Meet Our Team
Mary Coburn, M.A., CCC-SLP
Owner, Speech-Language Pathologist
Mary Coburn is a state-licensed and ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist. She specializes in both early intervention, and with children presenting with complex communication needs that require the use of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) such as a speech-generating device. Mary incorporates early intervention strategies and Naturalistic Developmental Behavioral Interventions (NDBI) for young children, especially with those with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD.
She moved to Washington from New Mexico, in 2014. Mary earned both her bachelor's and master's degrees in Communication Disorders from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces New Mexico. She has worked with the pediatric population, in both school and private practice settings, since 2009. Mary is certified in providing the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk® program and is an autism spectrum disorder specialist with advanced training in several evidence-based therapy programs.
Mary approaches therapy and parent coaching by developing a deep understanding of each child and then assisting to empower them in ways so they can better navigate through their brain-based challenges. It is her mission to help parents and clients change negative perspectives towards brain-based challenges, focusing on the importance of considering each child's learning style as it relates to learning at home, in school, and in their therapy sessions.
Mary enjoys gardening, running, hiking, sewing, and spending quality time with her family. She is a mother of two and a strong advocate for her own son who faces daily communication challenges. Mary brings a unique perspective to her therapeutic approaches. Her dual roles allow her to provide parents with a platform where their concerns, fears, and frustrations can be met with compassion and understanding of the challenges that are often presented when raising a child who struggles with communicating even at the most basic of levels.
Matt Hart, OTD, OTR/L
Matt Hart is a state-licensed and NBCOT certified occupational therapist (OT). He received his Bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Utah Valley University in 2011 and received his Doctorate of OT from Creighton University in Omaha, NE in 2015. Since then, Matt has specialized in working with pediatric populations, where he has provided services in private practice and in school settings. Currently, Matt works as an OT for the North Thurston Public School district in addition to Whole Child Therapy Services. Matt is from southern California but moved to the Olympia area to be closer to his wife’s family. Matt enjoys racquetball, golf, and spending time with his wife and their three young daughters. Matt’s passion is working with children and helping them to achieve their highest potential physically, emotionally, and socially. His approach is to treat each child as an individual, always keeping in mind their unique strengths and differences. He strongly believes in the role of family involvement, as well as collaboration with caregivers, teachers, and other professionals, as integral to a child’s growth and overall success.