About Us

Our Philosophy

We at Authentic Health LLC and Kid Talk PLC are passionate about empowering people to achieve the freedom that wellness enables. We genuinely care about our clients and the relationships developed with families who enter our practice.  We are committed to helping you succeed at a pace of progress that is comfortable to you and fits your lifestyle so you can be "living" your fullest life. 

We are dedicated to serving the community and surrounding area with up to date skills and services in Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Therapy and other alternative manual therapy health options that have proven effective for long-term positive change in a world filled with “quick fixes.”  

Our therapists are knowledgeable about the human body and how it develops and is supported emotionally, physically and spiritually.

Our Team

 
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Christie Pride, M.Ed, OTR/L

Christie Pride has a passion for helping people become free to be all they were designed to be. She has been a registered and licensed Occupational Therapist for over 30 years and has a Masters degree in Early Childhood Special Education.  She has worked in many different aspects of OT and served as Director of Rehab in two locations. She provides seminars and training to various groups in the Northern Virginia region.

 

 Christie has practiced Craniosacral Therapy for more than twenty years, helping people with back pain, chronic injuries,  vertigo, and unresolved muscle problems. Her manual therapy experiences has provided a strong foundation for the Specialized Kinesiology practice she began in July 2017. She was privileged to train under some of the pioneers in the SK field and is continually amazed at the many ways it has helped people gain freedom from chronic issues and hope for healing.


Christie has lived in Warrenton, VA for over 25 years. She has five grown children, three of whom are married, and five grandchildren.

Contact Christie by email or call her at (888) 271-0505, ext. 1

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Carie L. Dinneen, MA, CCC-SLP, PC

Carie owns Kid Talk, PLC. She joined forces with Authentic Health LLC in the fall of 2022 and is a fabulous addition to our community. Carie is a pediatric speech language pathologist with over 24 years experience. She received her master's degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Tennessee. She is licensed in Virginia and is certified by the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. Carie has experience in private practice, early intervention, and the public school settings. She is a PROMPT certified clinician. 

Carie's training includes, but is not limited to, Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonemic Targets (PROMPT), Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS), motor speech disorders, articulation delays, phonological disorders, expressive language delays and disorders, receptive language delays and disorders, phonemic awareness, early reading, Barton System for Reading and Spelling, oral motor skills, feeding therapy, sensory processing challenges, Pragmatic Organization Dynamic Display (PODD), family centered practices, early intervention, Autism, hearing impairment, and Down Syndrome. 

Carie recognizes that the wisdom and skills she possesses are gifts from God. She gives Him all the glory for blessing her practice and the families He sends her way. She thanks Him for the gift of her calling as a speech and language practitioner, and continues to seek His help with all aspects of her practice and service as she works to support all children in reaching their own God-given potential. Carie can be reached by phone at 540-270-1899 or by email at Kidtalkplc@comcast.net

 

Founding Story

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Christie Pride and Jeanne Allen met in a local church. They spent time in bible study and prayer together and in the Spring of 2018, were discussing the new kinesiology skills Christie had been learning and using with friends. At that time, Christie had been seeing people in her home for craniosacral therapy for many years, while also working as a pediatric OT locally.  They discussed starting a business to help more people receive the benefits of not only the OT, but also the kinesiology and craniosacral therapy.

 

They joined forces to open Authentic Health LLC in September 2018. This alternative health organization has been serving Fauquier County and surrounding regions for several years now.

Christie brought her 30+ years  experience as a pediatric Occupational Therapist, Craniosacral therapist and more recently, Specialized Kinesiology practitioner. Jeanne brought years of business experience in creating start-ups, including a few of her own.

 

 

In late summer of 2018, Christie met Natalia Schroeder (pictured), a Ph.D Nutrition Counselor who had wanted to open a practice in Warrenton, as she lived locally. It was a destined match and fit the ideals of Authentic Health perfectly. She joined the organization just before the doors opened in September 2018 and remained with the organization until 2022. 

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