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Meet The Allied Therapy Team

Allied Therapy offers home based Speech Therapy, Occupational TherapyApplied Behaviour Analysis, and Physiotherapy services in Halifax and Truro, and virtual care across Nova Scotia. 

Our goal is to help children who are late developers and different learners by helping them thrive at home, at school, and in life. 

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Stephanie Hovey (she/her)

Founder, Speech-Language Pathologist

Stephanie has extensive experience working with vulnerable populations. She specializes in working with Autism, Apraxia, Alternative and/or Augmentative Communication, and Voice clients. Stephanie is a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist with Professional Interest in Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), Clinical education, and Leadership. 

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Lisa Chisholm (she/her)

Occupational Therapist

Lisa is an Occupational Therapist with Allied Therapy. Lisa has a passion for understanding complex behaviour and regulation needs through sensory processing and movement, as well as trauma informed practice and mental health. She has experience supporting a neurodiverse population of children and adults in these areas and more, and her curiosity and enthusiasm to support those in need leads to a continuous path of learning.

 

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Cailey Walsh (she/her)

Speech-Language Pathologist

Cailey is a licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologist living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She completed her Masters of Science in Speech and Language Therapy at Manchester Metropolitan University. Cailey always knew she wanted to pursue a career where she could work with, advocate for, and help children every day. Cailey strives to create a safe, supportive and fun environment for therapy, always putting the client and family first. Her main areas of interest include supporting early language development and treating speech-sound disorders. 

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Janet Tricket (she/her)

Occupational Therapist

Janet is an Occupational Therapist. She obtained her degree from Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland.  Janet has a passion for supporting  clients and their families to meet therapy goals. She has particular interest and experience in mental health. Janet lives in Halifax with her active dog, Twiggy, who keeps her busy with hikes and runs! 

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Nicole Robinson (she/her)

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Nicole is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Nicole incorporates evidence-based principles of applied behaviour analysis to support individuals to achieve socially significant goals. Currently, Nicole provides behaviour assessment and skill-building treatment for adults with an intellectual disability and mental health challenges in an interdisciplinary healthcare setting. She also supports individuals with autism spectrum disorder throughout the lifespan. 

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Abby Weisbrot (she/they)

Speech-Language Pathologist

Abby (she/they) is a queer Speech-Language Pathologist and actor based in K’Jipuktuk (Halifax). She has over a decade of training and experience as a professional voice user and uses her performance background to create holistic services. Abby is passionate about inclusive communication and compassion-centred care. They prioritize providing a safe and supportive environment for exploring authentic self-expression and functional communication. When she’s not hosting living room concerts for her cat or attempting to make people laugh, Abby is dreaming about adopting all sorts of animals - but mostly chickens.

 

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Lori Robbins (she/her)

Paediatric Physiotherapist

Lori is Dalhousie University-trained and registered with the College of Physiotherapy in Nova Scotia.  Early in her physiotherapy career, her rural practice in B.C. focused on all aspects of pediatric physiotherapy, functional family-centred rehabilitation and community care.   Lori is a certified infant massage instructor and international trainer (IAIM®/WINC®) and is certified in Neonatal Touch and Massage (NTMC-TC).  Lori is also a dynamic community educator delivering workshops on the importance of early relationships, connection and environment in fostering sensory and movement skills. 

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Karen Sheridan (she/her)

Registered Behaviour Technician

Karen is a Registered Behaviour Technician in Halifax. When she's not working, she can be found spending time with her family and creating new and exciting resources for her clients.

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Marie Antoinette Jimenez (she/her)

Office Manager

Marie has undergraduate and graduate degrees in Occupational Therapy from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines and New York University, United States, respectively. She is a registered occupational therapist in the Philippines and in the United States. She is currently in the process of getting registered as an OT in Canada. She has two years of experience as an OT in the pediatric field, mainly working with neurodivergent children. She loves working with children and is passionate about creating fun learning opportunities for them in various areas. 

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Emma Johnston (she/her)

Occupational Therapist

Emma completed her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from Dalhousie University.  Emma is passionate about mental health awareness, supporting 2SLGBTQ+ clients, and community accessibility. Emma enjoys spending time exploring new places and trying new food, being creative, and going on walks with her puppy Leo. 

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Kate MacLeod (she/her)

Speech-Language Pathologist

Kate MacLeod is a Speech Language Pathologist with Allied Therapy. Kate's areas of special interest include Fluency, Autism, and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC.) She has a passion for helping her students become confident communicators through therapy sessions that are evidence-based and fun.

 

In her free time, Kate can be found grabbing a latte with a friend, enjoying a walk through the woods, or planning her next Airbnb roadtrip with her husband! 

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Aisha Zaman (she/her)

Speech-Language Pathologist

Aisha is a Speech-Language Pathologist based in Kjipuktuk (Halifax, NS). Aisha is dedicated to empowering her clients by increasing functional communication skills. She operates from a client-centered approach and seeks to normalize neurodiversity. Her gender-affirming voice services focus on finding a voice that is authentic to each individual client. She uses a trauma-informed and empathetic therapy framework that honours the humanity of every client above all else.

 

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Abby Lowry (she/her)

Board Certified Behaviour Analyst

Abby Lowry is a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst. Ensuring support meets the individual where they are at is vital to Abby's approach.  When not working, Abby can be found hiking, reading books with her two cats curled around her, or attempting to cook edible food.

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Natasha Gunn (she/her)

Recreational Therapists & ABA Therapist

Natasha has been working as a Recreation Therapist since 2016 after graduating from Brock University with a bachelor's degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in Applied Behaviour Analysis with an Emphasis in Autism from Ball State University. Natasha has experience working with a diverse population, her most recent experience has been working with adults with an intellectual disability and mental health challenges in an interdisciplinary healthcare setting. She enjoys working with individuals with complex needs and supporting them to improve their overall quality of life through behaviour and leisure intervention. 

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Shara Quinn (she/her)

Physiotherapist

Shara is a physiotherapist with Allied Therapy. She obtained her Master’s in Physiotherapy from Dalhousie University and spent one of her work terms at the IWK Health Centre. During this work term she had the opportunity to gain experience working in a variety of settings including: outpatient, hospital acute care, early intervention programs and school systems.  Shara has a passion for working with children in their natural environment to increase their confidence with gross motor skills and assist them in finding their own passion with physical activity and fitness.  

Interested in joining our team? See current opportunities here

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