Our Hours

Monday: 8AM - 7PM

Tuesday: 8AM - 7PM

Wednesday: 8AM - 7PM

Thursday: 8AM - 7PM

Friday: Afternoon appointments only

Saturday: Morning appointments only

Sunday: Closed


Additional Information

We accept the following insurances: Anthem, Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Kaiser, Medicaid

Around the Office


Meet our Therapists


Patty Walton

M.A. CCC-SLP BCS-F

Patty received her M.A. in Speech Language Pathology at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1985. While at CU, Patty developed a passion for working with children and adults who stutter, under the teaching and mentorship of Dr. PeterRamig. During this time Patty was able to witness the amazing impact good therapy had on the lives of people who stutter and recognize the commitment and dedication on the part of theclinician which served as the catalyst for change. Following graduation, Patty worked for Dr. Ramig in his private practice whichspecialized in stuttering from 1985-1992. In 1992, Patty, along with Mary Wallace opened the Center for Stuttering Therapy with offices in Denver and Boulder. Patty works primarily in the Denver office, coordinating clinic responsibilities and doing therapy.

As a result of widespread lack of knowledge and training in the area of fluency disorders, Patty is strongly committed to the training of new students in the area of speech language pathology. She is adjunct faculty at the University of Northern Colorado, where she teaches the graduate class in Fluency Disorders and supervises graduate students working with fluency clients. She also is on clinical faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she supervises the StutteringDiagnositicPracticum. She is also adjunct faculty at Metropolitan State University of Denver.

Patty co-authored “Fun with Fluency for the Young Child” with Mary Wallace in 1998, and “Fun with Fluency for the School Age Child” in 2013. Patty serves on the Board of Directors for FRIENDS: TheAssoication of Young People WhoStutter and is the SLP training coordinator for the organization. She has chaired two national conventions and 5 one-day workshops in the Denver area, and presented annually at the national conventions.

Patty is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders and is a member of the Fluency Interest Goupin ASHA. Patty has presented extensively in the area of fluency disorders at the local, state, and national level. She enjoys traveling, skiing and spending time in the mountains with her family. She is, of course, an avid CU Buff fan.

Whitney Noven

M.A. CCC-SLP

Whitney Noven graduated from Northern Arizona University with a masters in Speech Language Pathology in 2009. She began working at the Center for Stuttering Therapy immediately following graduation. Whitney works with children ages 3 through the teen years. Her passion for stuttering began much earlier, during her fluency disorders class with Patty Walton, as an undergraduate at Metropolitan State University at Denver. After listening to Patty speak about what she did everyday and the kids and adults she worked with, Whitney was hooked. Whitney is very committed to FRIENDS: The Association of Young People Who Stutter. She has attended the FRIENDS national conventions since 2010, has facilitated children’s workshops and presented to speech language pathologists. Whitney has co-chaired the Denver one-day workshops for FRIENDS from 2010 to present. During these workshops and conventions, she has learned invaluable lessons from children and adults who stutter and their families, passing conversations and developing friendships. Whitney has also presented with the CST therapists at the Metropolitan Symposium conferences from 2013-2015 on topics related to assessment and treatment of preschool and school age stuttering. While stuttering is her first love, Whitney also enjoys working with children, teens and adults on the autism spectrum. When she was in graduate school Whitney spent a great deal of time working with these individuals outside of school and enjoys when she can use her skills as a therapist to work with this population and their families. When she isn’t working Whitney enjoys spending time with her family, dogs, quilting, traveling and any day in the mountains.

Bethany Tileson

M.A. CCC-SLP

Bethany (Levin) Tileston received her B.A. in Speech-Language Hearing Sciences from the University of Colorado- Boulder in May 2011. During her time there, she volunteered at Adams 50 Child Find and completed an internship with the Rocky Mountain Deaf School, creating language facilitating activities for families and assisting at their monthly family programs. She received her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Northern Colorado in August 2013. Bethany discovered her love for assessing and treating fluency disorders her first semester of graduate school. She completed an externship at Havern School, where she provided speech-language therapy to children with a wide variety of learning and language disorders. She completed a 10 week internship at the CST Denver office prior to graduating and was thrilled to be hired at the Denver office soon after. Bethany worked in Denver Public Schools for two years, providing services to students from ages 3 to 21 with a wide variety of communication disorders and abilities. When not at CST, Bethany loves baking, hiking with her husband, working on home projects, and trying new restaurants.

Amber Rea

M.A., CCC-SLP

Amber Rea graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with her Master of Arts degree in Speech-Language Pathology, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science. During her undergraduate and graduate careers, Amber presented and published several clinical outcome studies and an Honors thesis--truly solidifying her passion for working with children with speech and language disorders. In addition to her traditional graduate courses and completing clinical hours, Amber served as a graduate research assistant, studying the pragmatic language use of adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. During her graduate externships in the public schools, outpatient rehab and at the CST Denver office, Amber fell in love with working with children who stutter and hopes to one day specialize in the area of fluency. Amber looks forward to dedicating her career to enriching the lives of children as a speech-language pathologist, using every communication tool she has obtained through her service work, travels, academic endeavors and research. In her free time, she loves curling up with a good book and a cup of coffee, exploring beautiful Colorado with friends and family, and cuddling with her kitty cat and the family poodle.

Emily Figliomeni

CCC-SLP

​Emily Figliomeni received her Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from the University of Toledo in 2015. She has been working with children and adults with a wide variety of communication disorders and delays for over six years, but her love for working with individuals who stutter began during her externships in the Northwest Ohio Stuttering Clinics. During these clinics she had the opportunity to work with individuals who stutter ranging from 3-54 years of age in a variety of environments, whether individually in person, in group settings inside and outside of the clinic, or via telepractice connecting with people across the country. Emily’s past research explores quality of life issues in adults who stutter, therapy perspectives of speech-language pathologists, and fluency therapy outcomes. In addition to working for CST, Emily works for the public schools as the fluency contact for the SLP Department. She has given presentations, provides weekly resources and tips, and visits schools throughout the district to consult with other therapists, students, teachers, and parents. When she is not working, Emily is the Denver Support Chapter Leader for the National Stuttering Association (NSA); she also enjoys hiking, yoga, snowshoeing, skiing, and climbing.

Julie Demes

MS, CCC-SLP

Julie completed her Master’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northern Arizona University in 2009. Since then, she has worked in a variety of settings, including early intervention, private practice, therapeutic school, and home health. While pursuing her graduate degree, Julie focused her studies and clinical practice on the evaluation and treatment of individuals with needs in fluency and augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). After graduation, Julie worked in Denver serving both populations at the Center for Stuttering Therapy, Center for Pediatric Speech Services, local schools, and home settings. In 2013, Julie returned to her hometown, Chicago, and joined a private practice, where she served as the head of the speech department and director of the therapeutic preschool program and gained extensive understanding of early speech and language development. Julie returned to Denver this summer and is thrilled to rejoin the team of fluency specialist at CST! She believes in relationship-based intervention and is committed to working closely with parents, teachers, and other therapy providers to maximize her client’s success. Julie holds a Certificate of Clinical Competency from ASHA and is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist in the state of Colorado. She has specialized training and certification in DIRFloortime, PROMPT, SOS Approaching to Feeding, and Lee Silverman Voice Treatment. In her spare time, Julie enjoys reading, biking, and playing outdoors with her husband and two daughters.