Meet Our Therapists

We are a small team of talented professionals with a wide range of skills and experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to working with you.

Michelle M Deutscher, OTR/L
Owner/ Occupational Therapist

Michelle M Deutscher is the co-owner, along with her husband, Matt, of Hands On Healing Pediatric Therapy Services established in 2001. Hands On Healing is a private practice that specializes in outpatient, home, and school-based therapy. Michelle received her bachelor of science degree in occupational therapy from Keuka College in New York State in 1994. Michelle’s work experience includes over 26 years of experience working in direct patient care, consultative, educational, and mentoring positions. Her intensive continuing education background includes training in the Neuro-Developmental Treatment approach (NDT-Bobath Pediatric Course in the treatment of children with cerebral palsy), Craniosacral therapy (Upledger Institute: CST I, CST 2, SER 1, SER 2), Aroma-Touch treatment, Therapeutic Listening/ILS Safe and Sound program, Alert Program for Self Regulation, sensory integration, and Handwriting Without Tears, to name a few. Michelle’s passion is to educate on a professional level and her teaching experience includes many continuing education workshops on various pediatric topics. Michelle has trained numerous students throughout her years of practice and continues to give back to her profession through supporting the growth and development of OT students entering the field of occupational therapy.

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Matt Deutscher, DC

Dr. Matt Deutscher is a graduate of Life University in 2000 and has maintained a thriving practice in Fayetteville , GA since 2001. Matt is the co-owner of Hands On Healing along with his wife, Michelle, who keep very busy serving children and families within their community as well as raising four children of their own. Matt treats clients of all ages with a speciality and certification in pediatrics and extremity adjustments. Matt is a master of all trades! Along with patient care, Matt manages the office and keeps everything running smoothly. Matt has also been working as an adjunct professor at a local college teaching introduction to health sciences since 2004. You will often find Dr. Matt buzzing around the office interacting with the children and their families. He is truly blessed and enriched by the work he does and has a heart for serving others!

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Amy Hill, OTR/L

Amy Hill received her Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University in Texas in 1997. Amy specialized in burn rehab at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, TX where she worked with patients for ~4 years until moving to Fayetteville, GA in 2001. She took some time to be at home with her children and returned to work in the world of Pediatrics with Hands on Healing in 2005. Amy’s work experience includes direct patient care, supervision of fieldwork students, and education of others regarding specialty services. Her intensive education background includes training in Myofascial Release (John Barnes), Certified Pilates Training through Polestar Pilates, Therapeutic Listening, the Alert Program for Self Regulation, Aromatouch Certification, Essential Oil Specialist, as well as other trainings. Amy’s desire is to see potential become reality in the lives of those she works with. It gives her great joy to walk the journey alongside of both her clients and their caregivers, encouraging and empowering them to be the best version of themselves that they can possibly be!

Susan Adcox, OTR/L

Susan Adcox graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospital inpatient/out patient rehabilitation, clinic setting as well as school environments. She joined Hands on Healing in 2017. Susan lives in Peachtree City with her husband and she has 4 adult children. Her goal is to enrich the lives of her students and enhance their abilities. 

Caitlyn Stevens, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Caitlyn Stevens went to Midwestern University in Arizona to obtain her masters degree in Occupational Therapy.  Caitlyn is originally from Philadelphia and has been in the Fayette County area for three years.  Caitlyn loves working with children and implementing creativity and playful activities into her sessions.  Caitlyn has received her Physical Agent Modalities and LSVT certification and is able to utilize these skills to enhance therapy sessions.  Outside of the clinic, Caitlyn enjoys swimming, running, crossfit and making memories with her husband and son. 

Annette Miller, OTR/L

Annette Miller graduated from the College of St. Catherine with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Arts in Occupational Therapy.  Annette has been an OT since 1999 specializing in Sensory Processing Disorders in clinic, home, and school settings.  She is also trained in the SOS feeding protocol for children with sensory feeding disorders, Craniosacral Therapy, Myofacial Cupping and Taping, Interactive Metronome, and Therapeutic Listening. Annette is in the process of completing her functional nutrition coaching certification. Annette lives in Peachtree City with her husband and children.

