ALYSSA MCCARTHY (she, her)
Speech-Language Pathologist, Voice Therapist
BA Mus., MSc SLP, SLP (C), Reg. CASLPO
Alyssa enjoys connecting with individuals and supporting them in their journey to developing and finessing confident communication. Drawing from her diverse interests and training in music, science, and psychology, her approach explores the art and science of communication. She is passionate about finding creative ways to achieve meaningful outcomes and is committed to individualizing each session based on her clients' strengths and needs.
Originally an East Coaster, Alyssa received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology and Bachelor of Arts in Music (Voice) from Dalhousie University. Inspired by life long learning, she has continued to prioritize personal and professional development. She passionately works in the areas of voice, transgender voice, and adult stuttering.
Dual training as a Voice Therapist and a Singing Voice Specialist allows for a unique perspective of therapy and training. Her background in music performance and pedagogy, combined with clinical training as a voice therapist, inspires a therapy approach that combines the art and science of voice and communication.
In additional to professional voice consulting and mentoring, Alyssa is a voice advocate and presents in various voice education series and conferences. Alyssa and Daniel have been the proud Vocal Health Ambassadors of the Toronto Sing! Festival since 2019, and are pleased to have recently partnered with the Ontario Music Educator's Association.
As lead voice therapist at a voice specialty clinic in Toronto, Alyssa assists the Otolaryngologist with comprehensive voice evaluation and stroboscopic evaluation, and is accustomed to working in harmony with singers and voice users of all skill levels, from students to internationally acclaimed performers, and their teams.
In addition to a wide of variety of therapy techniques, Alyssa provides specialized voice services, including Laryngeal Massage, Myofascial Release, and Gender Affirming & Transgender Voice Training.