Essex County

Brian Abrams, Ph.D, MT-BC, LCAT

Brian Abrams, Ph.D, MT-BC, LCAT

https://www.montclair.edu/profilepages/view_profile.php?username=abramsb

Location: Montclair State University. 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

Biography:

I am a music therapist with over 25 years of experience as a professional, and with over 20 years of maintaining a practice in music psychotherapy and professional supervision. I available to provide individual/group music psychotherapy and individual/group music therapy supervision (including on a remote basis). I am not a provider for in-network health insurance, but provide documentation to support applications for out-of-network reimbursement. I have served as Music Therapy faculty at the John J. Cali School of Music, Montclair State University since 2008.

Specialized Trainings/Certifications:

  • Analytical Music Therapy
  • Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music

  • A set clinical location
  • Telehealth

  • Abused/Sexually Abused
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Eating Disordered
  • Mental Health
  • Music Therapy College Students
  • Non-Disabled
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Substance Abuse

  • Adolescents/Young Adults (13 to 25 years)
  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
Elise Carter, MT-BC

Elise Carter, MT-BC

www.elisecarter.com

Phone: (973) 851-5435

Biography:

I am a certified music therapist who specializes in working with adults and children with developmental disabilities, neurodevelopmental challenges and physical disabilities. I also have experience working with clients in palliative/hospice care, eating disorders, and other mental health challenges.

Treatment setting:

  • A set clinical location
  • In-home services
  • Telehealth

Populations served:

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Eating Disordered
  • Elderly Persons
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Head Injured
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Learning Disabled
  • Mental Health
  • Multiply Disabled
  • Neurologically Impaired
  • Non-disabled
  • Parkinsons
  • Physically Disabled
  • Rett Syndrome
  • Speech Impaired
  • Stroke
  • Terminally Ill

Primary age groups served:

  • Children (4 to 12 years)
  • Adolescents/Young Adults (13 to 25 years)
  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
Garden State Music Therapy Services, LLC

Garden State Music Therapy Services, LLC

Madison Indyk, MT-BC

www.gsmts.org

Instagram: @_gsmts_

Phone: (732) 379-0232

Biography:

Our mission is to provide high quality music therapy services to individuals of all ages with various needs throughout the central New Jersey area. We aim to help each individual reach their own greatest potential within a holistic client-centered approach.

Treatment setting:

  • In-home services
  • Telehealth

Populations served:

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Dual Diagnosed (IDD/Mentally Ill)
  • Early Childhood
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Head Injured
  • Hearing Impaired
  • Learning Disabled
  • Multiply Disabled
  • Neurologically Impaired
  • Physically Disabled
  • Rett Syndrome
  • School Age Population
  • Speech Impaired

Primary age groups served:

  • 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)
Inner Harmony

Inner Harmony

Julie Sherwood, MA, LCAT, CCTS, MT-BC

https://about.me/Inner_Harmony 

Location: 10 Sloan St., Suite 6, South Orange, NJ 07079

Phone: (973) 996-8295

Biography: 

No matter what challenges you may be facing today, or what trauma you may have experienced in the past, it is my deep and abiding belief that everyone can heal and move forward with a newfound sense of freedom and joy.

For many years I’ve been helping people overcome trauma, stress, and anxiety. I believe in a compassionate, holistic approach that is creative, uplifting, and empowering. I'll help you gently release that which no longer serves you and embrace the abundant health, happiness, and inner harmony you deserve!

Specialized Trainings/Certifications: 

I am a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist, Certified Master Accelerated Resolution Therapist, Board Certified Music Therapist, and EFT practitioner.

I also have a background in therapeutic bodywork, somatic therapies, and energy medicine. My holistic background informs my integrative approach to mental and emotional wellness and helps me personalize therapy to meet each individual's needs.

Treatment Setting:

  • A set clinical location
  • Telehealth

Populations served:

  • Abused/Sexually Abused
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Mental Health
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Anxiety, Stress

Primary age groups served:

  • Adolescents/Young Adults (13 to 25 years)
  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
Mr. Kates MT

Mr. Kates MT

Paul Kates, MT-BC

Phone: (862) 259-5121

Biography:

Music Therapist serving adolescents and adults that uses a mindful-based approach to facilitate transitions into joy and fulfillment.

Specialized trainings/certifications:

  • DBT

  • In-home services

Populations served:

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Learning Disabled
  • Mental Health
  • Music Therapy College Students
  • Non-disabled
  • School Age Population
  • Substance Abuse

Primary age groups served:

  • Adolescents/Young Adults (13 to 25 years)
  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
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 and hospice care.

Common goals reached through engaging in Music Therapy: Social and sensory stimulation, self expression, life review, family support, spiritual support, legacy creation, 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
  • Telehealth services

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Comatose
  • Elderly Persons
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Terminally Ill

  • Adults (26 to 65 years)
  • Older Adults (66+ years)
McCarren Music Therapy

McCarren Music Therapy

Lucas McCarren, MT-BC, LCAT, NRMT

www.mccarrenmusictherapy.com

Biography: 

McCarren Music Therapy focuses on using humanistic approaches in order to promote engagement and growth through musical interactions. Lucas McCarren has been practicing for over five years using a client lead and improvisational approach. Please feel free to reach out with any questions.

