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Private Speech therapy, Occupational Therapy, Feeding therapy & Tongue tie therapy

Niti Shah SLP

Niti Shah M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Founder & Speech Language Pathologist

Niti Shah M.Ed., CCC-SLP, is the founder of Talk About Therapy LLC. She is a speech-language pathologist credentialed by the board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Movie: Pocahontas
Favorite Book: Harry Potter
Favorite Food: Cookies or Nachos 🙂

Niti earned her Bachelor’s degree in Speech with a Minor in Spanish from Georgia State University and her Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The University of West Georgia. Niti is also trained in the Beckman Oral Motor approach.

Niti has experience working with pediatric and adult populations in a variety of settings. Niti also has experience evaluating and treating children with Tongue Tie (Ankyloglossia) and Lip Tie (pre- and post-frenulectomy), Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Feeding Disorders, Intellectual Disabilities, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Expressive and Receptive Language Disorders, Apraxia, Articulation Disorders, and Pragmatic Skills. Niti has extensive experience with early intervention for children from birth to 5 presenting with Tongue and Lip Tie, feeding and swallowing disorders, and a variety of speech and language disorders. She has worked with a multitude of medically fragile children presenting with a wide array of complex disorders.

In her spare time, Niti loves to explore Atlanta with her husband and golden retriever, Mia.

Katie Stangl SLP

Katie Stangl M.S., CCC-SLP

Lead Speech Language Pathologist

Katie is the Lead Speech Language Pathologist here at Talk About Therapy. Katie received her Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University and received her Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Jacksonville University. 

Favorite Color: Periwinkle
Favorite Disney Movie: Coco
Favorite Book: To Kill a Mockingbird
Favorite Food: Pizza

She is specialized in sensory feeding and pediatric dysphagia as well as experienced with expressive and receptive language disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorder, oral motor disorders, stuttering, articulation, pragmatics, auditory processing and language processing disorders, and early intervention. 

Outside of work my favorite thing to do is go on hikes with my husband and dog, Wilson.

Rachel Farris SLP

Rachel Farris M.S.P., CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Rachel is a Speech-Language Pathologist here at Talk About Therapy. She has recently graduated from The University of South Carolina with a Master’s + 30 in Speech Language Pathology after completing her Bachelor’s in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Georgia.

Favorite Color: Green
Favorite Disney Movie: The Parent Trap
Favorite Book: The Giving Tree
Favorite Food: Steak

Rachel has experience working in a school-based and outpatient setting with patients ages birth – 12 years old. She has worked with children with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, feeding disorders, intellectual disabilities, fetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy, Angelman syndrome, expressive and receptive language disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, articulation disorders, developmental delays, and pragmatic disorders. She has experience working with high tech and low tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices and working with children with mild to severe hearing loss.

In her spare time, Rachel loves going to the lake and playing with her little nieces. She is a Georgia native who loves spending time with friends and family exploring new places and trying new restaurants. Rachel is always looking forward to using her wide-ranging experiences to provide you with the best care!

Leah Rhodes SLP

Leah Rhodes M.C.D., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Leah is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Talk About Therapy. Leah earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Auburn University and her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders-Speech Pathology from Auburn University.

Favorite Color: Lavender
Favorite Disney movie: Tarzan
Favorite Book: A Bad Case of Stripes
Favorite Food: Homemade ice cream

Leah has worked in a school-based position for the last two years working with ages 3 – 12 years old. She also has experience working in a Skilled Nursing Facility. Leah has worked with children with autism spectrum disorder, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, feeding disorders, stuttering, fetal alcohol syndrome, cerebral palsy, Williams syndrome, receptive/expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, developmental delays, and pragmatic disorders. She has experience working with high tech and low tech Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) devices.

In her spare time, Leah loves exploring new restaurants and dog parks in Atlanta with her friends, her husband Wesley, and her dog Lily. She also loves scary movies, fiction books, and going to Target! Leah is so excited to join our team in providing the best services for each child!

Bianca Levy SLP

Bianca Levy M.S., CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Bianca is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Talk about Therapy.  She recently graduated from The University of Alabama with a Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology after receiving her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at The University of Alabama.

Favorite Color: Dusty pink
Favorite Disney movie: The Little Mermaid
Favorite book: Junie B. Jones
Favorite Food: Hamburgers

Bianca has experience working in both school-based and medical settings, with patients of varying ages. She has worked with children with autism spectrum disorder, feeding disorders, intellectual disabilities, dyslexia, receptive and expressive language disorders, articulation disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, developmental delays, and pragmatic disorders. She has experience working with the Listening and Spoken Language approach (LSL) with children who are deaf and hard of hearing. 

