Our Therapists

Our Therapists


Alyson Pennington Reves graduated from Abilene Christian University in May of 2001 with a Bachelor of Science Degree and in 2003 with a Master of Science Degree for Communication Disorders. She began working in the fall of 2003 in the public schools as a SLP-CFY. Alyson was licensed as a Texas SLP in 2004 and received a Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech and Hearing Association to practice speech-language pathology independently. Alyson has worked for various school districts, in pediatric home health, has co-owned Trinity Therapeutic Resources, a clinic providing OT, PT and ST and has worked in adult home health care. She has provided feeding therapy, dysphagia management and interventions, evaluation and interventions for CAS (Childhood Apraxia of Speech).
In 2005, Alyson started Lonestar Speech Therapy, PLLC, a contract speech therapy company primarily working with home health agencies and public schools. Lonestar Speech Therapy, PLLC employs contract SLP- Assistants and Speech-Language Pathologists.

The company has previously partnered with Abilene Christian University to provide internships for graduate students. Many students from Baylor University, Texas Women’s University, and Harding University have job shadowed Alyson or other therapists with Lonestar to gain observation and clinical practicum hours for their degrees. Lonestar Speech Therapy has assisted many therapists to receive their Assistant licenses upon graduating from bachelor level programs. 

Alyson is certified to provide Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation through Ampcare and is certified to provide Beckman Oral Motor Interventions. Alyson received the ACE Award through American Speech and Hearing Association in 2019 for completing 70 hours of continuing education within 3 years.

In 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Alyson was been a presenter at Texas Speech and Hearing Association convention. Continuing education and ethics training have been provided at both TSHA and Region 11 Service Center for ASHA and TSHA CEU’s with Jennifer Buhrmann, M.S., CCC-SLP, MT-BC.

Alyson believes strongly that if you have a passion and love for what you do every day, you will never work a day in your life.


Amanda Crawford graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors Degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology where she was invited to participate as an Honors Clinician. Amanda has worked for many years with Lonestar Speech Therapy, while also working with area public schools. She specializes in treating the pediatric population at home, in their natural learning environment. Amanda now resides in Waco and treats children from Waco to Red Oak. The majority of her patients have other learning challengers such as Autism, ADD, ADHD, Emotional Disorders, and Down’s Syndrome.

Amanda enjoys spending time on her farm where she recently opened a store, providing produce, eggs and meat to her community. She enjoys quilting and volunteering for her church and her community. Amanda's compassion for her patients, students and community are seen daily.


Amanda Dubois began working with Lonestar Speech Therapy, PLLC in the spring of 2019 after becoming a Licensed Assistant Speech-Language Pathologist by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Texas at Arlington and recently earned a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Texas Woman’s University. Amanda is now a Mastered SLP-Clinical Fellow in her internship to be a certified SLP.

Prior to working on her master’s degree, Amanda taught 6th grade Reading 4 years at Smith Middle School and Adult Education and Literacy for 1 year. She currently has 12 hours of continuing education in LAMP Words for Life Assistive Technology for Augmentative Communication.

Amanda is married to her high school sweetheart and they have three beautiful young children. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with her family.


Shanielle Henslee provides home health speech therapy services to children and adults in Denton and Dallas counties. She graduated from Harding University with her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in music. From there, she earned her master’s degree in speech-language pathology from the University of North Texas. She is licensed to practice in the state of Texas and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Shanielle has provided therapy services in a variety of settings including clinics, outpatient voice center, skilled nursing facility, multiple schools at both the primary and secondary levels, and home health. Her passion is to partner with and empower individuals and families who are facing communication and swallowing difficulties.

jon'kayla crawford

Jon'Kayla Crawford is a graduate of Baylor University where she received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders/ Speech Pathology. Jon'Kayla joined the Lonestar Speech Therapy team many years ago covering Dallas and is now part of our East Texas Team. She received her Masters of Science in Developmental Disabilities/ Early Childhood Intervention from Nova Southeastern University where she graduated with honors. She is a certified special education teacher, Educational Diagnostician, and Speech Language Pathologist Assistant.

