What Our Clients Have to Say

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Since working with Christine my voice is strong again!

I was referred to Christine by my laryngologist. I’ve struggled with  a vocal cord polyp resulting from heart surgery. My voice was hoarse and I had pain in my throat. Since working with Christine my voice is strong again! I have much better voice control, my throat feels great and I can talk loud again! I highly recommend Christine. She’s a great pleasure to work with!

Ron R.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2020-01-27T15:51:31-07:00

Ron R.

I was referred to Christine by my laryngologist. I’ve struggled with  a vocal cord polyp resulting from heart surgery. My voice was hoarse and I had pain in my throat. Since working with Christine my voice is strong again! I have much better voice control, my throat feels great and I can talk loud again! I highly recommend Christine. She’s a great pleasure to work with!

Christine is bright, incredibly pleasant, listened to my concerns, and most importantly was VERY patient with me.

As a physician, my voice is integral to my livelihood and I wanted to work with the best to address my voice problems. I began working with Christine because I became incredibly hoarse, and was unable to communicate comfortably or perform my work responsibilities.  Given a choice [from my ENT] between a local speech therapist, or "the best speech therapist, who is not in the area", I chose the latter, and that was Christine! She was very easy to work with, accommodated my hectic schedule, and even though I was a challenging patient, her support and faith in me never wavered!  Christine is bright, incredibly pleasant, listened to my concerns, and most importantly was VERY patient with me. Working with Christine has brought my voice back. I also gained an awareness of patterns and habits that contributed to the chronic vocal strain I was experiencing. I can now relax my facial muscles and mouth, add breaths to my rapid dictations, and bring my voice more "forward" in a pattern that is more sustainable in the long run.  I am grateful to be functional, and I have Christine to thank for it!

Heidi H.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2020-01-27T15:53:21-07:00

Heidi H.

As a physician, my voice is integral to my livelihood and I wanted to work with the best to address my voice problems. I began working with Christine because I became incredibly hoarse, and was unable to communicate comfortably or perform my work responsibilities.  Given a choice [from my ENT] between a local speech therapist, or "the best speech therapist, who is not in the area", I chose the latter, and that was Christine! She was very easy to work with, accommodated my hectic schedule, and even though I was a challenging patient, her support and faith in me never wavered!  Christine is bright, incredibly pleasant, listened to my concerns, and most importantly was VERY patient with me. Working with Christine has brought my voice back. I also gained an awareness of patterns and habits that contributed to the chronic vocal strain I was experiencing. I can now relax my facial muscles and mouth, add breaths to my rapid dictations, and bring my voice more "forward" in a pattern that is more sustainable in the long run.  I am grateful to be functional, and I have Christine to thank for it!

Once we found Christine my opinion immediately changed.

I am thirteen years old and have been seeing Christine for the past few months due to the fact that i have/had a tongue thrust. when i was first introduced to the idea of speech therapy i wasn't thrilled, but once we found Christine my opinion immediately changed and now i look forward to seeing her every week. she's really helped me improve my speech and her sessions are so much fun.

Isabella C.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2019-01-23T21:29:50-07:00

Isabella C.

I am thirteen years old and have been seeing Christine for the past few months due to the fact that i have/had a tongue thrust. when i was first introduced to the idea of speech therapy i wasn't thrilled, but once we found Christine my opinion immediately changed and now i look forward to seeing her every week. she's really helped me improve my speech and her sessions are so much fun.

Christine taught me so many tricks for projecting properly without hurting my voice.

I had vocal polyps and was recommended to Christine by my laryngologist. I saw her every other week for about 4-5 months and would still be seeing her if I could! She helped me with proper breathing technique and basic vocal exercises to help alleviate tension in my vocal cords. I work in news and use my voice professionally, so I was stressing about the strength in my voice, but Christine taught me so many tricks for projecting properly without hurting my voice. She made sure I really understood an exercise properly before moving on to the next exercise. She's patient and so informed.

Romina P.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2019-01-23T21:30:45-07:00

Romina P.

I had vocal polyps and was recommended to Christine by my laryngologist. I saw her every other week for about 4-5 months and would still be seeing her if I could! She helped me with proper breathing technique and basic vocal exercises to help alleviate tension in my vocal cords. I work in news and use my voice professionally, so I was stressing about the strength in my voice, but Christine taught me so many tricks for projecting properly without hurting my voice. She made sure I really understood an exercise properly before moving on to the next exercise. She's patient and so informed.

