About us​

Amanda Wingertsahn and Bridget Hormberg co-own and co-founded Blue Stars Therapy™ in 2016 and serve as executive leaders and managers of approximately a dozen early intervention specialists. Amanda and Bridget saw first-hand how traditional approaches to early intervention leave room for improvement, and frequently lack an evidence-based approach. With 20+ years of experience as an ESDM-certified Speech Language Pathologist and ESDM-certified Occupational Therapist, respectively, Amanda and Bridget have honed their expertise and woven their core values of service, inclusion, individuality and a relationship-based approach into the fabric of services provided by Blue Stars Therapy™, including: 

  • Highly-specialized Early Start Denver Model therapy

  • The Blue School™ Clinic

  • The Parent Empowerment Program™

  • Educational setting observation

  • Treatment coordination

  • Consultation

Learn more about the Early Start Denver Model.

Learn more about Services.

Watch Blue Stars Therapy highlighted on theSTL (May 2020)

Read the full feature from theSTL (May 2020)

Listen to Blue Stars Therapy's radio interview (Nov. 2019)

Meet the Blue Stars Therapy team​

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BRIDGET HORMBERG

Co-Owner, Co-Founder

Bridget is also the Director of Therapy Services at Blue Stars Therapy, and an ESDM Certified occupational therapist. She is likely the first voice you will hear when you call us and helps coordinate your child's services. Click image to read bio.

ELIZABETH GANNON

ESDM Therapist 

Elizabeth is an ESDM trained occupational therapist and has been with Blue Stars Therapy since March 2019. Click image to read bio.

SELENA OSTHOFF

Administrative Assistant, Billing Specialist 

Selena is a recent graduate from SLU where she got her BA in communications. Click image to read bio.

ASHLEY HORSFORD

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Ashley started with BST in January of 2020. She graduated from SLU's undergraduate program for Health Sciences and Disorders! Click image to read bio

REUT
BEIZER-STANITSKY

ESDM Therapist

Reut is a certified ESDM therapist and a Clinical Social Worker. She has worked with children diagnosed with Autism for the past 6 years. Click image to read bio.

KAITLIN
HOLMES

Behavior Analyst

Kaitlin joined BST in August 2020. She graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2017 with a B. S. in Human Development & Family Sciences with a Birth-KG Concentration and a Minor in French. Click image to read bio.

ASHLEY
CAMDEN

Registered Behavior Technician

Ashley is a Registered Behavior Technician and has a Bachelor's degree in Child Development with a minor in Sociology and a post baccalaureate degree in Child Life. Click image to read bio.

ELLA 
CLARK

Registered Behavior Technician

Ella is a Registered Behavior Technician and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Neuroscience from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Click image to read bio.

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AMANDA WINGERTSAHN

Co-Owner, Co-Founder

Amanda is also the Clinical Director at Blue Stars Therapy, and an ESDM Certified speech language pathologist. She provides our staff with ongoing feedback and training to ensure your child receives high quality care. Click image to read bio.

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JORDAN SCHLENKE

ESDM Therapist

Jordan is an ESDM trained occupational therapist and has been with Blue Stars Therapy since November of 2018. Click image to read bio.

KAYLA
TRAPF

Behavior Analyst 

Kayla is an ESDM trained Board Certified Behavior Analyst. She has been with Blue Stars Therapy since June of 2018. Click image to read bio.

KANDIS
MYTON

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Kandis received her BS in Health Science with a concentration in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Tennessee State University. Click image to read bio.

LEAH CUMMINS

Certified Occupational Therapist-Assistant

Leah graduated with her BA in Biopsychology as well as her AAS in Occupational Therapy Assistant with honors. Click image to read bio. 

KATHRYN 
KENDZIOR

M.A., CCC-SLP

Kathryn graduated with a Master’s degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders from Saint Louis University in 2018 and a Bachelor’s in Speech & Hearing Science from University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 2016. Click image to read bio.

MORGAN
IRWIN

Occupational Therapist

Morgan is an occupational therapist and has a Master’s Degree from West Virginia University’s Occupational Therapy program. Click image to read bio.