Mariela Narvaez

Mariela Narváez is a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist, Writer/published author, Actor, Intuitive, Ms. Illinois International 2022- Mariela Narváez graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Creative Writing and a M.S. in Bilingual Speech Language Pathology from the University of Texas at El Paso. Mariela has certifications in Energy/Spiritual Healing, Mediumship, Psychology, Quantum physics and Spiritual Life Coaching. Mariela has spoken on numerous topics such as: feminism, equality, discrimination, woman empowerment, sexual harassment, mental health and suicide prevention.

Mariela works as a Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist diagnosing and remediating communication disorders in young children. Mariela has three amazing children: Seth, Sienna and Syler- The Trinity- who are the inspiration for her book series “Starseed”.

Mariela brings culture, spirituality and gender/feminist perspectives to all her works. She is a lover of art— artist, writer, divine channel, and actress— she continues to express herself in all her creative endeavors. Mariela bridges her experience and knowledge to all her works, weaving unique stories that go beyond space and time that aim for inner transformation. When not writing, studying, working out, or meditating, she loves spending time with her family and friends. Mariela enjoys acting alongside her son Syler, and partakes in many film/TV projects. They are both represented by The Rock Talent Agency in Chicago, IL.


Group Instruction

Managing Learning Differences

Testing Accommodations

Differential Diagnosis

Expressive Language Disorders

Receptive Language Disorder

Fluency Disorders

Swallowing disorders

Voice / Resonance Disorders



Social-Emotional Functioning

Play Therapy


Elementary School

Middle School

High School







What was your path to becoming a provider?

I initially started my graduate degree in psychology, but being so empathic, I wanted to still help people, but that requires less emotional/connection. I found speech pathology, or more so, it found me! I had always loved working with kids, and being given the nickname "the child whisperer" therefore I fell in love with the process of helping children communicate, and help give them a voice when they had none.

What would you say to someone who is very anxious about learning problems in school?

First and foremost it is about building rapport with the student, so they can feel comfortable, and they can understand that I invest in my student's uniqueness, and put their needs first. I want to share and help them achieve their own personal success. I believe in providing a safe, positive environment that safeguards students' uniqueness and allows them to be themselves and express their differences freely and be celebrated for that.

What gets you excited about Parallel?

I love that Parallel and I share the same core mission of empowering students learning differences, and celebrating each student’s uniqueness. A student with learning differences doesn’t need to be changed; they need support. I believe in this 100%!

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