Sound Well Creative Arts Therapy, PLLC is an integrative trauma-informed, creative arts psychotherapy practice
based in the Hudson Valley, NY and online in the state of New York . My approach is integrative, trauma-informed with a holistic, approach using tools from Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, EMDR, music therapy, sound healing, Reiki, and creative arts therapies.
Whether it's through creative processes, talking, or just being in the therapeutic space together to see what unfolds, the basis of our collaborative work is the idea that our inherent well-being is attainable and already whole.
I also work with survivors of the trauma of sexual assault and intimate partner violence and am a music therapist for the New York chapter of The Angel Band Project which offers free music therapy programs for survivors.
If you are in danger of sexual assault or violence call the 24-hour hotline - 800-656-HOPE or for more resources, call the NY Alliance against sexual assault (212) 514-SAFE (7233) or go to RAIIN at https://www.rainn.org/
"3 C's of Mindfulness in Music Therapy"
Compassion, Curiosity, and Creativity.
is at the core of the therapeutic alliance in every session, providing a sense of safety to release emotions, and begin to move and grow in new and healthy directions while feeling seen, heard, and supported during the healing process.
is what helps us re-frame situations, see things through a new perspective, and think "outside the box." Self-inquiry using music, movement, meditation, creative writing, and visual art, can elicit positive shifts in our conscious and unconscious thoughts and actions. It is through creativity that we are able to access a deeper understanding and acceptance of ourselves and situations that might otherwise seem insurmountable. The creative arts therapies help us embark on the
journey of self-actualization and well-being.
is what allows us to discover things we never knew were possible by promoting balanced perspectives around our relationships to people and events. Curiosity helps us to accept, listen, observe non-judgmentally, and be open to new ideas, perspectives, and experiences. Changing patterns in conscious and unconscious behavior and emotional response can lead us towards a healthy and happy life.