TAMIKO TESHIMA, M.A., CCC-SLP (SHE/HER)

Speech-Language Pathologist and Owner

Tamiko, who goes by Tami (pronounced "Tommy"), is a former teacher turned speech-language pathologist. She received a Master of Arts in Education, Speech-Language Pathology from San Jose State and a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education from Grand Valley State University. Tami opened Duncan Lake Speech Therapy, LLC in May 2019 after working as a school-based speech-language pathologist. Her vision was to provide comprehensive, client-centered speech-language services as accessible as possible.

Tami's areas of speech interest include articulation and phonological disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), expressive/receptive language delays, fluency (stuttering), and orofacial myology. Tami also provides gender-affirming voice modification services, both individually and in a group-format class that she offers quarterly.

In addition to client-centered work, Tami also acts as a consultant for the Autism Alliance of Michigan, providing trainings for parents and caregivers throughout the state of Michigan. She is a mentor in the Start Your Private Practice Program with The Independent Clinician, where she supports new SLP private practice owners start their own businesses. Most recently, Tami began working as the team SLP for an Approved Autism Evaluation Center through Acorn Health.

When she is not working, Tamiko spends time with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Theo. She enjoys traveling, bird watching, hiking, and water activities such as kayaking. She can often be found reading a book.

Tami holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as a Speech-Language Pathology license from the state of Michigan and the state of Maine.

BETHANY HICKS, M.A., CCC-SLP (SHE/HER)

Speech-Language Pathologist

Bethany is passionate about understanding the individual strengths and areas of growth for her clients and their families, and tailoring therapy to address their daily communication needs.  She takes a holistic approach to her therapy, because communication is integral to every aspect of life! She specializes in play-based therapy for 0-5 year olds and working with clients of all ages who stutter.

In her free time, she enjoys anything outdoors (hiking, backpacking, kayaking, you name it!). On a rainy day, you can find her snuggling her dog Ellie and working on her latest embroidery or knitting project.

Bethany holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association as well as a Speech-Language Pathology license from the state of Michigan.

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