Staff Department "Music Therapists"

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Nicole Artus, MT-BC, NMT

Music Therapist

Biography
Nicole is a Board-Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) with training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). She received her Master’s degree in Music Therapy from SUNY New Paltz. She also earned a Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Music Studies. Nicole has experience working with a range of individuals including school aged children with physical and developmental disabilities, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, older adults with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and Veterans in a skilled nursing facility. Nicole aims to provide client centered care using a variety of musical approaches to allow clients to reach their full potential.

Kate Shannon, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Biography
Kate is a board-certified music therapist (MT-BC) who earned her Masters of Creative Arts Therapy from Nazareth College in Rochester, NY. Kate also has earned two bachelor’s degrees in Music and Anthropology. She has worked with a wide range of individuals, but specializes in working with young children, teenagers, and young adults with disabilities. Kate has additional training in working with clients including individuals who have Autism Spectrum Disorders, rare genetic syndromes, medical fragility, and other developmental disabilities. Through evidence-based decision making, Kate strives to address various needs through individualized interventions while improving or maintaining quality of life for each client.

Shelley McCluskey, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Biography
Shelley is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) who earned her degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. Shelley has had the privilege to work with individuals with disabilities and chronic medical conditions in both educational and professional settings over the past 5 years. She completed her music therapy internship at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, where she provided services across the inpatient rehabilitation, hematology/oncology, and intensive care units. Shelley creates a success-oriented environment by utilizing evidence- based interventions to assist her clients and their families in reaching their individualized goals.

Megan Sterzinger, MM, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Biography

Megan is a Board Certified Music Therapist with training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). Megan received her music therapy graduate education at Colorado State University. She has a Bachelor of Art’s in Music from Carthage College in Kenosha, WI, where she studied vocal performance. Megan has experience working with children and adults in a variety of settings including schools, nursing homes, hospital, respite care, and in home. Megan uses evidence-based music interventions to create a positive therapeutic environment for each client.

Shelby Riley, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Biography
Shelby is a graduate of The University of Kansas with a Bachelors of Music Education in Music Therapy. She interned at Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah and became a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) after completing her internship. Shelby has experience working in hospitals, behavioral health units, schools and in home. She has worked with a variety of clients including: individuals with traumatic brain injuries, special needs, palliative care and hospice patients. Shelby aims to provide an encouraging, therapeutic and creative space to help her clients work towards their individualized goals through a variety of musical applications.

Lexie Tilson, MT-BC, NMT

Music Therapist

Biography
Lexie graduated from Colorado State University in 2011, earning her Master’s degree in Music Therapy. While at CSU, Lexie attended the Neurologic Music Therapy Training Institute, earning the title of Neurologic Music Therapist (NMT). After completing her college coursework, she fulfilled her music therapy internship at the Colorado Mental Health Institute, and served for the Colorado State Music Therapy Task Force. Following her internship, Lexie officially became a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) in 2012, and began following her dreams as a clinician.

Lexie has worked with a wide range of individuals including but not limited to persons on the autism spectrum, children with developmental disabilities, older adults with dementia, survivors of trauma and abuse, and mental health consumers. She is extremely thankful to have this amazing, gratifying career, and loves sharing her passion for helping others live happier, healthier lives!

Sara Wise, MT-BC

Music Therapist Supervisor

Biography
Sara is a Board Certified Music Therapist (MT-BC) with training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). She studied at Colorado State University where she received her Bachelors of Music in Music Therapy along with a vocal performance certificate. Sara’s primary specialties are children and adolescents with physical and developmental disabilities, trauma, mental health barriers, and chronic/terminal illnesses. Sara utilizes evidence-based music interventions to help achieve functional goals individualized to each client.