The Team

Meet Our Therapists!

Michelle Layman, M.A., CCC-SLP

Owner, Lead Speech-Language Pathologist 

Michelle Layman, MA, CCC-SLP has been a certified Speech/Language Pathologist for 23 years.  22 of those years have been with the pediatric population.  Michelle has worked with First Steps, Public Schools, Hospitals, and Outpatient Clinics.  She adores children and loves working with families.  It is important to Michelle that caregivers are a part of their child's therapy and know what their child is learning.  Having been a foster parent, an adoptive parent, a parent to 6 children, and a special needs parent, Michelle is able to pull from her experiences to better help families unlock their child's potential!  

Mackenzie Whitman, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Mackenzie graduated with her master's in Speech-Langauge Pathology in April of 2021 from the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences. She is currently completing her clinical fellowship year at Serenity Pediatric Therapies. During her time in graduate school, Mackenzie gained valuable experience working with the pediatric population in an outpatient clinic, public school system, ABA center, and hospital setting.  She also worked as a Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant (SLPA) at Serenity for 1.5 years while earning her graduate degree! Mackenzie has a true passion for working with the pediatric population and building strong relationships with the families she serves.  Mackenzie has a special interest in working with childhood fluency disorders/stuttering, pediatric feeding disorders, and working with children on the autism spectrum. 

Mollie Richards, M.S., CF-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist 

Mollie is a Clinical Fellow Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language and Hearing Sciences from Purdue University in 2016 and her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from Nova Southeastern University in 2021. Throughout graduate school,
Mollie has practiced speech therapy in a number of settings to include: Early
Intervention with First Steps, Public Schools, Outpatient Clinics, and ABA Centers. The majority of her experience has been in Early Intervention and Outpatient Clinics where she has worked extensively with toddlers, preschoolers, and school-aged children in a family-centered approach. She specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of communication disorders to include: receptive/expressive language disorders, speech-sound disorders, deaf and hard of hearing children, literacy, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental delays. Mollie collaborates closely with children and their families to facilitate effective communication development and implementation.