At Shining Stars Therapy, we take pride in providing the best Pediatric Therapy Services for your child. Read our bios below to learn more about our experienced Speech therapists!

Amy Balfour MA, CCC-SLP


After receiving a Bachelor of Art in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Amy went on to complete Post-Bachelor studies in Communication Disorders at Wayne State University.  Over the next 4 years, Amy worked in a skilled nursing facility, high school autism program and an adult autism program.  She went on to Central Michigan University where she completed her Master of Art degree in Speech-Language Pathology.

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Laura Carr MS, CCC-SLP


After completing her Bachelor’s of Arts in Child Development and Family Studies, in 2000, Laura went on to receive a Masters of Science in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a focus on Pediatrics in 2002.

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April Nelson M. Ed. CCC-SLP


April attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she received a BS in Communication Disorders afterwards, she continued onto the University of Georgia where she earned her M.Ed. in Speech Language Pathology.

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Chelse Mentrup, MS CCC-SLP


Chelse attended Harding University where she received a BA in Communication Sciences and Disorders, afterwards, she attended the University of Texas at Dallas where she earned her M.S. in Communication Disorders.

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Brittany Zinkow, MS CCC-SLP


Brittany received her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Services Management from East Carolina University. She completed her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at North Carolina Central University with a concentration in Augmentative and Alternative Communication.

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304 Judd Place Drive
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526

Phone: 919-557-8305
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