Jennifer Smith, MS CCC-SLP

Jennifer is a passionate and skilled speech-language pathologist who enjoys working with children and their families on improving communication/social skills. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Georgia with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She also obtained her Masters degree from the University of Georgia, graduating summa cum laude.

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience in pediatric speech-language pathology. Her experience includes practicing in the clinical, school and early intervention setting evaluating and treating children who have: developmental delays, articulation/ phonological disorders, expressive/receptive language impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, fluency disorders, Apraxia, oral function and feeding challenges.  Additionally, she has worked with children with learning differences, dyslexia, auditory processing in the academic environment. Jennifer enjoys working closely with families and other professionals to provide a “whole child” treatment models.  She feels passionate about collaborating with parents to provide effective, family-centered therapy that is based on current research. Since she believes that communication is the key to connection, helping children communicate successfully is her greatest goal. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys attending various sporting events with her energetic three teenagers and her husband.

Sheila Kewley, M.S. CCC-SLP

Sheila Kewley graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders. She has been a board certified Speech-Language Pathologist for over 20 years. She has practiced in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care, rehabilitation centers, private schools, private practice, home health, and public schools. She moved to Fayetteville, Georgia from Florida in 2016 with her husband of 22 years and her two teen-age daughters. Sheila is excited to be a part of the CWA team and is looking forward to impacting the lives of your children.

Rita Lodholz Horton, M.S. CCCsp

Speech Pathologist
Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology –Missouri State University
Master of Speech Pathology and Audiology – Central Missouri State University
Master of School Administration – Sonoma State University

Rita’s work experience includes forty plus years of working in the field of Speech Pathology. She has worked in the private sector at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Joseph Sam’s School, Private Home Health Agencies, nursing homes and in the public school setting. Rita’s experience also includes working with special needs children and adults. Delivery models include inclusion, pull out individual therapy, virtual therapy and self contained language classrooms. She has worked with preschool, kindergarten, primary, secondary and elderly populations. Rita was the coordinator of the speech and language program in the public school setting.  Rita is certified and licensed in the state of Georgia as a Speech Pathologist. She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and The Georgia Speech and Hearing Association.

Jamie Hoekstra, MA CCC-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Jamie moved to Fayetteville with her family from Wichita, Kansas, but is originally from New Jersey. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology and Audiology from East Stroudsburg University and her Master’s degree in Communication Disorders from West Chester University.

Jamie has experience working in a variety of pediatric settings including, homes, daycares, schools, and clinics.  She has provided Speech and Language therapy for children with various diagnosis including receptive and expressive language delays and disorders, articulation and phonological disorders, pragmatic disorders, and Autism spectrum disorders. Jamie enjoys collaborating with occupational and physical therapists, as well as, assistive technology consultants to facilitate best practices for each of her clients.

Jamie is certified and licensed in the state of Georgia as a Speech and Language Pathologist.  She is a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association and the GA Speech and Hearing Association.

Cameren Barnes, DPT

Hello Parents!! My name is Cameren Barnes. I am from Los Angeles, Ca and I have been residing in the Stockbridge area with my husband and two young kids since 2019.  I received my Doctoral degree in Physical Therapy from West Coast University in 2017 and I have always known that I wanted to specialize in Pediatrics. I have a passion for the pediatric population and I desire to make their lives better. Kids deserve to be able to play, enjoy their lives to the fullest potential, and simply be kids, despite their limitations. In addition to being a Physical Therapist at this amazing clinic, I also currently work as a Physical therapist in a school district, where I am able to improve access in the school setting for students with physical limitations. Being able to make a difference in so many lives makes my heart so full.  I can’t wait to meet you and your little one! 

Barbara, PT

Brenda Romine Talley, PT

Brenda Romine Talley attended Berry College for two years and graduated from Georgia Sate University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Therapy in 1982. She worked at as a contract/PRN therapist immediately after graduation followed by employment at Crawford Long Hospital for two years. In 1986, she began working at Clayton County’s Babies can’t wait. She worked at BCW for 26 years. After BCW, she came to work part time at Hands on Healing where she has been for the last 7 years. She is married and has 3 adult children and 7 grandchildren. Her hobbies include sewing, crochet and crafting of various types.

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