WE HAVE CLINICS IN Four CONVENIENT LOCATIONS TO SERVE YOU AND YOUR CHILD:
4212 Coral Park Drive Brunswick, GA 31520
130 N Gross Road Suite 125 Kingsland, GA 31548
1110 S Pierce Street Suite A Alma, GA 31510
212 NE Broad Street Jesup, GA 31546

Pediatric Therapies of Southeast Georgia

Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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Pediatric Therapies of Southeast Georgia is an independent pediatric therapy practice. Started in 2004 as a single therapist practice owned and operated by Karen Parks, Pediatric Therapies of Southeast Georgia is dedicated to providing occupational, physical, and speech therapy services in the setting that best meets the needs of the children they serve and their families. Recognizing that each child's needs are different, we began providing services in a variety of settings, including the home, daycare centers, preschools, private schools, and the clinic. Service location decisions are made with the health of the child, needs of the family and insurance requirements in mind. We provide services in Glynn, Camden, McIntosh, Brantley, Charlton, Wayne, Ware, Coffee, Appling, and Pierce Counties. In addition, Pediatric Therapies of Southeast Georgia is aware of the many community resources and services available that may help enhance the lives of the children and families we work with and serve.

Pediatric Therapies of Southeast Georgia
(912) 342-8875


Karen Parks

Karen Parks MS, OTR/L CEO & Owner 

Karen is the Owner and CEO of Pediatric Therapies of SE GA and has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 28 years. Karen was a 1997 graduate of Glynn Academy. Karen obtained her bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Development and Services from Mercer University in 1991. She obtained her Masters of Science in Occupational Therapy from The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1993.

Karen has always had a love of the acute care setting and working with medically fragile children. She has worked in such major medical centers as Shands Hospital at the University of Florida and Memorial Health University Medical Center where she gained invaluable experience in the NICU and PICU. The majority of her continuing education has focused in helping children develop feeding skills, especially the medically fragile population.

Karen started her private practice as a sole practitioner in 2004 and slowly grew the practice to what it is today. She is passionate about bringing quality rehabilitative services to children in more rural communities and connecting families with community resources to help their children.

Karen lives in Jacksonville, FL with her husband and three beautiful daughters.


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Brittany Ferra-Office Coordinator

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Anna Adams

Anna Adams MEd, CCC-SLP

Anna received her Master of Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University in May of 2018. She has focused her clinical and professional experience on outpatient pediatrics. Anna has obtained her American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence and is licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech Language Pathology in Georgia. Anna lives in Alma with her husband, Lawrence, her son, Walker, and golden retriever, Sadie. She enjoys spending her free time with family, friends, and baby boy.


Lindsay Aldridge

Lindsay Aldridge, PTA


Marissa Anderson

Marissa Anderson MOT, OTR/L

Marissa Anderson earned her Master of Occupational Therapy degree at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2010. She has worked with children in early intervention, schools, and private clinics with a focus on feeding and sensory regulation for autistic children and related sensory processing disorders. Marissa has studied the Sequential Oral Sensory (SOS) Approach to Feeding as well as Hallie Bulkin’s Feed the Peds Foundations of Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Course. Marissa is also a Music Together teacher and loves using music and movement during therapy. Marissa and her husband have three children and two large doodles. They love enjoying the beach and ocean, hiking, and biking.


Kerrie Anthony

Kerrie Anthony OTR/L

Kerrie has been an occupational therapist for many years. She has a great passion for helping adults and children affected by various disabilities, find ways to recover and/or gain the skills they need to live their lives to the fullest. Kerrie has worked extensively in rehabilitation and home and community settings with brain injury survivors, children and adults with a variety of special needs, and older adults recovering from numerous debilitating conditions. She moved from Louisville KY to Southeast Georgia 2 years ago. During her career, Kerrie found that often the home environments of families with pediatric and adults with disability were not compatible to their abilities, causing limitations and dependence. She obtained the Certified Aging In Place specialist (CAPS) designation, and co-founded CapABLE Living LLC, where she uses her knowledge of medical conditions and their effect on function, along with understanding of the importance of a meaningful occupation to help individuals modify their homes to meet current and future needs successfully. In addition to CapABLE Living LLC, Kerrie has her own Occupational Therapy private practice, Independence at Heart LLC, also in Louisville KY. She also loves spending time with her family, her dogs, crafting, biking, hiking, gardening, volunteering with her church


Julie Beimler

Julie Beimler MOT/L

Julie is a licensed occupational therapist with ten years of experience ranging from orthopedic rehabilitation, skilled nursing, and her passion, outpatient pediatrics. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and has received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from D’Youvllle College in Buffalo, New York. Julie is passionate about fostering learning styles and providing strategies for every child in play, school, and community environments. When she is not with her patients, Julie spends her very precious spare time accommodating the crazy schedules that keep life exciting with her active three boys, husband, and two dogs.


