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I am very passionate about using music, and art in all of its facets, to help connect clients to their creativity as a source of self-exploration, well-being and emotional health. I have been a trained music and licensed creative arts therapist (NYU) for 25 years, working with clients ages two to ninety-eight. Music is a powerful, therapeutic tool. In my work, I have seen again and again how effective it can be in addressing mental health challenges more creatively than just using words.
A bit about my approach to therapy
Therapy is collaboration. And that collaboration can take many roads to success. We might make sounds, improvise or listen to music, sing or make art to explore and express issues that stem from experiences of trauma, grief and loss, that often lead to stress, anxiety and depression. The process of creative expression helps access buried emotions. We then process those verbally and find appropriate coping skills. My approach is to support my clients in their goals and meet them where they are.
What you can expect from our first session
Discovery and change. Using music, sound and art to explore their inner lives and challenges, clients discover new ways of coping. Holding emotions tightly in our bodies leads to dis-ease. Finding creative ways to express them leads to ease and well-being. No prior musical training is necessary to participate successfully in this process. The goal? Find your voice, use your breath to meet anxiety, and use rhythm to connect mind and body. I will support you with warmth, patience and diligence.