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Our Mission

Square Peg Therapies is a locally owned and operated home care agency, founded to provide kids with therapy that fits. We value a child’s ability to participate in meaningful activities with family and friends within the home, community and academic setting. We pride ourselves on meeting each child where he or she is and doing so in a supportive and fun manner. We offer speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy and skilled nursing.

We also recognize the importance families play in the therapeutic process and provide family training to ensure carryover of newly developed skills for each child. Our mission is to provide personalized and comprehensive therapies that fit. We are committed to meaningful, research-based outcomes that help each child reach their full and amazing potential utilizing innovative interventions and tailored technology.

Service that demonstrates compassion and integrity in everything we do.

Quality care tailored to your child’s individual needs delivering measurable outcomes.

Utilize a multidisciplinary team approach to empower families, educators, and caregivers to implement techniques, strategies, equipment and activities for optimal outcomes.

Accountability through the consistent pursuit for a higher level of professional excellence.

Respect, value, and treat every individual with dignity through genuine relationships.

Evidence Based interventions and play therapy approaches shall be used to optimize learning and long-term functional gains within natural contexts.

Purpose driven strategies enable clients to navigate life with confidence.

Experienced, highly skilled, and responsible staff, who are willing to go the extra mile to establish trust and build unique bonds with your child.

Grateful and honored to have the opportunity to help develop sustainable progress for each child we serve and the ability to extend our impact into the community.

Leadership Team

Tricia Eggers
CAO / SLP

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Tricia Eggers is a licensed speech-language pathologist and earned her Master of Science from East Tennessee State University. She is ASHA-certified and has worked with many exceptional populations in both educational and clinical settings over the past 15 years. She specializes in a variety of communication abilities, disorders and syndromes and has worked with both pediatrics and geriatrics. She is a passionate advocate for the children she serves and believes their program must be personalized to incorporate their unique talents and special interests. She loves to watch each child grow their communication skills through traditional speech and AAC and gain the confidence to live their best lives and reach their full amazing potential. When she’s not providing speech therapy, you can find Tricia swimming, hiking, water and snow skiing and enjoying nature and the great outdoors with her family. She also enjoys reading and listening to podcasts.

Kelly Holgate
CCO / OT

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Kelly Holgate is from Parker and now lives in Elizabeth, CO with her husband and three kids. She received her Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise from Colorado State University and then received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from University of South Dakota. Kelly has over 15 years of experience working with children with neurodevelopmental and physical difficulties. She loves treating with a sensory integration approach and using a multi-disciplinary team approach. She is trained and has provided evaluation and treatment in: physical disability, sensory integration, sensory based feeding disorders, fine motor rehabilitation, handwriting, ADL training, neurodevelopmental treatment, home modification and visual motor skills. She loves collaborating with families and other therapists to find creative ways to meet each individual child’s needs. Outside of work, Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, going to the mountains, running and gardening.

Nicole Cumesty
SLP  / ACC

Emileigh Eggers
Director of Administrative Services

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Emileigh Eggers grew up in the Appalachian mountains of Tennessee and moved to Colorado to raise a family and earn her degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver. Upon graduation, she pursued an administrative career in home health care. She gained experience as a referral and early intervention coordinator. This experience developed her administrative skills and passion for coordinating between therapists, families, and physicians. As the director of administrative services at Square Peg Therapies, Emileigh supports therapists with all things administrative behind the scenes, so that therapists can focus on providing the best care to their patients. In addition, she fields referrals and matches the needs of each child to the therapist that best fits. While not in the office, Emileigh enjoys spending time with her two children, swimming, hiking, and traveling. In addition to spending time outside, she enjoys attending concerts and listening to live music.

Skylar Piper
SLP / Director of Speech Therapy

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Skylar earned a Master of Science in Speech Pathology from Georgia Southern University in Savannah, Georgia. After spending her life in Georgia, Skylar relocated with her husband to Denver, Colorado. Skylar is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist who has provided therapy to individuals, both pediatrics and geriatrics, with a variety of diagnoses and needs. She has experience working with speech, language and feeding/swallowing disorders. She enjoys working with the whole family in the home health setting. It is important to help the child make the most progress and the family to learn to support their child the best way possible. Skylar has worked with a variety of diagnoses such as Autism, Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome as well as various other syndromes. Skylar also has experience with ABA and is well-versed in executing ABA principles. Skylar enjoys working with all individuals to help them communicate efficiently and eat safely. Aside from loving speech therapy, Skylar also loves spending time with her young daughter and husband, snowboarding, watching college football and going to concerts.