Christine rescued my voice!

Christine rescued my voice! She quickly assessed my problems, all areas that needed to be strengthened or corrected, and effectively designed and taught me a comprehensive rehabilitation program tailored for my voice. I had the dreadful experience of losing my singing voice due to multiple factors, which is an extremely stressful dilemma for a performing musician. I visited a laryngologist who determined I had vocal atrophy and recommended voice therapy.

I met with Christine and showed her the footage from the scope and she immediately pointed out some spots on my vocal folds that looked suspect (the doctor missed them), and recommended additional testing to rule out problems in addition to atrophy. Christine gave me referrals to some top laryngologists and additional testing indeed revealed that I had more going on, such as acid reflux, which impacted my voice as well. Christine showed me some strategies on how to cut down acid reflux and taught me effective techniques for my voice.

With Christine's help my singing voice has quickly returned. She is still helping me to correct some lifelong bad singing habits but it feels great to be able to rely on my voice again with confidence. I highly recommend her!

Thank you, Christine!

Rich S.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2019-01-23T21:28:29-07:00

Rich S.

Christine rescued my voice! She quickly assessed my problems, all areas that needed to be strengthened or corrected, and effectively designed and taught me a comprehensive rehabilitation program tailored for my voice. I had the dreadful experience of losing my singing voice due to multiple factors, which is an extremely stressful dilemma for a performing musician. I visited a laryngologist who determined I had vocal atrophy and recommended voice therapy. I met with Christine and showed her the footage from the scope and she immediately pointed out some spots on my vocal folds that looked suspect (the doctor missed them), and recommended additional testing to rule out problems in addition to atrophy. Christine gave me referrals to some top laryngologists and additional testing indeed revealed that I had more going on, such as acid reflux, which impacted my voice as well. Christine showed me some strategies on how to cut down acid reflux and taught me effective techniques for my voice. With Christine's help my singing voice has quickly returned. She is still helping me to correct some lifelong bad singing habits but it feels great to be able to rely on my voice again with confidence. I highly recommend her! Thank you, Christine!

We absolutely, and highly recommend Christine!

We started working with Christine because our son had a tongue thrust. We were advised by our orthodontist that our son could not get braces until he corrected this, as the combination of the two would be detrimental to his teeth.  We tried to address the issue when he was younger but it was not done properly. Christine has given our son the tools he needs to correct the issue, and he has been cleared to get braces! Christine was a pleasure to work with! She accommodated our busy schedules, and her demeanor with with our son was excellent, friendly and helpful. Our son’s self esteem has increased too! We absolutely, and highly recommend Christine!

Ari H.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2020-01-27T15:54:43-07:00

Ari H.

We started working with Christine because our son had a tongue thrust. We were advised by our orthodontist that our son could not get braces until he corrected this, as the combination of the two would be detrimental to his teeth.  We tried to address the issue when he was younger but it was not done properly. Christine has given our son the tools he needs to correct the issue, and he has been cleared to get braces! Christine was a pleasure to work with! She accommodated our busy schedules, and her demeanor with with our son was excellent, friendly and helpful. Our son’s self esteem has increased too! We absolutely, and highly recommend Christine!

It improved her smile without braces!

Christine's expert services provided for my daughter have made a very positive impact on her holistically. It is easier to understand her, it helped her to chew her food better and my favorite is that it improved her smile without braces!

We especially enjoyed Christine's thorough knowledge of myofunctional therapy, her sharing that information with us in a manner we can understand, her professionalism and unending patience as we progressed in the therapy.

Laura S.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2017-02-15T18:49:36-07:00

Laura S.

Christine's expert services provided for my daughter have made a very positive impact on her holistically. It is easier to understand her, it helped her to chew her food better and my favorite is that it improved her smile without braces! We especially enjoyed Christine's thorough knowledge of myofunctional therapy, her sharing that information with us in a manner we can understand, her professionalism and unending patience as we progressed in the therapy.

Christine helped me realize I am not a total dud at carrying a tune.

Christine helped me realize I am not a total dud at carrying a tune, she taught me to recognize and carry 9 notes in only one half hour session. A miracle for me who had always been told I was tone deaf and couldn’t sing even though I loved to sing along I was always embarrassed to. She has also given me advice on how to control my gag reflex so that going to the dentist is not as much torture as it has been in the past, something I did not know could be done.

She is an extremely caring, patient and kind teacher whom I highly recommend.

