13295 Illinois St, Suite 302 Carmel, IN 46032

Music Therapy

What is Music Therapy?

Music Therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program. Music Therapy is an established health profession in which music is used within a therapeutic relationship to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals.

After assessing the strengths and needs of each client, the qualified music therapist provides the indicated treatment including creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. Through musical involvement in the therapeutic context, clients’ abilities are strengthened and transferred to other areas of their lives. Music therapy also provides avenues for communication that can be helpful to those who find it difficult to express themselves in words.

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in many areas such as: overall physical rehabilitation and facilitating movement, increasing people’s motivation to become engaged in their treatment, providing emotional support for clients and their families, and providing an outlet for expression of feelings. (From American Music Therapy Association)

Our Music Therapists

Crystal Black

Crystal Black

Serving Marion County

Bachelor's of Music Education & Master's of Music in Voice Performance. Background working with those with disabilities & dementia

Diane Parker

Diane Parker

Serving Hamilton, Marion, Tipton, Delaware, and Howard Counties

Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (BSU) & Music Therapy (IPFW), Master's Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling (BSU). 19+ years experience.

Holli Leslie

Holli Leslie

Serving Grant, Howard, Madison, Henry, and Hamilton Counties

Bachelor's Degree received from Indiana Wesleyan University. Board Certified Music Therapist. Classically trained on piano.

Jan Schreibman

Jan Schreibman

Serving Marion and Hendricks Counties

Masters prepared, Board Certified Music Therapist. Trained in Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapy & Neurological Music Therapy (Fellow).

Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams

Serving Hancock and Shelby Counties

Bachelor's of Music from ISU & Music Therapy Equivalency from IUPUI. Music Therapist-Board Certified & Neurologic Music Therapist.