Meet the WITH Team

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Kenda, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist and Owner

Hello, I’m Kenda Schlueter, owner of WITH Therapy Services. I have been a speech-language pathologist for over 15 years and have experience in private and educational settings. When I am not hanging out at WITH, I am usually spending time with my family. We love hiking, biking, and all things sports.

I am passionate about providing individuals with the communication skills they need to develop and maintain relationships and be active learners in their daily lives. My specialty is pediatrics, and I am so excited to collaborate with other local professionals to develop children’s speech, language, and social skills through play and to support them and their families every step of the way at WITH.

Kenda’s Credentials

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech-Language Pathology (CCC-SLP)
  • Minnesota Department of Health: Speech-Language Pathology license
  • Minnesota Department of Education: Speech-Language Pathology license
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, 2005
  • University of Minnesota, Twin Cities: Master of Arts in Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, 2007
  • PROMPT (Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets), 2010, 2012
  • Orton-Gillingham trained, 2021

Savannah, MS, CF-SLP

Clinical Fellow – Speech Language Pathologist

Hi! I’m Savannah Lenarz! I recently graduated from the speech pathology program at Minnesota State University-Mankato, and I am excited to start my journey in the field at WITH.

My passion has grown for working with individuals of all ages to increase their confidence while supporting growth in all areas of communication and building relationships with individuals and families. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my parents and sister, traveling, hanging out with friends, watching hockey, and attending concerts!

I look forward to my clinical fellowship year at WITH and all future opportunities.

Savannah’s credentials

  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Clinical Fellow in Speech-Language Pathology
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato: Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2021
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato: Masters of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders, 2023
  • Beckman Oral Motor trained, 2022

      Sarita, MS, CF-SLP

      Clinical Fellow – Speech Language Pathologist

      Hi! I’m Sarita Pieper! Last spring, I graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato, with my degree in speech-language pathology and am now completing my clinical fellowship year at WITH Therapy Services. I am thrilled to begin my career here and provide speech and language services to individuals in the surrounding area!

      I am passionate about providing meaningful, rich, and supportive relationships with the clients and families we serve and empowering them to live their best lives through communicative growth.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our new puppy Penny, cooking, gardening, and playing piano!

      Sarita’s credentials

      • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: Clinical Fellow in Speech-Language Pathology
      • Minnesota State University-Mankato: Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders, 2021
      • Minnesota State University-Mankato: Masters of Science in Communications Sciences and Disorders, 2023
      • Beckman Oral Motor trained, 2022

          Krista

          Patient Care Coordinator

          Hello, I’m Krista Alexander and I am the patient care coordinator here at WITH. My son had been receiving speech therapy services with Kenda while he was in preschool, and we were blown away to see him come out of his shell once he learned how to better express himself through speech. I joined the WITH team in 2022 after working in EMS for 13 years, and I love it here! In my spare time, I love being outside with my family and our dog, camping, spending time on the water, and gardening. And anything hockey during the winter months.

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          Bauer

          Happy Goldendoodle

          Hi, I’m Bauer! Ms. Kenda’s hockey-loving family named me this in the middle of 2022 when I joined her at WITH. I am a happy Goldendoodle who loves all people and helps with therapy sessions!

          Did you know that interacting with animals like me can help reduce anxiety and depression while improving motivation, engagement, security, and emotional support during therapy sessions?

          I’m the perfect addition to these sessions because I love hanging out with people and helping them feel calmer and more confident. I understand that therapy sessions can be challenging, but I have a special bond with my WITH family, and I help to make learning playful and enjoyable!