Our Therapists

Kristina Starnes, MS, CCC-SLP

Originally from Ozark, Arkansas, Kristina received her B.S. degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Arkansas in 2000. She then received her M.S. degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2002 from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. During graduate school Kristina completed an assistantship at Arkansas Children’s Hospital where she became interested pediatric feeding and swallowing disorders while working in the Infant-Toddler Unit.

Following graduate school Kristina followed up with her interest in feeding disorders and worked at a pediatric dysphagia clinic in Raleigh for over 2 years. She has extensive experience in evaluating and treating various pediatric oral motor and feeding delays and disorders. Kristina also evaluates and treats children with varying degrees of speech and language delays and values an interdisciplinary team approach consisting of pediatricians, allergists, gastrointestinal specialists, nutritionists and other therapy disciplines. Kristina opened Therapy Tree, LLC in July of 2013.