ABOUT THE OWNER
Elizabeth Brooks Oakley M.S. CCC-SLP
I was initially drawn to the profession of speech-language pathology because I wanted to work with pediatric and adult clients in voice disorders. As a trained theater actor and singer, it seemed like a natural fit. I love working to improve the voice in not just performers, but anyone who has challenges with vocal function. I became certified early in my career in Lee Silverman Voice Therapy (LSVT), which is voice therapy for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and am Speak OUT certified. I also received special training in Myofacial Release therapy, focusing on voice and swallowing disorders. While I truly enjoy working in voice disorders, I am fortunate to have vast experiences in a variety of settings such as schools, hospitals and private clinics.
I currently work mostly with pediatric clients that have voice disorders, challenges with articulation and speech sounds as well as mild to severe stuttering. I work with adults in voice disorders as well as stuttering/fluency.
I believe it is never too late to make lasting change in your communication. Additionally, I bring my extensive acting and singing training to work with performers of all ages.
I enjoyed my education, receiving a M.S. from California State University, Northridge where I graduated with distinction. Prior, I received a B.F.A from New York University where I graduated with honors. I speak conversational Spanish and am currently a member of ASHA’s Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Voice disorders, SIG 4, Fluency and Fluency Disorders and The Voice Foundation. When I am not working, my other passions are yoga, the study of sound as a healing modality, and spending time with my wonderful husband, our two daughters, a dog and three cats. Even as native Angelenos, we love exploring the neighborhoods of Los Angeles like tourists.