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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. 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, Dysphagia, Aphasia, and other Cognitive Impairments. She has experience working with the individuals in outpatient, inpatient rehab, early intervention, and school settings.


Shannon has worked with individuals of all ages, but her passion lies in pediatrics. She employs a collaborative, multidisciplinary, and whole-person approach to therapy. She is constantly expanding her understanding of, and sharing information about, Neurodiversity Affirming practices. A quote she lives by is “When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower.” – Alexander Den Heijer. Establishing trust and ensuring that children feel safe, respected, and loved is foundational to her practice. These ideals are also foundational to Kuhl Therapies. Shannon is thankful to have found a team of like-minded therapists working to support children and their families.

Shannon has recently relocated with her children from Central Florida to Maryland. She has a son and daughter. They are enjoying the seasonal changes and love exploring the beautiful DMV 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.

Kaela Scutt

Insurance and Billing Coordinator 

My name is Kaela Scutt, and I have been working for Kuhl Therapies since August 2021. 

I was born and raised in Seattle Washington. I was raised in a family where if I tried my best my parents would always be proud of me. Lucky for me, trying my best was never a struggle, but keeping up with everyone else around me was a challenge. If it wasn’t a hands-on project or a physical challenge, I felt like I was going to be the little engine that never could no matter how hard I worked.

As I grew older, I always wondered why learning with my hands stuck to my memory but when it comes to learning with my eyes (reading, writing, spelling, etc.)  it wasn’t easy and I couldn’t remember anything at all.

Well, it wasn’t until my husband, and I had our three girls that I learned there are many ways a person’s brain works in life and when it comes to learning. What may work for one person most likely won’t work for everyone around you. 

It is because of my struggles that I am passionate about neurodiversity and work to ensure that I, my children, and the children that come to Kuhl Therapies are accepted.


Stuart Frazier

Design and Marketing

Stuart has a background in visual arts and experience in marketing, administrative and operations. He has always valued "connection." Whether that is through Marketing, (customer and product or service) or one on one with individuals. He sees the world through a lens of interconnected parts. One leading to another, and another, and so on. Each unique and special in their own way. This way of "seeing" has inevitably drawn him to Kuhl Therapies, where people are celebrated for who they are, and not forced into a confining box of conformity. 

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