In her spare time, Bianca loves to travel and discover new restaurants. Bianca also enjoys reading, running, and spending time with family and friends. Bianca is thrilled to be a part of the experienced and dedicated Talk about Therapy team! 

Abby Watson M.S., CCC-SLP

Abby Watson M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Abby is a Speech-Language Pathologist at Talk About Therapy. Abby earned her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a minor in Psychology from Duquesne University and her Master’s of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Duquesne University.

Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Disney movie: any Marvel movie
Favorite book: Percy Jackson
Favorite Food: Chinese


Taylor Blenden OT

Taylor Blenden M.O.T., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Taylor is the Occupational Therapist here at Talk About Therapy. She is credentialed by the National Board of Occupational Therapy. Taylor received her Bachelor’s degree from James Madison University in Health Sciences. She also received her Master’s degree from James Madison University in Occupational Therapy. 

Favorite Color: Yellow
Favorite Disney movie: The Little Mermaid
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Favorite Food: Pasta


Taylor has experience in the outpatient setting with both children and adults. Taylor has worked with children of varying ages from 2-18 with ASD, Down syndrome, and varying developmental delays addressing primarily emotional regulation, handwriting, sensory processing, and motor and processing skills for increased participation and function in occupational performance.

In her spare time, Taylor loves to read, watch movies, and spend time with friends. Since moving to the Atlanta area, Taylor loves exploring new places and finding new walking trails for her and her dog Norman to explore. Taylor is excited to meet you and provide you with the best client-centered care! 
Erica Hawkes

Erica Hawkes

Office Manager

Erica is the office manager here at Talk About Therapy. She graduated from The Art Institute of Philadelphia with a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design, and has since gained extensive experience in administrative work. In joining us she brings her strong experience and passion for working with children.

Erica is a Jersey girl at heart, but has spent the past 5 years in Atlanta and has loved every minute here. In her spare time, she can be found exploring the Beltline, reading a book in a coffee shop, or cuddling on her couch with her Maltipoo named Cookie. Erica also loves making jewelry, latin dancing, and spending time with her friends. 

Favorite Color: Pink
Favorite Disney movie: Hercules
Favorite book: The Bailey School Kids
Favorite Food: Crab Legs



Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy in Atlanta

We founded Talk About Therapy because we believe in and love providing intuitive, effective and sustainable therapy to our patients and their families to improve their feeding and communication skills. We pride ourselves in treating our families like they are our own. Our philosophy is to help our patients and their families build a strong functional foundation towards communication and feeding, and slowly build upon that foundation to create lasting results.

Our therapists provide services such as pediatric feeding therapy; feeding therapy for babies; speech therapy for kids; speech therapy for toddlers; pediatric intensive feeding programs; pediatric occupational therapy pre- and post- frenectomy tongue procedure, or frenulectomy, tongue tie and lip tie therapy and advisement; and specialized services such as providing feeding therapy for Autism, as well as addressing common breastfeeding problems, all in our clinic or online through the convenience of teletherapy.

We want you to know that when you encounter obstacles on your journey with your child, you are not alone. Talk About Therapy is here to support you through some of your child’s most important aspects of development that connect them to the world you brought them into. We address breastfeeding problems, tongue tie and lip tie, feeding and swallowing, communication, and the oral motor skills that support these processes. We also address activities of daily life and self-regulatory techniques through our pediatric occupational therapy services.

Learn more about the services we provide near you. Our passion for supporting families is carried through each individualized treatment plan for your child. We serve all of the Atlanta area, including: North Atlanta, Buckhead, East Cobb, Decatur, Sandy Springs, Smyrna, Vinings and Marietta, Georgia and are always looking forward to meeting and helping new children and families!

Let us walk with you!

See how we can help you on the beautiful journey of child development and parenthood.

Speech delays, also known as alalia, refer to a delay in the development or use of speech mechanisms by young children. Speech delays can manifest in a child’s expression of language, a child’s understanding of language, or a child’s pronunciation of language.

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2323 Cumberland Parkway Southeast Suite 104, Atlanta

