Founded in 2015, Creative Speech Therapy NYC started with Rachael carrying a heavy back pack around the Upper East Side to treat children in their homes. She built her practice on reputation and referrals through the "Upper East Side Mommas" Facebook group and private schools. During this time she found another amazing therapist, Siena. Siena began to take on clients and the team went from one to two! Once Covid hit, they quickly pivoted to teletherapy, ensuring that none of their clients had to go without treatment. Working from the small office in her home, Rachael gradually was able to see children in person again (which she loved). Within a year, as business exploded, Rachael outgrew her in-home office and opened her very first clinic.
By then, Rachael had also brought Christie, another incredible therapist, to do home-based speech therapy to the team - and the team grew to three! At the same time Rachael was transitioning to her clinical space, our office manager, Jane, was nannying for one of Rachael's clients. When Rachael met Jane, she instantly knew Jane would take the team from great to amazing. Jane is now at the clinic everyday to answer questions, provide materials, and make families feel welcome. We are very proud we can offer such high touch support to our families. Our team of four grew to five in 2023 with the addition of Miya Wilson. Miya is completing her clinical fellowship with Creative Speech Therapy and offering sessions in both Japanese and English. We are thrilled to offer bilingual services to even more families in NYC and love having Miya in the office with us.
We are female run, LGBTQ friendly, and inclusive of all children no matter their abilities. We pride ourselves on kids not wanting to leave therapy; they love it here! We have cultivated a community and offer that support to any family who walks through our doors. At Creative Speech Therapy, we holistically treat our client's entire family through referrals to other professionals and unique resources to strengthen the family unit.