Music Therapy

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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

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

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

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

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

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 am a Board Certified Music Therapist, as music therapy is my primary certification.

— Nastasia Zibrat, Creative Art Therapist in Centennial, CO

All the therapists with Get In Tune Music Therapy are board-certified music therapists. The American Music Therapy Association defines music therapy as a clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.  According to neuroscience research, music therapy supports emotion regulation and decreases negative affect and depressive symptoms.

— Marlys Woods, Creative Art Therapist

As a board certified music therapist, Katy understands the powerful role of music in our lives and in therapy. Whether listening to music or creating our own, music allows us to explore emotions and thoughts in a different way. Katy believes that we all have a unique story to tell, and that expression and connection through music can be a profound pathway to self-exploration and understanding.

— Katy Hutchings, Therapist in Haddon Heights, NJ

Music therapy incorporates music as a way to improve your mental health and overall well-being. From listening to music, playing an instrument, singing or writing a song, music therapy, when practiced with a licensed therapist, gives you the ability to discover or express underlying causes of pain or stress. People of all ages can benefit from music therapy, and no amount of musical ability or prior experience is needed.

— Tori Mierlak, Creative Art Therapist in New York, NY

Music and dance are good coping and self care tools.

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

Certified in music therapy since 1987 and practicing meditation/chanting as well as studying yogic philosophy since 1993, I have combined the elements of these healing practices to form a unique method of therapy: Mindfulness-Based Music Therapy. I specialize in the use of music, sound, silence, and energy-work to produce an experience of pure awareness that results in the absence of thoughts and a spiritual sense of oneness that is essential to healing.

— Marilyn Guadagnino, Creative Art Therapist in Rochester, NY

Music is a powerful medium to help people relax and get in-tune with other parts of their brain that can heal, reduce stress, and give a new perspective to living. My work is in both music and sound, and how various forms of music and sound frequencies affect people's daily lives.

— Serge Timacheff, CHt, Counselor in Des Moines, WA

I am a licensed and board certified music psychotherapist with over thirteen years of experience. I have extensive experience working with trauma utilizing music and imagery and voice work as well as working with neurodiverse population. Music access the emotional part of our brain that provides a safe space for self-expression and exploration of difficult emotions. The creative process of music making can be profound and transformative in itself.

— Wen Chang-Lit, Creative Art Therapist