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I am a board certified music therapist, and I am able to use techniques such as song writing in my work over telehealth, primarily with children.

— Jodie Deignan, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in White Plains, 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 have a master's degree and board certification in music therapy, and have practiced music therapy since 2010. I have experience working in medical, hospice, and mental health settings. I now integrate music therapy into my private work with clients, using virtual methods including music listening and analysis, songwriting, development of music coping skills, and music imagery and relaxation.

— Rachel Epley, Licensed Professional Counselor in North Liberty, IA

Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a board-certified music therapist. Music therapists use individualized music-based interventions to address goals using a variety of music, verbal, and nonverbal techniques. Because music is a powerful medium, unique outcomes can be possible.

— Cara Hart, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in Shillington, 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

I graduated from Appalachian State University in 2013 with my bachelor of music in music therapy. One month later, I received the credentials music therapist-board certified (MT-BC). I graduated in 2017 from Appalachian with an MA in counseling and an MMT in music therapy. I have been practicing music therapy since 2014, and I focus on the intersection of the mind and the body. I am also an advanced trainee in the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music.

— Hannah Lingafelt, Therapist in Durham, NC
 

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

I'm able to utilize music therapy as a clinical and evidence-based tool to help accomplish different therapeutic goals. Music therapy benefits clients through utilization of various forms of musical expressions/collaborations to serve as an effective outlet, increasing positive emotions and strengthening social connections to others.

— Jonathan Morin, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hermosa Beach, CA
 

Music therapy is a powerful medium. Unique outcomes are possible. In music therapy, each individual is provided support and encouragement in the acquisition of new skills and abilities. Because music touches each person in so many different ways, participation in music therapy offers opportunities for learning, creativity and expression that may be significantly different from more traditional therapeutic approaches.

— Megan Dozler, Creative Art Therapist in Napa, CA

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
 

As a Board-Certified Music Therapist, I integrate the power of words and music to help you heal and unlock your potential. Music is an ancient form of medicine that is now being recognized by the Western scientific communities as potent and effective. Music can be used as a springboard for discussion or a participatory experience for coping and self-expression through song, sound, and movement. No experience creating or playing music is necessary.

— Dax (Hannah) Glasson-Darling, Associate Clinical Social Worker in El Cerrito, CA

I received my graduate degree from NYU in Music Therapy, specializing in the psychology of the voice. Music taps us into our emotions and memories, which can be a helpful addition to talk therapy. Singing stimulates the vagus nerve, which helps us to relax. Sessions optionally include breath work, singing, toning, sound making, songwriting, music listening, lyric discussion and verbal psychotherapy. I also help professional singers heal trauma impacting their voice and self-expression.

— Melissa Guttman, Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
 

I am a Board Certified Music Therapist and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist. I consider our relationship with music and how it connects us to our cultural selves, how it shows up in the rhythms of our days, and how the non-verbal and creative aspect of it can connect us to our subconscious and things we don't have words for.

— Megan Smith, Creative Art Therapist in Rochester, NY