About Monterey Bay Speech Therapy

Monterey Bay Speech Therapy is a team of licensed speech-language pathologists with experience working in schools, hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, and outpatient clinics. In an effort to provide high-quality therapy with fewer time constraints and more flexibility, we started Monterey Bay Speech Therapy.

At MBST, we dedicate our time to creating client-directed goals and customizing treatment programs. We individualize treatment to meet the particular needs and interests of each client, always with the aim to achieve noticeable, functional improvements with every session.

We will provide a program of home exercises to maximize results and carryover of new skills and are happy to offer continued support via email outside of your regularly-scheduled sessions. Our therapists have diverse training and experience, allowing us to treat clients from infancy to adulthood.

Meet Our Therapists



Katie Hoops, M.A., CCC-SLP

Katie is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who lives and works on the Monterey Peninsula. Katie earned her graduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology from San Jose State University, where she completed internships at public schools as well as Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.

After graduating, Katie worked at a school for children with hearing loss, gaining experience with cochlear implants, hearing aids, and the Listening and Spoken Language (LSL) approach.

Since relocating to the Monterey Bay, Katie has worked with children and adults in a variety of settings, including home-based, outpatient clinic, school, and hospital.

Katie is PROMPT trained and certified in the Hanen It Takes Two to Talk method. She specializes in childhood speech and language delays, articulation and phonological disorders, listening and spoken language, and voice and resonance disorders.

Katie is available for pediatric and adult speech/language therapy.


Molly Hill, M.S., CCC-SLP

Molly is a licensed speech-language pathologist. She lives in Salinas, California. Molly graduated in 2009 with her bachelor’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She then completed her master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2011.

Molly has worked in various settings including a skilled nursing facility, an acute rehabilitation hospital, a special day school, an outpatient clinic, and an acute care hospital. Molly is certified in the PESL Accent Modification Method.

She has a passion for working with adults and young children. She provides cognitive and communication therapy, transgender voice therapy, accent modification services, and early intervention for children ages 1-4.

Molly is available for the following therapies:  pediatric speech/language therapy, accent modification, transgender voice and communication, adult cognition, adult speech, language and voice disorders.