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Transgender Voice Therapy Los Angeles

The Professional Voice Care Center

Welcome to the Professional Voice Care Center, where our mission is to create or restore excellent voices, both speaking and singing. Our Hicksville, N.Y. facility offers state-of-the-art care to service the unique needs of those who depend on their voices for their livelihood. Individuals in this category include performers (i.e. singers, actors, broadcasters, etc.), teachers, executives, attorneys, salespeople, lecturers, customer service representatives, and anyone else who uses his/her voice in a professional setting. Services include Voice Therapy, Singing Instruction, Audition Preparation, foreign and regional Accent Modification, and Executive Speech Training. Our unique Therapeutic Singing Lessons are custom-tailored to meet the needs of singers with voice problems. We offer services for Parkinson’s Voice, Transgender Communication, and Vocal Image Enhancement.  We focus on the prevention of vocal problems while improving voice skills through a customized program of vocal abuse reduction and vocal hygiene (i.e., vocal conservation, hydration, avoidance of over-drying medications and caffeine, establishment of anti-reflux regimens, etc.). If you are searching for transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, contact the Professional Voice Care Center today! Additionally, our staff of licensed and certified speech-language pathologists and myofunctional therapists offers evaluation and individualized treatment for a variety of communication disorders, including: Articulation, Fluency (Stuttering), and Tongue Thrust/Reverse Swallowing Pattern.  Many health insurance companies reimburse for covered speech, voice, and myofunctional therapy services. Our Center participates in numerous insurance plans. Click here to learn more about the health insurance plans we participate in. The Center serves clients throughout Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Alternatively, we can provide you with a variety of online platforms for long-distance voice and singing training.  We’re happy to offer you singing lessons in the comfort of your Long Island home (depending on location). All services are available for children age 5 through adult. We look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your voice-oriented goals. If you are searching for transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, contact the Professional Voice Care Center today!

About the Director | Karen Sussman

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Karen Sussman, M.A., CCC, celebrity voice trainer and vocologist, is the Director of the Professional Voice Care Center, located in Hicksville, NY. She has been a licensed speech pathologist, voice therapist, speech trainer, and singing specialist since 1981. Karen has trained thousands of performers, executives, teachers, attorneys, sales reps, and other professionals to achieve excellent speaking and/or singing voices and eliminate voice and speech problems.

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As a singer-actress, Karen has a special interest and expertise in professional voice/speech training. She has lectured extensively for hospital otolaryngology departments, voice and speech symposia, corporations, choirs, and continuing education programs. She has appeared on television and radio shows devoted to voice care and accent reduction. Karen authored a book chapter on voice care for performers and wrote a journal article on voice care for fitness instructors.

Karen is certified by, and a member of, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and holds New York and California State Licenses in Speech Pathology. She is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), and VASTA (Voice and Speech Trainers Association), as well as Long Island and New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Associations. Karen Sussman is a Voiceworks Associate Voice Instructor.

Karen is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Doctors’ Choice Awards DCA Top 100, the DCA City Winner in Hicksville NY, and the Distinguished Woman in Health Services from the Town of Oyster Bay Women of Distinction Awards. Her practice was selected as an Opencare Patients’ Choice Winner. She was also nominated for Best Speech-Language Pathologist by the Bethpage Best of Long Island contest.

Karen, a Hofstra University graduate (B.S. in Music/Voice Performance and M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology), lives on Long Island. When not working with clients or performing, Karen’s passions include hiking the great outdoors and long walks with her dogs.

If you are searching for transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, contact the Professional Voice Care Center today!

Transgender Voice Modification & Communication Training

 

If you are searching for transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, contact the Professional Voice Care Center today!

The transgender individual, especially the trans woman, is often in need of voice modification. After all, use of testosterone by transgender men helps to make their voices deeper. However, estrogen taken by transgender women typically does not make their voices higher. Even if you opt to have laryngeal surgery, it has been found that voice training before and after surgery is more effective than just surgery alone.

Transgender Voice Training

Of course, pitch isn’t the only aspect of voice that determines if you sound masculine or feminine. Other factors include vocal resonance, volume, intonation, and voice quality.

But even beyond the voice itself, there are many factors that, if incongruent, can cause someone to be misgendered. These can include posture/alignment, how you walk and sit, use of gesture and facial expression, speech articulation, speech rhythm/flow, and use of certain vocabulary and grammatical constructs. If you are searching for transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, contact the Professional Voice Care Center today!

Could it be that some of these issues cause you not to pass in your desired gender presentation? In today’s sometimes-challenging society, a voice that doesn’t match your gender identity may even lead to harassment, discrimination, or safety issues. Clearly, achieving authenticity is an important goal, but it may seem overwhelming to have to deal with all the above-mentioned factors, along with the physical issues of hair restoration, facial feminization and gender-affirming surgeries. So, let a trained communication specialist guide you through this process.

At the Professional Voice Care Center, we offer transgender voice therapy Los Angeles including a comprehensive holistic program that covers all aspects of feminine communication style. This includes voice pitch modification and development of more gender-appropriate inflection/intonation, articulation, gestures, facial expression, vocabulary and grammatical style. Posture/alignment, relaxation strategies, breath control, and reduction of voice-related muscle tension are also covered. (If you’ve tried to modify your voice on your own using YouTube or other DIY videos, you may have already encountered vocal strain. We fix that, too!).

