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Upper Airway Disorders

Vocal Cord Dysfunction/Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion - is the abnormal closing of the vocal cords when you breathe in or out. It's also called laryngeal dysfunction, paradoxical vocal cord movement disorder or paradoxical vocal cord motion. Vocal cord dysfunction can be triggered by breathing in lung irritants, having an upper respiratory infection, exercising, improper use of the voice, and incorrect breathing habits. However, unlike asthma, vocal cord dysfunction isn't an immune system reaction and doesn't involve the lower airways. Treatment for the two conditions also is different, but the two can coexist. Breathing and voice therapy is very effective in relieving vocal cord dysfunction and does not typically involve long term therapy.

Chronic Cough/Throat Clearing

Chronic coughing is usually defined by a cough that lasts longer than 8 weeks and can be the result of many different health conditions. It is important that you visit with your physician to determine the cause of your coughing. Once other serious health conditions have been ruled out, breathing and voice therapy can be very effective in helping you to eliminate your chronic cough.


For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the voice. I was trained as a classical soprano over 20 years ago and then began performing in concert and on the musical theater stage. Since that time, I have enjoyed teaching many people how to sing and how to sing better! At a certain point, I realized that I wanted to know MORE about the voice and speech mechanism, and I wanted to reach more people. I went back to school and have been working as a speech pathologist and voice coach for the past 10 years. It is very rewarding to be able to combine and focus all of my training to help others heal, speak, breathe, sing and communicate more freely. I have diverse training in a many voice and speech techniques and am also a certified Buteyko Breathing practitioner.

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