What is voice therapy?

The goal of voice work is to build a strong, clear, healthy voice that meets your vocal demands and fits your personal communication style. Working on the voice typically includes a blend of learning about voice production, physical exercises and technique work, and developing strategies for challenging speaking situations.

Voice work addresses:

  • A voice that feels weak or “tires out” by the end of the day
  • Hoarse, strained, breathy, squeaky, or gurgly voice quality
  • Diagnosed problems including vocal nodules, vocal cord dysfunction, spasmodic dysphonia, vocal polyps, or damage following surgery
  • Inability to project your voice, especially in noisy environments like restaurants or events
  • Problems related to breathing and speaking
  • Stylistic voice aspects such as authority or confidence
  • Reducing uptalk or vocal fry
  • Transgender voice and voice feminization
  • Other voice and gender and/or identity concerns

 

Can speech IRL's voice therapy help with gender identity?

speech IRL specializes in voice concerns related to identity, especially gender identity. Our team has extensive experience with transgender voice and voice feminization, which includes vocal, verbal, and non-verbal aspects of communication.

Non-transgender individuals may also wish to work on increasing or decreasing aspects of the voice that sound masculine and/or feminine, old and/or young, or other stylistic elements that influence how you are perceived by others.

* Please note: An ENT referral is often required prior to starting voice therapy. We will be happy to assist with this process as needed.

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“Speech IRL has been a huge help in feeling more comfortable with myself post-transition -- it's incredible how many moving parts are involved in something as "simple" as speaking, and the speech therapy I've gotten there has been instrumental in taking charge of my own voice. I can navigate interactions that I once dreaded with ease, and feel far more comfortable doing so. I'm very grateful to all the fantastic people working there, who have consistently done their best to help me grow and improve. They really do amazing work!”
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