ABOUT

Gooseberry Speech Therapy, LLC is owned and operated by pediatric speech-language pathologist , Anita Floresca M.S. CCC-SLP, CLC. Anita specializes in pediatric feeding and lactation supports and is a Certified Lactation Counselor. 

Anita was raised in Seattle, WA. She received her Bachelors of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences from University of Washington. She received her Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University of New Hampshire. Anita now lives with her husband and daughter in Glendale, Arizona enjoying the sunshine and warm weather. When not helping children and their families, she enjoys baking and playing tennis. She has over 5 years of experience in a variety of settings including pediatric hospitals, neonatal intensive care units, in-home early intervention, and the school setting. Her areas of expertise include feeding and swallowing, breastfeeding, and early language development. She is certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) with a state license to practice in Arizona.

ASHA certified speech language pathologist
Speech language pathologist doing teletherapy

My passion is working with young children ranging from newborn to preschool-age and their families. I especially love helping families develop a beautiful feeding relationship from breastfeeding/lactation, bottles, and first foods with their new babies. I have experience working with preterm and medically fragile infants through school-aged children. This allows me to have an understanding of the journey many of my young patients and families may have already endured and a positive vision of the possibilities and progress ahead. I whole-heartedly believe that early identification and intervention provides an opportunity for significant therapeutic success.

I focus on a family-centered approach to therapy. I want you to be empowered to meet your child's developmental needs. You are the expert on your child, but I am here to provide the therapeutic tools, coaching and support you deserve to help your little one succeed in their daily environment. I look forward to fostering love, learning, and development with your family.