I have been in awe of the transformational power of music from a young age, which led me to become a board-certified music therapist. I completed my bachelor’s degree in music therapy at Loyola University New Orleans in 2010 and my Master of Arts in Music Therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2017. I have a trauma-informed approach and work with a wide range of individuals, having worked as part of an expressive therapies team with students in a therapeutic day school. In addition to music therapy work, I have performed in music venues throughout Chicago for the past eight years and provide adaptive piano lessons at the North Suburban Special Recreation Association (NSSRA).
I have recently felt called to deepen my music-centered approach to therapy and have begun training in integral and consciousness-expanding work. I am currently a trainee in Focused Music and Imagery (FMI) and the Bonny Method of Guided Imagery in Music (GIM) through the Association for Music and Imagery (AMI). My intention is to meet clients where they are to co-create a safe space to explore their inner world, nurture and celebrate their individuality and creative spirit, and promote growth through the dynamic process of music therapy.