Are you struggling with anxiety and depression and looking for tools to express your emotions and manage your physical symptoms?
Do you experience a split between your ability to analyze and understand your feelings and the ability to express or control them?
I can help. Music allows for a full range of emotional expression even when we are feeling many emotions at once. The inherent structures of music give us a place to contain feelings, leading to insight and strength.
I’d love to help you learn how to find strength in yourself, to tap into your own internal resources for managing symptoms of anxiety and depression and to feel lighter and more in control.
“The messages that we internalize, from childhood through our adult life experiences, affect our bodies and relationships. Learning tools to mitigate over–intellectualization of feelings and experiences through physical and musical expression can help us to more deeply know ourselves and empathize with others. Voice and breathwork can be used to assist expression of thoughts and feelings simultaneously, leading to a more integrated experience of ourselves and more grounded relationships with others. By resourcing ourselves, we can learn to stay rooted while seeking connection and to find that joy in life is available under any circumstances”.
—Toby Williams MA, LCAT, MT-BC 2020
I am a music psychotherapist with 16 years of practice, a certified music therapist, a licensed creative arts therapist and trained in Dr. Diane Austin’s method of Vocal Psychotherapy. As director of the music therapy program at The Brooklyn Conservatory of Music and an adjunct professor of music therapy at New York University, I have extensive experience teaching, supervising and mentoring creative arts therapy students and professionals.