Do you suffer with nodules, fold dysfunction, cord paralysis or other vocal impairments?
Would you like to master your voice as a performing artist or public speaker?
Are you ready to find your authentic voice to create deeper connections?
If the quality of your voice is affecting your life in any way, or you feel that it doesn’t reflect who you really are, you’ve come to the right place. I know your voice is unique and sensitive and you’re yearning to reclaim it to express yourself freely and authentically. I too have experienced the frustration of not fully owning my voice, both personally and professionally. But over the past 25 years I’ve developed a highly personalized holistic method to address any physical or emotional issues to help you master your vocal expression and speak with confidence and ease.
Unresolved issues with vocal and self-expression may show in different yet painful ways:
- You’ve lost your voice or the ability to speak clearly.
- You have trouble expressing what you want to stand up for yourself.
- You hesitate to pursue your dreams because you’re self-conscious of a vocal impairment.
- You’re insecure about sharing your abilities and how to show your full potential in your career.
- You withdraw and isolate because you lack the confidence to reach out and connect with others.
- You’re frustrated and unable to stand out as a performing artist or public speaker.
Reclaim The Power of Your Unique Expression!
No matter what you’re dealing with, I can help you overcome what hinders your self-expression by creating a unique program to address your specific needs and goals with an integrative, holistic approach to Voice Therapy, Voice Coaching and Speech and Language Services.
Holistic Voice Therapy
For most people talking is a completely natural process requiring no thought—that is, until something goes wrong! Perhaps you’ve seen several physicians who can’t seem to find anything wrong yet you are chronically hoarse. Or your voice is a source of embarrassment for you, keeping you from socializing or talking on the phone.
You are frustrated and confused, because you’ve tried vocal rest, medications and herbal remedies, but nothing has made much of a difference. I can help you understand the technical and emotional aspects of your voice following a diagnosis or illness so you can take effective steps to promote a full recovery.
If you have difficulty communicating, your relationships are likely to suffer. But if you’re motivated to change, this is your greatest advantage! You just need to know how. I have worked successfully with adults including those with spasmodic dysphonia as well as children with selective mutism to regain the power and confidence that comes with a clear, healthy voice.
If you’ve been diagnosed with a voice disorder or a condition that is interfering with your ability to speak, I can help you restore and learn to maintain optimum health of your individual vocal expression. Are you ready to heal and reclaim your vocal power?
Integrative Voice Coaching
If you are a public speaker or performing artist, you must be able to deliver a message with a voice that moves your audience. But if you haven’t mastered your voice, then you most likely experience:
- Self-consciousness, insecurity and hesitation (maybe even stuttering)
- Lack of power to project your voice
- Inability to control your full range of pitch
- Anxiety about your performance
- Injuries due to poor vocal hygiene
Your voice is the key to your success, so it’s essential to understand how to use it properly to create an authentic connection with your audience. I can help you achieve greater volume, expand your range of pitch, and learn how to use pause and prosody to empower your message. You will also learn to reduce performance anxiety as well, which is the number one reason people avoid public speaking or deliver poor presentations.
If you stutter, hesitate or speak with awkward pauses that make you feel meek, not really saying what you meant, you can learn techniques that work with the unique way you process language and strategies to find the right words to communicate smoothly and confidently. Or if you feel that you’ve lost your authentic voice in any way, either because you lack the confidence to speak up and tend to squelch your own expression or because you’re used to allowing others to speak for you, I can help you let go of your fears and mental patterns holding you back, preventing you from expressing yourself fully.
If you’re transitioning, you’ll need transgender voice therapy to match your voice and speech patterns to your gender identity. And if your accent is interfering with your ability to assimilate to your new home, you can learn how to practice “standardized” speech to reduce your foreign accent to succeed socially and professionally.
Isn’t it time to master and honor your true voice to speak the truths of your soul and connect with others in an empowered and authentic manner?
What Some of my Clients Say…
“A couple of years ago, I was diagnosed with a genetic type disease that affects certain nerve areas. I felt this disease was having some minor effects on my speech. I found Kristina to be someone who is easy to talk with as well as someone who listens well. We went through a whole series of mouth/tongue related exercises from which I felt a positive effect. I found her insights and the program to be most helpful. I recommend her highly as a speech therapist.” ~ CWS
“After many years singing professionally, I developed paradoxical vocal fold motion due to chemical exposure in a car accident. Kristina was a fundamental source of recovery and moral support for me. Her guidance was encouraging and precise, helping me to master simple, practical exercises to relax constriction as well as preventative techniques to reduce everyday wear and tear on my voice to maintain overall health. I continue to use her recommendations on an almost daily basis to great success.” ~ Jenne
“My daughter Annie, a 21 year old with down syndrome, was starting a job training internship at Mission Health. I brought her to Kristina to get her back on par with enunciating, voice projection, and improved tongue strength so she would have better communication and success with her job training. Kristina did an excellent job with a program that gave us daily practice on a different exercise each week. Annie’s speech improved quite a bit and now I just bring her back for an occasional check up.” ~ Kelly
Other Speech and Language Services
As a Certified Speech Language Pathologist, I also perform Speech and Language Evaluations on a case-by-case basis and provide therapy services for:
- Developmental Language Disorders
- Articulation Disorders
- Aphasia and Other Neurogenic Speech Disorders
- Cleft Palate
Why Work With Me?
I have more than 25 years of experience as a Certified Speech Language Pathologist and have helped people from all walks of life with a variety of vocal and expressive issues.
My approach is holistic, focused on your unique physical and emotional well being. Rather than a cookie-cutter, overly clinical approach, I support you with techniques and tools to address what affects your individual expression within the context of your personal circumstances and goals.
I’ve experienced the frustration of not expressing myself freely and authentically, and also how empowering it is to master your voice and take charge of your life. I know what you’re going through, so I offer my expertise with patience and compassion. Are you ready to embrace your full expression?