Staff Bios

Linda Rembisz, Director,M.A.-CCC-SLP

Linda Rembisz has been servicing clients both children and adults for the past 30 years. She graduated with a Bachelors of Arts from Ithaca College, NY. She recieved her Masters of Arts from Michigan State University in Speech Pathology. She is a certified member of American Speech and Hearing Association and holds a Professional License to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist in the State of New Jersey. She works with a variety of speech and language disorders with both children and adults; apraxia, feeding problems, articulation disorders, receptive and expressive language disorders.

She is certified in the air-flow technique for stuttering from The National Center for Stuttering in Manhattan and has received a certification for myofunctional therapy in treating tongue thrust from Farleigh Dickinson of Dentistry.

Linda is the recipient of Who's Who Among Human Services Professional, and Who's Who of Professional and Business Women. 

She is the author of a children's book," Count with Balloons."

Caitlin Rorke, M.A.-CCC-SLP

Caitlin Rorke graduated from Stockton University with a Bachelors of Science in Communication Disorders. She obtained her Masters of Art in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY. Caitlin completed external practicums and clinical fellowships in various settings in NY and NJ. She is a certified member of American Speech and Hearing Association and holds a Professional License to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist in the State of New Jersey. Caitlin holds the New Jersey Department of Education Standard Certificate to serve in schools of New Jersey as a Speech Language Specialist.

 Caitlin has experience working with both pediatric and adult populations in the following areas: Articulation, language, voice, fluency, feeding/swallowing, Apraxia, dysarthria, myofunctional/tongue thrust,  cognitive communication disorders, auditory processing and autism. 

Leigh Cohen M.S. CCC-SLP

Leigh Cohen earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Yeshiva University, Stern College for Women in Manhattan, NY. She obtained her Masters of Science degree in Speech Pathology from Touro College in Brooklyn, NY. She is a certified member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and holds a professional license to practice as a Speech Language Pathologist in the State of New Jersey. Leigh also holds the New Jersey Department of Education Standard Certificate to serve in schools of New Jersey as a Speech Language Specialist.

Leigh has experience working in public schools, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, home-based therapy, and private practice. She has evaluated and treated both children and adults with a wide range of communication difficulties including: receptive/expressive language, voice, fluency, articulation, dysarthria, myofunctional/tongue thrust, cognitive communication disorders, auditory processing, feeding/swallowing, and neurogenic communication disorders including: stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Multiple Scleorisis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), and Parkinson’s disease.

Marylou From Smerecznik,OTRL

  Marylou From Smerecznik has over 30 years experience as a pediatric specialist in occupational therapy. She earned her degree in Occupational Therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University. She is certified by the National Board of Occupational Therapy, and holds a Professional License to practice as an Occupational Therapist in the State of New Jersey. Marylou is also certified by the State of New Jersey Department of Education to work as an Occupational Therapist in the public schools.  She has extensive training in Sensory Integration, Neuro-Developmental Treatment, and Skill Building Foundations for Motor Development.   

 Marylou’s experience includes working in pediatric rehabilitation centers, early intervention home-based and center based programs, private schools for students with special needs, and in the public school system under the Department of Special Services. She has extensive experience working with children diagnosed with Neuro-Developmental Disorders, Autism, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders, Feeding Sensitivities and Food Aversion, Motor Dyspraxia, Disorders in Visual Motor Integration, Deficits in Fine Motor and Gross Motor Coordination, and Cerebral Palsy.    

Marylou provides observation and mentoring opportunities to students pursuing a career in occupational therapy, and to recent graduates from accredited Occupational Therapy programs. She also provides in-service training and workshops to undergraduate and graduate students, teachers, healthcare professionals, and parents.    

Sheila Franklin Gilstein, M.A. LPC

  Sheila Franklin Gilstein has been the leading provider of socialization groups in Monmouth County for the past 25 years.  She hold’s a Master’s degree from UCLA and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana.  She currently has a private practice at Monmouth Therapy Associates where she conducts both group and individual sessions for children with anxiety, ADHD, and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.  She has worked at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, provided dance/movement therapy for both private and public special education schools in  Illinois and New Jersey, taught at Brookdale Community College, and leads workshops for teachers and parents.  She is the Past President of the New Jersey Chapter- American Dance Therapy Association and New Jersey Association Creativity in Counseling.  She has published in the American Dance Therapy Association Journal.