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San Rafael


carolina perez-venero

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

Former scientist and market researcher Carolina Perez-Venero comes to us with a degree in Biological Sciences from Stanford University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Her personal experiences as the mother of children with speech and language concerns led her to pursue a career in speech language pathology. Since graduating with her Masters in Communication Sciences and Disorders from University if Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2017, Carolina has honed her clinical skills through multi-faceted experiences conducting assessments and delivering individualized therapy to children with a variety of language, articulation, and phonological disorder.  She has a successful track record treating children with highly unintelligible speech, as well as those with lisps and other specific articulation concerns.  She also specializes in facilitating reading comprehension, vocabulary development, and language processing in children from elementary to high school age. She believes in empowering children and their parents/caregivers with the tools they need to develop awareness and support self-improvement, and she tailors each treatment plan accordingly. Carolina is certified by the Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and licensed to practice in the state of California.


Katie Baumbach

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.

natalie cohen

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

Natalie Cohen graduated from California State University - Northridge in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences. She then obtained a Master of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology at San Francisco State University in 2016. Natalie is currently a licensed Speech and Language Pathologist in the state of California, a member of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA), and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist through the Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists. After working with adults recovering from mild to severe neurological trauma in a post-acute rehabilitation setting for several years, Natalie has extensive experience providing skilled cognitive and linguistic assessment and treatment services for patients recovering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-concussion syndrome, and stroke; she has treated adults in the areas of expressive and receptive aphasia, cognition, dysphagia, apraxia of speech, and dysarthria. Natalie is also passionate about providing evidence-based therapeutic interventions for children of all ages with articulation and phonological disorders, language delays, and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Natalie thoroughly enjoys working at Speech and Language Services of Marin-Sonoma, where she can assist a variety of clients of all ages in meeting their functional communication needs. 

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