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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

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
 

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, as music therapy is my primary certification.

— Nastasia Zibrat, Creative Art Therapist in Centennial, CO

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
 

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

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
 

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 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 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 have been a music therapist for over 5 years and have worked with a large diversity of clients in that time. I have done advanced training in neurological music therapy. I find techniques in music therapy especially helpful in breaking into difficult material and providing clients with a different means of communication and expression.

— Katherine Sherrill, Pastoral Counselor in Charlotte, NC
 

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