Our Clinic

Our Mission Statement

Therapy Matters is committed to the provision of the highest quality speech pathology services by dedicated, fulfilled and experienced staff within a welcoming and family-friendly workplace. We strive to be supportive, respectful and understanding when we support children with communication difficulties to fulfil their potential. We acknowledge that parents have expert knowledge on their child and our mission is to help parents apply this knowledge at every opportunity, to understand their child’s communication disorder, why it is happening, how it can be helped and the value of speech therapy in this process. Our team will always passionately advocate in the wider community for the important role that speech and language skills have in learning, relationships and life.

Our Location

Our Clinic

Our West Burleigh clinic is conveniently located off the M1 Pacific Motorway (Exit 89) on the beautiful Tallebudgera Creek at West Burleigh.

We are in close proximity to Schuster's Park and David Fleay Wildlife Park  which suits those families wishing to combine their clinic visit with a special adventure or diversion for younger siblings.  Plantation House Cafe is at the entrance to our building and it is popular with parents, children and siblings for refreshments before and after therapy sessions.

Our History

In 1995, Therapy Matters started as a Saturday morning clinic in a Medical Centre at Kingscliff, Northern NSW. Tania Teitzel (Therapy Matters Director) opened the clinic to complement her work as a speech pathology researcher at the University of Queensland and to provide the first private speech pathology service to children of the Tweed Valley area.

From these humble beginnings, the clinic expanded and moved into increasingly bigger office premises in Tugun and then to its current location at West Burleigh. Therapy Matters welcomed its first associate speech pathologists in 2001 when Tania went on maternity leave and over the years has had over 25 associate speech pathologists who have contributed to the high quality services provided to the communities of the Gold Coast and Northern NSW.

Our clinic name, Therapy Matters, was officially adopted in 2006 to reflect the growing number of associate speech pathologists joining our team as well as an Office Manager, Occupational Therapist and Psychologist. Collectively, our team has remained committed, over the years, to therapy for children that matters and makes a difference in their lives.

Our Facilities

  • eight treatment rooms,
  • two waiting rooms,
  • one group room,
  • a family room for those families waiting with young children or multiple siblings,
  • toilet facilities,
  • extensive resource room and toy storage,
  • electronic health claiming and EFTPOS facilities and
  • ample parking available within the building complex and on the street.
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