My name is Lauren Brand Zabezhinsky and I have been practicing as a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) for over 10 years. I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Va. I graduated from Indiana University and received my Masters of Science degree from Nova Southeastern University in South Florida- where I lived for 8 years. I have always believed that Speech Pathology is a combination of both Education and Medicine – two areas that I have always valued and deem critical for both myself and the patients and families that I serve. This field is incredibly rewarding and allows me the opportunity to change someone’s life for the better. My husband and I moved to Minnesota in 2013 and we have two children, ages 4 and 2.
I began working as an SLP for a private practice in South Florida in 2008. I worked in Hospitals including Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units, charter schools, special education schools, long-term care facilities, and clinics. I have evaluated and treated birth to 3 years of age, school-age children, adult, and geriatric populations. When I moved to the Twin Cities, I worked for the Fairview Health System in a variety of settings including the hospitals and outpatient
clinics serving all ages from birth to geriatrics. My specialty is evaluating and treating speech, language, and feeding disorders in children from birth to 3 years of age, including premature infants. After my children were born, I left the hospital system and started LB Speech as a small practice serving children in my community. I officially opened an office in St. Louis Park in 2020.
I grew up in a small community with a close family unit. I was taught at a young age that giving to others is important. With this, I learned empathy and began to see with a different lens the changes that I could make if I gave more time or more energy to something or someone. I have adopted a holistic approach to my practice and I strive to empathize with a complete understanding who I help both as a clinician and as a mom. In 2018, my daughter was born with a genetic disorder that requires intervention from a team of varying disciplines including speech pathology. When I meet a family, regardless of why they are seeking intervention, we begin to build a team that will work together because teamwork makes the dream work.