Mary Blenkinsop

Mary Blenkinsop MEd, CCC-SLP

Mary Blenkinsop is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist at Pediatric Therapies of Southeast Georgia. Mary has worked with the pediatric population in early intervention, public schools, and private practice settings. She has enjoyed working with children ranging from mild to severe delays and disabilities, while watching them make progress with caregiver support. She has worked with children with articulation, phonological, language, social/pragmatic delays, and fluency disorders. She received her undergraduate degree in Communication and Sciences Disorders at The University of Georgia in 2012 and her master’s degree in Communication Disorders at Valdosta State University in 2015. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.


Nakia Boyd

Nakia Boyd PT, DPT

Nakia earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise/Human Sciences (Pre- PT) from Florida State University, the school where her parents met! Nakia was later blessed to attend the one and only Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, FL where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree. Nakia is a certified health coach and has work and clinical experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities, older adults in the skilled nursing setting and in orthopedics with a focus on manual therapy, post-trauma care, and osteopathic techniques; however her greatest passion is working with children, where she has experience in early intervention/family coaching and now in the clinical setting. Nakia truly enjoys learning each child and tailoring treatment to each individual and their family. Nakia is an ordained minister and enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering, Zumba!, working with her hands, books, theme parks, singing and listening to music, and is a huge movie buff, especially anything Marvel and comedies!

“I feel so blessed to get to come to work everyday. These little people and their families are so amazing! Everyday, they make me want to grow and be the best I can be. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else lol. I feel very blessed to be apart of PTSEGA , our leader is truly one of the best of the best! and this staff…not only incredible and caring professionals...they are genuinely awesome people too!”


Kricket Carter

Kricket Carter MEd, CCC-SLP

Kricket attended Valdosta State University where she received her Bachelors and Masters of Education in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Kricket is licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology in Georgia. She has experience working with children with mild to severe/profound communication disorders, treating impairments in speech articulation, oral-motor, receptive and expressive language, fluency, and pragmatics. Kricket, her husband Zach, and their two children Lexi Jane & Luke live in Folkston, GA. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and children.


Sarah Davidson

Sarah Davidson, MPT.

Sarah has been a Physical Therapist for 17 years, graduating from St. Louis University in Missouri. While working as a Physical Therapist, she has gained experience working with babies, school-aged children in outpatient clinics and schools, and families in their homes. Sarah has a variety of continuing education, including “Positioning for Play” for newborns/babies, Learn, Play, Thrive curriculum, and Positive Behavior Approach for challenging behaviors.


Raleeta Davis

Raleeta Davis, CCC-SLP

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Arianne Dela Cruz

Arianne Dela Cruz, OTR/L

Arianne attended the University of Santo tomas and Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila,Philippines, and she completed Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy. She worked for 4 and a half years as pediatric OT in school setting and homehealth in the Philippines before coming to USA. Arianne is guest speaker for various topics to educate parents and other members of interdisciplinary team for collaborating to help children with special needs. She is an avid supporter of Autism Association of the Philippines and ADHD assoc. of the Philippines Arianne passed NBCOT and obtained OTR 2014 Licensed to practice in GA in 2016, and she has been practicing in outpatient with both pediatric and adult population, hospitals (acute,sub-acute,swing bed), and nursing home for the past 5 years in different cities of GA as travelling therapist. She is also certified in Physical agent & modalities, LSVT-BIG, and dementia practitioner. Despite years of practice with mostly adult population, she felt the urge to go back to her first love which is pediatric setting. :) Arianne is happily married and has 2 lovely kids and 1 fur baby.


Mary Delage

Mary DeLage MOT, OTR/L

Mary received her Master of Occupational Therapy degree from Quinnipiac University. She has clinical and professional experience in outpatient pediatrics, mental health, and inpatient neurological rehabilitation. She enjoys spending free time with her family and friends, traveling and exploring the beach. "I love being an occupational therapist because it allows me to help my clients achieve their goals while having fun in the process. I love that I get to use my creativity and skills to help others find joy and independence. Being an OT has been incredibly rewarding in so many ways!"


Marissa Lee

Marissa Lee Hendrickson M.Ed., CCC-SLP

Marissa obtained her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education degrees in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University. Following graduate school, Marissa completed her clinical externship at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital and her internship in the Pierce County school system. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Marissa is licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology in Georgia. Her experience includes working with infants through the geriatric population. Marissa recently became PROMPT trained. The technique is a tactile-kinesthetic approach that uses touch cues to a patient's articulators (jaw, tongue, and lips) to manually guide them through a targeted word, phrase, or sentence. Marissa, her husband Clay, and their daughter Millie live in Brunswick with their dog Brodie.


