Tonia Srubar-Livingston, MS, CCC/SLP
Founder and Owner
I was born and raised here in Schulenburg. After graduating high school in 1997, I moved to Lubbock to attend Texas Tech University. I graduated from Texas Tech University Health Science Center in 2006 with a bachelor of science in speech-language and hearing sciences, and in 2008 with a master of science in speech-language pathology. I was very fortunate to have so many wonderful professors, clinical instructors and mentors while at Texas Tech. Starting my career in Lubbock afforded me the opportunities to gain valuable experience as a speech-language pathologist in a variety of clinical settings. I began working for the Regional Day School Program for the Deaf where I provided speech and language therapy for children from ages three to eighteen years old. I also gained experience in skilled nursing facilities, caring for adults with speech, language, cognitive, voice and swallowing/feeding disorders. I was very excited when I received an offer from Texas Tech University Health Science Center to be a clinical instructor in the speech-language pathology department. It was very rewarding to mentor graduate students through their first experiences providing therapy. I also worked at University Medical Center and the Lubbock Heart Hospital primarily providing acute care services to neonates, children and adults with feeding and swallowing disorders. In May of 2011, my family and I moved to Schulenburg. Happiness really was Lubbock Texas in my rearview mirror! Upon my return to Schulenburg, I began providing speech therapy services in skilled nursing, outpatient and home health settings. Also, because of a very special baby boy, I joined the Bluebonnet Trails early childhood intervention team. I truly love what I do and the difference that I can help make in the lives of my patients and their families. In order to truly reach out to those in the community that are in need, and go above and beyond to make a difference, I decided to start a private practice. Beyond Therapy opened in 2012, and is still going strong. We have a family of therapists who share a passion for helping others and supporting a healthy community.
Megan Taylor MS, CCC/SLP
I was born and raised in Houston, Texas but got out of the city as fast as I could. My family and I live in Weimar, near Dubina. My husband, Theo, and I have been married for 10 years and we have two sons, William and Patrick.
After graduating from Dobie High School in 1994, I attended Southwest Texas State University and earned a Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders. I obtained my Speech Language Pathology Assistant license and began therapy in the public school setting. I worked in public education for 15 years, most recently with Weimar ISD. I also worked as a pediatric outpatient therapist for 2 years. The time was finally right for graduate school, and in 2017 I earned a Master of Science in Speech Pathology from Texas Woman’s University. While at TWU, I maintained a 4.0 GPA and was a member of the Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key Honors Societies.
I am excited to be completing my Clinical Fellowship at Beyond Therapy. I have extensive experience with articulation and language disorders in school-age children as well as the use of assistive technology for individuals with complex communication needs. I enjoy working with patients of all ages, but am most interested in learning more about swallowing disorders and neurogenic communication disorders.
Tanner Guentert, PTA
Physical Therapy Assistant
I was also born and raised here in Schulenburg, Texas. I attended Schulenburg High School and graduated in 2014. I attended Texas A&M University prior to being accepted into the South University Physical Therapist Assistant Program in Round Rock. During my internships, I provided physical therapy services to both children and adults in a variety of settings - skilled nursing facilities, out patient clinics, and home health. I graduated with an honor of summa cum laude from the PTA program in 2017. I joined the team of therapists at Beyond Therapy, and absolutely love working as the Physical Therapist Assistant. The environment here supports growth of clinical knowledge and experience. I aspire to always have a positive influence on my patients that promotes healing and strength.
Shelley Janecka, OTR
I was born and raised in Schulenburg, Texas. I live in Dubina, TX with my husband, Scott, and two dogs, Danny and Freddy. After graduating from Schulenburg High School in 2010, I began my post high school education at Blinn College in Brenham. I continued my educational journey at Texas State University in San Marcos, and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Sport Science. I took the ‘graduate school 'plunge’ at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio to pursue a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy. In addition to coursework, I completed two, 3-month clinical rotations at a Long Term Acute Care Hospital in Victoria, and a Pediatric Outpatient Clinic in Katy.
After being away from home for almost eight years, I’m excited to give back and provide occupational therapy services for children and adults in Schulenburg and surrounding communities. I look forward to promoting multidisciplinary services alongside this great therapy team! I’m extremely grateful for where this journey has taken me and look forward to promoting functional independence with my clients’ daily occupations and encouraging a positive outlook on life.