Messages that you internalize, from childhood through your adult life experiences, affect your body and your relationships.
Music allows for a full range of emotional expression even when you are feeling many emotions at once. Music gives you a place to contain and discover feelings, leading to insight and strength.
I have worked with many people who are incredibly smart and capable. They have a strong intellectual ability to analyze and understand their histories and behavior. And yet, find that they continue to repeat patterns that are painful and are not functional emotionally and relationally. If this sounds like you, I’d love to help you learn how to build confidence in yourself by tapping into your own internal resources so that you feel lighter and more in control.
Voice and breath-work can help you express your thoughts and feelings simultaneously, leading to a more integrated experience of yourself and more grounded relationships with others. You can learn to stay rooted while seeking connection and to find that joy in life is available under any circumstances.
Identity issues that surface from change, trauma and stressful life events can be worked on through a mix of musical and verbal processing. Feeling seen, heard and encouraged to break through old patterns while being trusted that you hold inside you the wisdom that you need provides for a sustainable practice for moving through life’s challenges.
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.