Meet Our Speech Language Pathologists

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Kim Carroll M.S., CCC/SLP; President

Kim Carroll M.S., CCC-SLP is owner and director of Speech Therapy Solutions, Inc. in Salem, NH and The Speech and Language Center in North Andover, MA. Kim has been practicing in the field of speech/language pathology for over 18 years. Kim graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Master of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders in 2004. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and is licensed in the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Before opening up her private practice, Kim worked as a Speech Language Assistant and then a Speech Language Pathologist in an elementary school setting. 


Kim’s experience includes working with both children and adults. She has worked with children ages 2-18 with a variety of speech and language disorders. Kim has experience in the following areas: articulation and phonological disorders, language delays and language disorders, social pragmatic disorders, and fluency. She has experience working with low tech AAC and incorporating visual supports for children on the Autism Spectrum. Kim has completed continuing education to broaden her knowledge and expertise in the field of Speech Language Pathology. Kim is trained in the Visualizing and Verbalizingâ Program for Cognitive Development, Comprehension, and Thinking and the Lindamood Phoneme Sequencingâ Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS). 


Kim is lifelong resident of Salem, NH and wanted to serve her community by providing quality speech therapy services to families in the area. In 2006 she opened Speech Therapy Solutions. When not working, Kim enjoys spending time with her family and friends, volunteering at her children’s school, traveling, and skiing.


Contact Kim at kim.carroll@speechtherapysolutions.com


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Jillian Hertel, M.S., CCC/SLP, Clinic Director

Jill Carroll Hertel, M.S., CCC/SLP is a clinic director and practicing speech therapists at The Speech and Language Center in North Andover, MA. Jill has been practicing on the North Shore of Massachusetts since 2007. Jill is a graduate of Northeastern University with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and a graduate of  University of New Hampshire in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Psychology. She holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed in Speech-Language Pathology by the states of Massachusetts and New Hampshire.​ 


Jill's experience is multifaceted and includes experience with people across the lifespan. Jill has worked in nursing homes, acute care hospitals, acute care rehabilitation hospitals, elementary schools, preschools, and in outpatient clinical settings. 


Jill has specialized training in Lindamood-Bell's Visualizing and Verbalizing,  Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing Program for Reading, Spelling, and Speech (LiPS), as well as, focused interested in diagnostics, dyslexia and other literacy based speech and language disorders, articulation, and dysphagia. Jill is proficient in Modified Barium Swallows among other clinical bedside dysphagia evaluations (FEEs, BSE). She also has a passion for teaching and mentoring. She has supervised numerous graduate students and several clinical fellows over the years. 


Jill's most recent passion and current clinical focus is on the completion of Comprehensive Speech and Language Evaluations. These evaluations require more in depth diagnostics to look at the child's unique learning profile and how this can be applied in the academic environment. Jill is currently working toward her board certification in child language disorders. 


When not working, Jill enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.


Contact Jill at jillian.hertel@speech-languagecenter.com 

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Jessica Thomas, M.A., CCC/SLP

 Jessica is a licensed and registered Speech-Language Pathologist with over 12 years of experience in the hospital, academic and clinical settings. She has a double major in Communication Disorders and Psychology from The University of Iowa, and a Master’s Degree in Speech Pathology from the University of South Dakota, where she also served as the school’s Diving Coach. 


Jessica greatly enjoys working in the private practice setting and has a passion for helping individuals reach their communication potential. She values building strong relationships with her clients and their families; and realizes the importance of family support to maximize clinical success. She has experience working with children and adolescents in the areas of developmental delays, language and articulation disorders, social-pragmatic skills and autism. Her special interests include articulation / phonological disorders, apraxia, and accent modification.  She is a PROMPT trained therapist, and a Certified PESL Accent & Pronunciation Instructor.


Originally from Michigan, and after multiple relocations throughout the country, Jessica has happily called Andover home since 2013. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis and spending time with family and friends. 


Contact Jessica at jessica.thomas@speech-languagecenter.com

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Katie McCarthy, M.S., CCC/SLP

Katie McCarthy M.S., CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist who holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Language Association. She received her bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education from Providence College and master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Worcester State University. Katie has experience working with pediatric and adult clients in private practice, school, and long-term acute care settings. Some of her interests in the pediatric field include early language development, receptive/expressive language disorders, social communication, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, articulation and phonology intervention, and Autism Spectrum disorder. Katie values the individualized nature that working in a private practice provides and strives to develop treatment plans that are functional and motivating to her clients and their families. 


