Gender affirmation includes the range of actions and possibilities involved in living, surviving, and thriving as one’s authentic gendered self.
Individuals may seek our services to make their voice and/or other aspects of their communication congruent with their gender identity and/or gender expression. These individuals include those who identify as transgender, gender fluid, gender non-binary, gender diverse, gender nonconforming, or other gender identities. Our team of SLPs provide expertise in safely modifying the voice and other aspects of communication. Through collaboration with the client, we assess a variety of aspects of verbal and nonverbal communication, such as vocal pitch, intonation, voice quality, resonance, fluency, articulation, language, pragmatics, and non-speech vocalization (e.g., laughing and coughing). Our goal is to design a fluid training program to educate, assist and support our clients in identifying and effectively using voice and communication characteristics and patterns that align with their gender identity, in order to positively impact quality of life. We welcome our clients to a safe space in which we strive to deliver services that are culturally sensitive, through a mutually respectful partnership in working towards achieving voice and communication goals.