MT-BC, (MUSIC THERAPIST - BOARD CERTIFIED)
Music therapy is a modality of therapeutic collaboration that utilizes music to support a spectrum of physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs within various populations.
My current music therapy experiences include collaborations with military populations seeking mental health care (PTSD, TBI, MST, suicide risk, depression, and anxiety) as well as populations seeking end-of-life care (hospice), memory care (dementia), and educational support (ID/DD).
As a music therapist, I aim to meet individuals where they are and walk where they aim to explore; in other words, you take the lead and I meet you there. With an education in mental health counseling, my therapeutic approach is integrative and primarily informed by humanistic, existential, cognitive-behavioral, and Adlerian approaches.
In addition to being a music therapist, I am a singer-songwriter with over 20 years of experience writing and performing original music. This background allows me to not only observe the healing potential of music for others but also, deeply know it myself.
“Songs are our connection to life. They connect us to the inner world; they bring us closer to others; they keep us company when we are alone. They articulate our beliefs and reaffirm our values. They arouse, they accompany, and they release. And as the years pass, our songs bear witness to our lives and give voice to our experiences. They rekindle the past, reflect the present, and project the future. Songs weave tales of our joys and sorrows; they express our dreams and disappointments, our fears and triumphs. They are our musical diaries, our life stories. They are the sounds of our development.”
- Kenneth Bruscia