Rocky shores? Journey through the sands of time in recovery.
AT HOME. ONLINE. UNMASKED.
Coastal Speech Therapy and Wellness is a private practice serving kids through adults in VA and NC via teletherapy, encompassing THE FOUR FOCUSES OF REHABILITATION: Speech and Language Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Executive Cognitive Functions
Functional goals based on the patient's and families needs/concerns:
Get back to work. Feel successful in school. Talk to your family and friends with confidence. Foster healthy understanding within relationships after brain injury. That's what I do!
Speech & Language Evaluations
Sixty minute sessions
Thirty minute sessions
MY THERAPEUTIC APPROACH During the therapy process, I work collaboratively with caregivers, healthcare providers and parents to optimize maintenance and transition of skills into every day environments.
Therapeutic interventions are best when:
they are functionally based
built according to each individual's maximum potential
engage and challenge
tailored to include individual interests and strengths
Aphasia/Stroke Tele-therapy group Traumatic Brain Injury Tele-therapy group Traumatic Brain Injury Acquired Brain Injury Executive Functions Apraxia Articulation/Phonological Disorders Language Delays/Disorders Auditory Comprehension/Processing Delays
I rehabilitate brain function, speech, and language skills!
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. 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. 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. 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!
I’m a certified health coach, specializing in gut 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 patients and families to establish healthier routines to bolster gut and brain health. These practices can 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.
Contact: 757 - 529-0600 email@example.com 237 Hanbury Rd. E. Ste 17 - 270 Chesapeake, VA 23322
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