About Us

TheraCare Outpatient Services partners with clients and families to provide therapy in a safe, caring environment with a focus on improving quality of life and confidence.

We are pleased to serve you and your family as a speech, occupational, and music therapy clinic meeting the needs of both adult and pediatric clients.

We strive to serve people by placing our focus of therapy on your individual and family needs. With this as a high priority, we are able to provide timely and effective services to improve the quality of life of those impacted by various diagnoses while helping families assist and cope with the needs of the individual.

Speech-Language Pathologists


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Occupational Therapists

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Office Staff


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Speech-Language Pathologists

Melanie Stinnett


Melanie Stinnett, MS, CCC-SLP graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Missouri State University in May 2010. She has since worked in a variety of settings including acute/inpatient care, inpatient rehabilitation, home health care, skilled nursing facilities, and outpatient services. While working throughout the continuum of care, Melanie has worked alongside of seasoned professionals who have helped to guide her skills and expertise to where it is today. She is passionate about serving others and increasing the communities opportunities to find skilled speech therapy services in an area with a high need for these services.


Allyson Beary, MS, CF-SLP graduated with Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Missouri State University. She is a native to Springfield, Missouri and is eager about serving her community and others in it. Allyson’s practicum experiences in graduate school included acute care, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation, early intervention, and elementary school. She has been employed with TheraCare Outpatient Services since June 2017 and has found a passion working with children benefiting from various types of Augmentative Communication systems.



Marie Nace, MS, CCC-SLP graduated from Missouri State University with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. She has experience in several settings, appreciating something unique and special from each, including: Medical-Inpatient Rehabilitation and Acute care, Home Health, Early Childhood Special Education, and Outpatient Pediatrics. Working at TheraCare is a pure joy due to the special families we serve, the clients, dedicated staff, opportunities for growth, and our involvement within the community. In her free time, she enjoys reading mystery novels, painting/art, biking, the outdoors, and spending time with her four children!





Patricia Wolf




Megan Goforth, MS, CCC-SLP graduated with a Master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology from Missouri State University in May 2016. She has experience in a variety of settings, including acute care, home health, inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient services, and school services with birth to adult patients. Megan’s areas of interest are reading/spelling disorders and swallowing/feeding disorders. She also has a Master’s degree in Library Sciences and has worked in various positions in libraries for over 10 years.


Occupational Therapists


Jessica Brown, MOTR/L graduated with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Rockhurst University in May of 2012. Jessica has previously worked in both an inpatient and outpatient setting within the Springfield community. She has worked with both adults and children of a variety of ages. Jessica is passionate about helping her clients succeed and providing the best care by staying up to date on the most current research in the area of pediatric occupational therapy. Alongside of helping kids in the clinic, Jessica is a mother to two children under the age of 3 and enjoys spending time with her kids and family outside of work.


Matt Brewer, MSOT, OTR/L graduated with a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Cox College. Matt has had extensive interest and fieldwork placement in pediatrics, as well as psych and behavioral experience as a psychiatric technician for children and adults. Matt’s goals are to help children reach their maximum potential by gaining independence and functionality in their everyday lives. Outside of work, his interests include DIY, technology, animals, gardening and most importantly spending time with his wife, two kids, and two Great Danes.






Trisha Koerkenmeier, MOTR/L graduated with her Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy from Maryville University. She has had experience working with children in both outpatient and school settings. Trisha is just beginning her career with TheraCare and is so excited to serve those in area schools and the clinic.





Shay Albey


Kailey Coiner


Amber Huddleston
Nicole Bredbenner