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While I love to talk and listen to you talk, there are times in which language doesn't suffice. In these moments, music can offer unique outlets for expression and communication. I have worked with people of every musical ability, from those that have never touched an instrument, to seasoned performers. If you find music to be soothing, or your identity is reflected in the music you listen to, I will find ways to incorporate it in sessions to provide mental relief.

— Erik Gundel, Creative Art Therapist in New York, NY

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Music Therapy and 14 years of experience using music to help clients achieve their goals. Music can be used in many ways to enhance the work done in traditional talk therapy, both inside the therapy session and in one's daily life.

— Micheale Collie, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in Durham, NC

Creative practices can often be a safer and more direct way of expressing, experiencing and understanding the most challenging emotions. I integrate my experience as a performer in Jazz, improvised and World music as well twenty years of zen practice into a unique and effective approach to therapy. Using both verbal psychotherapy and creative art mediums in a safe and supportive environment I work to guide the therapeutic process towards achieving a client's unique goals.

— Aaron Shragge, Creative Art Therapist in New York, NY

In music therapy, music is used as a tool and in relationship with a therapist to help with self expression where words fail.

— Toby Williams, Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

I have 7 years experience as a music therapist in the New York area. I am licensed and board certified.

— Rafe Stepto, Psychotherapist in Brooklyn, NY

At the core of my methodology lies Guided Imagery and Music (GIM), a transformative approach that explores the depths of one's psyche. Music in this context serves as a catalyst for concrete and abstract imagery, kinesthetic responses, an array of colors, and more – with no predefined 'right' or 'wrong' experiences. This exploration allows you to draw connections between your musical journey and the insights you share at the outset of the session, unveiling both familiar and novel patterns.

— Carla Chikhani, Creative Art Therapist in New York, NY

Advanced Professional Graduate Certificate in Music/Expressive Arts Therapies. Extensive work experience as a Music/Expressive Therapist.

— Suzanne Kramer, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in South Hamilton, MA

At Real Psychiatric Services, music therapy is an integral component of the comprehensive treatment approach. This therapy is used in conjunction with other therapeutic modalities to promote emotional health, help patients express feelings, and enhance their overall well-being.

— David Glenn, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Columbus, OH

I am a board certified music therapist in the state of North Carolina. Within this modality of therapy I specialize in grief and bereavement, aging, and end of life care. I also use this modality frequently in treating depression and anxiety as music assisted relaxation and guided imagery can be used to calm our nervous system and promote an environment of relaxation and exploration.

— Jake Keller, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Boone, NC

My undergraduate degree is in music therapy and I am a board-certified music therapist.

— Lela Geist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

If you prefer to take a creative approach to treatment, I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist with a specialization in music therapy. You do not need to have musical experience in order to participate in music therapy and I will always go at your pace. Some music therapy interventions include song listening, song writing, lyric analysis, and instrumental playing, with a focus on addressing the presenting problems through the music.

— Eva Simpson-Abrams, Creative Art Therapist in ,

I completed by degree in music therapy and have been a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) since 2014. My work has included facilitating group music making, listening to preferred or meaningful songs, music-assisted relaxation, and songwriting for families coping with chronic and terminal illness, children’s bereavement groups, and intergenerational support.

— Brittany Tachkov, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Pleasanton, CA

Have you ever found that a song speaks to a personal experience or emotion more fully than words alone? You don’t have to be a musician to benefit from the healing qualities of music. As a board certified music therapist, I extend the invitation to engage with music – whether that’s listening, vocalizing or feeling a rhythm in your body – to help move you closer to your goals.

— Rachel Haimovich, Licensed Professional Counselor in PHILADELPHIA, PA

While not all of my clients choose to incorporate music into our work, it can be helpful at times to find ways to express ideas and feelings beyond words. It might include making music, or sharing music that is meaningful in order to explore ourselves more deeply. My initial therapy training was in the Music Therapy program at NYU, where I earned an MA in Music Therapy.

— Kate O'Brien, Therapist in New York, NY

Music and dance are good coping and self care tools.

— Sonya D Willis, Licensed Professional Counselor in CHICAGO, IL