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Meet Our Team

Hi there!

My name is Oksana DerDerian and I am a Speech Language Pathologist and owner of Desert Speech. I received my Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology at NOVA University and I am ASHA certified. I was born in Belarus and immigrated to the United States in 1997 with my family, settling in NYC. After graduating Hunter College in NYC with a Bachelor's in Foreign Languages, I went on to study Speech and Language Disorders at NOVA Southeastern University. I had worked in schools and private clinics with individuals across the lifespan (birth to 3, preschoolers, school age children, adolescents, adults, elderly adults).

In 2017, I traveled to Bali to train as a yoga and meditation teacher. After taking a couple of years off to raise my ever growing family, as well as to explore my interests in intuitive parenting, energy healing and somatic movement for nervous system attunement; I have decided to open up my own clinic.

I began Desert Speech with an intent of creating a Speech and Language center specializing in combining scientific evidenced based approach treatment and intuitive holistic knowledge for individualized and family centered therapy. I thrive on providing a truly integrated approach through effective and creative therapy techniques.