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Katie Down, LCAT, MT-BC, MMT, MM, is a licensed creative arts therapist and board-certified music therapist and with post-graduate certifications in EMDR and MBSR. She received her MA in music psychotherapy from New York University and in composition from the New England Conservatory of Music. She completed post-graduate training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy in New York and through the Parnell Institute for EMDR level III.
She is trained in both music and music psychotherapy as well as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Sound Healing, and Reiki (level 1 and 2) and works with adults of all ages facing issues of depression, anxiety, and symptoms of trauma. She is the lead music therapist for the New York chapter of
The Angel Band Project , which provides free music therapy services to survivors of sexual assault and intimate partner violence in 6-8 week sessions online and in person.
Katie is also a highly-skilled multi-instrumentalist and flutist as well as composer and sound designer and brings with her a wide range of musical talents and approaches from classical to Balkan to jazz and free improvisation. She's been a figure in the downtown music scene in New York and regularly performs with a variety of groups in NYC and the Hudson Valley.
Katie teaches at SUNY New Paltz in their music therapy program and holds her own private training and certification programs in sound therapy once a year. She has been a regular guest lecturer at NYU, Vassar College, The New School, The School for Visual Arts, Cal State Fullerton, The Jewish Theologic Seminary, Hofstra University, and many grand rounds at local hospitals including Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Bronx Psychiatric Hospital, Kings County Hospital, and Jamaica Hospital.
With over 15 years of clinical experience and with techniques based in trauma-informed care and mindfulness meditation, Katie is able to help people work through trauma and symptoms of CPTSD with EMDR, music, and somatic therapies.
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