Specialty: Music Therapist, Pediatrics Education/Training: BA, Music Therapy Certifications: Board Certified Music Therapist Year of Certification: 2018 Years at MGHCC: Since 2018
What drew you to your specialty? Music has always been a part of my life ever since I could remember. I started playing the violin at the age of four, following in my older sister’s footsteps who at the time was taking music lessons. Both of my parents worked in the medical field and I grew up seeing how they helped others on a daily basis. At a young age, I knew that I wanted to base my career on something that combined both music and serving others. I was 14 when I discovered Music Therapy and knew that this was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. What better way to help others than through music!
What is your favorite part of your job? My favorite part of my job is being able to use the unique qualities of music as tools for patients to connect with areas of themselves that are healthy. It is truly wonderful to see the way it can promote sensibility, joy, and clarity at times.
What would you like to tell patients and their families about integrative therapies and your specialty? Music therapy is a growing healthcare profession and one that without a doubt is fostering compassion and improving the quality of life of people. It focuses on serving an individual’s needs by establishing a connection through music. Board Certified Music Therapists develop tailored musical experiences to support opportunities for self-expression, promote relaxation, reduce pain perception, as well as overall support coping skills.