Who we are
Founded by speech-language pathologist Catherine Raack-Gienger and headed by neuroscientist Dr. Angel Gray-Shah, CTS is staffed by licensed and certified occupational, physical, and speech-language therapists with a wide range of experience.
What we do
We offer individual, co-treatment, and group therapies for young people newborn to young adult who need extra help with some aspect of their physical or cognitive development.
How we do it
At CTS, we utilize a community approach to therapy, and invite the referring doctors, parents, and siblings to work with therapists and supportive staff on treatment strategies to help bring out the best in each child.
At Community Therapy Services we believe our work is all about empowering parents and helping children succeed in all aspects of their lives, including their community school or home school, social environments, daily living tasks, play for learning, and sense of well-being. We strive to see that each and every child who comes through CTS achieves his or her very best through being given the skills necessary to lead a productive life.

Batavia High School’s Community Based Placement Program

January 26th, 2018|Comments Off on Batavia High School’s Community Based Placement Program

Community Therapy Services is one of the proud supporters of Batavia High School’s Community Placement Program, beginning our partnership in

Meet Melanie Gayton

January 14th, 2017|Comments Off on Meet Melanie Gayton

     Melanie Gayton, a Mill Creek resident since 2001, knows she is lucky. She landed the job of her

Bumbo Mumbo Jumbo: Thoughts from a Physical Therapist

January 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Bumbo Mumbo Jumbo: Thoughts from a Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist, Kassi Smith shares thoughts on seating devices for children in her CTS Blog Post: https://goo.gl/oc2xoi

Accessible Playgrounds for Everyone

August 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Accessible Playgrounds for Everyone

Play is a critical part of physical, emotional, mental and social development for EVERY child. For children play is therapy

Sue is one of my first mentors! She’s amazing with her families and a gift to the practice of OT.

Jeanni Bonine

Love Sue! She is one of the best OT’s I have ever worked with!

Rebecca Harper Randolph

I would like to take the opportunity to thank CTS for making a positive difference in so many lives, including my own.  We are extremely appreciative.

Kelly G.

My kids and I just love everyone at CTS! Always smiling and always interested in what the kids have to say. They always take the time to chat with the kids and make them feel important.

Sabine Cilar Falco

We absolutely LOVE Miss Shelley!  She has helped my child grow so much!  Both in speech and socially.

Alexis Ainley

My son doesn’t seek comfort from anyone but me (mom) usually, but I watched him walk up to Kerry & give her a hug one day with no prompting.  Their rapport is better than with any other therapist he’s seen.

M. Jenkins

Ms. Seham has made a huge impact on the communication skills of our students at CORE.  She takes the time to get to know each of her students and goes above and beyond to advocate for their needs.  She has become such a valuable member of our team.


Brittany H., Special Education Teacher

My son looks forward to his sessions with Kerry.  She is great at her job.  I see such an improvement in my son’s speech because of his sessions with her.

Amy Harmon

Sarah has been a great addition to our school.  She is always willing to help and really seems to care about our students.


Melanie really has been great for my son.  In the year we’ve been working with her, he’s come so far with his goals, has needed new goals when he surpasses those, and she created a social group for him.  It’s been wonderful.  She helps him excel and push his limits to reach what he’s truly capable of accomplishing.

Rhonda Yegge

Bev has been magnificent! My son loves her and so do I.  She’s personable, knowledgeable, and very effective. We’ve seen substantial improvements since starting our OT sessions with her. Highly recommended!

Candy M.

Kathy is gentle and compassionate; she demonstrates a real commitment to people with severe disabilities.

Program Director, Little Angels

Bev just fit right in here at Marklund. Our OT Assistants gained knowledge and creative ideas from Bev. She really was flexible and adjusted to the needs of our students. We love having Bev on our team!

Therapy Manager, Marklund

Jody is extremely patient, professional, respectful, and knowledgeable.   She has developed a great rapport with us.  Our daughter has made great progress since she started seeing Jody.

Lisa Dugger

Love Mrs. G!

Thank you, Melanie G., for working so hard with our daughter to help her catch up for the 2016/2017 school year!! We will continue to bring our daughter throughout the year to help her improve her skills! Thank you!! – Anonymous

Sarah Ely

Melanie G is a wonderful speech therapist!

Melanie G. is a wonderful speech therapist working with my autisticADHD son. She has helped my son reach many of his goals and makes new goals for him. Most impressive is their connection, my son is very responsive to her. She is a great educator and advocate for my son and our family. I know my son has accomplished so much in his overall developement because of Melanie. In addition what a great group leader, my son was successful in her lego group. Thank you Melanie, you are the best. Ms. Brenda greets us every time with great warmth. We love these ladies.  – Martha C.

Martha Cabral

Trish is fabulous!

Trish shows genuine love and enthusiasm for our daughter’s growth and progress. It makes us feel like she truly cares. It’s a wonderful quality, something we did not expect, but are incredibly thankful for.




Trish goes above and beyond for her families!

I have great respect for Trish as a therapist.

-Angie Carter, BC-MT

Angie Carter, BC-MT

Marissa has gone above and beyond.  The students and staff LOVE working with Marissa.  Her positive attitude and knowledge have brought a lot to our program.  She is a very valuable part of our team.

-Classroom Teacher, CORE Academy

Marissa is a wonderful OT!  She does great with building relationships with her students.

Lauren Whittaker, Special Education Teacher

Marissa is student centered and always willing to collaborate with co-workers to meet the needs of her students.  She is a dedicated employee who looks for the best in all situations.

Megan Ward, MSW

Getting Started with Community Therapy Services

Parents & Families

Any kind of therapy goes better when the family is involved. We want you on the team! We bring families and caregivers into the therapy routine, teaching them a way to play at home that will help the child progress even faster.

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Referring Professionals

Thank you for referring your patient to CTS. We want to work with you to help your patients achieve their best. Our staff includes physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech language pathologists.

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Join our Team!

Are you a dedicated professional with a passion for providing quality pediatric therapy services? If so, Community Therapy Services (CTS) would like to talk with you about developing a mutually rewarding working relationship.

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