Accent You is the private speech therapy practice of Melissa Petersen, MA, CCC-SLP.
Melissa comes to the field of accent modification with a broad background. She earned her Master’s Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from Western Washington University in 2007. She received the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association in 2008. She has worked in both public and private settings, with adults and children, for the past twelve years. She is an experienced teacher with training in voice, theater, accent modification, phonological disorders, and fluency disorders.
Her therapy style is challenging, caring, and culturally sensitive. Her approach is casual, but focused and demanding. Melissa’s aim during speech sessions is to help her clients gain awareness of their speech behaviors, set and achieve communication goals, and give them the resources to become confident and efficient communicators.