Meet the KIDS, Inc. team

Shellie King,


KIDS, Inc. Owner

I love my job and I enjoy helping families problem solve their everyday routines. I feel like I truly am enhancing families lives by working with them and it brings me such joy! I have been a speech language pathologist for over 20 years in pediatrics. I started my career in the medical setting working in hospitals and gaining learning opportunities. I transitioned to working in Early Intervention system which brought me a great perspective working with families in their homes. In 2007, I co-owned Feeding Friends and brought families together at mealtime to work on feeding skills. Over my 20 years practicing I focused my continued education on motor-based disorders and feeding development. In 2019, I opened my new company KIDS inc, Kids Innovative Developmental Services, with the hopes of providing families with more of a family focused model to helping children in their everyday routines. This allowed me to re-focus on what is important with families, day to day treatment ideas to help their children within the family’s dynamics. Each child is unique and so should their treatment plan of care! I also focus on collaborating with other professionals and people in the community that are involved with the child’s daily life. It is important to collaborate to carryover skills and to understand more of what the child needs in various settings. I am familiar with different learning environments including ABA therapy and collaborate often with these professionals. I hope to be able to serve your family. I have many years of experience with various speech and language disorders, feeding disorders, cognitive disorders, and medically fragile children.

Alissa Hughes


KIDS, Inc. Clinical Manager

I love my career as a Speech-Language Pathologist! Over the past 7 years as an ASHA-certified SLP, I’ve had the pleasure of serving a variety of families from home-based Early Intervention services to adults in their homes, assisted-living, and long-term care facilities. I am passionate about creating functional goals & strategies to help families communicate and make their daily lives easier! After having a special needs child of my own, it became a priority to help families access services & get answers quickly so I am very excited about the services KIDS, Inc. makes available to our community!

Lantern Road Counseling

Denise Cutshaw


Social Worker

Therapeutic Approach

Denise believes in building a partnership with those she enters a therapeutic relationship with.  It is important to her to work collaboratively to develop a trusting relationship as well as meeting you where you are in your journey and where you’d like to go.

Denise provides therapy services from a variety of therapeutic interventions depending on the needs of the individual.  She is passionate about the work she does and strives to help individuals reach their full potential and meet their goals.  Denise understands the value of interpersonal and familial relationships and works to incorporate the support needs of the individual into therapy. 

Denise uses supportive, collaborative, encouraging, caring, and non-judgmental approaches to help individuals and families overcome any challenges or struggles.   Denise treats children 10 and older, adolescents, adults, and families. 

​Denise provides the tools for self-healing in a very supportive and positive environment and she is looking forward to helping you reach your ultimate goals.

Jennifer Joseph


Social Worker

Jennifer believes in healing through the process of building strong therapeutic relationships with her clients and changing damaging patterns of thought.  By means of a warm, supportive approach to therapy, Jennifer strives to provide quality, evidenced based services to assist individuals and families in the process of overcoming obstacles and accomplishing their goals.  Jennifer provides support, encouragement, and education to assist clients in using their existing strengths to create positive change in their lives. 
Through collaborative effort with her clients, Jennifer looks forward to helping provide individuals and/or families with the tools they need to meet their goals and bring about desired changes in their lives.  Currently, Jennifer is primarily treating adolescents and adults.