Sandra Beverlin
OT / Director of Occupational Therapy

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Sandra is a licensed, registered Occupational Therapist residing in Castle Rock, CO. She earned her Bachelor of Public Health and Master of Occupational Therapy at Governors State University in Chicago, Illinois. From there, Sandra has worked as an Occupational Therapist in both Colorado and Utah, but is happy to call Colorado her permanent home. Sandra has 7 years experience working as a pediatric OT in home-health and outpatient settings. She has additional training in SOS Approach to Feeding from the Star Institute, as well as 2 years experience providing Hippotherapy to her patients. Sandra uses a sensory integrative approach in her treatments and loves collaborating with parents and families to help her patients achieve their best functional outcomes. Outside of work, Sandra enjoys trail-running, rock climbing, and camping with her toddler and rescue pup.

Nicole Clayton
PT / Director of Physical Therapy

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Nicole is a licensed Doctor of Physical therapy. She graduated with her Doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in 2009 and with her Bachelors of Science in human biology from the University of Indianapolis in 2004. Nicole started her career in pediatrics and then being a navy wife took her into various settings including acute care, neurological rehabilitation, pediatric home care in a rural setting and finally back to Colorado where she continued to pursue her love for pediatrics and their families. Nicole has expertise in developmental and neurological disorders and is KT tape certified. She enjoys the challenges and provides several treatment options for each individual family including neurodevelopmental training, positioning, strength and agility training, aquatics, improving activity tolerance and improving quality of life for both the child and the family involved. She has a heart for making sure each child knows how strong they truly are. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys hiking, running and being active outdoors with her 3 kids.

Erin Hundley
Registered Nurse

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Erin Hundley grew up in Parker, CO but now lives in Elizabeth, CO with her husband and three kids. She graduated from CSU with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise and then received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Sioux Falls in South Dakota. She love running, camping and being outdoors with her family.

Speech Therapists

Caren Powell
SLP 

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Caren Powell is an ASHA certified speech-language pathologist who has been practicing since 1992. Caren earned her BS at CU Boulder and her M.Ed. in Communication Science Disorders from the University of Georgia. Caren has provided therapy in a variety of settings including Denver Public Schools, Colorado Easter Seal, Saddle Up!, and private practice. Caren has enjoyed the variety of settings in which she has worked but truly loves the one on one time she can spend with clients and families. She has worked with a diversity of needs including childhood apraxia of speech, developmental delays, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, express/receptive language disorders, reading and curriculum adaptation, and has extensive experience in the area of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) for clients with complex communication needs. In her free time Caren loves spending time with her family on their many outdoor adventures, skiing, golfing and traveling.

Staci Neustadt
SLP 

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Staci is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist with over 20 years of experience providing individual and group therapy, training, mentorship, and leadership. She discovered her life’s purpose to support people with disabilities at a young age when volunteering at The Arc in her home state of Wisconsin. Staci is an entrepreneur with creative and innovative solutions for supporting individuals through understanding and connecting with them. Staci co-founded Alexicom Tech in 2007, an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) software company. She has spoken at conferences to educate families and professions on AAC around the country. In 2019 Staci joined Susan Golubock, a retired Occupational Therapy and Autistic, in developing the Neuro Strengths-Based Support for Autism framework. The NSBSA framework helps bridge the gap in how non-autistics view autism and how autistics view themselves as well as understand the non-autistic way of thinking. Staci is passionate about supporting individuals with speech and communication needs so they can be confident and advocate for themselves.

Elizabeth Chapman
SLP

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Elizabeth grew up near Chicago, Illinois, where she spent much of her free time reading books and babysitting for the neighborhood kids. She then travelled north to snowy Wisconsin, where she combined her interests in language and children to earn both her BS and MS degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders at UW – Madison (Go Badgers!). She holds her state license in Colorado and her Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Elizabeth has evaluated and treated individuals aged 8 months to 80 years, and has provided therapy for a variety of populations and diagnoses, including bilingual/ESL, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, individuals with hearing or visual impairments, and a variety of genetic syndromes. She provides therapy in both Spanish and English, and specializes in serving the growing bilingual population in the Denver area. Every day, she seeks to give her clients the opportunity for relational connection, academic and vocational achievement, and self-expression through communication. Outside of work, Elizabeth loves to travel with her family while encountering different cultures and tasting delicious food. In Colorado, you’ll probably find her drinking coffee while engrossed in a good book, or enjoying the lovely mountain views by hiking or skiing.

