Carissa Guiley, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC
Carissa is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Certified Lactation Counselor, specializing in holistic infant and pediatric feeding therapy. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics from Seattle Pacific University in 2012, a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from Utah State University in 2015, and a Masters of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2018. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), holds the Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC), and was honored to receive the ASHA ACE award in 2022 for her dedication to continuing education with nearly 200 hours devoted to infant and child feeding. She is also a member of the International Consortium of Ankylofrenula Professionals (ICAP) and the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine. Areas of special interest include tongue ties and myofunctional disorders, in infancy and beyond.
Carissa has experience working with a variety of populations and settings, always with an emphasis on swallowing disorders. Her background in nutrition is what sparked her passion for feeding and swallowing, while becoming a mother further nurtured that interest in the pediatric population. The majority of her post-master’s education has focused on pediatric feeding therapy, including Feed the Peds®, GOMAP Infant & Toddler Feeding, Sensory-Motor Approach to Feeding, TOTS Training® (tethered oral tissues), TummyTime!™ Method, and The Myo Method. Carissa also pursues continuing education in areas of lactation medicine and bodywork modalities, in order to provide comprehensive care to infant-mother dyads with feeding challenges. Having a deep appreciation for how the whole body is connected and impacting feeding, she is enthusiastic to provide holistic feeding support.
Nourish Therapy was started out of a passion for helping families feed their littles with confidence, as well as a desire to provide all families more access to services, both through individual and group offerings. Not only is Carissa a clinician, but a parent of a NICU-graduate, two tongue tied babies, and a child with a pediatric feeding disorder. She is passionate about educating on the connection between oral development speech, feeding, breathing, and overall wellbeing of our children, and finds so much joy in working with families to see their babies thriving.