A Special Introduction from Mattie Murrey

Therapy and Coaching for Adults, Families, and Caregivers

Offering heart-centered work grounded in cutting-edge science.


Having troubles?

  • Have you had a concussion and now can’t remember things at work?
  • Can’t seem to pay attention?
  • Do you keep forgetting things?
  • Are you having trouble with your voice?
  • Having difficulties finding words?
  • Social language scenarios keep you guessing?
Let me show you how to:

  • Improve your memory and thinking
  • Increase your overall attention
  • Use your voice in a way that sounds healthy, strong, and like you want it to sound
  • Find your words to say what to mean to say
  • Navigate social language strategies

What do we treat?

Cognitive difficulties – such as memory loss, executive function difficulties, reduced attention, reduced problem solving, decreased speed of processing, thought organization and planning

Voice differences – such as voice disorders (i.e. vocal nodules, muscle tension dysphonia) and gender-affirming voice work

Articulation disorders – such as difficulty pronouncing certain sounds during speech

Swallowing difficulties – such as frequent coughing and choking when eating and drinking (this is only targeted following an instrumental evaluation)

Language difficulties – such as word-finding problems, difficulty following directions, and social language challenges

What Are The Benefits of Therapy for Adults?

Increased independence
Increased self-confidence
Improved personal communication skills
Improved job performance
Enhanced opportunities for career growth

My favorite adult story?

I have so many of them! One of my favorite stories has to be about a gentleman whose daughter was married on New Year’s Eve quite a few years ago. At the end of the evening, when he and his wife retired to their hotel room, he went to take his medications and when he took a drink of water, everything ran out of his mouth. Right at that moment, he had a stroke and lost his ability to swallow. He wasn’t even able to swallow his saliva. He went to the hospital for medical attention, a feeding tube was placed, and he was sent home to recover. When he came to see me as an outpatient, he still wasn’t able to swallow anything and I asked him what his goals were. He stated, “I want to take my bride of over 50 years out for Valentine’s Day dinner and have a Maker’s Mark Manhattan to celebrate life.” Well, we got his swallow back in time for his Valentine’s Day dinner with his wife and to this day, many years later, I celebrate the big and the small celebrations in my life with a Maker’s Mark Manhattan.


Sound familiar?

  • Your child just doesn’t talk as much as other kids
  • You are the only one who really understands what your child is saying
  • Your child is having meltdowns because she can’t tell you what she needs or wants
  • You have a super picky eater and are not sure if there is a problem or not
  • Your child has social language challenges

Learn how to:

  • Support your child’s speech and language development
  • Adjust to, manage, and reduce your child’s meltdowns as they relate to their communication challenges
  • Increase your child’s eating skills
  • Support the social language skills your child needs for personal and academic success

What do we treat?

Speech therapy – (articulation, Apraxia, stuttering, phonology)

Language therapy – (“late talkers”/ language delay, social language delay)

Executive Function difficulties – such as working memory, attention, organization, and planning

Early intervention – therapy for 0-3 years old

Reading Tutoring – (reading comprehension, fluency, and writing and grammar support)

Eating and swallowing difficulties – such as very picky eaters and limited intake

What Are The Benefits of Therapy for Children?

Improved communication confidence
Increased ability to express their wants, needs, and emotions with greater accuracy
Improved overall academic success
Decrease in disruptive behaviors
Clarity of speech and articulation
Improved ability to regulate social cues to self-regulate to their environment
Language therapy (“late talkers”/ language delay, social language delay)

My favorite child story?

Again, many years ago, I was working with a little kiddo who just wasn’t talking. We tried a variety of approaches and things were moving along so slowly. I thought that a communication box would be a good “missing link” to try and mom was on board as well so I scheduled a day for the representative from the communication board company to join our session. On the appointed day, this little kiddo arrived not with his mom, but with his dad, who I had never met. Now, his dad was a marine and a very impressive individual. We are talking thighs the size of a tree trunk, complete with a semper fi tattoo. No matter how strong he looked on the outside, however, you could see the pain in his eyes as he hurt for his child. Well, we got to work and in a matter of 20 minutes, this little one had learned how to communicate his wants and needs via the box! Whoo hoo! Who knew that he had so much to say? At the end of the evaluation, we were stunned when he pressed the buttons, “I’m bored. I want to go home.” Then he promptly laid down on the floor in an “I’m tired!” position, to further drive his point home. He looked just like a regular kiddo who was ready to go home and do other more exciting things. His dad, the strong marine, was crying, and I had tears, as well as the representative. I love what I do because I get to watch people transform and step into their full potential.


