Everyone is different and has a unique style of learning. I approach each patient individually and personally, integrating a holistic lifestyle and evidence-based therapeutic interventions to address your needs and improve your goals.
I can’t wait to meet with you! Very Respectfully,
Michelle Rusk, MA, CCC-SLP
"Michelle started working with my husband about a year ago, and we are extremely pleased with the experience and results so far. My husband has multiple speech impairments caused by a stroke several years ago. He had been making some progress with previous therapists, but seemed to hit a plateau with a long way left to go. Michelle was a breath of fresh air for him!! She is incredibly patient with him, cheers him on for every accomplishment, encourages him when he is hard on himself, and helps him to understand the “why" behind what he is learning. She has a multitude of tools, exercises and programs for his specific needs, and is always ready to try new things or switch things up when he needs a break. Her professionalism shows through her work, and her personality is such a great fit for him! The results speak for themselves. In just a year my husband’s conversational abilities have improved tremendously, and he is able to pull the words he needs using the tools Michelle has taught him! It’s nice when we run into people who haven’t seen him in a long time and they are blown away at his progress. The addition of remote-capable sessions has been a game-changer. In these uncertain times, my husband’s progress is not at risk. We are so grateful to continue working with Michelle! " - Amanda DeMaar
"Michelle is the BEST. She has been treating my son who has speech difficulties due to a brain injury. She is personable, talented, creative and treats her patients as individuals, getting to know them and what motivates them to personalize treatment and maximize outcomes." - Michele C.
"I took advantage of Michell’s DUTCH 90-Minute Intensive and found it extremely helpful. Michelle and I had a great conversation, and I was very impressed with her pro-active approach to menopause. In trying to educate myself about the changes I was going through after a complete hysterectomy with salpingo-oophorectomy several years ago, I became frustrated to the point of tears many times over conventional doctors who dismissed my symptoms as “you’re getting older, that's just the way it is,” or refused to discuss hormone testing because “it’s not an exact science anyway.” Even the paleo community was no help, focusing, I found, on young, healthy, athletes. Or if paleo programs did touch on menopause, it was among women who were going through it slowly and naturally, not among those, like me, who woke up from surgery in a full-blown menopause-without-ovaries hormonal nightmare. Michelle is the first health coach who has taken the time to really listen and look at what is going on in my body and to offer a solid protocol to calm my symptoms, maximize healthy hormone levels, and support my return to a more balanced self. I highly recommend working with her!" ~Susan
"Before working with Michelle, I would read every email about health and start something and switch to the next thing that came through my inbox. I was overwhelmed with all the conflicting information and confused as to what to really do. Michelle cuts through the fads and hype and helps you come up with a simple and doable plan to get you to optimal health. She has expert knowledge in nutrition and vitamin supplements that help get your body healthy with using food as medicine. She is a busy mom and understands the various pressures and demands that affect your health and relationships as a woman and mother.
Working with Michelle, meant more than working on health. I felt so comfortable with her and was able to open up on a new level. In addition, she is extremely intuitive. She was able to give me guidance on how to awaken my own intuition. This has helped me improve my own spirituality and in turn helped improve various areas of my life besides my health. Michelle, thank you for your kind nature and making working with you so easy. You take the overwhelm and confusion out of health. I felt like I was talking to a girlfriend on our calls and will always appreciate the time you gave me!" ~ Veronica
Contact: 757 - 529-0600 firstname.lastname@example.org 237 Hanbury Rd. E. Ste 17 - 270 Chesapeake, VA 23322
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