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Our Logo's Meaning

Branching Tree Therapy, LLC believes that each child requires crucial foundational language skills (roots) that are shaped (hand) by an individualized plan (branch) in order to promote the child's voice through the various modalities (leaves and speaking bubbles) offered by our clinicians.


Our therapists work alongside a variety of cultural backgrounds, diagnosis, and severities. Each Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is closely observed and implemented according to the child and family's needs and concerns.  

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About Us

Branching Tree Therapy, LLC was founded by a speech-language pathologist eager to promote greater family involvement and training into early intervention services, along with multi-cultural speech-language services to their families. Our clinic shapes each child based on their needs and levels of performance, while continuously assessing through naturalistic observations and dynamic assessment. Branching Tree Therapy, LLC contracts with Harbor Regional Center currently serving the areas of Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, parts of Carson, Hawaiian Gardens, Gardena, Lakewood, Lomita, Long Beach, Norwalk, and parts of Torrance.

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Our Purpose

Branching Tree Therapy, LLC is an early intervention speech-language pathology provider for children ages 18 months-3 years old. Our therapists work alongside their child and families in their natural environments, such as their homes, in order to promote strong foundational speech-language skills necessary for everyday communication. 


Additionally, our therapists provide parent training to ensure successful implementation of learnt skills to everyday routines and environments.

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Department of Developmental Services telephone number is 916-654-1987.

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Verenice Meza, M.A. CCC-SLP, Owner
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Hello World! I am a music driven speech-language therapist that enjoys learning nursery rhymes for fun. I am married and have a golden retriever puppy who require lots of attention. What will I do when I have kiddos of my own? Will I have enough attention for them all? I enjoy giving my undivided attention to the person who sits across from me. Most often, my attention goes towards little individuals 18 months to 36 months, whom also enjoy nursery rhymes. I spend my free time surrounded by family and friends and enjoy exploring the world around me, especially food. 

"The best way to predict your future is to create it."

                                                   -Abraham Lincoln

Yazmin Martinez, Program Director

Hello, my name is Yazmin but everyone calls me Yaz. I am married and have a beautiful two-year old daughter who keeps me busy. Yes, I talk about her all day! The best part is that she's a mini version of me. I enjoy helping others and being part of new beginnings. I love living life to the fullest and enjoying the little things. I like singing, dancing, and making others smile. I love traveling because it gives me the opportunity to meet new people and learn about a different cultures. 

"Aprender a sonreír es aprender a ser libres."

                                                  -Octavio Paz

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Elizabeth Moreno, Speech-Language Pathologist Assistant
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Hello, my name is Elizabeth and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist assistant. I love working with kiddos, especially toddlers. I am blessed with 3 wonderful kids and a loving husband. We enjoy camping trips and spending time together during our family movie nights. I always knew I wanted to work with kids, but I was not sure how. When my son was sent to the regional center for speech services, I was introduced to this amazing career. I knew exactly where I was meant to be. My favorite part of my job is witnessing kids say their first words and watching them grow. I work under an amazing supervisor and as a dedicated team, we give our best to each child.

"Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress, no matter how slow."


Manuela Gabbaypour , Speech-Language Pathologist 

My name is Manoela but you can call me Rana. I am a single mother to my 2-year-old dog, Bo. He is the apple of my eye and my best friend. I am an introverted person and can find it difficult to engage in small talk; however, I thoroughly enjoy deep conversations about the meaning of life. I’ve found my calling helping children communicate their wants, needs, and ideas, and yes - even social pleasantries and you guessed it - small talk! 


“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough”                                                                             -Albert Einstein 

Robin Lacson, Speech-Language Pathologist 

 Hello! My name is Robin and I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP), who is dedicated in making a difference in our community. I was born and raised in California. I come from a family of six and have two fur babies. My favorite part of being an SLP is seeing growth in a child’s communication skills. I have always enjoyed working with children because, besides their cuteness, I like to be creative and incorporate fun activities to bring a smile to their face! My interests outside of my job would be spending time with family, friends, and trying new plant-based foods. I look forward to getting to know each family and provide the best quality services each child deserves.


“Speech is one of the great gifts of God. It is the means by which the thoughts of the heart are communicated.” -EGW

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Upcoming Events

Certificates of Achievement

Congratulations Branching Tree Therapy Family! Your little ones are showing great improvement in their speech-language skills when you do your speech-language homework on a daily basis. Continue supporting your child daily.

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Parent Resources and Activities

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Monthly Theme Printables

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Parent Corner

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Parent Handouts

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BTT's Monthly Challenge 

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Speech-Language Homework and Raffle Details

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July Monthly Raffle

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For raffle entry, do your speech-language homework daily. Send your therapist three videos or pictures of your child doing three different activities with you throughout the month. We will raffle all tickets on the last day of the month. The video will be posted on the 1st day of the following month via Facebook and Instagram. One ticket per video. Maximum of 3 tickets per month.

***Alternative methods available, if needed.

Submit Videos or Pictures by 7/29/2021


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June Raffle Winner

Monthly Themed-Based Ideas for Toddlers 

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Music and Movement 

Exposing children to music during early development helps them learn the sounds and meanings of words. Dancing to music helps children build motor skills. For children and adults, music helps strengthen memory skills.


Our teacher will lead you both to wiggle, sing, and enjoy the music and movement and activities together.

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Donations and Sponsors

In order to continue to support our client's and their families, Branching Tree Therapy, LLC depends on people like you to give back to the community. Donations and sponsorships are welcomed and appreciated. We thank you, in advance, for your generosity and support.  


Regional Center Served

Harbor Regional Center

Currently serving the catchment area of:

Bellflower, Carson*, Downey, Long Beach, Artesia, Lakewood, Cerritos, Hawaiian Gardens, Torrance* and Norwalk. Other cities within harbor regionals catchment areas may be considered upon request.

  *Parts of Carson and Torrance



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For any inquiries, questions or concerns please call: 562-410-9799 or fill out the following form.

Now accepting private pay clients. Please call our office for more information at (562) 410-9799.

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Mailing Address

Long Beach Office:

1700 Santa Fe Ave #832

Long Beach, CA 90813

Lynwood Office:

10910 Long Beach Blvd. #103-446

Lynwood, CA 90262

Main Line: 562-410-9799


To apply for a job with Branching Tree Therapy, LLC please send a cover letter together with your resume to:

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Department of Developmental Services web site page is

Department of Developmental Services telephone number is 916-654-1987.