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Our Core Values

Inclusivity. Everyone is welcomed, cherished, and appreciated. We want to learn from and with you.

Neurodiveristy-Affirming. Who you are is enough. We value all neurological differences and thought processes. Your child will not be taught to mask or hide their perspective or personality; they will be embraced and built upon.

Advocacy. We vow to always advocate for our clients and their families. We will also work with your child in order to build self-advocacy skills so they are empowered to advocate for their personal and individual needs.


Relationship-Centered Care. Your family and your child are the most integral members of this team. We value our relationships with you above all and you and your child's voice matters. We will listen and reflect throughout our therapy journey together. 


Marissa Stockstad, M.S., CCC-SLP


Marissa received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC in 2012. She then moved to Boston, MA where she received her Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology from the Massachusetts General Hospital's Institute of Health Professions. She concentrated in medical speech-language pathology, learning in-depth information about feeding and swallowing, while also taking classes that span the full field of speech pathology. 


Since graduating, Marissa has worked at various outpatient pediatric clinics and a skilled nursing facility. She is certified in the Sequential Oral Sensory (S.O.S) Approach to Feeding and has completed advanced training for infants and toddlers. She has wide clinical experience with a variety of diagnoses, including but not limited to: feeding and swallowing disorders, speech and language disorders, literacy disorders and dyslexia, social-emotional-behavioral disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and congenital disorders.


Marissa is passionate about working with children and their families to create a relationship-centered and strengths-based therapy plan that makes the child feel valued and understood. In her free time, she loves to cuddle with her dog and cat, dance, and rock climb!


P.O. Box 51503

Durham, NC 27707


Fax: (919)910-5537

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