Engage . Enrich . Enable

We are Empowered for Life, a team of highly dedicated clinicians providing speech and occupational therapy services to help our clients live successful and fulfilling lives. Learn about our exciting career opportunities. We are always looking for amazing people to join our team.

We are excited to announce that Empowered for Life, Inc. has opened a beautiful new clinic conveniently located less than half a mile west of the 57 freeway on the corner of Covina Blvd. and Lone Hill Ave in San Dimas, CA. Call or send a message to our office using the contact information below or by navigating to the contact page, to learn more about how you can schedule speech and occupational therapy services in our wonderful new facility.

What we do

Speech therapy and occupational therapy skills are vital to everyday life, and parents play an integral role in the acquisition, maintanence and development of speech and language skills. Our parent-clinician interative approach educations parents while maintaining a child-centered focus. We believe that education doesn't stop after the appointment with the therapist. Rather, a child's sustained progress is determined by parents who continue to work with their children at home, utlizing the strategies and skills taught by our therapeutic staff. This is why parent education is so crucial and is a part of our core philosophy, which is validated by the positive feedback we have received from our clients. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to view feedback that we have received from happy families, highlighting the positive impact we have made in the surrounding community. 

Our staff

Managing Partners

Dr. Vasu G., Ed.D.,

M.S., CCC-SLP 

Clinical Director - Speech Language Therapy

& Managing Partner

Sharad David M.H.A.

Director of Operations 

& Managing Partner

Clinical Team

Teresa Gutierrez,

M.A., SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Marian W.,

M.A., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Alejandra Guillen,

B.A., SLPA

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Vanessa Cortez,

B.A., COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Paulette Serrano,

B.A., SLPA

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Natalie Lau,

B.A., SLPA

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Consuelo Aguilar,

B.A., SLPA

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Rosa Galifi, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Prerna Desai,

D.O.T., OTR/L

Occupational Therapist

Joanna Reinders,

M.A., SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Yadira Lopez,

B.A., SLPA

Speech Language Pathology 

Assistant

Sujal Pokharel, SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Echo Chung, OT

Occupational Therapist

Ingrid Pinero, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Sasha Stone, SLPA

Speech Language Pathology 

Assistant

Xiomara Madrigal, SLPA

Speech Language Pathology 

Assistant

Jocelyn Olivares, SLPA

Speech Language Pathology Assistant

Safoorah Hakim, CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist-Clinical Fellow

Daisy Andrade, SLPA

Speech Language Pathology 

Assistant

RuthAnn Burke, SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Ambily Pokharel, SLP

Speech Language Pathologist

Danielle Ballard, OT

Occupational Therapist

Jessica Cervantes, OT

Occupational Therapist

Christina Thuch, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Marisol Arroyo, COTA

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Operations

Elizabeth Villarreal

Client Services Manager

Tony Afanador

Client Services Coordinator

Daniela Sanchez

Client Services Coordinator

Whitney West

Client Services Coordinator

 

Who we serve

 

Empowered for Life is devoted to serving clients with a variety of special needs. We often see clients with the following, but not limited to, medical diagoses and clinical impressions:

 

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Chromosomal abnormalities

  • Developmental delays

  • Down Syndrome

  • Emotional disturbances

  • Genetic disorders

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

  • Intellectual and learning disabilities

  • Orthopedic impairments

  • Sensory processing disorders

  • Speech and language disorders

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders

  • Hearing Impairment

  • Oral Placement Therapy

 

What our families are saying

The speech therapist has worked with my child since 2008. He is creative in his approach, patient in his sessions, and instills confidence in his clients and their parents. My child has started with the speech therapist, armed with a vocabulary of only 200 words and no sentences...

I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all of your hard work and all of the love and dedication that you have given to Tommy. This has led to a great improvement in Tommy's development. Your training will help us a long way to carry on the rest of our journey with him...