Sara Jensen

Sara Jensen, MS, CCC-SLP

Sara graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, from Indiana State University, and a Master of Science degree from Florida Atlantic University in Speech Language Pathology. Sara has been blessed with pediatric experience in inpatient/outpatient hospitals and completed her clinical fellowship providing services in an ESE school for medically fragile children. She is passionate about tailoring therapy to each individual patient and using multi-modal approaches to help children functionally communicate. Sara is happily married and has two fur babies


Courtney Joseph

Courtney Joseph, OTR/L

Courtney has been a practicing in pediatric occupational therapy for 10 years. She grew up locally in Woodbine, Ga and now resides in Jacksonville, Fl with her husband and baby on the way! She graduated with a Master of Health Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Keiser University. She has worked in a variety of settings including behavior therapy, pediatric outpatient, adult acute care hospital, skilled nursing and school systems but feels pediatrics is where her passion is. Courtney loves to work in the functionality area of OT and has a passion for helping children be as independent as possible. She also has a special interest in assistive technology and adapting environments. She enjoys spending time with family and friends on the weekends and being outdoors!


Cassie Lee

Cassandra Lee OTR/L

Cassy graduated from Brenau University with her Master of Occupational Therapy degree in Atlanta, GA, and her undergraduate degree in psychology from the College of Coastal Georgia. She is passionate about serving her community and was born in Brunswick, GA. She is the lead children’s minister at her church and enjoys working with children of all ages, especially the babies. In her free time, she enjoys running on the beach, training for her Disney princess ½ marathon, traveling, and painting. She aspires to grow in her OT practice with feeding therapy and loves to see children grow in their independence.


Taylor Meadows

Taylor Meadows PT, DPT

Taylor is a full time physical therapist who works in our Jesup and Alma offices. Taylor graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2016 with a Bachelor's Degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Exercise Science and minor in psychology. Taylor then went to physical therapy school at Brenau University where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree in May 2019. Taylor has experience in school based pediatrics, orthopedics, geriatrics, clinic-based pediatrics, and home health. Taylor has a true passion for the pediatric realm of physical therapy and loves working with children of all ages. Taylor enjoys reading, hanging out with friends, and traveling in her spare time.


Mary Parker

Mary Parker, MPT

Mary received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Georgia and Master of Physical Therapy from Emory University. Mary has worked in pediatrics for 26 years (eek). She has served children in Babies Can’t Wait, schools, and outpatient settings. Mary is excited to be part of the team at Pediatric Therapies of Southeast Georgia. Working with other therapists gives children the best comprehensive care. "I believe kids should be kids and enjoy the same activities that their friends and family enjoy. I love celebrating each milestone with families. Sometimes “small” gains are reason for big celebrations."


Jess Pickler

Jessica Pickler OTR/L

Jessica attended the University of Florida where she received both a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Health Science. She worked in Early Intervention for eight years in North Carolina with more medically fragile infants and toddlers. She then returned to UF and earned a Master's degree in Occupational Therapy. Jessica has spent the last eight years working at UFHealth-Shands Children’s Hospital in Gainesville, FL. During that time, she specialized in feeding and developmental treatment in the Pediatric ICU and Pediatric Cardiac ICU, but also covered a wide range of diagnoses, injuries, and ages within all pediatric units.


Taylor Pinson

Taylor Pinson MOT. OTR/L

Taylor studied Exercise Science at the Univeristy of South Carolina and she earned her Master's degree in Occupational Therapy from the Universiry of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She has been a pediatric occupational therapist for 2 years. When Taylor is not working, she spends her free time hanging out with her dog, watching football, attending any good concerts, and hanging out with family and friends. Taylor chose to be an occupational therapist because she truly believes this is a profession that can facilitate independence, hope, and help people live life to their fullest.

"Working at PTSEGA alongside some amazing therapists and with incredible patients and familty has been such a blessing that has allowed me to further develop skills and relationships to continue my passion of OT."


Tonya Riley

Tonya Riley MEd, CCC-SLP

Tonya has been a practicing SLP for 27 years. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology from Harding University in Searcy, AR. She earned a masters degree in Education for Communication Disorders from Georgia State University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language Hearing Association, and a Georgia professional license as well as a Teaching certificate in the state of Georgia for speech pathology PK-12. Tonya has been blessed to be a supervisor for several student interns, as well as for young professionals in their Clinic Fellowship Year. She spent most of my career in the public school system in the greater Atlanta area, working with high school and middle school students with a variety of communication disorders in both inclusion and pull out settings. Tonya began working at a clinic in the evenings where her children attended therapies, and found that she also truly loved working with small children and their families. In 2014, her and her family moved from Atlanta to Saint Marys to enjoy a more relaxed lifestyle. Since then, she has continued to work with the early intervention and school age population as she and her husband homeschool their two children.


