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Kate Hawkins

Speech Language Pathologist

kate.hawkins@liveyourlifept.com

Kate Hawkins, MBA, MA, CCC-SLP, graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2014 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. In 2019 she received her MBA with a Healthcare Emphasis from the University of St. Thomas. She has experience in providing speech therapy across the life-span, with expertise in swallowing disorders and cognitive rehabilitation. Kate is passionate about being a life-long learner and enjoys helping others achieve their goals. She enjoys collaborative and holistic care, with a focus on functional treatment plans to maximize patient outcomes.

Kate lives in Arden Hills with her husband and young daughter. In her free time she enjoys baking, gardening, scrapbooking, playing tennis, and doing Pilates.

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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.

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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