Best Speech Pathologists in San Diego

Why These Speech Pathologists?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored San Diego Speech Pathologists on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 2. Qualifications

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 4. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Read more about our selection process

Mellisa Essenburg, M.S.

Mellisa Essenburg, M.S., is a speech-language pathologist who has a private practice in San Diego. Ms. Essenburg has a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Northern Arizona University, and she has completed training in auditory-verbal therapy, myofunctional disorders, and fluency disorders. Among the services Ms. Essenburg provides are auditory verbal therapy, pediatric speech and language therapy, and myofunctional therapy.

San Diego, CA 92111



SPOT Kids is a private center in La Jolla that has offered a range of therapy services for more than 11 years. The clinic has a partnership with the San Diego Regional Center to provide occupational, physical, and speech therapy to children needing early intervention services at no cost to the family. The clinic also contracts with local schools to provide services in the educational setting. Skilled therapists will provide a free in-house screening at the SPOT Kids center to determine a child’s skill level in speech-language, fine motor, and other areas of development.

La Jolla, CA 92037