Biography & Education


Larissa grew up in Minot, N.D. She was raised on a farm where she learned the importance of a good work ethic. She earned her bachelor's (1992) and her master's (1994) from Minot State University. She started her career in 1994 in Wisconsin, followed by working in travelling SLP therapy around the country for several years before starting with Providence in 1999. She is committed to Providence, always pursuing evidenced based practice to provide the best treatment possible for her clients. She provides care for all diagnoses, including disorders of speech, swallowing, voice, language, and cognitive-communication. She and her husband have two children from Ethiopia. In her free time, she enjoys being with family and friends, playing piano, singing, reading, good food, and working out. 

Areas of expertise

Voice, vocal cord dysfunction, chronic cough, cognitive-communication, aphasia, apraxia/dysarthria, swallowing, concussion/TBI, CVA, Parkinson's, mild cognitive impairment

Master of Science, Minot State University, 1994
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