Modalities and Offerings
Expressive Arts Therapies
Music and the expressive arts including movement, visual art, and creative writing in conjunction with talk therapy allows for deeper personal explorations and effective relief of symptoms. Music in particular can tap into our emotional states where release and relief are easily accessed. A wide variety of Instruments are available from piano, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums, to unique instruments from world cultures. Home visits for patients with specific neurologic or mobility issues are available on a case by case basis.
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing and is a therapeutic, integrative psychotherapy approach that has been extensively researched and proven effective for the treatment of trauma and symptoms of PTSD. In my practice I use vibration tappers to stimulate a bi-lateral response which not only promotes relaxation but also invites the subconscious to access material in order to effectively and safely process traumatic memories and release them from our central nervous system in order to live a life symptom free.
Sound Baths are deep listening experiences with Therapeutic Musical DroneTM instruments that can stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system, allowing the body to Rest, Digest, and Recover. We engage in mindful, deep listening to our sonic world which can develop mutual understanding and universal unconditional positive regard. Sound Baths can incorporate a variety of instruments such as Himalayan metal singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, monochords, shruti boxes, hand pans, percussion of different varieties and of course, the human voice.
Reiki is based on the principle of the universal life force energy that flows naturally through all of us. Through deep listening, resonance and light touch, Reiki invites equanimity, calm, and release of tension and stress through activating the natural healing processes of the body by gently opening and guiding the body-mind towards balance and a state of neutral. The combination of Reiki and sound helps to balance the autonomic nervous system through vibration of the bio-field.
In the practice of music therapy or other healing modalities, we sometimes find ourselves feeling alone, isolated, unsure of what the right interventions might be in a particular scenario with our clients. Clinical supervision is a key component in creating on-going inquiry, self-care, and insight into our healing work. I offer both group and individual supervision for healing arts practitioners and licensed clinicians including MDs, LCSWs, nurse practitioners, massage therapists, yoga instructors, and psychotherapists.
Business Wellness & Consulting
Utilizing the tools of mindfulness, the restorative quality of sound baths, the trust-building of sound walks, and the community building of group meditation, these business workshops strengthen communication, and provide effective tools for wellness and happiness in the workplace!
Workshops can vary from a one-hour presentation to full day workshop with multiple offerings including Sound Walks which are walking meditations in groups of up to 20 where the walkers are partnered together led by a teacher. We use Mindfold blindfolds and each person is guided by their respective partner to explore the sonic environment through guided listening, touch, and a sense of play using the world as our orchestra. .
Businesses with whom I've worked include:
The Calder Foundation
Wieden and Kennedy
MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction was created by Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979.
MBSR provides tools to help create space and allow for non-judgmental observation. When we can pause and observe, it gives us the opportunity to have compassion for ourselves and each other, and begin to understand how to thoughtfully and mindfully respond to external stimuli that would otherwise cause distress.
The Angel Band Project is a music therapy service free of charge for female survivors of sexual violence. The group meets once a week in the Spring and in the Fall for a total of 8 sessions at NYU's Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Clinic. For more information, to schedule an intake or for any referrals, please contact me directly via email and in the meantime, feel free to visit the website for more information at https://www.angelbandproject.org