Transgender Voice Therapy Los Angeles

We also support your psychosocial well-being. All our services are delivered in a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment here at our Center, or even using telepractice (i.e., online service delivery). Our goal: to help our transgender clients develop comfort and confidence using a new style of communication that conveys authenticity and congruence. Let us help you express your true self!

If you are searching for transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, contact the Professional Voice Care Center today!

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If you want more information about any of our services, either at our Center or via Skype, feel free to fill out the form below. A Voice Care Coordinator will get back to you as soon as possible.

Transgender Voice Therapy

If you are searching for transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, then contact Karen Sussman at the Professional Voice Care Center!

Transgender voice therapy or voice training involves using non-surgical techniques to train a voice to either sound more feminine or more masculine by modifying your voice. Often, trans people do not feel fully able to pass their desired presentation of gender without their voice being modified. If you are transgender, you may want to change the way your voice sounds. With the right vocal training, you can healthily change your voice. Without a voice therapist, you may damage your voice by making it raspier or possibly losing your voice. Many people look to using YouTube or DIY videos to train their voice but end up further damaging it.

Often, a trans woman is in more need of voice modification than a trans male. This is because estrogen taken by a transgender woman does not help modify the voice as testosterone helps with the voice of transgender men. With transgender voice therapy, they will specifically listen to your pitch and the way you use your voice to help closer match your voice with how you choose to identify yourself. With transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, Karen Sussman covers all aspects of transgender voice training to best help you!

What Do Transgender Voice Therapy Sessions Specifically Work On?

At the Professional Voice Care Center, we take a holistic approach that covers all feminine communication style aspects. Yes, there are surgical options for altering their voice but are proven not to be as effective as voice training therapy. Our transgender voice therapy Los Angeles includes:

Transgender Voice Therapy Los Angeles

We focus on more than just the pitch of your voice. We help work on all aspects of the voice such as resonance, volume, intonation, and voice quality. At the Professional Voice Care Center, we are here to support you every step of the way in helping you express your true self. Our services are in a safe and supportive environment that is also offered in the comfort of your own home through skype. Make an appointment to receive transgender voice therapy Los Angeles and take the next step to your voice training today!

Accent Modification

If you find that a foreign or regional accent has become a hindrance in your professional or personal life, then you may wish to participate in an Accent Modification Program. The Center offers the Compton P-ESL Foreign Accent Improvement Program, recognized as one of the most comprehensive programs of its kind. You will receive an in-depth, individualized evaluation and phonetic analysis of your recorded speech. Your take-home materials include customized practice CDs, pronunciation handouts with target sounds, words, and sentences, and personalized vocabulary that you select from your personal or professional life. All evaluation and training programs for foreign accent modification are conducted by a speech-language pathologist who has been trained by the Institute of Language and Phonology to offer the Compton P-ESL Foreign Accent Improvement Program. If you are searching for transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, contact the Professional Voice Care Center today! If you wish to reduce a regional accent such as a New York or Long Island accent, our customized Regional Accent Improvement Program can help you as well. (For “Noo Yawkuhs,” we offer our very own “Tawk of Lawng Island” accent modification program, featured in Newsday). With training and practice, we can all learn to speak with the “No-Accent” accent!

Advantages of Working with a Vocal Coach

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Our voice is one of our most distinguishing traits. We utilize our voice every day, whether we’re talking, singing, or even breathing. Our vocal cords are constantly being used, which is why it’s important to work with a vocal coach to ensure we’re using it correctly and keeping our vocal health in check.

There are so many benefits to working with a vocal coach, but we recognize that going for lessons can be intimidating, which is why we offer transgender voice therapy Los Angeles. Our professional vocal coach can help train you to sing and speak effectively within the comfort of your own home.

Working with a professional vocal coach can give you confidence in yourself that you didn’t know you had. While using your voice, you are putting yourself out there and making yourself vulnerable. With training, you can do this with conviction and feel confident in your abilities. With transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, you can reach your goals more easily with our experienced, talented coach, Karen Sussman.

Some of the greatest advantages of working with a vocal coach include:

Transgender Voice Therapy in Los Angeles

If you’re looking to improve your voice and receive all of the above advantages, contact us at Professional Voice Care Center. We provide:

Contact us at Professional Voice Care Center to receive quality transgender voice therapy Los Angeles and gain a wealth of benefits from our vocal coach.

If you are searching for transgender voice therapy Los Angeles, contact the Professional Voice Care Center today! 

Click on one of our many services for more information

Voice Therapy

Singing Lessons/Therapeutic Singing Lessons

Singing Lessons In Your Home

Sight-Singing Instruction

Audition Preparation

NYSSMA Preparation

Transgender Voice Modification & Communication Training

Paradoxical Vocal Fold Motion/Vocal Cord Dysfunction

“Choice Voice” Vocal Image Program

Myofunctional Therapy

Accent Modification

Executive Speech Skills

SPEAK OUT!® Program for Parkinson’s Voice

Speech-Language Services

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