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Natasha Agha,

M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

natasha.agha@liveyourlifept.com

Natasha Agha, M.S., CCC-SLP, is a Minnesota native originally from Rochester. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Mankato in 2010 with a Master of Science degree in communication disorders and currently holds a certificate of clinical competency from the American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has experience in providing speech therapy to adults and geriatrics with increased focus in providing interventions for swallowing disorders and cognition linguistic impairments. As a therapist, Natasha values an individualized approach as each patient has different level of needs and different goals they want to accomplish. Building a rapport with the patient and their support system is paramount to Natasha. She is excited to have the opportunity to provide continuity of care into the home setting which is a welcomed new adventure. Natasha enjoys spending time with her family and enjoying the Minnesota weather.

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Rachel Wieneke,

M.A., CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

rachel.wieneke@liveyourlifept.com

Rachel Wieneke, M.A., CCC-SLP, graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2012 with a Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology and currently holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency from the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She has experience in providing speech therapy to adolescents and adults, with increased focus in providing intervention for a receptive-expressive language, swallowing and cognition. Rachel is also certified in VitalStim Therapy which allows her to utilize neuromuscular electrical stimulation with her swallowing therapy.

As a therapist, Rachel values a patient centered approach and involves both the caregiver and patient when creating goals for intervention, as well as during her treatment sessions. She appreciates the relationships she builds with her patients and their families, as well as generalizing therapy to the home setting. Rachel believes that these aspects are vital in helping her patients succeed.

Rachel enjoys being outside with her husband and exploring the Twin Cities on their road bikes. She also enjoys spending time with both of their families, traveling, running and yoga.

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