Elpida Koutsoubaki has been in private practice in Athens, Greece since 1996 as clinical Voice Specialist – Speech Therapist – Psychologist. She is creator of the Integrated Voice Therapy approach to rehabilitation of voice disorders which she implements clinically and also teaches through specialized training workshops. Her more than 20 years of clinical experience as well as a diverse range of collaborations during her professional career, have established Elpida as a specialized therapist with a total-person approach to the treatment and training of voice.
The Integrated Voice Therapy approach has literally integrated established voice therapy techniques with latest developments from the sciences of kinaesiology, psychotherapy, neurosciences and learning theory, extending the specialist field of Voice Therapy to include a broader interdisciplinary and humanistic approach. Selected collaborations with an enriched interdisciplinary network of voice specialists, phoniatrists, psychologists / psychotherapists, voice physiotherapists and voice coaches, ensure comprehensive rehabilitation of voice disorders with informed clinical techniques.
Elpida is a founding member of the interdisciplinary Voice Mentoring team. She has collaborated for the creation and operation of specialist voice therapy departments with the Athens Voice Center, the Athens Medical Center (Voice and Swallowing Department), was a founding member and Head of the Voice Department of the Athens Voice and Swallowing Center and has worked closely with Voicecraft International Ltd. Clinically, she provides specialized and personalized training services, prevention and rehabilitation of voice disorders. She has extensive experience with interdisciplinary teams staffed with prominent scientists in the field and the international scientific community. Her participation as guest speaker in numerous world conferences, workshops and seminars has sealed her presence in the evolution of the science of Voice Therapy. She is visiting lecturer in undergraduate and postgraduate programs of the Pedagogical Department at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens. She has lectured in the department of Voice Disorders at the Metropolitan College of Athens as well as assistant lecturer in the courses of Social Psychology and Statistical Research / Analysis at Westminster University in London.
The specialized training workshops of Integrated Voice Therapy techniques are unique in Europe and are offered with live and online workshops. Their object is the training of speech therapists and voice specialists (singers, voice coach, singers, ENT doctors, acting teachers, etc.) in the mechanical control of the voice, while also involving training from the fields of psychotherapy, neurophysiology, learning theory and movement sciences.
The training workshops are addressed to those who want to develop as voice experts, with explicit techniques for effortless and efficient control of the voice mechanism, The workshops are for all those voice enthusiasts thirsting for deep and holistic scientific understanding of the human voice. They are aimed at those who are attracted to the specialty of voice therapy and are interested in developing their expertise by experiencing a journey into the fascinating world of voice with a global, experiential approach to scientific training.
For the clinician who sees the voice therapeutically, for the performer who experiences the voice artistically, the mystery of the voice never ceases to challenge us for perpetual evolution, revealing the infinite possibilities of the voice. Elpida’s goal is to accompany in this journey of evolution every person with whom she collaborates in a clinical and educational context.