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Voice Disorder Therapy

A voice disorder occurs when there is any alteration in vocal fold vibration or ability to vibrate causing voice symptoms such as hoarseness, loss of range, pitch changes, breathy voice, vocal effort and vocal fatigue.

Voice disorders are categorized as follows:

Voice quality can also be affected when psychological stressors lead to habitual, maladaptive aphonia or dysphonia. The resulting voice disorders are referred to as psychogenic voice disorders or psychogenic conversion aphonia/dysphonia (Stemple, Glaze, & Klaben, 2010).

I work with many different physicians and value the team approach.


Muscle Tension Dysphonia 

Vocal Fold Nodules, Polyps and Cysts 

Vocal Hemorrhage 

Vocal Fold Scarring 

Reinke’s Edema 

Recurrent Papillomatosis 

Vocal Fold Granuloma 

Vocal Fold Paresis 

Vocal Chord Paralysis 

Voice Dysfunction in Neurological Disorders (Dysarthria) 

Spasmodic Dysphonia (SD) 

Adductor SD (Ad-SD) 

Vocal Fatigue 

Vocal Tremor 

Chronic Hoarseness 

Vocal Fatigue 


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.

Every person is unique and has different needs depending upon diagnosis, history, and goals. During my sessions, I listen to my clients and rely on my experience, training, science and intuition to help determine what techniques, exercises and tools are going to be the most effective.

I would love to be able to help you achieve your personal and professional goals. Please check out my site, and let me know if I can help you along your journey.