Music Therapy

Meet the specialists

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

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 signi´Čücantly different from more traditional therapeutic approaches.

— Megan Dozler, Creative Art Therapist in Napa, CA
 

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 Asheville, NC

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 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.

— Melissa Guttman, Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY

I have been a practicing Creative Arts Therapist for 20 years and have both a Bachelor's and a Master's in music therapy.

— Jennifer Hastings, Psychotherapist in New York, NY
 

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

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
 

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 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.

— Melissa Guttman, Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
 

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

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 Asheville, NC