I merge two loves in my practice: art and psychotherapy.
I have found that there are two things that help people heal: the arts, and psychotherapy. Through my practice I bring both to my clients. I attended SUNY New Paltz as an undergrad music therapy student and received my Master’s in music therapy from the University of the Pacific. As a graduate assistant, I taught undergraduate music therapists in both the classroom and the field. I have been a Board-Certified music therapist since 1999, a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist in New York State since 2006, and Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow since 2012.
My passion for music therapy has inspired me to learn more through research. Most recently, I performed a pilot study with an excellent medical team at the VA in Honolulu, suggesting that drumming shows great promise in improving quality of life and motor skills for people with Parkinson’s disease. My Master’s research also examined the effects of drumming for people recovering from stroke.
Let’s get creative together.