Eliana Rodriguez

Eliana Rodriguez, M.Ed.,CCC-SLP.

Eliana has been a Bilingual Speech-Language Pathologist for five years. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of West Georgia and a Master of Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Eliana is licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology in Georgia. She has experience working with pre-school and school-aged children with mild to severe/profound communication disorders, treating impairments in speech articulation, oral-motor, receptive and expressive language, fluency, and pragmatics. She also has experience with alternative and augmentative communication and assistive technology. She is very passionate about working with the bilingual population. Eliana has been married for five years and has two children and two dogs. As a family, they enjoy going on walks, watching movies, and traveling. Fun fact: Eliana has lived in Mexico, and in eight US states.


Alexa Royer

Alexa Royer MHS, OTR/L.

Alexa graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science from Georgia College & State University and a Master of Health Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Augusta University in 2019. Alexa always knew she wanted to work in pediatrics, and she has worked in a pediatric outpatient setting since becoming an occupational therapist. She has experience working with babies and school-aged children, and is certified in the Sensory Oral Sequential Approach to Feeding. Alexa grew up in Brunswick, GA, and now resides in St. Simons with her fiancé and two dogs.


Katie Shaver

Katie Shaver M.Ed., CF-SLP

Katie Shaver grew up locally in Camden County. She graduated from Valdosta State University with a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Katie has worked with children of all ages and enjoys completing her work as a speech therapist. Katie is certified to treat clients through Babies Cant Wait Early Intervention. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time outdoors with my husband and family.


Ashley Thompson

Ashley Thompson MEd, CCC-SLP

Ashley obtained her Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Speech and Language Pathology from the University of West Georgia and a Master of Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Ashley is licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology in Georgia. She has experience working with pre-school and school-aged children with mild to severe/profound communication disorders, treating impairments in speech articulation, oral-motor, receptive and expressive language, fluency, and pragmatics. She also has experience with alternative and augmentative communication and assistive technology. Ashley, her husband Josh, and their daughter Emersyn live in Brunswick with their two pups, Bear and Bax. She enjoys spending time with family and friends on the weekends, shopping, and going to the beach.


Anna Thrift

Anna Thrift MEd, CCC-SLP

Anna obtained her Master of Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University. She holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is also licensed by the State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology in Georgia. Anna has experience working with pre-school and school-aged children with mild to profound communication disorders consisting of articulation, receptive and expressive language, oral-motor, and pragmatic disorders. Anna enjoys traveling, being on a beach, and spending time with family and friends.


Karen Waites

Karen "Korky" Waites MOT, OT/L

Karen, who goes by "Korky," is a Texas native who graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1992 with a B.S. in Psychology. She earned a Master of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman's University in 2001. Over the years, she has enjoyed serving geriatric patients in skilled nursing, assisted living, memory care, and pediatric patients in the school system and the outpatient clinic. Korky has also experienced pediatric therapy from a parent's perspective as her young adult twins were micro-preemies, one having multiple disabilities. She was actively involved in the local homeschool community for many years, where she relished teaching and mentoring young people. She is passionate about using her skills to help each person, young or old, achieve their greatest possible outcome. Korky loves living on beautiful St. Simons Island with her amazing husband, one of their beloved sons, and their faithful dog. Their family shares a love of great food, travel, and they're largely extended.


Jill Franklin

Jill Franklin - New Patient Intake Coordinator

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Jenn Amondson-Billing

Jenn Amondson-Billing Coordinator

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Megan Torres

Megan Torres, Billing Coordinator

Megan was born & raised in Camden County , GA! She has been in the field of medical billing, coding, AR, and credentialing for 12 plus years. Beginning her experience as a medical assistance, x-ray technician, ophthalmology technician, and orthopedics technician. 

Outside of Megan's career here at PTSEGA , she adores spending time with family and friends, including her children, Diesel , Dzign , and Zoey as well as her fiance Xavier.

Megan also loves to cook, and especially enjoys trying new recipes (other than baking). 

She also enjoys DIYs, shopping, and she is a Nature lover to the fullest! 


Grace Vanderbunt

Grace Vanderbunt - Front Office Attendant & Rehab Technician

Grace has been working in our Kingsland office since July of 2020. She is gaining experience in the hopes of becoming an Occupational Therapist. Grace graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree in May of 2020. She is passionate about making a difference in the lives of everyone she comes in contact with.


Kaitlin Mcclellan

Kaitlin McClellan Front Office Attendant & Rehab Technician

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