We want to help each child reach their
full potential so they can let their light
TO THE WORLD IN ALL THEY DO.
WHY WE'RE HERE
Here at Little Light Pediatric Therapy, we believe each child was created by God, uniquely and perfectly. Our ultimate goal is to let the light of Christ shine through all we do and through each child we interact with along the way. Our services are designed to equip you and your children with the skills necessary for them to reach their full potential. They have an important role to play in this world! We provide the hope and tools necessary for your child to succeed, no matter their abilities.
little light's values
“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.”
Our hope and prayer is that in every child we serve, every vision that is cast, every interaction that we have our actions will encourage people and point them to Christ. In every decision and word spoken, we hope to honor the families that entrust us with the care of their children.
Compassionate & Dedicated
Hopeful & Genuine
Julie is the glue that keeps it all together these days as the office manager and care coordinator for Little Light. She has over 30 years of office administration experience and brings such a beautiful warmth and generosity to the team. She’s usually the first person you’ll speak with when you contact us and simply loves getting to know the children and families who come through our doors. Seeing them each week puts a smile on her face. Julie and her husband have been married 44 years and live in Hallsville on a beautiful farm out in the country. They have a grown son and daughter and 3 grandsons. She enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends, especially at the lake!
When Danielle joined Little Light as the first Speech Language Pathologist, she quickly showed everyone how much of a go-getter she is! Danielle is a passionate feeding therapist and speech therapist who loves working with families who are struggling with a picky eater just as much as she loves speech therapy itself. As a Baylor Bear, she graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders with a minor in Business Administration and then continued on to earn a Master of Science degree, as well. She had the joy of living in Tennessee to complete her internship work but eventually found her way back home to East Texas (and we are so glad for it!). You won’t find many speech therapists out there who know Sensory Processing, but this fabulous lady is breaking the mold when comes to how she does therapy. She is passionate about fostering communication, equipping families with the right AAC device, and helping families find peace and happiness around the dinner table. Danielle still loves watching her Baylor Bears play, traveling to see friends and family, and listening to podcasts in her downtime.
Crystal is an energetic, creative, and compassionate OT who adores working with children of all ages. Upon receiving her Master’s Degree of Occupational Therapy from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2008, she went on to work in various settings including, early childhood intervention, inpatient adult rehabilitation, and outpatient pediatric therapy. Through the years, she has sought to further her education in areas specific to her client’s (and own children’s) needs. She is an Advanced Mentored Clinician through the STAR Institute and has completed extensive coursework on Autism, Executive Function Skills, Interoception, and Vision. Crystal is happily married and has three very vivacious daughters and one brilliant son who is on the Autism Spectrum. She is well versed in the importance of creating a healthy and stable family dynamic and understands the struggles that come with advocating for the needs of each child.
Jenny Williams is the founder and owner of Little Light Pediatric Therapy and an East Texas native. In just 5 years, Jenny earned her B.S. in Child Development and Master’s of Occupational Therapy from Texas Woman’s University. We think it was at that point that Jenny began her obsession with life-long learning and growing. In the most recent years, she has earned the STAR Proficiency Certification Level 1 in Sensory Processing Disorder, DIRFloortime® Basic Certificate, SOFFI certification, advanced training in the SOS Approach to Feeding for working with autistic children and tube-fed children, and ongoing education for trauma-informed care. In 2021, Jenny was recognized as one of the one of the top 40 under 40 influential young leaders in the East Texas Community and then went on to be nationally recognized as a Remarkable Woman with Nexstar Media in 2022.
Jenny is involved with Buckner International as a foster mom, so her family picture is always changing! She helps support local moms as a volunteer with Hope Mommies and also gives of her time as a volunteer photographer with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep. When she’s not at Little Light or volunteering, you’ll most likely find Jenny at home with her husband and kiddos, either cooking up something tasty, tinkering in the garden, or curled up under a fuzzy blanket with a good book.
While Karen is new to Little Light, she is, by no means, new to occupational therapy! She graduated from California State University, Dominguez Hills in 2009 with a Master of Science degree in Occupational Therapy. She fell in love with the pediatric population during an internship assignment and never looked back. Karen completed advanced training in sensory integration through the University of Southern California and has used that knowledge in early childhood intervention, school-based occupational therapy, and individual therapy. To top it all off, Karen led countless kids through summertime fun as the camp director for 10 years, bringing her skills as an OT to engage all kids. As the mother of 3 grown children, she recently moved to Texas to have more time with 5 of her 9 grandchildren. Karen works hard to create a healthy balance in her life: she enjoys teaching piano at Joyful Noise (just a short walk from us Downtown), arranging flowers, reading to her grandchildren, and taking walks. At Little Light, her infectious laugh and smile brighten each of our days!
We cannot thank her enough for the patience and positive attitude she showed our family over the several months we worked together. Jenny’s creativity and determination was the perfect approach to help meet our family’s goals. I can’t imagine finding a more experienced, well qualified and caring therapist and would recommend her to anyone whose child could benefit from occupational therapy.
— Kelly, Nathan's mom