5.0 54 reviews

  • Avatar Angel Barzey ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    My son has been receiving speech therapy with Bianca for over 6 months now and I can’t say enough how WONDERFUL she is. With my son it can take awhile to adjust to new surroundings, but when he started with Bianca she was so patient with … More him. My son looks forward to going to speech therapy every week, and enjoys his time with Bianca. I’ve also seen a lot of progress in his speech, for example, before he started my son was only able to point to ask for what he wants, now he comes up to us to ask for what he wants. I would absolutely recommend anyone looking for a great place for their kids, this is the place to go. Not only is Bianca amazing, but everyone there is great and so helpful with anything you need in the process.
  • Avatar Alexis DeLucia ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    I have been bringing my son here since late August and have absolutely loved our experience so far! Leah is amazing with him and always makes sure to keep things fun and educational at the same time. She does a phenomenal job and has already … More improved his speech a ton. My son gets so excited to come here every week to see everyone! Niti has done a wonderful job of making sure this is a safe, fun, educational and happy place filled with wonderful therapists. I highly recommend them to everybody!
  • Avatar Nancy Cabrera ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    We love seeing ms bianca for speech and feeding therapy! She’s really sweet with kids and is really professional. Answers all your questions and provides you with all the resources you need . Would definitely recommend her .
  • Avatar Claudia Johnson ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    I’m long overdue for my review of all the staff at Talk About Therapy. I just want to say how amazing they are. My daughter has been receiving speech therapy from here since March of last year, and she absolutely loves it. She lights up … More as soon as she sees Ms. Rachel every session. I can’t say enough great things about Ms. Rachel and how she has connected with my daughter. I’m soooo thankful. The owner Niti is amazing as well. She is so knowledgeable and thorough. She was able to help me with my son, whenever no one else could seem to figure it out. Now both of my children have had their tongue ties corrected. Thanks to Niti. I’m so grateful for all the staff at Talk About Therapy. Thank you guys for everything you do. We appreciate you!!!
  • Avatar Sapphire Haughton ★★★★★ 2 months ago
    My son had issues speaking from 2 years old. My husband and I took him to Talk About Therapy when he was 3, where we met Rachel. He immediately loved her and so did we. On the first visit, she diagnosed our son with a lip and tongue tie. … More This was something that his dentist had missed for years. She made us feel like family. The staff here is amazing. Niti is the owner and speech language pathologist and she goes out of her way to speak every time we are there. She knows our son by name. We love it here. My son is about to be 5 years old and talking our heads off. The amount of care and love these therapists put forth is beyond admirable. I suffer from anxiety. So this process was extremely difficult for me. Both Niti and Rachel have been a Godsend. Thank you for helping us get through this. And for always being a call or text away. They are always accommodating and the best with children. Definitely recommend for any parents whose little ones are having speech issues.
  • Avatar Tunisia Staten ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Ms Rachel is an amazing therapist. My 4 year old daughter enjoys going to Talk About Therapy because Ms. Rachel makes the sessions fun, entertaining and engaging. She has mastered incorporating play with speech practice, which makes my … More daughter look forward to her weekly visits at Talk About Therapy!
  • Avatar Chanel smith ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    First off, Ms. Leah and Ms. Ashley are AMAZING! My child can be difficult to work with when his anxiety starts to sink in but that doesn’t matter when it comes to these two phenomenal women, they are up for the challenge! I’m so glad I … More chose Talk About Therapy and I am forever grateful for Ms.Leah and Ms. Ashley. ♥️
  • Avatar Holly Long ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We’ve been going to Talk About Therapy since the beginning of June 2021, and we absolutely LOVE it!! Everyone there is wonderful. Niti made sure we got approved through insurance as fast as possible, Bianca is a WONDERFUL speech language … More therapist, and my son has had such a connection with her. He’s learned so much, and his therapy is very intense and repetitive so we have to go slow and steady with him, but he looks forward to going twice a week and has never been even slightly upset at the idea of seeing everyone. Everyone is warm and welcoming, and I truly don’t know where I would be without them.
  • Avatar Juliana Gomez ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Talk about therapy was amazing, Ms. Bianca is very knowledgeable and was able to guide me and provide for us all the resources we needed to successfully get my little one through feeding therapy. 10/10 recommend. Thank you! 😘
  • Avatar Mary Claire Smith ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    We absolutely love TAT! We have used them for their speech and feeding therapies! My son gets so excited to see Ms. Leah every week! Highly recommend them!
  • Avatar Yasiri Alanis ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    My son absolutely loves Ms. Rachel. He enjoys coming to therapy every Monday. We have seen a lot of improvement even though we are able to come once a week. Thank you Ms. Rachel for your dedication.
  • Avatar Desiree Marie ★★★★★ 8 months ago
    We were recommended to Talk About Therapy by our pediatrician and we absolutely loved them. Niti was extremely patient, professional, and understanding. Ms. Rachel was absolutely amazing with my child. Even when we moved 45 minutes away, … More we kept going due to the professionalism, care, and kindness Talk About Therapy possesses. Would absolutely recommend them!!
