San Rafael


carolina perez-venero

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

Carolina Perz-Venero is an ASHA-certified, California licensed Speech Language Pathologist.  She studied Speech Language Pathology at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, where she graduated with her Master of Science degree in 2017.  Carolina has a wide range of experience working with both children and adults.  She focuses on delivering individualized therapy to each client based on their specific needs and abilities, and optimizing the client's own abilities to reach his or her goals by increasing awareness and providing feedback. In addition to traditional articulation therapy for children with specific speech sound errors, she uses a play-based approach for language stimulation in early intervention and a phonological approach with children with highly unintelligible speech or multiple speech sound disorders.  She has experience facilitating reading comprehension and improved language processing in children with language disorders and/or learning disabilities using the Visualizing and Verbalizing techniques.  She is experienced in providing voice therapy for adults with voice disorders, and cognitive therapy for adults recovering from stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury.   


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.