Music Therapy

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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

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 studied and practiced music therapy in graduate school and believe in offering a creative approach to therapy. Often times, accessing creativity can provide a wonderful and necessary healing and emotional outlet. I have been a musician for as long as I can remember, and specialize in connecting clinical needs to music.

— Zoe Kinsey, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in Kirkland, WA

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
 

Por medio de la música puedes descubrir en tu interior que es lo que te detiene, que necesitas, puedes sanar situaciones del pasado así como del presente, la music es una herramienta muy noble que nos ayuda a sanar.

— Karina Vázquez Velázquez, Psychotherapist in zapopan, CA
 

As a certified Music Therapist, Brittany harnesses the transformative power of music to promote emotional expression, relaxation, self-awareness, and personal growth. Brittany incorporates music-based activities, such as songwriting, improvisation, listening exercises, and guided imagery, to enhance therapeutic outcomes and foster a deeper connection between mind, body, and spirit.

— Brittany Stephen, Licensed Professional Counselor in Marietta, GA

I am a board certified music therapist. I have an an undergraduate equivalency in music therapy as well as a Master of Music Therapy degree.

— Ariel Green, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
 

Music Therapy is the evidence-based use of music and musical experiences to enhance quality of life. I have been a board certified Music Therapist for over 15 years, and have adapted appropriate techniques for use online. Not all of my sessions are Music Therapy centered, but this is a powerful intervention for those who might be interested in this specialty.

— Lori De Rea-Kolb, Counselor in Nazareth, PA

Music therapy uses music to achieve personalized goals within a therapeutic relationship. It involves listening to, reflecting on, and creating music under the guidance of a trained music therapist. Music therapy can help manage physical pain, reduce stress, improve sleep, boost memory and cognitive function, and provide psychological benefits like lifting mood, reducing anxiety, and assisting in processing trauma.

— Lynnette Houston-Volden, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Mesa, AZ
 

As a lyricist, I have utilized my skills and experiences to help others address life's challenges through songwriting in therapy. Mental health sessions are an ideal venue to be vulnerable through music creation and allow you to discuss problems in a fun, engaging, and artistic way. Personally, music helped me find my way again following the death of my 16-year-old son in 2021. I was honored to write several songs about him and perform them online and across the US, dignifying his memory.

— Gabe Veas, Addictions Counselor in Palm Springs, CA