Managing Performance Anxiety

I was speaking with a client yesterday about her desire to overcome the performance anxiety she feels before speaking in public and presenting workshops. As a well-known art therapist, she feels particularly frustrated and even embarrassed that she—someone who focuses...

Vocal Monogamy

Vocalists—and artists of every kind—are in a ménage à trois of sorts. There’s us, and our voices… … and then there is that voice. You know the one I am talking about. The critical know-it-all in our heads that is quick to criticize; the perfectionist and control freak...
Dealing With and Healing a Vocal Injury

Dealing With and Healing a Vocal Injury

A month ago, I got a call from a client I hadn’t seen in a couple of years. A lot had changed in her life since then, including that she’d recently sustained a vocal injury. Even though Marjorie had just been given the all-clear for us to work together, it wasn’t...

Free Your Voice and Express Your True Self

I was recently interviewed by Tayo Rockson, author of “Use Your Difference to Make a Difference” (Wiley, 2019), about what makes a great therapist, and how to deal with the challenges that necessarily arise, with our clients and within ourselves. Tayo...

The Triple Threat

In my practice, I work with a number of Broadway dancers who think that they can’t sing or act.  Which poses a real problem in an industry where being a ‘triple threat’– having all three skills– is valuable. There are certainly plenty of dancing roles in...

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