Wondering what’s next?

  • Feeling stressed and burned out?
  • Does someone in your family have trouble communicating their wants and needs?
  • Not sure your family member is as safe as they can be?
  • Confused with what they say or do?
  • Unsure of where to turn for help?
Let me show you:

  • Effective communication strategies to understand what your family needs and wants
  • Target and improve the practical aspects of caregiving
  • Identify ways to keep your loved one as independent as possible
  • Develop routines to minimize confusion and accidents
  • Help you recognize things you are capable of handling and when you need extra help

 Who is this for?

If you are a caregiver of someone who has communication, cognitive, voice, or swallowing difficulties, we are here to support you.


Common diagnoses

  • Dementia
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • ALS
  • Primary Progressive Aphasia
  • Post-COVID Long Haulers Syndrome

What Are The Benefits of Coaching for caregivers?

We find the resources you and your family member needs
We find answers to your questions and educated you on your journey
We relieve some of the burden and stress that you feel as a caregiver

My favorite caregiver story?

Quite a few years ago, I was consulting with a family whose father had dementia. Their father was in a memory care center and the family was frequently being called because the nursing staff was reporting that most mornings, their father was entering the rooms of the other patients’, standing over their beds for a few seconds, touching their arms and foreheads before moving on. He was at risk of being evicted from the facility because of the disturbance this was causing. The family had called me on as a consultant as a last effort. We looked at patterns and behaviors and possible reasons for why this gentleman was making his morning rounds. We then realized that he was indeed doing his morning rounds! He was a physician and he was visiting his patients. To resolve the problem, a nursing aid was assigned to “go on rounds with him” every morning and when they would approach a room, she would tell him, “Doctor, you have already seen this patient. Let’s move on to the next room.” and this would happen at each door. Soon the doctor was done with his rounds and went on to his breakfast, without a single room being entered. Success!

What is the difference between therapy and coaching?

Just the fact that you are here and looking means you are searching out resources to help you as an individual, a parent, or a caregiver. The model we offer here at You Got This! offers the best of both worlds. You can have one or the other or both. Read on!

In very basic terms, therapy focuses on assessing, diagnosing, and treating a disorder, delay, or challenge. As a speech-language pathologist, I work with communication, voice, swallowing, or cognitive disorders. Therapy focuses 1:1 on the individual and can include elements of coaching but focus is on therapy.

Therapy is led by me and involves a comprehension evaluation and development of both short and long term goals that will be targeted in therapy. This can be a time intensive process when done thoroughly and is commonly referred to as a Plan of Care.  Your input is highly encouraged in the entire therapy process.

Still in basic terms, coaching focuses on identifying and describing current problems so that the individual, parent, or caregiver can modify them. Here, we work more together with a problem solving approach, seeking to understand how and when things are happening so we can address them.

Individual, parent, or caregiver coaching is a collaborative approach and we uncover the difficulties you and your family member are having and I work along side you, providing you with answers and resources, and guiding you in your decision making process.  More of the focus is on you doing the work after our sessions.  

Therapy and coaching are the perfect pairing, much like pairing a meal with the perfect wine!

In a nutshell, therapy focuses on the “why” problems are occurring and coaching works on “how” to work that towards a goal.

I offer
I offer therapy and coaching to individuals, parents, and caregivers and sessions can be done in addition to therapy, separate from therapy or consecutively. It all depends on your wants and needs.

Let’s connect and figure out the next best step to take you in the direction you need to go.

I will help you see the big picture so you can focus on the smaller, important decisions.

Are you looking for resources so you can help yourself or your loved one and just need to be pointed in the right direction?

Are you losing sleep because you just don’t know what to do?

Do you wish you had a friend with years of experience in the areas you are struggling? 

Just someone to talk to and bounce ideas off of?


Let me be that friend!

coaching might be for you because every great individual and support team needs a firm foundation.

Coaching gives you that foundation!

How does therapy work?


Depending on the nature of your concerns, we offer a screening for anyone concerned that their child or adult parent may have a speech, language, swallowing, voice, or cognition disorder and/or if you would benefit from a more comprehensive assessment.


