About us - get to know us a little!
We partner with families like yours to help improve communication.
We know that there are times when you realize that your child is struggling with speaking or understanding the things you are saying. We know that there are times when you realize that the techniques you are using to make them behave are not working.
If you are frustrated with the communication in your home and you are ready for something different - it's time for you to have Barnett Therapy Services partner with you! We are experts in communication. You are the expert on your family.
We can work together to improve communication skills to reduce frustration and help you have more positive moments with your family!
Get to know us!
Lauren Barnett, MA, CCC-SLP
I am a mom and a nationally certified Speech Language Pathologist. With more than 16 years of experience as an SLP working primarily with pediatrics, I still think I have the best job in the world!
I partner with families like yours to improve communication. I believe that I can best serve the communication needs of children by providing effective, client-centered therapy, education for family and caregivers and outstanding customer service. My ability to create fun and instantly applicable therapy activities causes children to eagerly look forward to working with me. My communication with your family and your child's teacher keeps everyone on the same page with how to best help your child improve.
I have worked with children of varying exceptionalities in many different settings. I currently provide private therapy for children in preschools, private schools, charter schools, childcare centers and in their homes. In addition, I offer language enrichment classes for typically developing children to enhance what they are learning in the classroom!
I have two children, a nine year old daughter and a six year old son. They keep me busy as I put my knowledge into practice and create activities to develop their speech and language skills. I love taking them to Disney World and watching them enjoy the wonders they discover there!
Billy Barnett, MS, LMHC
Billy is a licensed Mental Health Counselor. He started his counseling career in Osceola County where he worked in several programs at Park Place Behavioral Healthcare. In these roles, he gained a vast amount of experience, specializing in counseling children and teens. He was the primary therapist for the Specialized Therapeutic Group Home. This facility provided 24 hour care and therapy for adolescents with high risk behaviors. Billy was directly responsible for coordinating all aspects of the mental health services in the group home. He also provided counseling in Osceola county public schools through the Children's Outreach Program at Park Place. In this role, Billy provided counseling services to students ranging from K-12th grade. He also provided group therapy to adults in the Psychosocial Rehabilitation Department at Park Place.
For the past six years he has been providing private therapy for children, adults, families and couples, in the office and at their homes.
Billy is also an Associate Course Director at Full Sail University where he teaches in the psychology department.
Monica Hand, MS, CCC-SLP
Monica is a certified Speech-Language Pathologist and earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Communication Disorders from Florida State University. She has over 20 years experience in pediatric speech-language services and has worked in clinic, home-care and school settings.
Monica's years of working with children have provided her with a wide range of experiences and treatment approaches that benefit children and their families with individualized care.
In her spare time, Monica enjoys reading, cooking, exercising and spend time with her husband and three kids. She is homeschool mom two days a week, in partnership with the school her children attend.
Kristina Yankeloff, MA, CCC-SLP
Krissy went to the University of Central Florida where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees. Go Knights! She has been practicing Speech and Language Therapy for 13 years.
She works with infants to elementary age children. She has worked with articulation, language, autism, Down’s Syndrome and the hearing impaired. Her experience with a variety of communication disorders gives her insight into the many different situations that our families face.
She is a native Floridian and loves the beach even though she doesn’t get there often as she would like! She is married and has two kids, a teenage daughter and a tween boy. She volunteers at her kids’ schools, her church and in the local community by being a Mentor Mom and reading with underprivileged students. Travel is important to Krissy and she explores new places every year with her family making new memories!
“My heart has always been with the little ones!”
Andrea is a designer who works with Barnett Therapy Services. She is working with us to organize and customize digital media including forms, images and web design.
"I love that Barnett Therapy Services helps families in all aspect of communication. I enjoy being a part of the team that works behind the scenes."
To improve the lives of families by providing effective therapy services, educating families and caregivers, serving our clients and staff, and pursuing excellence.
Why choose us?
We started Barnett Therapy Services to meet the needs of families in our community. We are excited to work with individuals as well as couples and families.
We have the unique opportunity to understand and integrate aspects of both of our professions. In addition to being experts in our own fields, we have experiences that overlap both professions. Lauren worked at a behavior school and with children with a variety of mental health issues. Billy has worked with individuals who in addition to needing counseling have varing forms of communication deficits. Communication disorders and mental health concerns can go hand in hand.
While you do not need to have both a communication disorder and mental health concerns to receive therapy from Barnett Therapy Services, we do not shy away from those involved cases that require both services. We offer services that look at the whole person and family, not just pieces of who you are.
Our team uses proven strategies and techniques that help you improve communication.
Don't keep trying it alone! Contact us now!