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The following Board Certified Music Therapists have officially earned the designation of DBT Informed Music Therapist. 

You can hire them for DBT Informed Music Therapy 1-1 sessions or groups, or as a valuable addition to a treatment team. 

Qualified DBT Informed Music Therapists

We are trained in how to use music and music activities in a prescribed manner to reach individualized goals, and more specifically in how to use music to help people enrich their lives with DBT skills.

Using music therapy strategies, we help participants learn, strengthen, generalize and build mastery of DBT skills to enhance their lives and create a life worth living. 

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What Makes these Practitioners Qualified

The following people have completed an intensive yearlong DBT Informed Music Therapy Training at the Spiegel Academy, which includes DBT skills training as well as 11 months of clinical supervision from Lauren Bonavitacola, a DBT-Linehan Board of Certification Certified PsyD clinician, while they implement DBT with music therapy.

They have demonstrated competency in facilitating DBT informed music therapy sessions, and are often found co-leading skills training groups with psychologists, social workers, and other DBT skills group leaders.

Those with this DBT Informed Music Therapy Ambassador badge have participated in additional advanced training.

We’ve organized names in US regions: West Coast, East Coast, Midwest, South Central, South East, and Virtual.

West Coast

Jessica Shaller-Gerweck MT-BC

Albany, OR.

 Betsey Carle MT-BC

 Portland, OR (retired) 

Bailey Hinz MA, MT-BC

Las Vegas, NV
available for the Las Vegas valley and telehealth
bihinz@gmail.com 

Naomi Black MT-BC

Phoenix, AZ

Midwest

Alice Browne MT-BC

Minneapolus, MN
Offering  individual and group
Virtual sessions
abermaid@gmail.com 

Cathleen Gempeler MT-BC

Apple Valley MN

Kirsten Sorensen MT-BC

St Paul, MN

Cameron Coffey MT-BC

Ann Arbor, MI

Lindsey Landeck MT-BC

Kalamazoo, Michigan
LandeckL@michigan.gov

Chelsea Steen MT-BC

LaCrosse, WI
chelsea.josephson@gmail.com
Sheila Wall MT-BC
Altoona, WI

Kim Weiss MT-BC

Madison, WI

Rachel Williams MT-BC

Greenfield, IN

 Christine Pappalardo MT-BC

Tinley Park, IL  

South Central

Melissa Kilgard MT-BC

Topeka, Kansas
Solace & Sound LLC
Topeka Correctional Facility 
Individual and group music therapy sessions,  DBT mindfulness workshops with music
Melissaykilgard@gmail.com

Stephen King MT-BC

Central Texas Region
Virtual available
Stephen@musictherapyspecializedservices.com

Virtual

Stephen King MT-BC

Central Texas
 Region
Virtual available
Stephen@musictherapyspecializedservices.com 

Bailey Hinz MA, MT-BC

Las Vegas, NV
available for the Las Vegas valley and telehealth

bihinz@gmail.com 

Alice Browne MT-BC

Minneapolus, MN
Offering  individual and group
Virtual sessions
abermaid@gmail.com 

Cheryl Mozdian MT-BC

Northeast Pennsylvania 
Music Therapy-individual and groups
DBT informed music therapy skills groups, virtual sessions available 
Early Childhood Music Classes
Consultation
HealthRhythms Facilitation
cmozdian@summitmusictherapy.net

East Coast

Suzanne Makary MT-BC

Northampton PA
Smak@ptd.net

Cheryl Mozdian MT-BC

Northeast Pennsylvania 
Music Therapy-individual and groups
DBT informed music therapy skills groups, virtual sessions available 
Early Childhood Music Classes
Consultation
HealthRhythms Facilitation
cmozdian@summitmusictherapy.net

Matt Page MT-BC

Philedelphia, PA

Jared Davis MT-BC

Pittsburgh, PA
Jared.davis9367@gmail.com

Peggy Tileston MA, MT-BC

Philadelphia, PA
consultation, education, music therapy sessions
ptileston@temple.edu

Johanna Dwinells MT-BC

Philadelphia, PA

Rachel Twigg MT-BC

 Suffolk VA
 raedgerly@gmail.com
Megan Martin MA, MT-BC (and soon to be MSW)
Midlothian, VA
DBT and DBT informed music therapy sessions
Musicmegan84@gmail.com

Victoria Mierlak MT-BC

New York, NY

Sarah Shulbank-Smith MT-BC

NYC/Jersey City

sarah.shulbank.smith@gmail.com

Kaitlyn Wainscott MT-BC

Burlington VT

Charlay Yates MT-BC

Brighton, MA

South East

Hillary Cartner-Ambrose MT-BC

Graham, NC
Musically-Connected, LLC
Offering  individual and group music therapy sessions
Individual and group DBT skills sessions
Virtual Option Available
www.musicallyconnect.com
Hillary@musicallyconnect.com

Kelly Abrams MT-BC

Peachtree City, GA
 

 

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