Discover your authentic feminine voice and embody the woman you are
Haven offers accessible, affordable, and holistic voice and expression coaching exclusively for transgender women from anywhere
Tell me if this sounds familiar...
You're thrilled to be transitioning into the woman you are but feel dysphoric and afraid to speak or express yourself in the world.
You have tried to teach yourself voice modification strategies from YouTube only to wind up feeling frustrated and overwhelmed with little or no change.
You dream of feeling alive, free, and fully expressed and received as who you are.
If any of these describe you, I hear you.
What if I told you it is possible to feel confident and fully expressed as the woman you are?
What if I told you can be guided, supported, and wildly celebrated in a safe and honoring space on your journey to becoming her?
What if I told you you can feel really, really good about your voice and confident in using it?
I know because I see it all the time.
It is daunting to change something as vulnerable and habituated as your voice and learn how to express yourself as who you truly are on your own without guidance.
I'm here to support you as I've supported so many other women in not only modifying their voices, but in discovering and embodying the women they are.
I want to support you too.
You don't have to do this alone. Let's do it together.
Hi, I'm Whitney Tougas, M.S. CCC-SLP (she/her). I'm an ASHA-certified voice therapist and expression coach working exclusively with transgender women. I have a B.S. from the University of Tennessee and an M.S. from New York University, however, my approach to voice and expression coaching is unique in that it combines my clinical background in speech-language pathology/voice and my decade-long study of feminine expression and energetics. I work with trans women across the country and around the world via Zoom in discovering their authentic voice and embodying their unique expression so they can live confidently as the women they are.
I'm often asked how I came to this work. While it seems the most obvious and natural use of my skills, talents, and passions, the simple answer is that my core values in both work and life are connection, expression, and authenticity. I am here to serve, awaken, and honor the rising of the divine feminine in all its forms.
I was introduced to voice modification specifically for trans individuals during my graduate studies at NYU and believe that every human desires and deserves feeling fully celebrated for who they are. I began Haven in 2020 to serve trans women and it's been my honor and privilege to witness, guide, and support so many women in this tender and transformational initiation into who they are meant to be and continue to become.
The most important aspect of successful gender-affirming voice modification, to me, is always how my clients feel. Yes, a lot of women come to me wanting to "pass" and I can certainly help you do that, but it's one thing to sound "like a women." It is another thing entirely to feel like who you've always been. That's where we're going when we work together.
My approach to gender-affirming voice modification turns on its head the perception-focused model of most vocal modification in favor of a whole-person approach. I combine safe and sustainable voice training strategies to address a multitude of vocal qualities, mindset coaching, mindfulness strategies, nervous system regulation techniques, and embodiment training within deeply intimate containers to guide clients in not only sounding like themselves, but truly becoming themselves.
In working together, women receive not only safe and sustainable voice training, but an opportunity to be seen, celebrated, and honored deeply in such a way that it shifts their entire way of existing. Clients consistently share that they have transformed not only their voice, but their confidence far beyond.
In my spare time, I enjoy dancing (Brazilian zouk, pole, lyrical, ecstatic dance, and a whole lot of solo and family kitchen dance parties), hiking, Pilates, and spending time with my family and friends. I live in metro Atlanta with my son and our mini menagerie of three cats and a rescue dog. In addition to my work with trans women, I am a pleasure and intimacy coach for all kinds of humans (www.pleasuresorcery.com), and co-founder of Women Who Roar radical expression ceremonies for all women.
I would love to explore working together in discovering and embodying your authentic voice and expression as the woman you are. I invite you to book a free no-pressure connection call via the link below, and I look forward to meeting you!