Our Staff

The staff of TLC’s Outpatient Services are trained professionals in their field. Each of our speech-language pathologists holds a Master’s degrees, a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and licensure from the Maryland State Board of Examiners, Department of Mental Health and Hygiene. Areas of expertise include Augmentative Alternative Communication, PROMPT training, Lindamood-Bell, Hanen certification, Social Thinking®, Visualizing and Verbalizing®, and Floortime™.

Christina F. Morrissey, M.S., CCC-SLP
Director of Outpatient Speech-Language Pathology

Christina has been working as a speech-language pathologist since 2004. She has extensive experience evaluating and treating pediatric-aged clients and collaborating with a multidisciplinary team to develop individualized plans of care. She is skilled in providing community, home, and center-based consultation services and training. Ms. Morrissey has worked in a variety of settings, with a range of stakeholders including families, advocates, educators, and children to create and implement successful plans for clients.

Christina has expertise in Applied Behavior Analysis/Verbal Behavior and coordinated an ABA-based home program for a young child with autism. She has trainings in Visualizing and Verbalizing®, The SOS Approach to Feeding, Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS), Social Thinking®, Bridging PROMPT Technique to Intervention, DIR®/Floortime™ Model, Kaufman Method for Childhood Apraxia, Pivotal Response Training, and is Hanen Certified in It Takes Two to Talk®, More Than Words® and TalkAbility™.

Ms. Morrissey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology and a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology with Magna Cum Laude honors from Loyola College. She is affiliated with American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She was awarded the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Award for Continuing Education in 2009, 2015, and 2018. She has also been awarded the Stein Award and Meritorious Service award at The Treatment and Learning Centers.

Speech-Language Therapy Staff

  • Ruby Braxton, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Alison Connell, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Maya Ekus, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Tina Gicale, M.A., CCC-SLP
  • Rebecca Mals, M.S., CCC-SLP
  • Ariel La, M.S., CCC-SLP