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In the State of Utah, we have professional board certified music therapists that specialize in working with a variety of different populations and areas of need.

Ada Mae Crouse

Currently Accepting Clients

County Served: Salt Lake County

Population Served: Older Adults, Adolescents with Disabilities, Adults with Disabilities, Neurologic Impairments, Mental Health, Hospice, Dementia

CredentialsState Certified Music Therapist, (SCMT) Board Certified Music Therapist, (MT-BC)

Website: www.thetherapy.studio

 Ada Mae received her BA in Music from the University of Iowa, Music Therapy Equivalency from University of Kansas, MA in Psychology of Music from University of Washington, Violin Studies at The Juilliard School of Music. She has over thirty years clinical experience working children, adolescents and adults in both outpatient and inpatient settings. She is known for her work in both music medicine and music psychotherapy, and has published and presented on a wide range of topics, including: Music to Reduce Anxiety During Cesarean Birth, A Comparison of Guided Imagery and Music and Shamanism, The Drum and the Rattle in Psychotherapy, and Music Mind and Healing: A Treatment Approach in Women’s Health Care. Currently working at La Europa Academy, a residential treatment center for young women and at The Therapy Studio, a group of expressive art, alternative and traditional therapists committed to helping people resolve life’s problems and achieve their potential.

Amanda Maestro-Scherer

Waiting List for New Clients

Credentials: Music Therapist, Board Certified (MT-BC)State Certified Music Therapist, (SCMT)

Website:  www.maestromusictherapy.com

Amanda is a native of Ithaca, New York and graduated in 2007 with honors from the music therapy program at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She completed her Master’s Degree in Music Therapy from Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in 2014, and conducted research for her thesis on original songwriting with parents of hospitalized infants. Amanda has worked in a variety of settings during her career including hospice care, mental health, children with special needs, and refugee youth, as well as adult addiction recovery and individuals with eating disorders. She is now the team lead music therapist and internship director at Primary Children’s Hospital. Amanda has specialized training in NICU music therapy, and has studied Neurologic Music Therapy and Hospice and Palliative Care Music Therapy. Her approach is music-centered, and she specializes in songwriting and improvisational music therapy

Beth Hardy

Currently Accepting Clients

County Served: Salt Lake County

Population Served: Adults, Older Adults, Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth, Hospice, Dementia

Credentials: Music Therapist, Board Certified (MT-BC)State Certified Music Therapist, (SCMT)

Phone Number: (617) 835-6353

Website: www.hearttonesmusictherapy.com

Beth is a nationally board-certified music therapist and Utah state-certified music therapist who has been practicing since 2008. Beth is also a trained birth doula and postpartum doula, and she specializes in Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth. Music Therapy Assisted Childbirth is the use of very specific, carefully designed music programs during labor and birth. This use of music, in addition to the support of the doula/music therapist, helps to promote a birth experience that is calm, safe and supportive for parents and baby.
Beth currently works with clients in long term care, hospice, adult day health care, cancer treatment, residential treatment facilities for teens, and labor/delivery. In 2016 Beth helped to start the first-ever music therapy program at the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Salt Lake City, and currently works there part-time.
Beth received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2007 and completed her internship at the Veterans’ Home of California in Yountville, CA. Before moving to Salt Lake City in 2015, Beth was living in the San Francisco Bay Area and working at the Palo Alto VA Hospital. While there, Beth had the opportunity to provide music therapy to veterans of all ages and abilities, including those in inpatient psychiatry, blind rehabilitation, PTSD treatment, long term care, and hospice.
Beth is a member of the American Music Therapy Association, Western Region Music Therapy Association, Utah Association of Music Therapists, and Utah Doula Association.

Emily Christensen

Currently Accepting Clients

County Served: Box Elder County, Davis County, Morgan County, Salt Lake County, Summit County, Utah County, Wasatch County, Washington County, Weber County

Population Served: Older Adults, Neurologic Impairments, Hospice, Dementia

Credentials: Music Therapist, Board Certified (MT-BC)State Certified Music Therapist, (SCMT)

Phone Number: (435) 840-5661

Website: www.crescendomusictherapy.org; http://www.gleefulchoir.com

Emily is the owner of Crescendo Music Therapy. Emily and her team of music therapists provide contractual music therapy services for hospice agencies, care facilities and private clients across Utah. Additionally, Emily is the founder of the Gleeful Choir, a chorus for people with dementia and their care partners. Emily specializes in older adults. She is a certified Hospice and Palliative Care music therapist, and has completed trainings in Neurologic Music Therapy, Dementia Dialogues and the Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia Online Training Program. Emily is currently a master’s student in the Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program at the University of Utah. Emily has served professionally as president of the Utah Association of Music Therapists, on the membership committee of the Utah Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, is a member of the Utah Music and Memory Coalition, as well as the Music Listening Workgroup for the American Music Therapy Association. Emily has a passion for speaking, educating and advocating for music therapy, especially as it relates to older adult populations.

Emily Polichette

Currently Accepting Clients

County Served:  Salt Lake County

Population Served:  Older Adults, Neurologic Impairments, Mental Health, Substance Abuse

Credentials: Music Therapist, Board Certified (MT-BC)State Certified Music Therapist, (SCMT), Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT)

Website:  www.measuredbymusic.com

Emily works full time as a music therapist for the University of Utah Healthcare serving adults with mental illness at the University Hospital, 5 West Psychiatric Unit and the University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI). She serves as the clinical internship director for music therapy at UNI. Emily volunteers her time advocating and supporting the profession as co-Chair to the Utah Music Therapy State Task Force (Government Relations), the Western Region Chapter of the American Music Therapy Association (WRAMTA) Continuing Education Director, and on the Ethics Committee for UNI. Emily occasionally takes private clients including music therapists wanting consultations for clients or business development.

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