“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” Anais Nin
Let me start with the ‘end’ of the story. I am a transgender woman, 10 years in the making! And I am delighted that my career choice now serves as a gift to you – my community!
My beginning was humble – lacking a sense of purpose and direction before college, I took a intensive battery of tests to help me make the best decision. When the results were in, the director said I had two choices: I could be a Roman Catholic priest or a Speech-Language Pathologist. I gave it a little thought and asked, “What’s a speech-language pathologist?”
I’ve had a long and wonderful career – over 30 years and thousands of clients. I have the Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. I have the privilege of being a design faculty and director for Ithaca College’s Transgender Voice and Communication Clinic, which I have been delivering for four years.
I am also proud to be a member of the exclusive World Professional Association for Transgender Health which sets a high standard of care for those of us on the journey. Membership now connects me to the best transgender voice therapy professionals in the world.
What a rich experience doing my heart’s work!
Having seen the eye-popping success of this much admired clinic I am expanding the availability of the clinic experience to the Internet, making voice training widely available. This is now my exclusive professional interest.
My commitment to you
I am not for everyone. I come with an old fashioned work ethic – if you want to get to “Carnegie Hall” its practice, practice, practice.
Being in relationship really matters a lot to me.
When you take on this all important work I will take a stand for you. I’ll be emphasizing how important practice is. I appreciate hard work and having a good time too!
You don’t have to be stuck with what you were born with! If you’re ready to start your Finishing Touch Voice Transformation, I invite you to join me in a guided adventure.