Get to Know Us
and Our Philosophy


Amy Kuhl, MSOT, OTR/L

Owner & Founder

Amy has been working with children as an Occupational Therapist since 2014.  She received her Master’s in Occupational Therapy from Ithaca College in 2013.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of New Hampshire.  She has since pursued advanced training and specialization in feeding therapy.  Amy has also pursued training in holistic approaches to treatment including aromatherapy, mediation, nutrition, and craniosacral therapy.  

Amy has experience in private practice, early intervention, and in schools.  She has a deep passion for out-patient private practice and a strong belief in individualization for each child.  She has observed the benefits of working closely with the family to achieve the most carryover from private sessions in the clinic into the home environment. Experience has taught her that this approach provides the best opportunity for the child to progress more quickly. Amy has had her own struggles in life and perceives that those experiences have brought an extraordinarily deeper perspective on life, broadening her skills and allowing for a profound understanding and empathy for the kids and families that she works with.

Amy chose to start Kuhl Therapies in 2018 because she wanted to develop a place where a unique and holistic approach is welcomed. Kuhl Therapies was founded to provide an environment for children and families that enriches the innate intelligence of each child, and supports those who care for them.

Kuhl Therapies is a place where each family member is heard and treated individually. Amy enjoys partnering with caregivers, and forming a team to empower the whole family. In this way, the child and family enter into a trusting relationship that forms a community of support.

Shannon Wade

Speech Language Pathologist

Shannon is a nationally certified Speech-Language Pathologist who is licensed in Florida and Maryland. She received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Art degrees from the University of Central Florida. 

Shannon has experience assessing and treating children and adults with a variety of diagnoses, including Autism, Down Syndrome, Childhood Apraxia of Speech, Fluency, Language, Hearing Loss, and Cognitive Impairment. She has experience working with the individuals in outpatient, inpatient rehab, early intervention, and school settings. 

Although Shannon has worked with individuals of all ages, her passion lies in pediatrics. She truly believes in a collaborative, multidisciplinary, and whole-person approach to therapy. She draws great satisfaction from watching her clients become more confident and effective communicators. She believes that this growth blossoms when children feel safe and loved. These ideals are foundational to Kuhl Therapies, and Shannon is beyond excited to join a team of like-minded therapists working to support children and their families.

Shannon has recently relocated from Central Florida to Maryland. She has a family of two teenagers, a husband, and two chihuahuas. They are looking forward to enjoying the seasonal changes and exploring the beautiful outdoors!


Joey Burgess

Occupational Therapist

Joey received his Bachelor of Science in Health Science and Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Alvernia University in May 2022. Joey is a nationally certified Occupational Therapist who is licensed in Maryland. During his schooling, Joey gained experience providing OT services in early intervention, school-based, community-based, and outpatient pediatrics. Joey has experience assessing and treating children with a variety of diagnoses such as Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Erb’s Palsy, Down Syndrome, and general developmental delays.

Joey completed his Master’s capstone project on Neurodiversity-Affirming Supports and Strategies for Autistic Individuals. Joey is committed to providing therapy that supports kids’ participation in meaningful daily life activities as their full authentic selves. Joey is excited to work at a proudly pro-neurodiversity clinic with like-minded therapists.