Speech & Occupational Therapists in Lakewood

Contact our Lakewood office at 720-535-5671 for an appointment.

Dedicated Speech and Occupational Therapy Experts

Our facility in Lakewood, CO consists of specialists dedicated to speech and occupational therapy. We strive to make sure your needs are served and are confident that our unique approach is an inclusive experience that will encourage you to become the best version of yourself. Take a moment to read about our tight knit team here and learn about how we foster a love for speech and occupational therapy. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions; we’re here to make your life easier.

Lakewood Team Members

AMANDA KING

AMANDA KING

Speech Language Pathologist

CCC

LEAH CASTLE

LEAH CASTLE

Prior Authorization Specialist

MELANIE WISEMAN

MELANIE WISEMAN

Clinical Director & Speech Language Patholigist

CCC

MARY THERESE OLSON

MARY THERESE OLSON

Speech Language Pathologist

CCC

ABBY TOPEL

ABBY TOPEL

Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist

CCC

HANNAH GRIESEMER

HANNAH GRIESEMER

Occupational Therapist

LAUREN APPLE

LAUREN APPLE

Occupational Therapist

ARKADY JENCKS

ARKADY JENCKS

Physical Therapist Assistant & Practice Manager

JULIE BERNSEN

JULIE BERNSEN

Speech Language Pathologist

CCC

BAILEE CAVOS

BAILEE CAVOS

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Amanda King

Speech Language Pathologist CCC
Georgia State University

 

Amanda King founded Therapies of the Rockies in 2008 to assist families in obtaining quality therapy services without having to go to a hospital setting. Amanda has grown the company to over 25 full time employees and is always working to maintain TOTR’s high standard of excellence. Amanda has 2 kiddos elementary school age and in her spare time, she can be found walking her 2 dogs, exploring the restaurant scene, or skiing at Keystone Mountain.
 
Member: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology, Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Leah Castle 

Prior Authorization Specialist

 

Leah has spent her career in small business environments wearing many hats. Prior to joining the team at Therapies of the Rockies, Leah has worked in the Entertainment and Technology industries honing her administrative, human resources, office management, and client services fields. She is excited to move into the Billing Manager role at Therapies of the Rockies and be part of a team providing excellent patient care.

Leah looks forward to experiencing all four seasons. She is an animal lover, film enthusiast, and avid reader.
Leah Castle 

Prior Authorization Specialist

 

Leah has spent her career in small business environments wearing many hats. Prior to joining the team at Therapies of the Rockies, Leah has worked in the Entertainment and Technology industries honing her administrative, human resources, office management, and client services fields. She is excited to move into the Billing Manager role at Therapies of the Rockies and be part of a team providing excellent patient care.

Leah looks forward to experiencing all four seasons. She is an animal lover, film enthusiast, and avid reader.

Melanie Wiseman

Clinical Director
Speech Language Pathologist CCC
Northeastern University

 

Melanie is the Clinical Director at Therapies of the Rockies, supporting our clinical staff and working collaboratively with the practice managers. She earned her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University, and currently holds national certification through the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and state licensure in Colorado. Melanie joined the TOTR family in 2013, working hard for the growth of her patients as well as toward the growth and success of the team at Therapies of the Rockies. Melanie strives to incorporate the most up-to-date evidence-based research in her practice, ensuring patients receive dynamic treatment that fits their needs and abilities for expanding their communication. She has focused her continuing education and clinical practice primarily in the areas of Autism and Apraxia of Speech but holds a love for supporting children with all speech and language disorders in children, as well as their families. Melanie’s approach to therapy integrates all areas of child development and supported research approaches while working with the family to build connections from the therapy room to school and home. She makes therapy fun, engaging, and relevant for promoting the most success and carryover in a child’s communication.
 
Member: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Mary Therese Olson 

Speech Language Pathologist CCC
University of Illinois, Champaign–Urbana

Mary Therese Olson is a licensed speech language pathologist with over nine years of experience working with children and young adults. Mary Therese earned her bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Illinois, Champaign–Urbana, specializing in the area of Speech Language Pathology. She has completed additional courses in the following areas: Picture Exchange Communication System Level 1 training, Registered Behavior Technician course, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Literacy Institute Tier I and II courses. She has clinical experience in public schools, in-home therapy, teletherapy, and private practice settings. Mary Therese is passionate about helping clients and their families reach their communication goals with her patience, care, and clinical knowledge. She enjoys working with all ages and a variety of communication needs, with a passion in stuttering, early childhood intervention, autism spectrum disorder, articulation and phonology, and expressive and receptive language delays. Outside of work, Mary Therese enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, playing soccer, and rock climbing.

Member: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Mary Therese Olson 

Speech Language Pathologist CCC
University of Illinois, Champaign–Urbana

Mary Therese Olson is a licensed speech language pathologist with over nine years of experience working with children and young adults. Mary Therese earned her bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at the University of Illinois, Champaign–Urbana, specializing in the area of Speech Language Pathology. She has completed additional courses in the following areas: Picture Exchange Communication System Level 1 training, Registered Behavior Technician course, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Literacy Institute Tier I and II courses. She has clinical experience in public schools, in-home therapy, teletherapy, and private practice settings. Mary Therese is passionate about helping clients and their families reach their communication goals with her patience, care, and clinical knowledge. She enjoys working with all ages and a variety of communication needs, with a passion in stuttering, early childhood intervention, autism spectrum disorder, articulation and phonology, and expressive and receptive language delays. Outside of work, Mary Therese enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, playing soccer, and rock climbing.

Member: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Colorado Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Abby Topel

Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist CCC
Northeastern University

 

Hi! I’m Abby! I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, and received my Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA! I moved to Colorado 6 years ago and have since gained experience working in home based, school, and private practice settings.

