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owner + speech language pathologist

Welcome! I am so happy you are here.  I am a speech language pathologist, feeding specialist, mom, and military spouse.  I created Maryland MSF in an effort to change the way families and their children experience pediatric therapy.  With the ongoing trials and tribulations of everyday life, I am determined to improve access to quality therapy and reduce the stress of families trying to obtain and maintain therapy services. 

Over the years, I have completed hundreds of hours of specialized trainings, connected with local professionals, and invested in myself to bring the highest quality care to my therapy families.  I believe in treating my patients with kindness, compassion, and empathy, while providing relatable experiences and hands on support.  I am elated to share my dreams with you and the community and hope Maryland MSF serves as a place where children and families can feel welcome, heard, validated, and loved.



to provide comprehensive, collaborative, and innovative care by highly qualified, forward-thinking professionals in a space where mental and physical health is cared for and considered harmoniously.

kara's approach + beliefs.

kara specializes in pediatric communication disorders and supporting children and families with feeding and communication challenges.


She is passionate about giving mom's the knowledge and tools to make decisions that feel right for them and their child, by providing treatment through a responsive based lens. 


Kara believes strongly in treating the whole child, whole family, which is why so many of her families go on to achieve success in their feeding and developmental journeys.  

  • Neurodivergent affirming practice

  • Child lead approach

  • Responsive feeding based approach


certifications and licensure

Kara holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed by the Maryland Department of Health for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

  • Oromyofunctional Therapy Trained

  • Prompt Therapy

  • Talk Tools

  • Beckman Oral Motor

  • Feed The Peds

  • When Baby Can't Suck: integrated treatment of infants struggling to feed

  • AEIOU: approach- acceptance, exposure, independence, observation and understanding – a responsive feeding approach

  • Managing Feeding Aversion and Bottle-Refusal in Breastfeeding Babies

  • TOTS: Tethered Oral Tissues Specialty Training 

  • Tongue Tie in the Breastfeeding Baby

  • Hanen: It Takes Two to Talk

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