Katelyn Ingham
SLP

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Katelyn was born and raised in Spokane, Washington. She earned her Bachelor’s of Arts in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington state University. She then moved to Colorado where she earned her Master’s of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. Katelyn has worked with children from infancy through high school and has had experience with a variety of speech, language and feeding needs. She has had experience with a diverse population of children including those with autism spectrum disorder, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and developmental delay. She has provided assessment and treatment in a variety of areas including: expressive/receptive language disorder, pragmatic language skills, feeding disorder, articulation, and augmentative and alternative communication. Katelyn enjoys working closely with children and their families and supporting development through meaningful interactions and routines. In her free time, Katelyn loves to travel, hike, play the ukulele and spend time with her husband, two cats and dog.

Susan Engel
SLP 

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Susan Engel is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist with the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She has been practicing for the past 27 years after graduating from Minot State University with her Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders and Masters of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Susan has completed a full year traineeship with JFK Partners with an emphasis in Augmentative Communication. Susan has supported students and their families from Early Childhood through the age of 21 and has assumed leadership roles within her school district within the area of Autism Spectrum Disorders. Susan is trained in Hanen’s It Takes Two to Talk and More Than Words, PROMPT, PECS, Lindamood Visualizing and Verbalizing, and has completed online TEACCH training through the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Susan and her husband have raised two children who are busy launching into their adult lives. They enjoy watching their son play baseball, traveling to see their kids and relaxing in their back yard.

Rachel Kost
SLP

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Rachel is a bilingual Spanish-English speaking Speech-Language Pathologist who has worked with children for many years. She has experience as an SLP in the school setting as well as in outpatient pediatric therapy. Her favorite thing about her job is getting to see the progress and growth of her patients. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, she has called Denver “home” for the past eight years. She received her undergraduate degree from Ohio State and a graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Northern Arizona University. In her free time she enjoys being outside with her dog, Hank, traveling with her fiance, taking a pilates class, or going to a concert.

Emmy Venner
SLP

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Emmy Venner is a licensed speech-language pathologist and earned her Masters of Arts from Truman State University. She has worked in educational and home health settings in the Aurora and Denver area since receiving her degree in 2018. She has experience with wide array of disorders providing intervention in AAC, language skills, articulation, social skills, voice disorders, and advocacy skills for young children and adults. Emmy has worked with a diverse language background with experience with individual’s who speak Spanish, Karen, Kurdish, Arabic, and Swahili through interpretation and parent education. She believes in the home health approach to serve children and their families in their own environments to provide a functional carry over into all settings. She loves to incorporate play based tasks, art, and a child’s interests into intervention to practice skills in a functional, natural environment. Outside of speech therapy, Emmy enjoys cooking, home renovation, and spending time with her pets.

Keira Strickling
SLP 

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Keira Strickling completed her undergraduate degree from The University of Colorado at Boulder in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences where she fell in love with the career of Speech Pathology. She completed her graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Texas at Dallas and returned to Colorado to pursue her love of outdoor activities and be closer to family. She speaks Spanish and is passionate about helping under serviced populations locally and abroad. She loves working with all ages and populations. Her favorite thing about the job is building meaningful relationships with patients and watching them progress. In her free time she loves to explore with loved ones, practice yoga, hike, and read.

Marie Bloem
SLP 

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Marie is a licensed speech-language pathologist and certified Early Intervention provider. Prior to moving to Colorado, she spent five years as a research SLP with the Early Intervention Research Group at Northwestern University studying how to best support early communication development. In addition to working with families through Square Peg, she also works as a writer and editor at The Informed SLP, helping to connect practicing SLPs with current clinical research. Her approach is family-centered, strengths-based, and individualized. She lives in Denver and enjoys playing her cello in a community orchestra, painting watercolors, and hiking.

Tricia Armistead
SLP

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Tricia studied Art and Speech Language Pathology in her undergraduate studies at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, MI and remained at Calvin for her graduate studies.  Tricia has worked in pediatrics for over ten years in the school, clinical, and home health settings.  Tricia is passionate about neurodiversity affirming practices where relationships are the foundation and the fuel for progress.  While the practice of speech pathology is rather scientific, Tricia leans into the art of the process, creating space for patients to communicate in all ways and helping others see the value in all forms of communication.