TC (Comment from VoyageLA.com article titled "Meet Christine Sofiane Katzenmaier of Speech & Voice Works" dated December 4, 2018)

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2019-01-16T20:17:13-07:00

TC (Comment from VoyageLA.com article titled "Meet Christine Sofiane Katzenmaier of Speech & Voice Works" dated December 4, 2018)

Christine helped me realize I am not a total dud at carrying a tune, she taught me to recognize and carry 9 notes in only one half hour session. A miracle for me who had always been told I was tone deaf and couldn’t sing even though I loved to sing along I was always embarrassed to. She has also given me advice on how to control my gag reflex so that going to the dentist is not as much torture as it has been in the past, something I did not know could be done. She is an extremely caring, patient and kind teacher whom I highly recommend.

My voice has maintained stronger than ever.

Christine is a wonderful therapist! I have a vocal polyp on one side of my vocal cords that has caused me hoarseness and vocal fatigue since as long as I can remember. We were able to start regular weekly vocal lessons utilizing vocal warm ups, exercises and measurements to determine the level of therapy that would be most beneficial. My voice has maintained stronger than ever, and when I feel my voice is weaker or struggling to function, I am able to refer to my exercises and notes to rest and strengthen once again. There will always be good days and bad days, but I now understand my voice better and know what I can and cannot do with it. This is particularly important as I hope to be a voice over actor one day! Thanks Christine!

Lauren W.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2017-02-26T04:56:18-07:00

Lauren W.

Christine is a wonderful therapist! I have a vocal polyp on one side of my vocal cords that has caused me hoarseness and vocal fatigue since as long as I can remember. We were able to start regular weekly vocal lessons utilizing vocal warm ups, exercises and measurements to determine the level of therapy that would be most beneficial. My voice has maintained stronger than ever, and when I feel my voice is weaker or struggling to function, I am able to refer to my exercises and notes to rest and strengthen once again. There will always be good days and bad days, but I now understand my voice better and know what I can and cannot do with it. This is particularly important as I hope to be a voice over actor one day! Thanks Christine!

Life for me is 1000 times easier than it used to be.

It's been quite a rocky road for me. For the longest time I had a hard time breathing, chewing without care, and a very difficult time closing my mouth! I freaked out when I heard that I might have surgery on my mouth, but that's when I met Christine and her facial therapy. We started out with simple stuff, like marking where the "spot" is, where I should put my tongue to swallow. It took a while maybe like a year and a half, somewhere around there but it was totally worth the wait! Now I know that I should close my mouth when chewing. I know where the spot is to put my tongue on to swallow, and it's so much easier to close my mouth! Before, I had jaw discomfort, but now thanks to Christine's therapy, life for me is 1000 times easier than it used to be. Thanks a ton Christine for all that you've done for me.

Olivia S. (10 years old)

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2017-02-26T04:57:14-07:00

Olivia S. (10 years old)

It's been quite a rocky road for me. For the longest time I had a hard time breathing, chewing without care, and a very difficult time closing my mouth! I freaked out when I heard that I might have surgery on my mouth, but that's when I met Christine and her facial therapy. We started out with simple stuff, like marking where the "spot" is, where I should put my tongue to swallow. It took a while maybe like a year and a half, somewhere around there but it was totally worth the wait! Now I know that I should close my mouth when chewing. I know where the spot is to put my tongue on to swallow, and it's so much easier to close my mouth! Before, I had jaw discomfort, but now thanks to Christine's therapy, life for me is 1000 times easier than it used to be. Thanks a ton Christine for all that you've done for me.

She has truly helped me where no one could!

I have been going to Christine for three months. She is a wonderful therapist. She has been helping me to retrain my voice after throat surgery. I find her to be insightful with her knowledge of speech pathology. Christine is very clear in her teaching on how ones vocal cords work, and in the exercises she has me do and why. She is very patient, kind, caring and most of all she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. If you are seriously looking for a voice coach or are having problems with your speech I highly recommend Christine Sofiane Katzenmaier. She has truly helped me where no one could. Be sure to call her. She is great!

Marilyn B.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2017-02-26T04:54:31-07:00

Marilyn B.

I have been going to Christine for three months. She is a wonderful therapist. She has been helping me to retrain my voice after throat surgery. I find her to be insightful with her knowledge of speech pathology. Christine is very clear in her teaching on how ones vocal cords work, and in the exercises she has me do and why. She is very patient, kind, caring and most of all she is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside. If you are seriously looking for a voice coach or are having problems with your speech I highly recommend Christine Sofiane Katzenmaier. She has truly helped me where no one could. Be sure to call her. She is great!