This is where the rubber meets the road and a person’s speech, language, swallowing, voice, or cognition challenges will be comprehensively assessed to determine if a problem does exist. The assessment will determine the client’s strengths, and weaknesses, and identify goals for therapy. Initial assessments are usually conducted in 1 session and last approximately 90 minutes and include an intake interview, clinical observation, and formalized or dynamic assessment. A formal report will be completed.


Therapy sessions are designed to meet the specific needs of the client and can be done in person or virtually. The frequency will vary depending on the needs of the client, however, sessions typically range from 45-60 minutes, depending on the needs and abilities of the individual.

During each session, the client will engage in activities that target specific goals and these sessions are highly individualized around each client.

Each session will include materials that are motivational and founded in research for optimal gains. Each session will also include home programming to boost the efficacy of the work we are doing!

How does coaching work?

Coaching for Individuals

Coaching for individuals: we focus on what you can do as an individual to target what you want to target.

Yeah, baby! This is all about you!

Individual coaching is for the individual who doesn’t need or want therapy but DEFINETLY has communication or voice challenges they want to work on with accountability.

Maybe you want to improve your singing voice.
Maybe you want to change your voice so it sounds more pleasant to your ear.
Any social language skills you want to brush up on?

The field is wide open and if it within my scope, I will certainly do my best.

Individual coaching is JUST FOR YOU!

Reach out and let’s chat and I’ll see what questions I can answer for you.

Coaching for Parents

Coaching for parents: we focus on how you can support yourself and your child with their challenges.

Parent Coaching
Without a parent coach, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and lost when trying to make sure you are doing everything possible to support your child.
Not feeling confident?
Are you still looking for answers?
Do you feel there has to be something more that you can do?

Parent coaching focuses on you, the partner in this journey, and teaches you how to come alongside and support both you and your child.
When you feel seen and heard and are able to name and pinpoint why you are feeling frustrated and what your ideal outcome is, the magic begins.
I can support you in the process by teaching you and modeling for you ways to understand and manage the challenges you are facing!

At coaching sessions, you will receive creative and functional ways to increase speech, language, voice, and eating development during activities that are already a part of your family’s routine.

Coaching for Caregivers

Coaching for caregivers: we focus on how you can support yourself and your loved one with their challenges.

Caregiver Coaching
Watching someone we love grow older and more vulnerable is a hard position to be in and it’s even harder when you feel unsure of where to turn for answers. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and lost when trying to make sure you are doing everything possible to support your partner or aging parent.
Maybe your loved one has a diagnosis of dementia or Parkinson’s Disease or has had a stroke.

Wondering how to keep your loved one safe?
Afraid of what might be in store?
Unsure of your options or even where to begin?
Do you feel there has to be something more that you can do?

Caregiver coaching focuses on you, the partner in this journey, and teaches you how to come alongside and support yourself and your loved one.

These coaching sessions provide you with the strategies, tools, and resources you will need to succeed with your goals outside of therapy sessions. You will be stepping into your power as a caregiver.

Together, we unpack the challenges you are both facing and come up with an evidence-based approach for making life better.

Additional things to know about therapy

Each private therapy session is tailored to meet the specific needs of the client.

I can provide therapy to individuals to clients with mild speech, language, cognition, voice, and swallowing difficulties as well as those who may be at-risk for a disorder. I believe early intervention is critical for the development of strong communication and cognitive skills and academic/life success.

The intervention I provide can act as a supplement to public services. In fact, continuity of treatment and consultation with other professionals is highly encouraged. I play well in the sandbox with others.

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Services can be provided in a variety of settings (home, daycare, preschool, clinical, etc) to best meet your child’s needs and help generalize skills.

Immediate evaluations are available. You will not be put on a long waiting list to receive services.

Intensive therapy is available. Together we figure out what is needed, and using a multi-modality approach, we work together to reach identified goals.

Family members and caregivers, if appropriate, are encouraged to take an active role during therapy. Education and modeling of strategies and facilitation techniques are included in each session.

Consultation with educators, babysitters, siblings, coaches, playmates, companions, etc. can also be a part of the therapy process.

Service fees are covered by many health insurance plans.

Direct speech therapy is available only in Minnesota at this time due to licensing and is provided by a certified Speech Language Pathologist. Coaching and consulting are available nationwide.

Consultation and follow-up can also be provided to others in the client’s life to ensure that the newly-learned skills are being carried over into everyday activities, Follow-up consultation is also available after the client has completed a program to address additional concerns and answer any related questions.

Pricing & Packages for Therapy

Each program is customized to meet the needs of the client and cost will vary accordingly.

