Music Therapy

Music Therapists (MTs) help consumers (AKA clients, patients) achieve functional goals through use of musical interventions such as creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music. For example, a consumer may have a goal to increase their number of spoken words and the MT may work on this goal through specific use of songs that promote participation at specific times in a song. Or a consumer may have a goal to improve social interaction and the MT may facilitate progress in this goal through drum circle model and repeat play.

How can music therapy help?

Music therapy helps people achieve their goals through creating, singing, moving to, and/or listening to music.

Our L.I.F.E. Song!

Sabrina Deutsch MT wrote our L.I.F.E. song and worked with our students on recording in 2019.

MUSIC THERAPY TEAM

SABRINA DEUTSCH
SABRINA DEUTSCHMusic Therapist, (MT-BC, NMT)
 Education:
  • B.A. of Music in Music Therapy, East Carolina University Greenville, 2012

Special Certifications:

  • Sprouting Melodies Provider, 2019 (https://raisingharmony.com/)
  • Neurologic Music Therapy, 2016 (https://nmtacademy.co/)
  • Music Therapy Board Certification 01/2014 (https://www.cbmt.org/)

Specific Treatment Strategies, Equipment, or Expertise Utilized:

  • Proficient in multiple instruments, including clarinet, saxophone, guitar, piano, drums, and ukulele
  • We use a variety of instruments in music therapy sessions to address goals, including: Boomwhackers, desk bells, piano, drums, miscellaneous percussion instruments (maracas, güiro, claves, vibraslap, etc.), guitar, kazoos, harmonicas, and more!
  • We utilize other activities by adding a musical twist, such as: books, games, art, and sports (bowling and ball play for example)

Career History:

I began working at L.I.F.E. in February of 2014. Prior to L.I.F.E. I completed an internship in New Jersey at an inpatient long-term care facility for individuals with medically complex developmental disabilities, where I then was employed before moving out to AZ. I also have experience providing music therapy within other environments. I have worked with teens dealing with substance abuse, individuals in an inpatient adult behavioral health setting, and students in the schools. I worked for a few years in the L.I.F.E. Academy leading Music Therapy groups and was in charge of planning and organizing the yearly Christmas concert, while also providing different music opportunities for the school.

Personal Treatment Philosophy:

I believe that everyone has a voice and a unique way to express themselves. I have witnessed and experienced the power that music can play in one’s life, and I try and tap into that power to help others feel confident in who they are. I believe in treating each child as an individual, and I try to create sessions that provide the opportunity to learn, grow, and create.

Personal:

Growing up my father served in the Air Force, which enabled us to travel and live all around the US and abroad (TX, MD, Germany, AZ, SC, NC, NJ, and VA). I still love to travel, and though my Paris trip was cut short due to COVID, I hope to one day soon be able to get back to Europe and explore its beauty! In my spare time I love to go to concerts & symphonies, watch movies, write music, hang with family, and spend time with friends. My favorite TV show is Impractical Jokers, and I have 2 cats, Dexter, and Izzy.

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