Chelsea Therapists

Meet Our Chelsea Therapists Team

Our Child’sPlay therapists have extensive experience in specialized physical, speech, and occupational therapy. Our team of Chelsea therapists is dedicated to helping your child improve their skills and experience a world with greater confidence.

Martha Davis

Chelsea therapists

Martha Davis is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist and is the Clinical Supervisor of the Chelsea office. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Montevallo in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Communication Science and Disorders and a minor in Human Development and Family Studies. She received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo in 2008. She has worked in pediatric private practice since graduating in 2008.

She enjoys working with children of all ages! Her special interests include developing language skills, encouraging feeding skills, working with children with fluency issues, teaching reading skills, and improving oral motor skills. Martha has special training in the following areas: Talk Tools® Oral Placement Therapy, Orton-Gillingham® reading program, and Integrated Listening Systems®. She is also a Trust-Based Relational Intervention informed therapist and is part of the Trauma Team at Child’sPlay. Martha has completed extensive continuing education in the area of feeding therapy. She received the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE) in 2022. She is passionate about making the learning of new and difficult skills fun while simultaneously supporting families as they help their children walk through challenges.

Martha and her husband have three sons and are licensed foster parents. In her free time, Martha enjoys reading, shopping, Netflixing, and napping! Email Martha

Lindsey Giles

Lindsey is an ASHA-certified and state-licensed speech-language pathologist. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and earned a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Alabama.

Lindsey’s clinical experience includes internships at the University of Alabama Pediatric Feeding Clinic, Tuscaloosa County Schools, Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Adult/Pediatric Outpatient and Inpatient settings. Lindsey completed her clinical fellowship in Birmingham City Schools in Birmingham, AL.

Lindsey’s special interests include pediatric feeding, articulation, and augmentative and alternative communication. In her free time, Lindsey enjoys reading, cheering on the Georgia Bulldogs, and spending time with family and friends. Email Lindsey

Megan Lentz

Chelsea therapists

Megan is a licensed and registered occupational therapist. She was born and raised in Marietta, Georgia but her family moved to Wilsonville, Alabama in 2009. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree at Auburn University (War Eagle!) in Psychology with a professional focus in early childhood development. She earned her Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Brenau University in Atlanta, Georgia in 2016.

She has dedicated her entire career to pediatrics and has a passion for helping kiddos and their families achieve their fullest potential. Following graduation, she worked in Texas and just made the move back to Alabama. She is thrilled to be continuing her pediatric career with Child’sPlay. She has special training in sensory integration, Interactive Metronome®, neurodevelopmental techniques, and Kinesio-taping.

Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending her time outdoors with her three dogs, and daughter, exploring the beautiful state of Alabama, and attending Auburn football games! Email Megan

Cindy Nicholson

Cindy is a certified and licensed speech-language pathologist. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Mississippi and her Master of Science degree in Communication and Science Disorders from the University of Montevallo.

Prior to joining the Child’sPlay Chelsea therapists team, she worked in the public school setting with children from preschool through high school. Most of her experience is with preschool and elementary-aged children. She has experience working with articulation and phonological disorders, language delays, autism, and a variety of other developmental disorders.

Areas of special interest include articulation disorders, phonological disorders, and early language development. Outside of work, Cindy enjoys traveling, reading, family time, and cheering for the Ole Miss Rebels!

Michaella Robison

Birmingham Therapists

Michaella is a licensed and registered occupational therapist, who was born and raised in the Birmingham area. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from UAB in 2017, later attending Alabama State University, where she received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2021. She has experience in a variety of occupational therapy settings, although pediatrics and early intervention are where her heart led her.

She has experience with a multitude of diagnoses including Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Processing Disorder, Auditory Processing Disorder, and many more.

She loves all things outdoors, spending time with her family, and learning fun facts! Email Michaella

Danielle Russo

Chelsea therapists

Danielle is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in working with children, teens, and their families. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies and her Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy From
The University of Alabama. She completed clinic hours at Sprayberry Education Center, DCH Employee Assistance Program, and the Capstone Family Therapy Clinic. She has also worked in private practice for 2 years with children and families.

Danielle has experience working with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to behavioral issues and complex trauma. Working with children is different from working with adults because they do not have the language to express what they are experiencing internally. Danielle utilizes play therapy techniques to help them explore and process what is going on for them internally and in life.

When she’s not working with kids, she likes to spend time with her friends, family, and pets. Email Danielle

Anna Woodfin

Anna is an ASHA-certified and state-licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2014 and her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Montevallo in 2018.

During graduate school, Anna gained experience working with preschool-aged children diagnosed with articulation and phonological disorders, as well as completed a portion of her final clinical externship in a local public school.

Since graduation, Anna has worked in a Skilled Nursing Facility serving the adult/geriatric population. Anna is excited to work with children and is currently contracted through Child’sPlay to work in a public school. Anna is married to Lee, and they live in Birmingham, AL.

During her free time, Anna enjoys playing with their Boston Terrier puppy named Peanut, going on walks, reading, shopping, and spending time with friends and family. Email Anna