Emily is a Board Certified Music Therapist and a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from Florida State University in 2005 and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from University of Louisville in 2011. In 2012, Emily completed training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). Neurological Music Therapy techniques are research-based, and focus on how music affects the brain in various ways to stimulate and improve sensorimotor, communicative, cognitive, social, and emotional functioning. This type of therapy is particularly helpful to individuals dealing with developmental disabilities, brain injury, stroke, and various communication and motor impairments.
Throughout her training and career, Emily has worked with people with psychiatric diagnoses, people with medical concerns (in a general medical hospital), and people with developmental and cognitive disabilities. From 2007-2009 Emily worked at Hazelwood Center proving music therapy to clients with various developmental and cognitive disabilities. After completing her Mental Health Counseling degree in 2011, Emily began to specialize in psychiatric music therapy and counseling. Emily has worked at both The Brook Hospital and Norton Hospital providing music therapy and counseling services. Through LET, Emily has provided group music therapy to children, adolescents and adults at Our Lady of Peace psychiatric hospital since 2010. Emily particularly enjoys working with the adults on the general psychiatric and substance abuse units. Through LET she has also provided individual music therapy to clients with developmental disabilities, life adjustments/transitions, anxiety/depression, and traumatic brain injury.