Kim Christensen, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist, Owner
After 10 wonderful years running the bustling SF Speech for Kids! clinic in San Francisco, Kim Christensen and her family have decided to move to Santa Barbara, CA to be closer to family and have more space for their three daughters. Kim will continue to be available to Bay Area families via telehealth, and will provide in-person speech and language therapy services from her home office: The Speech Room - Santa Barbara.
Kim Christensen has worked with adults and children with special needs for nearly 20 years in residential, recreational, and therapeutic settings. Kim graduated from the University of California Berkeley in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology, and received her Master of Science degree in Communicative Disorders from San Francisco State University in 2007. In 2012, she established SF Speech for Kids! in her local neighborhood with the goal of creating a warm, family-friendly therapy space for children of all ages and ability levels. Kim is inspired daily by her incredible team of therapists and the amazing children and families that have made SF Speech for Kids! her home away from home. Kim has training in SCERTS, DIR/Floortime, PROMPT, Hanen More Than Words, The Kaufman Speech to Language Protocol, Oral Placement Therapy, and SATPAC. Kim enjoys working with children with complex communication disorders and nonverbal children. Kim has extensive experience with autism and has a special interest in supporting and educating parents in the early stages of learning about their child's autism diagnosis. In addition, Kim enjoys having a diverse caseload of children from every age group from early intervention to high school whose needs range as much as their ages. Variety sparks creativity and constant learning for Kim. When she is not working, Kim loves spending time with her three young daughters and husband, Chad, playing outside, exploring the city, creating and collecting art, reading, relaxing and traveling whenever possible.