In this episode, Aksana shares her experiences working as a music therapist while eventually deciding to obtain another degree in trauma informed care. She discusses elements of trauma work that she has incorporated into her current clinical work with children who have special needs and how it has changed her approach. Aksana also shares great … Continue reading #12- Identity, Trauma, & Music Therapy with Aksana Kavaliova, MTA
It's no surprise I am a huge fan of podcasts. My husband got me into them, way back when we were dating ten years ago, and there were only a handful of good podcasts around. Now? They are everywhere and it's wonderful!! This list is by no means exhaustive and honestly I had to have … Continue reading TT5: Therapy-Related Podcasts!
Check out the episode here! In this episode, Angelle Cook, MA, RDT, discusses her passion for supporting people with various ability levels by creating a space where they can utilize performance in a therapeutic way. She explains the unique approach that A Place To Be, the agency she works for, has created in supporting … Continue reading #11- Therapeutic Theater, Inclusion, and Collaboration with Angelle Cook, MA, RDT
Don't get me wrong here, I LOVE seeing clients in home. It's incredibly humbling, so much information can be gathered, and it serves clients who may not otherwise be able to access clinic services (more about in-home therapy on Episode #7 with Kirsten Goffena!) But..... Being a road warrior is exhausting. There are a whole … Continue reading The Toll of Driving to Clients…
Check Out The Episode! In this episode, Lucy shares her journey to becoming a therapist, the joy of authenticity in therapeutic relationships, and the variety of different approaches and theories that inform her practice. We discuss the impact that conference has on us as therapists and what kinds of self-care help us let go of … Continue reading #10- Unicorns, Authenticity, and Radical Acceptance with Lucerno Morse, LPC, RPT, NCC
After interviewing Mika McLane on episode #4 of the podcast, I found myself so smitten with the idea of incorporating more nature into my sessions. I've been on a mission ever since and have noticed beautiful outcomes from incorporating nature in some way. Mika's story about bringing snow into the hospital made such an impression … Continue reading The Power of Nature…
Listen to Episode #9! Dance therapist Erica Hornthal discusses her journey to becoming a dance therapist and shares her passions working within mental health and those with cognitive deficits. We talk about the nuances of creative arts therapy advocacy and creative therapies within a variety of settings. We dig into the ins and outs of … Continue reading #9- Connections, Advocacy, & Movement with Erica Hornthal, LCPC, BC-DMT
The first year I was a music therapist, I lost my voice for an entire week. The second year I was a music therapist, I lost my voice for another week. The third year I was a music therapist, yes you guessed it, I LOST MY VOICE FOR A WEEK! Chronic laryngitis was a yearly … Continue reading Lost Your Voice? Ideas For Surviving Your Sessions!
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In this episode, Shelby discusses how she utilizes song-writing, what music therapy looks like in a school system, her experience of burnout, and she shares a wonderful Halloween-themed intervention. Towards the end of the episode, she shares her experience with burnout as a young clinician and shares her passion of helping other young therapists know … Continue reading #8- School-Based Therapy, Halloween, and Burnout with Shelby Dahlson, MT-BC