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

KAYLEY HOAG

KAYLEY HOAG

Speech Language Pathologist

CCC

ABBY DORNAN

ABBY DORNAN

Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist

CCC

HANNAH PEREIRA

HANNAH PEREIRA

Occupational Therapist

LAUREN APPLE

LAUREN APPLE

Occupational Therapist

ARKADY JENCKS

ARKADY JENCKS

Practice Manager

AVA RENBARGER

AVA RENBARGER

Speech Language Pathologist

BAILEE CAVOS

BAILEE CAVOS

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

ANNA MANNISIO

ANNA MANNISIO

Occupational Therapist

Certified Lymphedema Therapist
Functional Capacity Evaluator
TATO

TATO

Therapy Dog

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 from a solo practitioner speech therapy practice to one of the most well known speech and occupational therapy practices in the Denver-area. Amanda likes to say she “works in the background” making sure TOTR maintains its high standard of excellence and exploring community relationships to make sure TOTR is always serving our community’s needs. She has 2 school aged kiddos and in her spare time can be found skiing at Keystone, walking her dog, or supporting a local restaurant or brewery. 
 
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

Kayley Hoag

Speech Language Pathologist CCC
University of Boulder, CO

Kayley is originally from Houston, TX and obtained her Master’s from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She decided that she rather enjoyed spending time in the mountains and began working in the public schools in Colorado. Kayley is proficient in American Sign Language and has worked in center-based Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs. She has gained clinical experience in areas such as articulation, aural rehabilitation, fluency, receptive and expressive language delays, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).

Kayley strives to empower clients and their families by addressing communication in a functional and engaging manner. Hiking, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends are a few of her interests.
Kayley Hoag

Speech Language Pathologist CCC
University of Boulder, CO

Kayley is originally from Houston, TX and obtained her Master’s from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She decided that she rather enjoyed spending time in the mountains and began working in the public schools in Colorado. Kayley is proficient in American Sign Language and has worked in center-based Deaf and Hard of Hearing programs. She has gained clinical experience in areas such as articulation, aural rehabilitation, fluency, receptive and expressive language delays, and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC).
Kayley strives to empower clients and their families by addressing communication in a functional and engaging manner. Hiking, reading, and spending quality time with family and friends are a few of her interests.

Abby Dornan

Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist CCC
Northeastern University

 

Abby grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Iowa for her undergraduate studies. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. Abby moved to Colorado in 2014 and has since gained experience working in home based, school, and private practice settings, working with both pediatric and adult populations.

 

Abby is fluent in Spanish and conversational in American Sign Language. She strives to cater her therapy toward the whole individual and family, targeting multi-modalities through play and exploration while working with families to achieve their long term goals. Over the years, Abby has gained experience in helping patients with expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation delays, motor speech disorders, feeding difficulties, pragmatic deficits, and cognitive delays/disorders. She is particularly passionate about working with patients who are anxious or lack enjoyment surrounding eating and mealtimes. Abby is trained in Beckman Oral Motor and Get Permission Approach to Feeding.
When not at work, Abby can be found dancing at Red Rocks, cooking and sharing delicious meals with others, traveling, and spending time in the mountains with her husband and dog, Shuggie Otis!

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. 

Ava Renbarger

Speech Language Pathologist
Arizona State University

Ava is originally from South Bend, Indiana, and obtained her Master’s degree from Arizona State University. She moved to Colorado about a year ago to escape the Arizona heat and had spent the past year working with children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Ava has clinical experience working with individuals who have a variety of needs including articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language delays, Autism Spectrum Disorder, fluency, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), pragmatic deficits, fluency, voice, and cognitive delays. Ava is passionate about building strong relationships with her clients. She believes in a strength-based and naturalistic approach to therapy to provide her clients with the tools necessary to be confident when carrying over learned skills into their everyday lives. Outside of work, you can find Ava enjoying the outdoors hiking, running, or playing tennis. She occasionally attempts to bake and ski (both of which are very much still works in progress)! Ava is thrilled to join the TOTR team and continue growing within the field!

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.

Anna Mannisio

Occupational Therapist Speech, Certified Lymphedema Therapist, Functional Capacity Evaluator
The College of Saint Scholastica

Before completing her Occupational Therapy degree, Anna spent her summers as a wilderness camp counselor for kids in Minnesota. That is where she decided that helping people to enjoy life and play is what she wanted to do for the rest of her life.

She has experience in hospitals, rehab centers and home care settings while providing care for persons with poly-trauma, stroke, oncology events, behavioral health, dementia, and post-amputation. She loves seeing patients all across the lifespan. She believes everyone has their own path to take, and tries to give her patients the tools they need to be successful in their journeys. She takes a holistic approach to patient care.

In her free time she loves skiing, hiking, fishing and camping with her family. On the few days when the Colorado weather doesn’t cooperate for outdoor activities, Anna will sketch or paint an outdoor scene.

Tato - Therapy Dog Lakewood Colorado

Tato

Therapy Dog

Tato is a rescue dog born in September of 2022. His name is Tato because he has a brother named Po (Po-Tato). He is training to be a Therapy Dog.  He’s learning verbal and hand sign commands so that he can listen to anyone who wants to play with him.  He is a mutt, that means a mix of many breeds, but the most noticeable ones are husky, american bulldog and german shepherd. He enjoys belly scratches, treats and cuddling on the couch after a long day of hard work! If you see him and want to say hello, please ask the adult who is with him to see if it is okay. 

Get in Touch

Aurora & Lakewood 

(720) 535-5671

 Fax: (303) 362-8986

Hours

Monday - Thursday — 8am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday — Closed

Phone Hours:
Monday - Thursday — 9am - 6pm
Friday — 9am - 1pm

Therapy Locations:

2851 S. Parker Road Suite 570

Aurora, CO 80014
274 Union Blvd
Lakewood, CO 80228 Suite 220