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Child Speech Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy

Adult Speech Therapy

Therapy for increased communication skills

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Articulation and Language Therapy Services


Auditory Verbal Therapy


AVT services for children and adults with Cochlear Implants and Hybrid Hearing Implants

SpeechEasy Fluency Device


San Diego County provider for SpeechEasy evaluations and fittings for individuals who stutter

Pediatric Speech and Language Therapy


Speech therapy for children with articulation disorders and language delays

*Currently not accepting new clients

Myofunctional Therapy


Tongue thrust therapy services for adults and children

Adult Speech and Language Therapy


Voice therapy, fluency therapy and therapy post stroke/head injury


Blue Shield, Out-of-Pocket, and PPO plans (payment due at time of service, superbill will be provided for client to submit to their insurance for reimbursement)


Speech-Language Pathologist

Mellisa Essenburg, M.S., CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist



Mellisa received her Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Saskatchewan before completing her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology at Northern Arizona University.  She completed clinical practicum placements and internships in a variety of settings including hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and outpatient clinics.  Upon completing her internship at Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, CA, Mellisa worked for a private practice where she specialized in cochlear implant rehabilitation, fluency disorders, and voice disorders.

In 2007 Mellisa began working for San Diego Unified School District in addition to maintaining a private practice.  She continues to work with adolescents in the public school system as well as see clients of all ages at her office.  

Mellisa completes ongoing continuing education training to maintain awareness of current best practices and effective therapy techniques.  She has completed additional training in Auditory-Verbal Therapy, Myofunctional Disorders (tongue thrust), and Fluency Disorders, to name a few.  She is the San Diego area provider for the SpeechEasy Fluency and Parkinson's Disease (SpeechEasy PD) device as well as a CA Department of Rehabilitation Voice Options program provider.


Voice Options Program

Through a partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) , the California Department of Rehabilitation’s (DOR) Voice Options program provides eligible Californians who are unable to speak, or who have difficulty speaking, with a free speech-generating device. The goal of this program is to ensure full and equal telephone communications access for all Californians with disabilities.

Contact us to schedule a free demonstration of the available speech generating applications to begin the process of receiving an iPad loaded with the application that best suits your communication needs!

Voice Options Program



7710 Balboa Ave., STE 227E

San Diego, CA 92111 \\ Tel: 858-232-5842

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