I am fluent in Spanish and conversational in American Sign Language. I strive to cater my therapy toward the whole individual, targeting multi-modalities through play and exploration. I am trained in Beckman Oral Motor and work closely with individuals who present with language, articulation, motor speech, feeding, pragmatic, and cognitive delays/disorders. I am so excited to meet you all soon!

Hannah Griesemer

Occupational Therapist
Colorado State University / Creighton University

 

Hannah received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University and her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Health and Exercise Science. Hannah has a broad range of clinical experience but has a strong passion for working with children. She is incredibly invested in supporting kids in a holistic manner that focuses on how the sensory systems impact function and engagement with the world. When not working, Hannah can be found at a dog park with her pup, in the mountains enjoying some fresh air and sunshine, or eating a yummy meal with friends. Hannah is excited to share her knowledge and experience with Therapies of the Rockies to help the children she works with thrive!

Hannah Griesemer

Occupational Therapist
Colorado State University / Creighton University

 

Hannah received her Doctorate in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University and her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University in Health and Exercise Science. Hannah has a broad range of clinical experience but has a strong passion for working with children. She is incredibly invested in supporting kids in a holistic manner that focuses on how the sensory systems impact function and engagement with the world. When not working, Hannah can be found at a dog park with her pup, in the mountains enjoying some fresh air and sunshine, or eating a yummy meal with friends. Hannah is excited to share her knowledge and experience with Therapies of the Rockies to help the children she works with thrive!

Lauren Apple

Occupational Therapist
Creighton University 

Lauren earned her Doctorate degree in Occupational Therapy from Creighton University, and her
undergraduate degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Colorado State
University. Lauren has clinical experience across the lifespan; including working with
individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for 10+ years, as well as experience
working with adolescents and adults with eating disorders. Lauren recently completed her
Doctoral Capstone working with children and adolescents with a mental health diagnosis. Her
focus was to better understand how pediatric outpatient services can support children and
adolescents to prevent future inpatient psychiatric admission. In her free time Lauren enjoys live
music, cooking, and spending time outside with family, friends, and her dog Samson.

Arkady Jencks

Physical Therapist Assistant & Practice Manager
Arapahoe Community College

 

Arkady is a Colorado native who is passionate about cultivating mind and body wellness. She graduated from the Physical Therapist Assistant program from Arapahoe Community College. She enjoys connecting with her patients and providing individualized treatment interventions including manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, balance and coordination. She works with a wide variety of related diagnoses spanning orthopedic, vestibular, neurological and overall deconditioning. 
Arkady also has over 8 years of experience in personal training working with a wide demographic and teaching group fitness classes including circuit and High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), yoga, barre, cycling, aerobics and resistance and conditioning. She is certified with Silver Sneakers and currently teaches the Strength and Balance and the Core mat class at TOTR. She is an advocate for daily physical activity and its profound impact on functional mobility, longevity and mental and emotional well-being. 

Julie Bernsen

Speech Language Pathologist CCC
University of Colorado – Boulder / Utah State University

Julie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado – Boulder, and graduated from Utah State University with a Master of Arts in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Education. Julie has spent her professional career working with children and adolescents in private practices in Salt Lake City, Utah as well as Houston, Texas. She has clinical experience in the areas of articulation, phonology/phonological awareness, receptive and expressive language disorders, early language delays, feeding, apraxia/motor speech disorders, and social pragmatics. She is particularly passionate about evaluating and treating individuals with fluency disorders, as well as working with children with hearing loss who utilize a Listening and Spoken Language approach to communication. Julie loves working in the private practice setting as it allows her to work closely with parents, form a close bond with her clients, and help to achieve meaningful and long-lasting communication success. When Julie is not working, she loves enjoying Colorado’s beautiful outdoors with her husband and daughter. 

Bailee Cavos

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Pueblo Community College

 

Bailee is a Colorado native and a Certified Occupational Therapist (COTA), who has always had a passion for working with children, helping them to build knowledge and self esteem, through environmental and self-exploration. She spent 6 years as an Early Education Teacher working with children ages 0-12. She went on to earn her certification as a licensed massage therapist to further her pursuit of serving others, through the life span, in a holistic way. She then received her Associates of Applied Science as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and graduated from Pueblo Community College in 2021. Bailee works to build strong therapeutic relationships with her clients and their caregivers and to incorporate the patient’s hobbies and interests into their sessions; all to ensure the greatest therapeutic outcome possible. Her hobbies include spending time in nature with her family and dog, gardening, kayaking and participating in the world of arts and crafts.

Bailee Cavos

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
Pueblo Community College

Bailee is a Colorado native and a Certified Occupational Therapist (COTA), who has always had a passion for working with children, helping them to build knowledge and self esteem, through environmental and self-exploration. She spent 6 years as an Early Education Teacher working with children ages 0-12. She went on to earn her certification as a licensed massage therapist to further her pursuit of serving others, through the life span, in a holistic way. She then received her Associates of Applied Science as an Occupational Therapy Assistant and graduated from Pueblo Community College in 2021. Bailee works to build strong therapeutic relationships with her clients and their caregivers and to incorporate the patient’s hobbies and interests into their sessions; all to ensure the greatest therapeutic outcome possible. Her hobbies include spending time in nature with her family and dog, gardening, kayaking and participating in the world of arts and crafts.

Get in Touch

Aurora, Lakewood, Englewood

(720) 535-5671

 Fax: (303) 362-8986

Hours

Mon - Fri — 8:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday & Sunday — Closed

Therapy Locations:

333 W. Hampden Ave, Suite 500
Englewood, CO 80110

2851 S. Parker Road Suite 570

Aurora, CO 80014
274 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228 Suite 103