ABOUT US

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OUR STORY

.Jessica Sekhon MS CCC-SLP is the Owner and Founder of Thrive Speech Therapy PLLC. Jessica received her Bachelor's degree in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences from Texas Tech University. While earning her Bachelor's degree, Jessica worked in long-term care at a skilled nursing facility with patients at the end of life. While there, she gained a passion for patients with communication deficits. Upon graduation, she went on to receive her Master's degree in Communication Disorders from Texas Woman's University. While in graduate school, she began her career as a Speech Language Pathologist - Assistant, working with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, speech sound disorders, language delays, and fluency difficulties. She worked in the school setting, while developing a family-centered approach to therapy. Jessica has worked with clients from birth to end-of-life, but her passion is empowering her clients to use their unique strengths to expand communication. Every person deserves the tools and opportunities to interact with the people they love, and the world around them. Every person deserves to express him or herself and to THRIVE!

Meet Our Team!

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Jessica Reyes, B.S.,SLP-A

Jessica Reyes graduated from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Science and Disorders. She is a bilingual Speech Language Pathologist Assistant with a heart to serve. Her passion to help others with communication differences began when her son was diagnosed with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and global developmental delay. Learning to help her son became a major focus of Jessica's life, and now she is devoted to helping others find their voice as well.

Jessica’s professional background includes working as a Path Certified Therapeutic Horseback Riding Instructor and as an ABA Behavior Therapist. As a riding instructor, Jessica was able to work with individuals diagnosed with varying disabilities and had the opportunity to teach each student how to gain independence, strength, and healing through learning how to care for and ride horses. Working as an ABA Therapist gave Jessica the unique ability to combine her teaching skills with a specialty; teaching children with Autism how to learn and speak in a way that was uniquely tailored to their learning style.

Jessica has a deep understanding of the rehabilitation aspects of teaching those with disabilities of all types and the unique perspective of not only a clinician, but also of a parent of a child with a speech disorder. It is Jessica’s goal to connect with and serve the families of Thrive Speech Therapy in a way that makes them feel heard and included in their individualized therapy program.

Breanna Lawrence, M.S., CCC-SLP

Breanna Lawrence, M.S., CCC-SLP is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist from St. Francisville, LA. Breanna received her first Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology--Exercise Science from Southeastern Louisiana University; with high hopes of someday becoming a Physical Therapist. At the end of her undergraduate career, a light bulb went off, which created a career shift to pursue the wonderful field of

Speech-Language Pathology. Breanna is a two time graduate of Southern University and A & M

College in Baton Rouge, LA, where she received both her Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of

Science in Speech-Language Pathology. Upon completion of her graduate studies, Breanna

moved to Houston, TX to become a school-based SLP. Prior to her graduate studies and during

clinical coursework, Breanna gained a passion working with children with Autism Spectrum

Disorder, language delays, speech sound disorders and pediatric feeding disorders/dysphagia.

Breanna has experience working in the outpatient and school setting. Breanna enjoys a

child-centered therapy approach utilizing functional play skills to encourage functional language

and social skills. Additionally, Breanna believes when you build a bond, bring forth fun-filled

energy into the room with a client and reach them at their level of need, then the client can

communicate their needs and wants confidently. Although speech therapy is not a quick fix, the

hard work and dedication over a course of time is beneficial and worth the outcome!

Lauren Aldridge, B.A., SLP-A

Lauren graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. She then obtained her speech therapy assistant certification through the University of Houston in 2015. She worked in a variety of settings including home health, in schools, daycare and most recently, in a clinic setting, seeing a variety of speech and language disorders in each. After she had her son in 2019, she decided to stay home and raise him. She has thoroughly enjoyed her time with her child and has had such joy in watching him learn and grow daily. She has continued using her knowledge of speech and language therapy to help him communicate efficiently and effectively. Lauren enjoys utilizing play-based therapy where a child can play and use their imagination while also learning. Lauren has always been so fulfilled helping children with their speech and language difficulties and allowing them to truly blossom through their communication. 

Joleisa Anderson, B.A., SLP-A

Joleisa is a graduate from Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She has always had a love for helping children with all aspects of learning. While awaiting a speech therapy position, she became an english teacher. Although she loved teaching and the many platforms utilized for speech and language skills, speech therapy will always be her passion. She believes in the power of communication in creating connections. Joleisa's clinical experiences include working with individuals of all ages in speech/hearing clinic and school setting. She is passionate and excited about working with and helping her clients reach their highest potential and communicate in the most functional and effective manner possible!

Rae Lynn Elgohary, B.S., SLP-A

Rae Lynn Elgohary is a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders graduate from the University of Wyoming. After graduating, she wanted to work as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant, however living in rural area in Wyoming she did not have opportunities to become a SLPA. Wanting to gain experience working with children with disabilities, she worked in the special education department at two different elementary schools for two years in Wyoming. After relocating to Houston, Texas with her husband and son, she became a Registered Behavior Technician at an autism clinic for children ages 1-6 years old. While working there, she helped children regulate their behaviors, work on social skills, and teaching children how to communicate to others by using AAC devices such as PECS, and proloquo. After work she volunteered at a speech clinic to gain her clinical hours to fulfill her dream to become a license SLPA. Rae Lynn believes communication is the key to life, and wants every child to be able to communicate their needs and wants to their loved ones and to feel included!

Rae Lynn Elgohary, B.S., SLP-A

Claudia Alba is a graduate of Texas A&M International University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Essentials. She is bilingual, speaking fluent English and Spanish. She has been a speech therapist assistant since 2017 and has worked with children ages 2-15 with varying diagnoses. Claudia also has experience working in the ABA field and holds a Master’s degree in Special Education with a focus on ABA. She has worked in the ABA field for the past year and has worked with children on different levels of the spectrum. Claudia has a passion for helping children communicate and help them become more independent. She truly believes that everyone deserves a voice and should be given the opportunity to learn and grow into independent individuals. Claudia believes that play based and naturalistic approaches intertwined with structure are the most beneficial for children when it comes to learning. Claudia hopes to become a Board Certified Behavior Analyst one day, and hopes that her passion for teaching children to communicate and her love for science based approaches will continue to shape the lives of those in need.

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