An expressive and contemplative approach to mental health and wellness
I hear you. You’re looking for something different from therapy. I may be able to help you.
My name is Faith Halverson-Ramos. I work with people through making music, making meaning, and making connections. Clients I work with often tell me how deeply I listen to what they’re expressing and how easy it is for them to be themselves with me.
I come to the therapy world as a classically-trained vocalist and a spiritual seeker of knowledge. I moved to Boulder, Colorado after an illness while living overseas redefined my life and sense of purpose. In Boulder, I studied music therapy and transpersonal counseling psychology at Naropa University. I’ve been a board-certified music therapist since 2007. I’ve been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 2013.
How I Work as a Therapist
I use music and mindful awareness to enhance the quality of life for people at all stages of life. I do this in a way that honors who a person is and the life experiences that have brought them to this present moment. I strive to meet whomever I work with from where they are in the now of our time together. Those I work with are the experts about who they are. I’m there, along with music, to serve as a guide, a mirror, and a cheerleader to them along their journey of discovery.
In using the therapeutic relationship, the creative process, and music, I help people:
develop and enhance relationships
foster attunement and healthy attachment
create, discover, or rediscover personal meaning after undergoing difficult life events
work through feelings of grief and loss related to life transitions
experience an enhanced sense of well-being and personal empowerment
Professional Experiences Throughout the Spectrum of Human Development
My experiences as a therapist and educator are far-ranging. I’ve worked with all ages, from birth to older adulthood and end-of-life. Within this, I’ve worked in a variety of educational and healthcare settings. Each setting allowed me to serve people from different ethnic, socioeconomic, and spiritual backgrounds. Each person has a personal story to share with a unique voice to be heard. I consider it an honor to support and witness the sharing of these stories.
Active in the Community
Being part of local, national, and international communities is important to me. There are always opportunities to get involved, and I enjoy being able to take an active role in enhancing the different communities of which I’m a part. The following are professional organizations with which I’m active:
- Longmont Area Chamber of Commerce
- Practices for Inner Peace- Longmont
- The Colorado Counseling Association
Public Speaker and Presenter
As a public speaker, I have presented nationally and internationally on the topics of:
- mindfulness and music
- a therapeutic approach for working with your voice
- mindfulness and the power of attraction
- the use of voice in early childhood education classrooms
- music therapy in hospice and palliative care
- promoting the dignity and autonomy of older adults