Christine was able to pinpoint the tongue issue immediately, which really helped my TMJ issues!

After spending all of my teen and adult life with TMJ issues and a splint to correct my bite when I slept - I managed to totally miss the fact that I also was thrusting my tongue and resting it in the wrong position. Referred by my TMJ specialist - Christine was able to pinpoint the tongue  issue immediately. We worked on proper chewing, swallowing, and breathing with various exercises. She also used myofascial release as a way of releasing tension in the jaw and neck, which felt great. Now, after working with Christine, my tongue rest position is pretty close to second nature after being wrong for so long and it's really helped my TMJ issues!

Erica S.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2018-05-11T17:17:55-06:00

Erica S.

After spending all of my teen and adult life with TMJ issues and a splint to correct my bite when I slept - I managed to totally miss the fact that I also was thrusting my tongue and resting it in the wrong position. Referred by my TMJ specialist - Christine was able to pinpoint the tongue  issue immediately. We worked on proper chewing, swallowing, and breathing with various exercises. She also used myofascial release as a way of releasing tension in the jaw and neck, which felt great. Now, after working with Christine, my tongue rest position is pretty close to second nature after being wrong for so long and it's really helped my TMJ issues!

Christine is an amazing speech therapist!

She has helped me sing freely even though I have nodules, which have made singing difficult for me. Her technique helped me bypass them and get back to healthy singing. I could not have done this without her! I am so grateful, and can’t thank her enough for her guidance and support! I’m finally in the right place vocally again, all because of Christine. 

Kelly C.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2020-01-27T15:47:02-07:00

Kelly C.

She has helped me sing freely even though I have nodules, which have made singing difficult for me. Her technique helped me bypass them and get back to healthy singing. I could not have done this without her! I am so grateful, and can’t thank her enough for her guidance and support! I’m finally in the right place vocally again, all because of Christine. 

On a 1-5 star rating Christine is a 10!

Christine is an absolute pleasure to work with! My 10 year old son had a lisp and he wanted to correct it because it was something he was self-conscious about. Christine helped him resolve the lisp and he is able to say his Ss clearly now without effort! My son Asher is definitely on the pickier side when it comes to people and he genuinely looked forward to meeting with her every week. Christine really puts you at ease from the very first appointment and she has a very calming and reassuring presence. She also makes the sessions super fun and relates so well to kids. All the while, she’s incredibly professional, punctual, and very communicative about scheduling. We were genuinely sad when he graduated from her office! 

Asher is no longer self-conscious of his lisp and he has greater self-esteem! We highly recommend Christine! On a 1-5 star rating Christine is a 10!

Jen Y.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2020-01-27T15:49:08-07:00

Jen Y.

Christine is an absolute pleasure to work with! My 10 year old son had a lisp and he wanted to correct it because it was something he was self-conscious about. Christine helped him resolve the lisp and he is able to say his Ss clearly now without effort! My son Asher is definitely on the pickier side when it comes to people and he genuinely looked forward to meeting with her every week. Christine really puts you at ease from the very first appointment and she has a very calming and reassuring presence. She also makes the sessions super fun and relates so well to kids. All the while, she’s incredibly professional, punctual, and very communicative about scheduling. We were genuinely sad when he graduated from her office!  Asher is no longer self-conscious of his lisp and he has greater self-esteem! We highly recommend Christine! On a 1-5 star rating Christine is a 10!

I was pleasantly surprised that my problems could be solved.

Christine was recommended to me to help with inconsistencies I was having with my singing voice as well as huskiness in my speaking voice. Her explanation of how the vocal chords work was very clear and helped in the understanding the role the exercises she prescribed played in correcting my problems.  With a limited number of sessions I was able to see progress and positive change in both my singing and speaking.  I was pleasantly surprised that my problems could be solved. Christine was wonderful to work with, always encouraging with a positive attitude.  I would highly recommend her as she is very knowledgeable and skilled in her profession.

Marie R.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2018-05-11T17:16:45-06:00

Marie R.

Christine was recommended to me to help with inconsistencies I was having with my singing voice as well as huskiness in my speaking voice. Her explanation of how the vocal chords work was very clear and helped in the understanding the role the exercises she prescribed played in correcting my problems.  With a limited number of sessions I was able to see progress and positive change in both my singing and speaking.  I was pleasantly surprised that my problems could be solved. Christine was wonderful to work with, always encouraging with a positive attitude.  I would highly recommend her as she is very knowledgeable and skilled in her profession.

