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Brenna Donovan, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist

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Brenna received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego in 2007 and her Master's degree in Communication Disorders from San Francisco State in 2011.  She has been a speech therapist for 10 years working in a variety of settings, namely private practice and public schools.  

Brenna began her career in 2011 working for Peninsula Associates, a private practice in Menlo Park, CA. From 2011-2014, she was contracted to work at Canoas Elementary implementing the Morgan Center Model in two moderate-severe special day classes for children on the autism spectrum.  In 2014, Brenna and her husband moved to Australia and she continued her work as a speech therapist seeing private clients at Kids First Children's Services in Sydney, Australia.  Brenna re-joined Peninsula Associates in 2017, when she and her husband moved back to the bay area.  Brenna saw clients in the private clinic as well as worked with Millbrae School District, Portola Valley School District, Las Lomitas School District and the Redwood City School District.  Brenna also served students at Athena Academy, a specialized school for children diagnosed with dyslexia.  Brenna, her husband, and two young children moved to the east bay in 2019.  She currently is a therapist for the San Ramon Valley Unified School District and sees private clients for in home speech therapy services with Tri-Valley Speech Therapy.

Brenna has experience providing therapy for:

Brenna is a California state-licensed speech pathologist who also holds her Certificate of Clinical Competency (CCC) in Speech Language Pathology and is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

She is a certified provider of the Lidcombe program, a stuttering program for young children who stutter.  Brenna is also a trained orofacial myofunctional therapist.


Chelsea Bates, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Pathologist

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I am a Bay Area native, born and raised in San Leandro, California. In 2008 I moved to Lincoln, Nebraska to attend the University of Nebraska- Lincoln as a National Hispanic Scholar. I received my undergraduate degree in both Speech Language Pathology and Spanish (double major) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2012. I received my master’s degree in Speech Language Pathology also from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2014. After this, I worked for Lincoln Public Schools serving the preschool and elementary populations. In Nebraska, I also worked for 5 years as a PRN clinician in skilled nursing facilities. In 2019, my husband and I relocated back to the Bay Area where I worked for Pleasanton Unified School District, again serving preschool and elementary students. I now work full time as a Senior Speech Therapist for Kaiser Oakland in the pediatric rehabilitation department. I love what I do and am extremely passionate about providing quality speech and language therapy. I am thrilled to be providing contracted private speech therapy now through Tri-Valley Speech Therapy.

My husband, Sam, and I enjoy walking our chocolate labrador, Porter. We are frequent local restaurant patrons. I am an avid reader and tent camping enthusiast. 

I currently hold my Speech Language Pathology California State License through the Department of Health and Human Services as well as my Certificate of Clinical Competency through the American Speech and Hearing Association.

Chelsea is also a certified Hanen provider and is now offering the "More Than Words" parent training program to families all over California via Google Meet.

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