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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
 

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

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

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 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

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
 

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

Music therapy is the strategic use of music toward a non-musical goal. I am a board-certified music therapist working with music therapy since 9/11. As I advanced my training into a doctoral degree in clinical psychology I have focused on using music therapy for anxiety management. I specialize in musician’s mental health. I have a unique perspective to welcome client’s music into sessions to access their full selves.

— Genevieve Weiscovitz, Clinical Psychologist in , CA
 

Music therapy is the strategic use of music toward a non-musical goal. I have been an board-certified music therapist for over 10 years. I specialize in using music for anxiety management and self expression. I am particularly interested in working with musician’s mental health. Inviting client’s musical lives into the therapy can be rich and powerful way to address their goals. Whatever your relationship to music, I believe you will find music therapy a fun and effective way to work.

— Genevieve Weiscovitz, Clinical Psychologist in , CA

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
 

I offer atmospheric relaxing music according to each client’s preference and need. I give clients choice of music or silence or white noise and have noise reducing ear phones and eye covers to reduce stimulation for those sensitive.

— Amanda Hendricks, Therapist in Condon, OR

I began my career as a music therapist and currently specialize in therapeutic songwriting and facilitated drum circles. In individual therapy, I use music therapy for grounding, mindfulness, and as a support for building rapport and healing attachment injuries.

— Davida Price, Counselor in El Cajon, CA