My Credentials:

  • ASHA
  • LSVT
  • Vital Stim


  • Hope, Healing, Strength and Joy
  • Support families of children and adults through their daily challenges with communication and feeding/swallowing.
  • Restore hope and self-confidence in communication in order to foster improved communication with loved ones.
  • Empowering individuals and their caregivers to use techniques and strategies that create an atmosphere where every child and adult can share their thoughts with others.
  • Creating an environment to consider all possible solutions to daily speech, language, cognitive, feeding/swallowing challenges.

Melissa has been a practicing speech-language pathologist since 2001. Melissa graduated with a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Long Island University in 2003 and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Language Pathology in 2001 from Pace University. She has her national certification through the American Speech, Language, and Hearing Association (ASHA) and is certified by the State Department of Education in New Jersey as a speech-language specialist. Melissa holds state certifications to practice in New Jersey and is a member of the New Jersey Speech Language Hearing Association (NJSHA).

Melissa has helped both children and adults in a variety of clinical settings, including; her own private practice located in Hillsborough, out-patient clinics, public schools, hospitals (in-patient & out-patient), home care and sub-acute care settings. Most recently she has included speech-therapy services via tele-therapy.

Melissa sits on the professional advisory team of Miriam’s Heart organization who “radically supports families who take action on behalf of adopted and foster children.” She has also traveled overseas to help people in need in Central America, as well as volunteered to aid in construction and clean-up efforts in Staten Island after Hurricane Sandy, both done through her local church outreach missions program.

In addition to her role as a speech-language pathologist, Melissa is a devoted wife and mother to her two daughters. Melissa lives in Hillsborough, NJ.

Provides in depth evaluations and personalized treatment plans geared toward each client’s needs.

From Early Intervention to Geriatric focused therapy.

Speech, Swallowing, Language and more…

Speech Therapy Solutions

450 Amwell Road
Suite A (second floor)
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

  • 908-336-4953
  • Fax: 908-845-0404

Lauren Besecker, MS, CCC-SLP

Lauren Besecker attended Marywood University where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders in January 2019. Lauren continued her education at Marywood University and graduated with a Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology in 2020. Lauren has experience working in the public school system with preschool and school aged children with a variety of diagnoses. She is passionate about helping children communicate and achieve their full potential. 

Sarah Skrabel MS, CCC-SLP

Sarah Skrabal has been a licensed speech-language pathologist practicing since 2017.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Communication Science and Disorders and her master’s degree from Kean University in Speech-Language Pathology.  Sarah has experience working in the public and private school settings, rehabilitation centers, and early intervention.  She is currently certified and licensed as a Speech-Language Specialist by the New Jersey State Department of Education, and holds a Certification of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  Sarah enjoys working with children and their families to help each child reach their individual goals and improve their communication skills.

Alexa Martucci MS, CFY-SLP

Alexa Martucci attended the University of Rhode Island where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communicative Sciences and Disorders in 2019. She completed her master’s degree at SUNY Fredonia and graduated with a Master of Science in Speech Pathology in 2021. Alexa has experience working in various settings including medical centers (inpatient and outpatient), private practices, public schools, and skilled nursing facility. She loves the diversity of speech pathology and enjoys working with both children and adults. In her free time when not working as a speech pathologist, she loves to go on hikes and travel.

Rachel Lee – Office Assistant

Rachel Lee is currently a senior at Rutgers University studying linguistics. Her goal is to attend graduate school to become a Speech Language Pathologist.

Good Faith Estimate

You have the right to receive a “Good Faith Estimate” explaining how much your medical care will cost.

By law, healthcare providers need to give patients who don’t have insurance or who are not using insurance an estimate of the bill for medical items and services to be rendered.

  • You have the right to receive a Good Faith Estimate for the total expected cost of any non-emergency items or services. 
  • Make sure your healthcare provider gives you a Good Faith Estimate in writing at least 1 business day before your medical session or item. You can also ask your healthcare provider, and any other provider you choose, for a Good Faith Estimate before you schedule a session.
  • If you receive a bill that is at least $400 more than your Good Faith Estimate, you can dispute the bill.
  • Make sure to save a copy or picture of your Good Faith Estimate. For questions or more information about your right to a Good Faith Estimate, visit www.cms.gov/nosurprises or call 800-985-3059.


Our visions is to restore hope, self-confidence and foster healing for all individuals across the life span, from pediatrics to adults through our customized speech therapy sessions. Envisioning a world where all members of your family are able to communicate their unique wants, needs, thoughts via any means possible (non-verbally or verbally) in order to improve their overall quality of life through improved speech, language, and cognitive skills. The WHY behind our vision? Communicating effectively is critical to our ability to lead productive and fulfilling lives. Difficulties with communication can occur at any stage of life -infancy through childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and even through our senior years. They can include challenges with speech, language, comprehension, memory and attention. But wait…. There’s more….NOT ONLY Speech and Language…..but Swallowing too!!! Dysphagia (difficulty swallowing) can negatively impact our quality of life. We also offer dysphagia therapy or treatment plans specifically addressing these challenges with eating/swallowing food and drinks safely, in order to ensure that our clients continue to have the quality of life they deserve. Whatever the cause, treatment of these difficulties is essential.

Speech Therapy Solutions

450 Amwell Road
Suite A (second floor)
Hillsborough, NJ 08844

We accept PAYPAL

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