Contact Katie at katie.mccarthy@speech-languagecenter.com

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Megan Rounds, M.S., CCC/SLP

Megan Rounds MS CCC-SLP, recently received her Master of Science from the University of New Hampshire’s Communication Sciences and Disorders program with a specialization in Early Childhood Language Disorders. Prior to graduate school, Megan received a bachelor’s degree from the Honors College at the University of Maine with a double-degree of Communication Sciences and Disorders and Child Development and Family Relations. Megan’s most recent graduate level clinical experience was an externship at the Speech and Language Center working under supervision with children with articulation, language, pragmatic, and behavioral needs. She also has experience working with children and collaborating with other professionals within a school setting. During her final year of graduate school, Megan completed additional training with the national Leadership Education for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) program. This program includes training to be a leader and an advocate for children and their families with special health care needs through projects and interprofessional collaboration within the community. 


Megan has a strong interest in providing individualized family-centered care to children with articulation, language, and pragmatic disorders. 


Contact Megan at megan.rounds@speech-languagecenter.com


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Sarah Lippincott, M.S., CCC/SLP

Sarah Lippincott M.S., CCC/SLP graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a Master of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2018. She earned Certificate of Clinical Competence in March 2019. She obtained a Graduate Certificate in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in her time as a graduate student through her extensive coursework and training as a Leadership Education for Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) trainee. Sarah has experience working with the pediatric population in the clinical and school-based settings. She values family-centered intervention and loves engaging families and clients in the therapy process, from evaluation to discharge. Sarah is always seeking to expand her knowledge in skills in the area of speech language pathology through research, reading, and learning from fellow clinicians. 


When not working, Sarah enjoys spending time on the beach, baking tasty treats, and spending time with her family and friends. 

  

Contact Sarah at Sarah.Lippincott@speechtherapysolutions.com

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Lauren Carpenter, M.S., CCC/SLP

 Lauren Carpenter, M.S., CCC-SLP, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Massachusetts. 


Contact Lauren at Lauren.Carpenter@speech-languagecenter.com.

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Lauren Pelczar, M.S., CCC/SLP

 Lauren Pelczar M.S., CCC-SLP is a Speech Language Pathologist that holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Language Association. She recieved her Bachelor's Degree at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst and continued her education at Northeastern University where she graduated with a Masters Degree in Speech Language Pathology. Lauren has experience working with adults and children in a private practice, public school, private school, and SNF setting. Her interests within the field consist of articulation therapy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Augmentative and Alternative Communication, and social communication. Lauren completed additional training within the scope of Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) and Lively Letters. She has a strong desire to build rapport with her clients and provide personal, individualized care to all children or adults across all deficits and disorders.  


Contact Lauren at Lauren.Pelczar@speech-languagecenter.com.

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Savanah Snook, M.S., CCC/SLP

Savanah Snook, M.S., CCC-SLP, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Massachusetts. 

Contact Lauren at savanah.snook@speech-languagecenter.com.

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Matt Souza, M.S., CCC/SLP

 Matthew "Matt" Souza CCC-SLP, has been in practice since graduating from Northeastern University in 2006, where he earned both his undergraduate and graduate degrees. Matt has worked in many different settings with children and adolescents including: collaborative setting in an alternative elementary and middle school, multiple private practices, and public school setting. Matt works with a variety of pediatric and adolescent populations. His therapy sessions are client-centered and enjoyable, with increased emphasis on building independence. His therapeutic interests include: language-based learning disabilities, articulation disorders, and social pragmatics training. Some of Matt’s continuing education and postgraduate training have been with the Lindamood Bell Phoneme Sequencing Program (LiPS), Visualizing and Verbalizing, and Think Social! (Michelle Garcia Winner). Matt greatly enjoys working in the private practice setting and appreciates the individual attention that can be given to his clients and their families. 


Contact Matt at Matthew.Souza@speech-languagecenter.com.


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Rebecca Durgin, M.S., CCC/SLP

Rebecca Durgin, M.S., CCC-SLP, holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association and is licensed as a Speech-Language Pathologist in Massachusetts. She completed her undergraduate degree at UMASS Amherst and graduated from Northeastern University with a Masters of Science in Speech Language Pathology. Rebecca has experience working with adults and children of all ages in the public schools, early intervention, outpatient clinic and SNF settings. Pediatric clinical areas of interest include early language development, articulation, fluency as well as expressive and receptive language development. Rebecca has continued to further her education in the area of speech and language, with specific interest in childhood language development in relation to academic success. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends hiking and boating.


Contact Rebecca at Rebecca.Durgin@speech-languagecenter.com.

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