Bergen County

Jennifer M. Knittel, MT-BC

Jennifer M. Knittel, MT-BC

Biography:

Jennifer Knittel provides group and individual music therapy services within her service specialties of dementia, hospice care, and early childhood.

Common goals reached through engaging in Music Therapy: Social and sensory stimulation, self expression, life review, family support, spiritual support, and increased comfort/quality of life.

Common approaches used by Jennifer encouraging client expression: Music listening, Music making- rhythm, singing, Movement to music, Guided reminiscence, Songwriting, Lyric analysis, Caring touch, and Vibrotactile stimulation

Jennifer Knittel's current contracts throughout Northern & Central New Jersey include providing music therapy through:

  • Music Therapy visits at home, nursing home, and assisted living facilities. Home visits and family sessions, ages 0-110.
  • Flexibility with group programming and individual visits to meet needs of residents as requested by Recreation/Activity/Memory Care departments
  • Providing quality care & meeting NJ State Survey expectations, especially for clients who are in advanced stages of dementia, in a coma state, are nonverbal, self-isolating residents, patients who are actively dying, residents with anxious behaviors, patients with developmental disabilities, non-English speaking individuals, and fragile family situations.

  • Board Certified Music Therapist 2001- present
  • Music Together certified teacher
  • Child and Adolescent Grief & Loss Music Therapy Institute
  • Music Therapy and Gerontology Graduate Study
    Human Services, Social work concentration

  • In-home services

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Comatose
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Elderly Persons
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Parkinsons
  • School Age Population
  • Terminally Ill

  • Infants (0 to 3 years)
  • Children (4 to 12 years)
  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
Paula Unsal, MM, MA, MT-BC

Paula Unsal, MM, MA, MT-BC

Biography:

Paula Unsal, MM, MA, Music Therapist-Board Certified provides music therapy services to adults in their homes in Bergen County.  Populations she has served are adults with developmental disabilities, adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias and stroke victims.  In addition to her clinical work Paula has served as Adjunct Faculty at Montclair State University since 2008 as faculty observer of music therapy practicum students. 

  • In-home services

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Elderly Persons
  • Stroke

  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
Muzique, LLC

Muzique, LLC

Karly Muzalier, MT-BC

www.muzique.org

Biography:

Muzique, LLC provides creative arts experiences to individuals of all ages and abilities. We provide music, art, dance and drama in the form of adapted lessons and therapy. We service almost all of NJ and some of PA!

  • A set clinical location
  • In-home services

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Dual Diagnosed (IDD/Mentally Ill)
  • Early Childhood
  • Elderly Persons
  • Learning Disabled
  • Mental Health
  • Multiply Disabled
  • Neurologically Impaired
  • Non-disabled
  • Physically Disabled
  • School Age Population

  • Infants (0 to 3 years)
  • Children (4 to 12 years)
  • Adolescents/Young Adults (13 to 25 years)
  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
Paul Kates, MT-BC

Paul Kates, MT-BC

  • A set clinical location

Populations served:

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Learning Disabled
  • Mental Health
  • School-Age Population

Primary age groups served

  • Children (4 to 12 years)
  • Adolescents/Young Adults (13 to 25 years)