Megan Cooney
SLP

Occupational Therapists

Sarah Jacquot
OT / Clinical Coordinator

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Sarah Jacquot was born and raised in southeastern Wisconsin, near Milwaukee. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Psychology and graduate degree in Occupational Therapy. She was introduced to the therapy world from her mom, who is an SLP. From there, Sarah went on to volunteer at various camps for youth with disabilities as well as volunteer in special education classrooms and shadow OTs in the school environment. Sarah’s first job out of college was at a large hospital in Milwaukee with a neuro rehab unit. Although she enjoyed working with an adult population and being challenged by the neurology field, she realized her passion remained with providing care for and interacting with children and their families. Sarah has experience with a range of disabilities including ASD, Down syndrome, developmental delay, Cerebral palsy, sensory processing disorder, and unspecified motor planning deficits. Outside of work, Sarah is enjoying getting to know her new home here in Denver, spending her weekends outdoors hiking and camping, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers! She is excited to be a part of the Square Peg Therapy team and continue to build upon her passion of collaborating with families to provide their children with the tools to be successful in any environment they encounter.

Sarah Jasso
OT

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Sarah is a licensed, registered Occupational Therapist who graduated with her Bachelor of Public Health and Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Governors State University in Chicago, Illinois. She has 7 years experience in the outpatient and Home-Health Geriatric setting and is excited to use her extensive clinical skills working in the pediatric setting. She was working as the Rehabilitation Director of an outpatient clinic before transitioning to Square Peg Therapies.  She enjoys collaborating directly with patients and families to create the best quality of life and overall independence to participate in daily tasks. She is passionate about working on foundational skills to allow her patients to successfully participate in ADLs independently as well as play-based and sensory processing therapy. Sarah currently resides in Denver, CO with her husband and two Golden Retrievers. Outside of work, she enjoys exploring Colorado’s many hiking trails, yoga, camping and trying new restaurants.

Margaret Daley
OT

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Margaret graduated with a Master’s of Occupational Therapy degree from Worcester State University in December of 2021. She is originally from Rhode Island but recently moved to Denver for this job opportunity and to explore the city and mountains. She has been working with children in various environments since 2014. She graduated high school with a certificate in assistant teaching and continued to work with children as an ABA therapist during occupational therapy school. She has experience and knowledge in the areas of sensory processing, emotional regulation, and reflex integration. She enjoys reading and hiking during her free time.

Syd Martin
OT 

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Syd (Sydney) lives in Aurora, CO. Syd attended Pacific University in Oregon for her Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy. After practicing she later went on to receive her Master of Science Degree in Occupational Therapy from San Jose University. Syd has 30 years of experience working with children with genetic (chromosome variations and conditions), neurodevelopmental, sensory integration, feeding, hemiplegia and cerebral palsy, vision, feeding difficulties, facial palsy, autism spectrum disorders and Down syndrome. Syd has conducted research and collaborates with families to support their child’s Just Right challenge for play and learning. Syd has partnered with Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center with empowering individuals through activity adaptations using outdoor activities and experiences for children for the past 10 years. Syd has extensive education in the areas of sensory integration, sensory modulation, feeding, handwriting and neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT). Syd has completed advanced training with Self-Regulation and DIR®/Floortime™, Early Start Denver Model, Sensory Integration and Praxis (SIPT), Assisting Hand Certified (AHA), Kinesiotape and executive functioning. Syd is AOTA Board Certified in Pediatrics. She loves fostering a caring, compassionate environment for learning for her patients and families. When not providing occupational therapy, you can find Syd spending time with her husband, adult children hiking, traveling, enjoying the outdoors. She also enjoys quilting, crafts, gardening, and pilates and hanging out with her dog Lexi.  She cheers both for the Boise Broncos along with the Denver Broncos!

