Meet Our Therapists

Beth Ciangiulli-Levy, M.A. CCC-SLP

Beth received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1994 and her Master of Arts Degree from Queens College in Flushing, NY in 1996. She has experience evaluating and treating children with a variety of communication disorders. Beth has worked in both private schools and private practices and has been the owner of Stepping Stones Therapy, LLC since fall, 2000. Beth specializes in working with children with auditory processing disorders, reading disorders and language learning disabilities. Beth is trained in the Phono-Graphix Reading Program as well as the PROMPT program. In her free time, Beth enjoys spending time with her husband and two active sons.

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Beth Morchower Douek, M.S. CCC-SLP

Beth graduated from Cornell University in 1992 with a B.S. degree in Human/Environment Relations. After working to develop training for a large consulting firm, she decided to make a career change and went on to study speech therapy at University of Texas at Dallas. Beth graduated in 1999 with a Master's of Science degree in Communication Disorders. She initially worked with the birth to three-year-old population and still very much enjoys working with toddlers and elementary school aged children. Beth particularly likes helping children to overcome the difficulties of apraxia and reading disorders such as dyslexia. Beth has attended many training programs and conferences, including PROMPT and the Kaufman Method for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She has two adorable children, Naomi and Joseph.

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Holly Rosensweig, M.A. CCC-SLP

Holly is a Baltimore native who holds a Bachelor's degree from The Pennsylvania State University in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a Minor in Human Development and Family Studies. Holly attended The University of Maryland-College Park for graduate school, where she obtained her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Holly has completed basic courses in American Sign Language and has received training in Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson's oral motor therapy techniques and PROMPT. Holly has a younger brother who is on the Autism spectrum, which she feels has given her greater sensitivity and a unique perspective when working to remediate pragmatics (i.e., social skills) deficits and with this population overall. Together with another therapist, Holly has led a young adult social-language therapy "Guys' Group" at Stepping Stones for the past nine years.

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Aviva Krauthammer Freedman, M.S. CCC-SLP

Aviva has been licensed as a speech-language pathologist since 2005. She has worked in both private and public school settings, private clinics, and summer enrichment programs. Aviva's areas of expertise include the areas of: receptive and expressive language, social pragmatic language, articulation, reading fluency and writing organization. When not working with clients, Aviva is an avid photographer, golfer (with husband, Brett), and mom to Maya Sage and baby Eliana "Ellie" Jade.

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Michele D. Pollak, M.S. CCC-SLP

Michele holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech and Hearing Science from The George Washington University and a Masters Degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Loyla University Maryland. Prior to working with children and young adults in the private practice setting, Michele worked for several years as a speech-language therapist at The River School in Washington, DC. During her time at The River School,  Michele had the unique opportunity to treat children who had hearing impairments/aids and cochlear implants. Michele most enjoys the parent education aspect of speech-language therapy service delivery. She feels that expanding parents' knowledge can make at-home carryover easy and fun. Michele lives in Washington, DC with her husband and son.

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Leah Doherty, M.S. CCC-SLP

Leah received her Bachelor's Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from The Pennsylvania State University. She continued her education at Ithaca College where she received her Master's Degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Prior to working at Stepping Stones, Leah worked for Montgomery County Public Schools . Leah is PROMPT trained and is also trained in the Sequential Oral Sensory approach to feeding . Leah is licensed to practice Speech-Language Pathology in Maryland and DC . When she's not working, Leah enjoys spending time with her rescue puppy, Krispy.

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Erin Basquill, M.S. OTR/L

Erin received her masters degree from Boston University and has been working as a pediatric OT for over 15 years.  She has worked in a variety of settings including inpatient pediatrics, acute care/rehabilitation and schools. Erin has worked extensively in early intervention, going into the homes of children ages 0-3. She is comfortable treating a variety of students, including those with developmental disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Integration Dysfunction, and handwriting difficulties. When she’s not working, Erin enjoys yoga and exploring Washington DC. 

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Diana Carter, M.A. CCC-SLP

Diana received her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from the University of California at Irvine and her Masters of Art in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Diana has worked in the public and private school settings.  Her expertise is in expressive and receptive language delays as well as articulation disorders. Diana is also trained in PROMPT. When not practicing speech-language pathology Diana enjoys volleyball, CrossFit, making jewelry and especially spending time with her husband, 3 children, dog, cat and chickens.

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Jaime McKenna

Jaime is the office and billing manager at Stepping Stones Therapy. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Colgate University and a Post Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Certificate from Mills College. She spent the first part of her career managing laser eye surgery centers in California, Northern Virginia, and Maryland. She now enjoys helping small businesses with bookkeeping and back office needs. As a mother of three boys, she especially enjoys working with speech therapy and occupational therapy practices that help children develop and grow.

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Amanda Harvie, M.A. CCC-SLP

Amanda received her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Maryland. Amanda specializes in treating children with needs in the following areas: articulation/phonology, receptive and expressive language, fluency, and pragmatic language/social skills. Amanda is also PROMPT trained. In addition to providing private therapy, Amanda works full time for Montgomery County Public Schools with students from preschool to 5th grade. In her free time, Amanda enjoys reading, exercising, and hanging out with her pet cockatiel, Nigel. 

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Victoria Stevenson, M.S. OTR/L

Victoria graduated from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA with her Masters in Occupational Therapy in 2018. She recently began working for the Washington, DC public school system where she treats children with diverse needs. Prior to attending graduate school, she worked in PR and marketing in San Francisco, CA. During her free time, Victoria enjoys traveling, visiting museums, and hiking.

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Kate Brownstein, M.S. CCC-SLP

Kate was born and raised in the DC metro area. She received her undergraduate degree in Hearing and Speech Sciences from the University of Maryland in  College Park and went on to receive her Masters in Speech Pathology at Loyola University MD. She has been a licensed Speech Pathologist since 2013. Kate has worked with ages 0-100 and really loves that being an SLP allows her to work with individuals across the life-span. Most recently, Kate has worked with young adults working on alternative school programs. When she is not working, Kate enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends and playing with her dog on their farm.   

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Kaitlyn Kirby, OTD, OTR/L

Kaitlyn received her Doctorate of Occupational Therapy from Touro University Nevada in Henderson, NV in 2020. She has experience working in pediatric outpatient therapy treating a variety of children including those with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, developmental delays, and sensory processing difficulties. As a doctoral capstone project, Kaitlyn developed a sensory-based developmental class for children in low-income families at a non-profit facility in Southern Nevada. In her free time, she enjoys baking, watching movies, and completing puzzles. 

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