Howdy, I'm Genevieve

LIFE Speech Pathology is about serving the clients and their families and building a community of love and support for those with chronic aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and cognitive-communication impairments every day.  

Supporting stroke survivors and their families, Genevieve is dedicated to helping her patients reach new goals, achieve new levels of growth and exercise normalcy in their day-to-day life that they may not have thought possible.

Why Private Practice?

It's not a job.  It's not a career.  It's a CALLING.


A job is a position where you complete certain tasks for an agreed-upon compensation.  A job is defined by characteristics that you would prefer.



A chosen field because you are inspired and want to accomplish what you can.  A series of related work experiences you gain in your professional live, often leading to a particular goal.  



A calling is a passion, an internal drive to complete an activity or accomplish a particular goal.  A calling can bring emotional fulfillment.  A calling can also be defined as persuing a cause that is important to you whether it is helping others or then environment, for example.

I did not have to start a private practice

Through a unique set of circumstances, I came to an impasse in my career.  I have worked in so many different settings.  I had a well-rounded and accomplished skill set that set me apart from other clinicians based on my work experience and motivations in speech pathology.  I choose to take the training and experience of my mentor and expand it in ways he never was able to accomplish.  I wouldn't be here, walking this path, without the 100% support of my husband and my daughters.  Starting a private practice is hard.  For me, it takes a village.  My family, colleagues, and friends support this calling.  I know for each of you reading this page, you probably feel like you need a village.  I am privileged to serve the chronic aphasia community and families.  You are not alone.  Let's create this village together!

Are you struggling with your speech but want to do more?

We are here for you!


"We believe in the infinite possibilities that recovery from aphasia can offer.  We are devoted and determined to provide out-of-the-therapy-box thinking and treatment to help you reach your goals. Treatment is customized specifically for your goals, focusing on whole-person + whole family recovery.  You are not alone.  We are your village."  - Genevieve

Priviliged to Serve the Stroke & Nerurologic Community

Outpatient Speech Pathology

惻Standardized, dynamic, and person-centered assessment
惻Functional goals that promote life participation
惻Innovative, out-of-the-therapy-box, evidence-based treatment
惻Medicare B provider
惻Out-of-Network insurance provider

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LIFE Wellness Coaching

惻Quarterly membership
惻Client-directed topics + tasks
惻Personalized hobby and project support 惻Brain-health program
惻Socialization opportunity groups
       ćƒ»Book club
       ćƒ»Movie club

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Aphasia Academy

    惻Aphasia Field Guide
    惻Communication Partner Training
    惻Aphasia Coach University Listen for LIFE podcast
Listen for LIFE Aphasia Village
Private Facebook group for survivors and family to support one another

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LIFE Speech Pathology clients benefit from founder Genevieve Richardsonā€™s 28 years of rehabilitation experience, specialized training, and knowledge to improve their speech, language, cognition, and communication.  LIFE Aphasia Academyā„  was created to fill the gap of purposeful, specific, and comprehensive education for spouses and families living with aphasia and related disorders.  So many families struggle to live their best life once the reality sets in and rehabilitation is finished.


For the last eight years, Genevieve has worked exclusively online with chronic aphasia, apraxia, dysarthria, and cognitive-communication deficits in clients who were told they had reached a PLATEAU.  Our clients benefit from our inclusive and tenacious therapy that supports patients and their families to survive aphasia and thrive within it.

Mission & Philosophy

 LIFE Speech Pathology is motivated + driven to help our clients and families succeed. Twenty-six years of rehabilitation speech-language pathology experience has led us to work with the unique and often forgotten population of clients with chronic aphasia.  We have chosen to learn, innovate, collaborate, seek and scour the research, and think outside the therapeutic box.  As a result, we combine specialized knowledge and skills with neuroplastic principles and mindful therapeutic techniques to target the system-level deficits of language and cognition.  Our clients make progress, they achieve goals, and they get more out of LIFE with our treatment methods.  

Maximizing communication is key and it takes a village.  

Are you frustrated with your communication?

We can help!  

Take the first step to better communication.