Team

Who provides therapy at Periwinkle?

Christy Sater Adams is a licensed Occupational Therapist who enjoys working with children in areas of fine motor control, self-help skills, and sensory integration. Christy, a North Idaho native, received her Bachelor of Science from Boise State University and her Master of Science from Idaho State University. She is excited to be working with our area's children and families. Christy and her husband have two sons. christy@periwinkletherapy.com

Michelle Coppess is a certified speech-language pathologist skilled in working with young children. She grew up in Coeur d'Alene and is thrilled to be working with North Idaho's kids. Michelle received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington State University and her Master of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Michelle and her husband have three sons. michelle@periwinkletherapy.com

Tara Carlson is a certified speech-language pathologist who enjoys working on social skills and language development with individuals on the autism spectrum and with developmental delays. Tara received her Bachelor of Arts degree at California State University, Chico and graduated from Washington State University with her Master of Science degree. Tara lives in Spokane with her boyfriend and their dog. tara@periwinkletherapy.com

Holly Cox is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant licensed in Idaho. She loves working with children, helping them to gain independence and self-confidence in their daily activities. Holly received her Associate of Science degree from Spokane Community College. Holly has 3 daughters and 6 grandchildren. holly@periwinkletherapy.com

Alyssa Jacobson is a Certified Speech-Language Pathologist who is skilled in working with all age groups, from infants in their homes to adults in the acute care setting. Alyssa received her Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relations from the University of Idaho and a Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valdosta State University, and a Master of Science in Communication Disorders from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Alyssa grew up in North Idaho and is happy to have returned home to practice. She and her husband have a daughter and son. alyssa@periwinkletherapy.com

Nikki Lambert works in our front office as a Patient Care Coordinator. In Nikki’s spare time, she enjoys going to the gym, spending time with friends and family, and is a die-hard Seattle Seahawks fan. She is extremely grateful to be working in an office with such dedicated women who have a true passion for their professions. Nikki and her daughter proudly call Coeur d’Alene their hometown. nikki@periwinkletherapy.com

Heather Penske is a certified speech-language pathologist with expertise in working with children with articulation disorders, language delays, fluency disorders, and feeding/swallowing issues. Heather moved to North Idaho from Minnesota after graduating with her Bachelor’s and Master's Degrees from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Heather and her husband have two daughters. heather@periwinkletherapy.com

Deborah Ralston is a certified speech-language pathologist with an interest in language development as well as working with adolescents. She is delighted to be helping Idaho families. Deborah received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Riverside and her Master of Science degree from Eastern Washington University. Deborah and her husband have two sons. deborah@periwinkletherapy.com