  1. Evaluations will Include a comprehensive assessment and detailed report for you to keep for your own records and share with teams accordingly.
  2. Each single session includes client-centered therapy targeting functioning goals using evidence-based skilled intervention.

Each therapy session will include:

  1. A review of success and challenges since the previous session.
  2. Targeting of identified goals and probes into additional goals as appropriate.
  3. Review of the session and successful strategies.
  4. Home programming and educational resources.

Therapy Sessions



/ session



/ hour


($50 discount)


/ 3 Hours

Getting Started is Easy

Pricing & Packages for Coaching

Each coaching session is about you. We will:

  1. Talk about what you want and need and how you are progressing towards your goals.
  2. Identify any resources you need.
  3. Target any areas needed for further education.
  4. Unpack any obstacles in your way to success

Coaching Sessions



/ hour


($25 discount)


/ 3 Hours

Getting Started is Easy

Diagnoses covered


  • Stroke
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Voice Differences and Disorders
  • Dysarthria and Apraxia
  • Articulation Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Concussion
  • Dementia
Children and Adolescents

  • Feeding and Swallowing Difficulties
  • Speech Sound Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Social and Pragmatic Skills Disorder
  • Language Delay and Disorder

At this time, You Got This! Speech Therapy, Coaching, and Consulting does not accept insurance and I do not bill insurance directly, however, service fees are reimbursable by many health insurance plans. The amount of coverage will depend on the individual’s plan. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance company directly to determine reimbursement rates.

However, even if services are not covered by your healthcare provider, speech and language therapy is usually eligible for reimbursement through Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) and Health Savings Accounts (HSAs). Payment can be made prior to each session by cash, check, or credit card and a receipt will be issued after payment that can be submitted for reimbursement through an individual’s health plan.

Reasons for getting support

Communication Issues

To me, communication is vital. It’s how we connect and bond with one another. It is also one of the most difficult losses when you feel alone, or when it’s your child, aging partner, or parent. Knowing how to change how you communicate to match your own or your family member’s communication abilities is key to maximizing communication effectiveness. Think little ones here who cannot express what they want or need and meltdowns are frequent. Or think the older person who also cannot communicate their wants and needs and self-isolates.

Avoid Burnout & Stress
Stress and burnout can happen to the best of parents and caregivers, that’s why it is important to recognize the signs of knowing when you are reaching a breaking point. You might notice that your patience is shorter or you aren’t sleeping as well as you used to. Maybe you are tired all the time, feeling overwhelmed and depressed. Taking care of yourself is a way of taking care of your family member as well. It is okay to take care of yourself too.
Maximize Independence & Dignity
One of the hardest things about caring for someone who has been diagnosed with a major medical event or raising a child with a delay or disorder is maintaining that sense of person and not just seeing them now as the sum of their difficulties. Learn how to continue to help them maintain their independence and dignity and communicate their wants and needs. They still are such a valuable family member!
Improve Practical Aspects
When I was in high school, I remember seeing a poster in one of my classrooms. It said, “Working here is a lot like wetting your pants in a dark suit…no one knows you did it but it gives you a nice warm feeling.” I still laugh when I think about that poster. Being a parent of a caregiver is like that: it is a job of little thanks or notice but it gives you a nice warm feeling. (Hopefully) Learn ways to tackle your problems smarter, not harder.
Create a Safe Environment
“Safety First” is every caregiver’s motto. But sometimes that is easier said than done. Having trouble with all the many unsafe activities that happen during the day? All those close calls? Learning how to create a safe environment makes everyone happier.
Gain Confidence & Knowledge
Even though you may not be able to change the course of a disease or disorder, by understanding what you are dealing with and learning how and when to seek help, you will find that you gain confidence as you gain knowledge.
Minimize Disruptive Behaviors
When a child cannot communicate, for whatever reason, it is frustrating for all involved. Learn ways to understand and minimize your child’s disruptive behaviors by learning tools to help them help themselves
Trauma-Informed Approach
When you or a loved one have been through trauma, there is an additional need to understand what has happened to better understand how to move through the challenges as a result of the trauma. Learn ways to develop a different perspective, one of a trauma-informed approach.

Areas of experience

Communication Challenges

Memory Loss

Executive Function

Voicing Differences

Trouble Talking Loudly

Social Language Difficulties

Swallowing Difficulties

Behavior Difficulties

Academic Challenges

Eating Difficulties

Cognitive Difficulties

Gender Affirming Voice

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