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Authentic Voice & Speech, LLC

I am passionate about helping individuals and organizations improve their communication skills. Communication is our way to connect with the rest of the world and to make ourselves truly known. My goal is to help you access and express your most authentic self, and I am dedicated to providing personalized and effective coaching to help you achieve your communication goals. I truly believe that everyone has the potential to communicate effectively and confidently, and I am here to help you unlock that potential. - Michelle Roberts, MS, CCC-SLP

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My Areas of Expertise

I am grateful to have had opportunities to provide services as a speech-language pathologist and communication coach in a variety of different settings. I began my career in Chicago Public Schools while maintaining voice therapy and gender affirming voice/communication caseloads at speech IRL, where I have stayed until founding Authentic Voice & Speech, LLC. During my time at speech IRL I expanded my areas of specialty to mindful communication and professional communication coaching.


Additionally, I have worked in outpatient medical clinics providing voice therapy, a university clinic as a graduate student educator and clinician, and have provided group trainings on diversity and inclusion issues in the workplace related to communication. I am thrilled to have founded my own practice where I can 100% individualize each client's experience according to their unique needs and goals. 


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama/Acting

University of Oklahoma, 2011

Master of Science in Speech, Language, & Learning

Northwestern University, 2017

Certificate of Clinical Competency: Speech-Language Pathology

ASHA, 2018- Present

Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist

Illinois IDFPR, 2018- Present

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