Leslie (Center Director) graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and earned her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina. She founded Team Therapy in November 2009 with hopes of creating a family-centered practice that focuses on parent-driven goals and the success of children in their natural environments. Leslie loves spending time with her children and taking fun outdoor trips with her husband, Will and dogs, Pete and Charlie. She has recent training in the development of social skills, management of meltdowns, treatments for ADHD, and pediatric trauma.
Tracie Eckenstein, Office Manager
Tracie has over a decade of office manger experience with the last several years focused on human recourses. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, boating, camping and any outdoor activities with her family.
Michelle Robertson, Administrative Specialist
Michelle graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Design. She worked as an administrative assistant at Temple Baptist Church in Ruston, LA for 18 years. She moved to Columbia when her husband Kenny became the Connections Pastor at North Trenholm Baptist Church in March of 2018. They have two boys and one granddaughter (Lydia) born in December of 2017. She enjoys traveling, spending time with family, exploring the outdoors, and facetiming with her granddaughter.
Jen graduated from Miami University (Ohio) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology. She earned her Masters degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Virginia. She has worked with a variety of pediatric patients in private practice since 2010, addressing speech, expressive/receptive language, feeding, social/pragmatic language, and augmentative/alternative communication (AAC). She is an affiliate of ASHA’s special interest group 12- AAC. Jen enjoys reading, cooking, traveling, and spending time with her husband, Scott, daughter, Amelia, and dog, Ernie.
Tonya graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with a degree in Occupational Therapy in 1994. She has worked with children in outpatient, home and educational settings. In 1999, she completed the 8 week training in Bobath/Neuro-Developmental Treatment for children with cerebral palsy. In 2000, she became certified to administer and interpret the Sensory Integration and Praxis Test. Tonya also is certified for the fitting of SAEBOflex splint for upper extremity recovery following stroke. In her spare time, she enjoys watching college football, baking cakes and pies, and spending time with her family and dogs.
Laura graduated with a Bachelors in Speech-Language Pathology from Columbia College in 2004. She earned her Masters in Communication Disorders from the University of South Carolina in 2011. Before beginning her journey at Team Therapy SC, she gained 9 years of experience in the public school setting. Her passion is to help children become better communicators. She enjoys working with a wide variety of speech, language, and feeding needs. She has trainings and continued education in behavior management, The Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S.) Approach to Feeding, Food Chaining, and The Get Permission Approach. Laura enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, gardening, playing with her three dogs, watching live music, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. Laura also loves being an SLP!
Rory McCarty, PT/DPT
Rory graduated from University of Mary Washington with a Bachelors in Science in Biology. She then attended Shenandoah University and earned her doctorate in Physical Therapy. She gained experience working with a variety of pediatric patients in the school setting in her clinical internship. Rory previously worked at a skilled nursing facility prior to moving to South Carolina. She really enjoys working with the pediatric population and is excited to be back working with children. Rory has taken continuing education courses on “Improving the Body-Brain Connection in Children with ADHD, Autism, and Sensory Processing Challenges” and pediatric toe walking. She enjoys listening to music, traveling, watching Virginia Tech football, playing with her dog and cat, and spending time with family.
Rachel Watson, OTR/L
Rachel graduated from Milligan College with her Bachelor of Science in Human Performance and Exercise Science in 2012. She then went on to obtain a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree from Milligan College in 2014. Rachel has worked with a variety of pediatric patients, particularly children with autism, in the private practice setting since 2015 and loves the joy and energy that working with the pediatric population brings to her life. Rachel is passionate about facilitating children’s development through play and has recently completed trainings in Therapeutic Listening and self-regulation strategies for children with autism, ADHD, and sensory disorders. In her free time, Rachel enjoys playing the drums, hiking and exploring outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.
Kelsey L. Skorzewski, MSP, CCC-SLP
Kelsey graduated from USC Upstate in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Experimental Psychology and a minor in Child Advocacy Studies. She then obtained a master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina in 2016. Kelsey gained experience working with the pediatric population in the school system, community clinics, and private practices while working toward her degree. After graduation, she went on to work in an outpatient pediatric clinic gaining experience in evaluating and addressing expressive and receptive language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, fluency disorders, feeding aversions, pragmatic language delays, augmentative and alternative communication, and apraxia of speech. Kelsey has completed continuing education courses focused on augmentative and alternative communication, Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), pediatric feeding, childhood apraxia of speech, and auditory processing disorder. Kelsey enjoys hiking, kayaking, going to the lake and the beach, watching movies, and spending time with her family, friends, husband (Nick), and dog (Tobie). She also loves to read and will never turn down an ice cream cone!
Brittany Clark, MSP, CCC-SLP
Brittany graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education. She earned her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of South Carolina. Since 2015 she has worked in school, clinic, and home health settings working with a vast array of pediatric patients targeting speech, expressive/receptive language, functional communication, social/pragmatic language, feeding, and augmentative/alternative communication. Brittany enjoys spending time with family and friends, shopping, and cheering on the Gamecocks in her spare time.
Emily Muniz, MSP, CCC-SLP
Emily graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelors in Experimental Psychology. After graduation, she practiced as an Applied Behavioral Analyst in the Charleston area. Emily returned to the University of South Carolina and completed a Masters degree in Speech Pathology. During graduate school, she specialized in aural habilitation treatment for children with hearing loss. Emily has also worked extensively with children on the Autism Spectrum and enjoys facilitating communication skills with the use of AAC devices. She has worked in an Intensive Special Needs program to provide a therapeutic space for preschool children to learn, as well as home health settings serving birth to three year olds. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and three dogs, traveling, and reading.