MY BACKGROUND

Karissa Gussmann, M.A., CCC-SLP

I am thrilled to welcome you to Speech Pathways of St. Johns!!! A passion for helping others led me down the path of Medicine into a career that allows me to provide my patients with high quality care and use of communication. As a professional Speech Pathologist since 2011, I bring a warm and loving approach to therapy in order to find  comfortable and effective solutions of communication for everyone. 
I received my bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminal Justice from Monmouth University, in West Long Branch, New Jersey. I earned my masters degree in Speech Language Pathology from Kean University, in Union, New Jersey. Prior experiences have included working with adults and children in New Jersey in the medial, educational and early intervention settings. Here in Florida, I have worked in the educational and private practice setting. I have worked with several adults and children with various speech and language disorders including but not limited to articulation disorders, phonological processes, language delay, developmental delay, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, stuttering, Down Syndrome, stroke, Parkinson's, ALS and Dysphagia. I am a member of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  I am licensed in both New Jersey and Florida.
I'm also a wife and a mom to two amazing little boys and I'm proud to call St. Johns, FL, home.

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