Allie Engeldinger
OT 

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Allie is a licensed and registered occupational therapist residing in Pine, CO. She is originally from Wisconsin, where she obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Allie holds a Bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Science, a Masters degree in Occupational Therapy, and a Global Health Certificate. She has been working as a pediatric Occupational Therapist since 2020 in the outpatient and home health settings, and loves connecting with families and children everyday for her job. Allie has a special interest in trauma informed care and mental health supports for families and children, and is proud to call herself a neurodiversity affirming therapist. She believes that all brains are beautiful and capable when they are provided with the right supports and opportunities. Allie has a history of working as a CNA, lab technician, teaching assistant, and a family intake coordinator at a respite care clinic. Although she has worked with people of all different ages and abilities, she has always loved working with and supporting families and children the most. Outside of work, Allie loves hiking, reading, cooking, candle making, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Aubrey Fisher
OT

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Aubrey graduated from the University of Wisconsin with her Bachelor’s in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has been practicing in outpatient and home health pediatrics for over 5 years. Aubrey is a neurodiversity affirming therapist who is passionate about empowering children and families to reach their goals. Her treatment focuses on helping children learn through play, self-regulate, develop independence in their daily routines, and carry over skills across natural environments at home, school, and in the community. Aubrey is a Certified Autism Specialist and has experience working in a multidisciplinary Developmental Diagnostic Clinic providing strengths based testing and treatment recommendations to families seeking answers regarding their child’s development. During her time working in Chicago, she led a therapeutic early childhood program designed to help children gain foundational learning and life skills alongside their peers. Aubrey is a firm believer in letting kids lead, that learning through play is essential, and that safe and meaningful relationships are the foundation for growth. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, cooking, and getting outdoors with her family.

Morgan Castelbuono
OT

Abbie Brandhagen
OT

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Abbie is a Wisconsin native where she received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, and later earned her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO. Abbie is a certified yoga instructor and loves to use a holistic approach involving breath work and mindfulness to calm the nervous system, regulate emotions, and tune into what the body is communicating. Having spent her first career traveling to 26 countries across the globe, Abbie holds a deep admiration and respect for the many cultures represented in the Denver metro area among families and seeks to incorporate culturally-informed and neurodiversity affirming care. Abbie is passionate about using a play and strengths-based approach and loves to connect with families to empower them in supporting their child’s developmental journey.

Physical Therapists

Tara Van Cleave
PT

Lynn Adams
PT

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ynn Adams is a licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 2010 and her Master’s of Physical Therapy in 2007 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. She completed her undergraduate degree in 2003 at The University of Texas. Lynn has spent the past 15 years working in the pediatric setting in both the inpatient setting and in the home health setting. She was able to assist a preschool for children with special needs and has greatly enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with other therapists and values a multi-disciplinary approach when treating a child. Lynn has expertise in both developmental and neurological disorders with extensive history in treating children with Down Syndrome, neurological disorders and plagiocephaly. She believes in meeting each family where they are in their journey and utilizing her skill set to assist the family and child with reaching their maximum potential through positioning, strengthening, neurodevelopmental training, endurance training and equipment recommendations. There is no better feeling in the world than seeing a child meet a major developmental milestone or accomplish a personal goal! Lynn, her husband, two boys and dog recently relocated to Colorado from Texas. She spends her free time on the tennis court, hiking trails and cheering her children on from the sidelines.

Reina Fitzpatrick
PT

Nicole Asquino
PT

Administrative Team

Eleni Livaditis
Referral Coordinator & Office Manager

Eleanna Livaditis
Medical Biller

Taylor Hjelmeland
SLP / Compliance

Liza Flora
Admin Assistant / HR

Sarah Jaquot
OT / Clinical Coordinator

Our Process

We want to make this process as simple as possible and it starts with following these three steps.

Communicate

Give us a call or send us an email and we would love to chat with you about your child or answer any questions you may have.

Come Together

Once we have talked, let's make an appointment and meet to start this amazing journey. We will assess and get to know your child to determine which therapies will best meet their individual needs. From here we can begin the process of setting goals, planning activities, and creating a schedule that works best for you and your family.

Celebrate

Here is where we get to watch your child grow and flourish as we make progress toward our goals. This is the area that each therapist loves, as the small victories make our jobs worth pursuing. We couldn’t be more excited to start this adventure with your child and your family.

Tools For Growth

We provide a vast number of tools that will equip your child to reach their full potential. Therapy can be the perfect place to start getting your child the help and resources they need.

At Square Peg, it is our goal to utilize meaningful and research-based processes to provide a specific and comprehensive therapy that is the best fit for your child.

We never want to make a square peg confined to a circular hole, but we do want to provide tools to adapt that opening to allow the opportunity for change. Let us walk you through each type of therapy.

We work with insurance companies to obtain services. We communicate with doctors to achieve quality care plans. We attend IFSP/IEP meetings. We know all children are different. Please contact us to see if we have the right therapist for your child.

Let's find the perfect fit together.