"By exploring and expanding all aspects of the voice, whether spoken
or unspoken, we can come to know and express more of our self."
Lisa T. Perry
M.Ed., LPC, CCMHC, CCTP, VMT-R
Although it is a widely known fact that the vast majority of communication occurs on non verbal levels, most models of psychotherapy are not truly equipped to capitalize on this reality. To do so, one would need to prioritize the emotional and physiological aspects of communication along with the words. Most therapists are not extensively trained to do this.
As humans, we all have a voice. In our culture, our voice is our primary channel of communication. We use our voice to assert ourselves and to share our personal stories. However, since the voice is an instrument housed within the body, it is subject to the constrictions that occur along with various tensions.
Fortunately, this instrument of ours is not constructed of metal or wood, but is quite malleable and flexible. It is multifaceted and it is quite capable of expansion. By exploring and expanding all aspects of the voice, whether spoken or unspoken, we can come to know and express more of our self.
In addition to being licensed by the State as a Professional Counselor (LPC) and nationally certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), I am also registered as a Voice Movement Therapy Practitioner (VMT-R) by the International Association for Voice Movement Therapy (IAVMT). I have been practicing psychotherapy since 1991 and have been integrating Voice Movement Therapy techniques within my counseling practice since 2004. For more specific information about this discipline and how this style of working may be beneficial to you, please feel free to contact me directly or visit: www.iavmt.org