let's shine together
Briana Gilliams, M.S., CCC-SLP
Early Intervention & Feeding Specialist
Briana Gilliams, M.S., CCC-SLP, received her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from Towson University. Over the course of her career, she has worked in a variety of settings including public schools, early intervention, and private practice. Her passion is working with pediatrics, especially the birth to 5 population, and their families.
Briana has advanced training and experience in the areas of:
Communication skills for birth to five
Autism spectrum disorders
Play and routine-based therapy
Pediatric feeding disorders
Tethered oral tissues (tongue and lip ties)
Orofacial myofunctional disorders
Parent and caregiver coaching
In her free time, you can find this Hudson Valley, NY native searching for a good slice of pizza, spending time with her pup Charlie in Patterson Park, or exploring Baltimore with her husband and son.
Eat, Speak & Be Merry
For those that know Briana well, her passion for her chosen field just makes sense. Once she started talking, her family couldn't stop her. She fell in love with babies when her parents brought home her younger twin brothers from the hospital. And her large family centers most gatherings around delicious food and good company.
Throughout her career Briana explored different settings and populations, but she kept coming back to early intervention. She loves empowering both children and their parents, who she believes are children's first and best teachers, through therapy and coaching.
Once her son was born, Briana found herself in need of early intervention services as her baby struggled to breastfeed due to a lip and tongue tie. She simply kept thinking to herself, "If I feel like I am drowning trying to find support and figure this out as a speech therapist, how do other parents do it?"
This was a driving factor in her decision to start her own practice. She hopes to support and guide families during their times of need and growth. Because every family and every child deserves to shine their brightest.