Dr. Marissa A. BarreraMS, MPhil, MSCS, CCC-SLP, PhD

Dr. Marissa A. Barrera, MS, MPhil, MSCS, CCC-SLP, PhD

Ms. Barrera is an internationally recognized medical Speech-Language Pathologist and Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist. She has extensive specialized training in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with neurological conditions and is a leading expert on the use of modalities for speech and swallowing rehabilitation, including Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES), Surface Electromyography (sEMG) and Neuromuscular Taping.

As a researcher and author, Ms. Barrera has lectured around the globe on a wide range of clinical care topics ranging from dysphagia, NMES, motor speech disorders, cognition and neurogenerative diseases.  She has over 70 research abstracts and has been featured in Women’s Health, Vice Magazine, ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathology and MTV. She is a member of the prestigious Clinical Advisory Committee of the National MS Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation Advisory Board. She serves as distinguished faculty for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers.

Ms. Barrera is also the founder and owner of the New York Neurogenic Speech-Language Pathology and the ASPIRE CENTER for Health + Wellness, with offices in both New York City and Brooklyn.  She also serves as faculty and acting Director in Yeshiva’s Speech Language and Pathology program. She graduated college summa cum laude, received her Masters of Science from Columbia University, her Masters of Philosophy from the CUNY Graduate Center, and is currently completing her PhD.