She is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. In her spare time she enjoys reading, baking, and spending time with her family


Samantha Green graduated from The University of Texas at Dallas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech-Language and Audiology in 2007. She has worked in a variety of settings as an SLP- Assistant. For the last 5 years, she has worked in the schools full-time serving all ages from 3 to high school students.

Samantha has a passion for pediatric therapy and loves working with parents and children to help them communicate to their full potential.In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 3 young children and husband. As a family, they love to participate in sports, watch movies, and go on vacations to the beach!

Rebekah Mcpherson

Rebekah McPherson graduated from Texas Woman's University with a master’s degree in speech language pathology in 2021. In addition, she holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in curriculum and instruction with a minor in educational computing, along with a master’s degree in computer education and cognitive systems with an emphasis in instructional systems technology from the University of North Texas. Her undergraduate Bachelor in Fine Arts degree, in graphic design, is from Baylor University.

Rebekah is a Speech-Language Pathologist Intern, state of Texas certified Master Technology Teacher, and also holds standard Texas teaching certificates in technology education. She has taught learners of all ages and abilities. Her inspiration to become a Speech-Language Pathologist came about after 13 years in the classroom, when her son was diagnosed with an expressive speech delay. She experienced first-hand the positive impact a speech therapist makes on a family and so back to school she went! Rebekah’s educational technology background paired with speech and language informs her as she integrates technology into therapy sessions, conducts teletherapy, utilizes AAC, and recommends digital solutions to meet communication needs.

Rebekah has co-presented at the Texas Speech and Hearing Association convention and has co-authored several CEU courses through Home CEU on digital tools for speech and language and dyslexia

DarSha' Beasley

DarSha’ Beasley joined our east Texas therapy team to provide children therapy in the home setting. DarSha’ received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders from Stephen F. Austin University in 2013 where she was earned placement on the Dean’s List for academic excellence. DarSha’ has been working in a public school since 2013 and began working with Lonestar Speech Therapy to provide speech therapy to pediatrics in the home health setting. She also holds an Associate’s Degree from Tyler Community College.

DarSha’ is an avid volunteer for Vandal Victory Day (Special Olympic) and Tyler Run for Autism, both of which she has assisted with since 2013. DarSha’ has enjoyed working with a wide variety of children and adolescents with different etiologies and communication disorders. She has worked with children and adolescents with autism, Down syndrome, intellectual disabilities, language and auditory processing disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, stuttering, and verbal apraxia. DarSha’ is a compassionate and dedicated SLPA with professional work ethic and empathetic understanding of her patients. She has a passion for helping her patients succeed. She enjoys helping each patient enrich their lives through improving their ability to relate to and communicate with friends, peers, family, and community members.

Jamie Garcia Bartlett

Jamie Garcia-Bartlett graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology and Audiology in 2000. After working in a variety of settings, including an outpatient clinic, Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) and in area public schools, she then earned a Dual Master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and a master’s degree in Deaf Education from Texas Women’s University in 2010. Jamie has continued to work in the public schools in both the primary and secondary levels and in home health. She is licensed to practice in the state and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Jamie has extensive experience assessing and treating children from English and Spanish backgrounds, including children with autism, receptive/expressive language impairments, pragmatic language impairments, articulation, phonological and fluency disorders. Jamie has worked with children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Down Syndrome, Emotionally Disturbed, Intellectual Disabilities, Selective Mutism, Specific Learning Disabilities, and children who utilize Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) as their voice for communication.

Jamie is committed to improving a child’s level of communication to gain independence in all settings and environments. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband, her two children and her fur baby Elvis.

Dana camp

Dana Camp has contracted with Lonestar Speech Therapy since 2008. She has stretched herself over the entire north and east Texas areas, providing excellent therapy to the pediatric population. Dana graduated from Texas Christian University with a B.S in Communication Disorders in 1998, then completed her graduate degree at TCU in 2000, earning a Master’s Degree of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dana recently completed the Texas A & M University program for Master of Education in Special Education with a focus in Applied Behavior Analysis. She has been a member of ASHA since 2001 and now holds a certification in Applied Behavior Analysis. Dana has been a Special Education Director and is highly knowledgeable of special education law, including all special programs (504, Response to Intervention, dyslexia, special education, therapy in public schools). Dana brings superior communication and management skills to Lonestar Speech Therapy, as she provides supervision to multiple contracting therapists.