Specialized trainings/certifications:

  • Nordoff Robbins Music Therapist
  • New York State Licensed Creative Arts Therapist

Treatment Setting:

  • A set clinical location

Populations served:

  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Dual Diagnosed (Mentally Ill/Chemically Addicted)
  • Dual Diagnosed (IDD/Mentally Ill)
  • Early Childhood
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Mental Health
  • Multiply Disabled
  • Music Therapy College Students
  • Neurologically Impaired
  • Non-disabled
  • School Age Population
  • Speech Impaired

Primary age groups served:

  • 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)
Megan McDonald, MT-BC, NMT

Megan McDonald, MT-BC, NMT

www.megthemtbc.wordpress.com 

Instagram/Twitter: @meg_the_mtbc

Biography:

I am a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) and Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT). I am a private practice music therapist as well as a music therapist at The Children's Hospital at Saint Peter's University Hospital. There, I work with infants, children, adolescents, teens, and young adults with a range of medical illnesses, including cancer and seizure disorders. I have served a wide range of diagnoses and age groups, including hospice patients, the Dementia/Alzheimer's population, children with multiple handicaps and speech delay, and many more. I also offer adapted music lessons for a range of instruments, as I am a multi-instrumentalist. This includes, but is not limited to the violin, viola, cello, guitar, piano, ukulele, drums, bass, and mandolin. I have experience in the medical setting, school setting, and private practice setting. I love to help others through the use of my passion; music!

Specialized Trainings/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC)
  • Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT)
  • Completion of the Carnegie Hall Music Educators Workshop Intensive

  • A set clinical location
  • In-home services
  • Telehealth services

  • Alzheimer's/Dementia
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Behavioral Disorder
  • Bereavement/Grief
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Comatose
  • Developmentally Disabled
  • Dual Diagnosed (IDD/Mentally Ill)
  • Early Childhood
  • Eating Disordered
  • Elderly Persons
  • Emotionally Disturbed
  • Head Injured
  • Hospice/Palliative Care
  • Learning Disabled
  • Medical Surgical
  • Mental Health
  • Multiply Disabled
  • Neurologically Impaired
  • Non-disabled
  • Parkinsons
  • Physically Disabled
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Rett Syndrome
  • School Age Population
  • Speech Impaired
  • Stroke
  • Terminally Ill

  • 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)
    The Music Moment, LLC

    The Music Moment, LLC

    Ellen de Havilland, MT-BC

    https://www.themusicmoment.com/

    Phone: (908) 312-0227

    Location: 17 Van Dyke Pl., Summit NJ 07901

    Biography:

    Owner and Director of The Music Moment, LLC, based in Summit, NJ. Bringing the joy of music into every home. Providing virtual and in-person music therapy and adaptive music lessons for all ages.

    Specialized trainings/certifications:

    • Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT)
    • HealthRhythms Facilitator

    • A set clinical location
    • In-home services
    • Telehealth services

    • Alzheimer's/Dementia
    • Autism Spectrum
    • Behavioral Disorder
    • Bereavement/Grief
    • Chronic Pain
    • Comatose
    • Developmentally Disabled
    • Dual Diagnosed (IDD/Mentally Ill)
    • Dual Diagnosed (Mentally Ill/Chemically Addicted)
    • Early Childhood
    • Eating Disordered
    • Elderly Persons
    • Emotionally Disturbed
    • Head Injured
    • Hearing Impaired
    • Hospice/Palliative Care
    • Labor/Delivery
    • Learning Disabled
    • Mental Health
    • Multiply Disabled
    • Neurologically Impaired
    • Non-disabled
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Rett Syndrome
    • School Age Population
    • Speech Impaired
    • Stroke
    • Terminally Ill

    • 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)
    Music Is Yours

    Music Is Yours

    Melissa Waton-Cohen, MT-BC

    Biography:

    To encourage emotional and behavioral strength, social interaction, and educational success through music experiences that promote growth and development, addressing both musical and non-musical goals in the process.

    Specialized Trainings/Certifications:

    • Special Education New Jersey Certification
    • Music Education Certification
    • Pending Masters degree (5/2020)

    • A set clinical location

    • Autism Spectrum
    • Behavioral Disorder
    • Developmentally Disabled
    • Early Childhood
    • Emotionally Disturbed
    • Learning Disabled
    • Multiply Disabled
    • Music Therapy College Students
    • Music Education College Students
    • School-Age Population
    • Speech Impaired

    • 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)
    VereenMusic, LLC

    VereenMusic, LLC

    Ian C. Vereen, NMT, MT-BC

    vereenmusic.com

    Biography:

    VereenMusic is a provider of Neurologic Music therapy. We provide group, individual, and contracted services to local facilities and schools within out service specialties of early intervention and early childhood development, autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, adolescent behavioral challenges and adult mental health, gender-affirming voice work, and LGBTQ* related issues. We are committed to providing the highest quality of therapeutic services in a supportive environment in order to promote healing, physical and emotional wellbeing, and create opportunities where clients can be successful.

    Treatment setting:

    • In-home services
    • Telehealth services

    Populations served:

    • Autism Spectrum
    • Behavioral Disorder
    • Developmentally Disabled
    • Dual Diagnosed (IDD/Mentally Ill)
    • Early Childhood
    • Head Injured
    • Learning Disabled
    • Mental Health
    • Multiply Disabled
    • Neurologically Impaired
    • Non-disabled
    • Physically Disabled
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
    • Rett Syndrome
    • School Age Population
    • Speech Impaired
    • Stroke

    Primary age groups served:

    • Infants (0 to 3 years)
    • Children (4 to 12 years)
    • Adolescents/Young Adults (13 to 25 years)
    • Adults (26 to 65 years)