Hey there! I’m Rachael Somerman, and I’ve always had this big love for the tiniest of humans. Working one-on-one with them in therapy was amazing, but I wanted to do more. So, I decided to create The Barn—a welcoming spot where parents can connect, kids can play, and everyone can explore safely.
The Barn is more than a play space; it’s a community where tiny humans and parents can flourish side by side.
Our classes are led by experts in child development, and they provide an enriching and social environment where memories are made and lifelong bonds are formed. My dream is simple: to make a positive impact on as many families as possible. Come join us!
Rachael Somerman is the founder and owner of Unlimited Pediatric Therapy. She has served as a Florida state credentialed Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist for nearly a decade, and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and Family Studies from Eastern Kentucky University. Throughout her career, Rachael has experienced firsthand the dire need for high-quality therapeutic services for children with a spectrum of challenges.
Observing this service gap served as the catalyst for Rachael to create her own company, Unlimited Pediatric Therapy, to address the therapeutic needs of this cohort of kiddos. Over the years as the company has flourished, once again Rachael identified an unmet need – a community hub for classes, play, and support for children with disabilities and their families, and The Barn by UPT was born. While away from work Rachael enjoys traveling, anything related to the beach or water and spending time with her two pups Charlee and Konrad.
Alex Miele is an ASHA certified and Florida licensed speech language pathologist. Since 2015, she has been working with children with developmental delays in a variety of environments, including schools, clinics,and home health. Alex grew up in San Diego, attended college in Santa Barbara, and went to graduate school in Oregon. She then moved to the Tampa area and has been working in early intervention here since 2018.
Alex specializes in early language development, and she enjoys collaborating with families to help their child learn to communicate within their natural environment. She enjoys singing, laughing, and playing and is grateful for a career that allows her to help families learn new ways to help their kiddos grow! She lives with her husband and their goldendoodle, Finley, in Saint Petersburg. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting friends and family, spending time at the dog park, and doing yoga.
Rachel Hennessy has been working in Early Intervention since 2010 and with young children for even longer. She grew up in Tampa, FL before moving to Chicago in 2002, where she started her career. She grew up surrounded by the arts of all types and attended an arts-intensive high school prior to moving to Chicago and earning a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago, minoring in child and family psychology, and later a Master of Social Work from DePaul University prior to moving back to the Tampa area in 2016.
Since beginning her career in Early Intervention, Rachael has worked intensively with young children with disabilities and their families in multiple roles within Early Intervention. Rachael currently lives in St. Petersburg, FL with her husband and two children (as well as their Great Dane and cat). She spends her free time with her family as well as reading and creating.
Karys has been an early childhood teacher for over 10 years and has been working with kiddos for even longer. She has her Bachelors of Arts in Psychology with a minor in early childhood education and a minor in dance performance. Karys was originally born in Australia and lived there until she was 17. Her favorite Australian foods are fairy bread and meat pies! While in Australia she worked as an early childhood teacher for multiple years.
She completed a Certificate III in Early Childhood Education, the equivalent of a three year college degree, before moving across the world to Indiana where she received her BA. While in Indiana, she did an internship with the Department of Children and Families and was able to experience the amazing work of therapists and social workers, working directly with families and their children, to reach their goals. After graduating, Karys moved away from the snow in Indiana, and into the sunny state of Florida. She has been working as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist & is now able to use her background to help little ones with developmental delays thrive. In her spare time, Karys loves dancing, spending time with friends, trying new foods and traveling! She looks forward to meeting you and your little one soon!
Deja is an Infant Toddler Developmental Therapist with Unlimited Pediatric Therapy. She is originally from Sacramento, CA and has been enjoying FL for the last 7 years. She has been working with kiddos for over 10 years and has a BA in child development. She enjoys going to the beach and spending time with friends in her free time.
Rachael Rivera has a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree and a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education with a minor in Psychology. Rachael loves supporting children with sensory processing differences (and their families!) and using movement to maintain good physical and mental health.
In her free time, Rachael enjoys any and all outdoor activities, especially running and paddle boarding, in addition to reading and listening to country music.
Originally from Tobias, Nebraska, Brianna Jackson attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science. She went onto A.T. Still University in Mesa, Arizona and received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. After graduating, Brianna moved to Altus, Oklahoma joining a pediatric clinic where she managed kids of all ages and developmental levels. She thrived in providing a wide range of services and individualized care to her kids, often serving as the only Pediatric Occupational Therapist in the rural community.
Brianna develops each child’s care plan with their needs and abilities in mind, providing her families the tools needed to reach their full potential. She is an Autism Spectrum Clinical Specialist, SOS Feeding Therapist, with additional training in sensory processing function and behavior modifications. Brianna enjoys spending time with her six cats – Beretta, Remington, Tikka, Titan, Daisy and Ruger, going to the beach, paddle boarding and hiking.
Brittany is a dedicated circus performer and certified ACE group fitness instructor with a passion for fitness and wellness, especially for new mamas. Two years ago, she welcomed my beautiful daughter into the world, and the experience opened her eyes to the incredible challenges and joys of motherhood. During her pregnancy, she made a commitment to deepen her knowledge and support other mothers on their fitness journey, which led her to obtain an “Oh Baby!” prenatal and postpartum certification.
Brittany’s mission is to provide a supportive and empowering space for mothers to prioritize their health and well-being while navigating the wonderful world of motherhood. Join her on this transformative journey to rediscover your strength, connect with other mamas, and embrace the joy of motherhood in a fun and nurturing environment.
Gianna has served as a nanny, early childhood teacher, and registered behavior technician before obtaining her credentials as an Infant Toddler Developmental Specialist. She has worked with young children across home, clinic, and school settings. She earned her undergraduate degree from Temple University and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education from Monmouth University. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Gianna made her way to sunny Florida to continue her work helping little ones learn and grow.
Gianna enjoys supporting children and their families through earliest stages of development. She currently lives in St. Petersburg where she spends her free time at the beach, doing yoga, and paddle boarding.
Paige is a board certified music therapist with experience working with young kids and older adults. She received her education from Immaculata University in Malvern, PA and is currently working toward her Master’s degree in Music Therapy at Loyola University New Orleans. Paige believes everyone deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential and, through music therapy, have a little fun while working towards it. In her free time, Paige enjoys spending time with her cats and going to Disney World!