My daughter’s confidence and self-esteem has significantly improved since seeing Christine

Briana began to work with Christine because she had jaw surgery and had difficulty talking and eating and had tightened muscles where the surgery was performed. Briana showed amazing improvement in the flexibility of her facial muscles. She especially enjoyed the myofasical release massage. Christine was easy and fun to work with and always made her feel comfortable. Briana’s confidence and self-esteem has significantly improved since seeing Christine. Briana’s speech is so much clearer and she’s able to chew and swallow well again. Thank you so much Christine for your time and patience. You were such a good match with Briana and so patient. We highly recommend you! 

Beth L.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2020-01-27T16:09:03-07:00

Beth L.

Briana began to work with Christine because she had jaw surgery and had difficulty talking and eating and had tightened muscles where the surgery was performed. Briana showed amazing improvement in the flexibility of her facial muscles. She especially enjoyed the myofasical release massage. Christine was easy and fun to work with and always made her feel comfortable. Briana’s confidence and self-esteem has significantly improved since seeing Christine. Briana’s speech is so much clearer and she’s able to chew and swallow well again. Thank you so much Christine for your time and patience. You were such a good match with Briana and so patient. We highly recommend you! 

After just one session with Christine my voice opened up!

I’m so grateful for Christine. I started to experience some uncomfortable tension in my throat and my voice sounded strained. As a singer and voice teacher I depend on my voice and I was unable to find relief through my usual vocal warm-ups. However, after just one session with Christine my voice opened up! Christine’s exceptional therapy approach and myofascial release work provided instant release and my throat became relaxed and open and so did my voice. It was amazing!

Christine was very professional and present when she was working with me. I definitely will work with her again.

Jahna P.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2017-02-26T05:03:41-07:00

Jahna P.

I’m so grateful for Christine. I started to experience some uncomfortable tension in my throat and my voice sounded strained. As a singer and voice teacher I depend on my voice and I was unable to find relief through my usual vocal warm-ups. However, after just one session with Christine my voice opened up! Christine’s exceptional therapy approach and myofascial release work provided instant release and my throat became relaxed and open and so did my voice. It was amazing! Christine was very professional and present when she was working with me. I definitely will work with her again.

The effect of voice therapy has been life changing.

Christine is a dedicated, knowledgeable, conscientious and sensitive therapist. With variety of background, Christine has been instrumental to me achieving a better voice beyond my intention. I learned about improving my voice and singing in a way I never knew existed. The effect of voice therapy has been life changing, from numerous physical aspects, like the basics of posture and proper breathing to enhancing emotional well-being and beyond. I am now able to use my voice all day long and give speeches without getting tired. I no longer have to repeat myself to be understood, which used to be an ongoing struggle for me. Christine has taught me more than discovering my voice and the experience definitely has surpassed my expectations.

Abner S.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2017-03-04T21:39:08-07:00

Abner S.

Christine is a dedicated, knowledgeable, conscientious and sensitive therapist. With variety of background, Christine has been instrumental to me achieving a better voice beyond my intention. I learned about improving my voice and singing in a way I never knew existed. The effect of voice therapy has been life changing, from numerous physical aspects, like the basics of posture and proper breathing to enhancing emotional well-being and beyond. I am now able to use my voice all day long and give speeches without getting tired. I no longer have to repeat myself to be understood, which used to be an ongoing struggle for me. Christine has taught me more than discovering my voice and the experience definitely has surpassed my expectations.

She was compassionate and encouraging and achieved solid results.

Christine was an excellent speech therapist for my 6 year-old daughter who developed a strong lisp. She was able to gain her confidence and establish a fun, but productive, relationship during their first session. She then built on that relationship progressively, in subsequent sessions, and achieved solid results. She was compassionate and encouraging, yet always professional and goal-oriented. Christine is just terrific and I recommend her strongly.

Paty P.

Speech & Voice Works Therapy Services
2017-02-15T18:51:31-07:00

Paty P.

Christine was an excellent speech therapist for my 6 year-old daughter who developed a strong lisp. She was able to gain her confidence and establish a fun, but productive, relationship during their first session. She then built on that relationship progressively, in subsequent sessions, and achieved solid results. She was compassionate and encouraging, yet always professional and goal-oriented. Christine is just terrific and I recommend her strongly.