Petaluma

Team

Lori Walker

M.A., CCC- SLP (she/her/hers)

Lori Walker received her Baccalaureate and Master of Arts degree from California State University, Fresno and has been providing speech and language services for over 20 years in a variety of settings, including private practice, schools, acute care, and skilled nursing.  While she holds mostly an administrative role these days as the director and owner of the practice, Lori continues to assess and provide personalized treatment plans for adult and pediatric clients with a variety of communication challenges. Lori holds a credential as a speech and language specialist,  is licensed by the state of California, and  is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association as a speech language pathologist.  When not at the office, she is busy with her husband and two boys, playing Legos,  doing arts and crafts, reading, and going on adventures.

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Katie baumbach

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M.S., CCC-SLP (she/her/hers)

Katie Baumbach earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Speech Pathology in 2009 and Master of Science degree in Speech Pathology in 2011 from California State University, Sacramento.  Katie is licensed by the state of California and is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA).  She has attended training courses in the SCERTS Model, the AAC approach: Language Acquisition through Motor Planning (LAMP), Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Zones of Regulation, sensory processing disorders, PROMPT Level 2 training, and is certified in The Hanen Program, It Takes Two to Talk.  Katie has experience working with individuals of all ages addressing the following areas of communication: receptive, expressive, and social pragmatic language, articulation and phonological disorders, apraxia of speech, fluency, voice disorders, Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) and providing relationship-based therapy for neurodiverse individuals.  In addition, Katie has experience with the adult population in the following areas: dysphagia, speech and language disorders, aphasia, dysarthria, cognitive-linguistic impairments, and voice disorders.  Katie is passionate about supporting her clients and their families with their functional communication goals and providing relationship-based, intrinsically rewarding therapy.

Nicolette langer

M.A., CCC-SLP (she/her/hers)

Nicolette Langer received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Communication from Pepperdine University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2011.  She received her Masters of Arts in Speech Language Pathology from University of Colorado in 2019.  Nicolette is certified by the American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA) as a speech language pathologist.  She has experience across multiple settings, including outpatient, inpatient, telehealth, early intervention, and private practice.  Her particular interests are in aural (re)habilitation and feeding therapy.  Nicolette recently returned to California with her husband and children to be closer to family.

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amy berry

M.S., CCC-SLP(she/her/hers)
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Amy Berry is licensed in Speech-Language Pathology by the state of California and is certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA).  She has over 16 years of experience diagnosing and treating pediatric clients with a variety of communication impairments, including: speech and language delays, receptive/expressive language disorders, articulation/phonological disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, auditory processing difficulties, autism spectrum disorder, social communication disorder, stuttering, and dyslexia.  The majority of her professional experience has been in the private practice setting, including telehealth service delivery.  She enjoys individualized care and supporting her clients and their families.  Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech and Hearing Science from the George Washington University, where she was a Presidential Scholarship recipient and graduated Cum Laude.  Throughout all her undergraduate years, she sang with the GW Pitches, an all-female a cappella group.  Amy received her Master of Science degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences from University of Arizona, where she was a graduate tuition award recipient.  Outside of the clinic, Amy enjoys hiking with her husband, trying new recipes, singing in Bay Area music projects, and playing the piano when she has the chance.

KASENA KAFKA

M.A., CCC-SLP (she/her/hers)

Kasena Kafka earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and completed prerequisite communication courses at Kent State University in 2010.  She completed her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Akron in 2012.  She has experience on both sides of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) table as both a parent and a professional.  Coming from a neurodivergent family, she focuses on child-led therapeutic interventions while providing family resources and supports to increase bonding and engagement through naturalistic approaches.  Kasena specializes in neurodiversity affirmative frameworks and prides herself on creating a safe space within her therapy room for all neurotypes.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and daughter listening to and playing music, and crafting.

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ADRIANA CHACON-KREYSA

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M.S., CFY-SLP(she/her/hers)

Adriana Chacon-Kreysa completed her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Sacramento State University in 2017 and her Master of Science in Speech and Hearing Science form Portland State University in 2022.  She's gained experience working in multiple settings including teletherapy, elementary school, and private practice with both pediatric and adult populations.  She has worked with individuals on a variety of speech and language areas including but not limited to articulation disorders, gendering-affirming voice therapy, stuttering, language delays, and Spanish-English bilingual language therapy.  She is especially interested in stuttering and bilingualism.  Outside of work, she loves to spend time with her family, read, and travel as much as possible.