  • Avatar RaQuita Weathers ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    My son has been receiving service here with Niti and Rachel for over a year now and we are happy with our choice to choose Talk About Therapy for his speech therapy. With Rachel as his primary care provider, my son is happy to come to appointments … More and he’s learning so much from each session. We have seen a major improvement in his development since Niti starting seeing us last summer. We would em highly recommend this business for any parents looking for quality care service.
  • Avatar Shakita Thomas ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    I have one word that describes Talk About Therapy- Speech Therapy and it’s AMAZING ! My son have been getting services here for 7 Months with Rachel and I have seen a big change in his speech. From one word to making sentences. It’s just … More mind blowing ! And let’s not forget my son lovessssssss Ms. Rachel ! She is literally the best ! So professional, patient and caring ! I love the way she is with him and she’s always on top of things. I just want to say thank you Rachel and Niti for everything that you do for my son ! I highly recommend them !
  • Avatar B ★★★★★ 7 months ago
    Me. Rachel is great! Super patient with my daughter and she works with my late schedule. Highly recommend this company.
  • Avatar Erin M ★★★★★ 10 months ago
    We used Talk About Therapy for our two year old in early 2021 and saw amazing progress! He actually ended up “testing out of” speech therapy which is what every parent wants to hear. The owner was very professional and responsive to our … More needs. We would recommend this company without hesitation.
  • Avatar Melodie Keheley ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Niti is wonderful! She help me and my son out when he had his tongue tie done . It was hard to do the exercises with him being an older baby trying to get in his mouth but she showed me ways to get it done without a fight. Thank you again … More Niti for the help!!! 🥰
  • Avatar Dashonique Fitzgerald ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    My daughter was showing early developmental delays at her 12 month wellness checkup. Her pediatrician referred us to Talk About Therapy. I was very nervous and worried about my baby. The owner Niti was very professional and helpful. She … More educated me as a parent as well. My daughter has been in speech therapy for 6 months now and she is saying a lot more words now and is much better with communicating. Developmentally she is far more advanced than she was at her 12 month wellness checkup. She also just started with a new therapist Bianca. I was very nervous for my daughter to have therapy with anyone else but Niti. I had gotten comfortable with Niti, and so did my daughter, but the new therapist Bianca is amazing with my daughter. Whenever I need to reschedule or have any questions Niti and Bianca are always available. Talk About Therapy goes above and beyond. They have helped my daughter tremendously and eased my anxieties and concerns as a parent with her speech development.
  • Avatar Britney Drometer ★★★★★ a year ago
    I’m really glad that we were referred to Niti for my infant daughter’s speech therapy. She was super helpful and accommodating. The exercises she gave us for our daughter made a huge difference and you could definitely tell that it helped … More her with feeding. I would recommend her to friends and see her again should our daughter or future children have any speech related issues. Thanks again Niti!
  • Avatar jamila bivens ★★★★★ a year ago
    I made the best decision by picking Niti as my son’s therapist. She’s pleasant and patient. She detected the cause of his feeding problem (tongue tie) and we got it fixed. He was finished with therapy within the three months he was given. … More We’d seen progress every week and immediately after his reverse. My son no longer needs a feeding tube thanks to her. If any parent is looking a speech therapist, I highly recommend.
  • Avatar Nicole Marie ★★★★★ a year ago
    I was referred to talk about therapy by my sons pediatrician. My son has worked with Niti and Rachel. Both are fantastic and really took the time to address my questions and concerns. My son loved going to his sessions and hated leaving. … More I highly recommend talk about therapy to anyone who may have concerns about their kids speech.
  • Avatar Whitney Brand ★★★★★ a year ago
    Niti is fantastic! My infant some began seeing her for feeding therapy prior to having his posterior tongue tie revised and post-revision. She did wonders with my son! She is very knowledgeable and patient (which is key when working with … More babies) and she fantastic at following up and checking in with us. I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone dealing with the same issues.
  • Avatar Sarah B ★★★★★ a year ago
    We loved Niti! She helped us with my 7 month old’s rough transition to solids. She was patient and helped both with my daughter’s feeding skills and my comfort as a parent. In 2 months we went from her almost total rejection of solids to … More eating everything we eat (prepared safely for a baby, of course!). Definitely recommend Talk About Therapy!
  • Avatar Linnea Veazey ★★★★★ a year ago
    Niti is very knowledgeable and has been so easy to work with. She identified my son's tongue and lip tie, and helped us find the appropriate provider to get them released. I am an SLP myself, but I don't have any experience with … More oral motor function pre and post tongue/lip tie releases. We were definitely in good hands with Niti as she is a wealth of knowledge in this area!
  • Avatar Rachel Sandifer ★★★★★ a year ago
    My child made so much progress in six months working with Niti. She is incredibly engaging, consistent, and gave us so many tips and tools to use at home. Highly recommend!
  • Avatar Ashley Carlson ★★★★★ a year ago
    Niti has been amazing for my son! She was so helpful with exercises pre and post revision of my sons lip and tongue tie. She is patient, kind, and great with babies. She is also very responsive to any questions or concerns you have via … More email, phone, or text. I cannot recommend her enough!!!