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
 

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

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 Albany, 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

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
 

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

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 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

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

— Nastasia Zibrat, Creative Art Therapist in Centennial, CO
 

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

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