18837 Brookhurst St. Suite 109 Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Our Staff
Who we are

Kristin Bruning

I like to say that my gift is in speech therapy. I truly have a passion for this field and believe that my purpose is to help people communicate.

I graduated from the University of Redlands in 2006 with a master’s degree in Communicative Disorders. I completed my undergraduate work at California State University of Fullerton. I have an Administrative Credential which I earned from National University. My background includes a comprehensive knowledge of early childhood developmental norms and techniques to achieve functional and developmentally appropriate goals for each unique client.

It is gratifying to have had the privilege of providing therapy to people of all ages and make a difference in their lives.


Maya Thomas

Speech-language pathologist, working to study and treat pediatric and adult populations with speech, language, and swallowing disorders.

Throughout my career, I have learned how to think from a patient perspective as well as a clinician. I have maximized clinical experiences in a personal lens allowing me to form stellar patient-clinician relations.

I am committed to analyzing different conditions to help advance strategic objectives and participate in models that prioritize patient care.


Laura Lester

With nearly two decades of clinical experience, I continue to have a deep love for the field of speech pathology and a genuine passion for working with students who exhibit struggles in their social communication skills.

As a mother of two sons, I enjoy watching them compete on their respective travel basketball teams. In the same manner in which I support my children in their endeavors, I will support your child in assisting them to become the best version of themselves through patience, compassion and through the use of tools that I have accumulated over my career.


Courtney Wilson
Speech-Language Pathology Assistant

Hanh Nguyen

Hanh Nguyen
Occupational Therapy Assistant


Daniel Guirao
M.S., Occupational Therapist


Stacy Mills
Office Manager

In Home

We provide individual speech therapy in the home using evidence-based techniques to improve communication.

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In Clinic

We provide speech therapy in the clinic to treat various communication problems and speech disorders.

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Teletherapy from the comfort of your own home (only suitable for specific clients)

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We conduct independent educational evaluations for those looking for a second opinion for children who are on IEPs.

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What we do

The Therapy Lab of OC is the leading speech therapy provider based in Huntington Beach, Ca. We expertly evaluate, diagnose, and treat children and adults with speech, language, social-communication, cognitive-communication, voice, and swallowing disorders. Our clinic is owned and operated by a Speech-Language Pathologist, Kristin Bruning, M.S., SLP-CCC who has had the great pleasure of working in the field for nearly two decades. Our experienced team includes licensed and certified Speech-Language Pathologists and Speech-Language Pathology Assistants who provide speech therapy using evidence-based therapy techniques. We take great pride in creating an environment where we support each of our clients and their families. Our team approach includes whole family training to assist with the generalization of skills taught in the clinic. We take great pride in offering the highest quality speech therapy. We are currently accepting private pay clients only. As a courtesy to our clients with insurance, we would be happy to generate a super bill for reimbursement.

Our Mission

Our mission at the Therapy Lab of OC is to provide exceptional and highly individualized speech therapy by licensed therapists in a loving environment. We advocate for our clients with communication disorders and their families by empowering, educating, and providing them with the highest level of professional care. We truly believe that everyone deserves to have a voice and we have expert clinicians who allow us to facilitate communication for each of our clients.


1- Call today for a complementary consult
2- Schedule evaluation
3- Develop individual goals
4- Begin speech therapy

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