Meet the Team
We have 2 offices conveniently located in the Marina and Noe Valley neighborhoods of San Francisco
MS, CCC-SLP, Founder and OwnerHession is the founder and co-director of tuLIPS Speech Therapy. She graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. She received a Masters of Science degree from University of the Pacific in Communicative Disorders. Hession is a dedicated and experienced speech-language pathologist who has provided speech therapy services in a variety of settings including a private practice, elementary and high schools and a pediatric hospital in New York City. The diverse training that Hession has accumulated has helped her become a specialist in working with both children and adults. Hession’s experience as a speech pathologist encompasses various topics regarding communication disorders. She has attended education courses such as Kaufman’s Apraxia of Speech, PROMPT, Talk-Tools, Pediatric Feeding and Dysphagia. Hession is fluent in American Sign Language. Hession is a part time faculty member at San Francisco State University teaching a graduate level course. She holds a Certificate in Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP), a Speech-Language Pathology California state license, and teaching credential. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA), California and Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA). She continues to expand her knowledge by attending various continuing education services in order to gain the best skills to serve each individual with communication needs. Hession realizes that every person is unique and each therapy session should be individualized to meet the needs of each client and their family/caregivers.
Maggie first graduated from University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Arts in English. While working as a substitute teacher, she knew she wanted to help people in a more individualized way so she went back to school to to pursue speech-language pathology. She graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a Bachelor and Masters of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. Maggie’s professional experience includes over 10 years of experience working with children who have special needs. She specializes in childhood apraxia of speech and has a solid foundation working with children diagnosed with receptive and expressive language delays, autism and other neurodevelopmental conditions affecting their communications skills. Additionally, Maggie has experience and is passionate about assessing and administering therapy to adults who stutter, who have suffered a stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or other acquired neurological diagnoses.Maggie also has experience working with the transgender population and people of all ages who have been diagnosed with a tongue thrusts and articulation differences.
Dani is a California-licensed speech language pathology assistant and the clinical supervisor at tuLIPS. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at California State University of Sacramento(CSUS). She is a member of California and Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) and an associate member of the American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA). Dani has experience in treating a variety of speech and language disorders. She works with children and adults with varying diagnoses including Autism spectrum disorder, articulation delays, aural rehabilitation, childhood apraxia of speech, and expressive/receptive language delays. Dani previously worked at a non-public school working with clients diagnosed with developmental disabilities and learning disorders. She attends various workshops and conferences to find new and innovative ways to approach each therapy session. She loves working with clients to make speech therapy a fun place to come!