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music therapy

Music therapy is the strategic use of music for a non-musical goal. 


Our goal is not to gain musical skill,  but to use music to access the whole self and support healing. 

How I work with music

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Music and the Brain

Music accesses both hemispheres of the brain and can help restore function. Music helps the brain organize the body physically and emotionally. Music is a powerful tool of neuroplasticity. 

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Improvisation and Creativity

Listening to music and using instruments, voice, art supplies or movement in therapy can be a powerful (and fun) tool to process emotions and access insights. 

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Specialty in Psychotherapy for Musicians

The focus of my dissertation, "Coltrane on the couch: What music therapy can teach psychoanalysis" concerns the value of our musical lives. This is of utmost importance for musicians, professional or otherwise. I am uniquely trained to bring your musical self into  therapy in multiple ways. 

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Music therapy profession

Music therapy can only be practiced by board certified music therapists who are trained to use music-based interventions in a culturally attuned, therapeutic and empirically validated way.