Music Therapy and Trauma

Everyone experiences challenges in life. Sometimes these challenges can provide us with great opportunities for personal growth. Yet sometimes these challenges can prove to be traumatic. If left untreated or unacknowledged, these experiences can lead to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD can be debilitating because it has a physiological, mental, emotional, and social impact on […]

“What Do You Do as a Music Therapist?”

A question that I often get asked is about what it is that I do as a music therapist, or some other variation of what music therapy is. I live in a part of the United States that fortunately recognizes the value of music. There is a vibrant music scene, as well as sound healers, […]

Using Music for Complicated Family Grief

Recently I wrote about grief and complicated family dynamics. In it I suggested that the death of a family member with whom you have a strained relationship can bring up conflicting feelings, while also presenting you with the opportunity to more clearly define what kinds of relationships you want to experience and to examine how […]

In Gratitude

Hello those of you out there reading this, and welcome to my first blog post on the updated SoundWell Sound Out Blog! My intention in writing this blog is to share my thoughts, ideas, and experiences on music therapy, creativity, wellness and healthy aging, life transitions, grief and loss- or anything else that piques my […]