I’m Kate! Thanks so much for joining me here.
Do you believe that music, play, and creativity can have a HUGE impact on child mental health and wellness?
Awesome! You’re in the right place!
Supporting the mental health of children through music, creativity, and play is my greatest joy in life. I believe that every therapist has the opportunity to make a child feel heard, validated, and supported, no matter what goals they are working towards. Years ago, I found myself struggling to support the mental and emotional well-being of children with developmental differences. After researching, learning, training, and spending the majority of my career learning more about this topic, I found it impossible not to share what I was able to learn with the larger community.
My career as a music therapist has focused on supporting children of all ability levels through music and play. Most of my experience lies in supporting the emotional well-being, quality of life, and mental health of children with developmental differences and survivors of medical trauma. I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist and in a few short months will be able to sit for my exam as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). You can read more about my career by skimming through my C.V.
I have found my clients thrive in an environment where music and play are blended, where the relationship is at the forefront of care, and where each child is celebrated for their unique ideas. If you want to learn more about doing the same thing, then welcome! I am SO thrilled you are here!
I want to hear from you!! What brings you here? What are you interested in learning more about? What’s your story??
When I’m not reading the next child therapy related book or putting out another episode of the podcast, I am finding ways to create at home! Here are a few fun facts:
My latest rotation of crafts includes knitting, soap-making, painting rocks, coloring, and digital design.
I play DND almost every weekend with a super-duper bunch of friends.
Getting outside and moving is so important to me. I love hiking, walking, being on the water, camping, or just sitting on the porch.
I have an amazing husband, a spunky cat, and a crazy dog who endlessly support me on my creative crusades. I am so thankful for my family!
I LOOOVE learning!