Kaitlin is a Board-Certified Music Therapist who graduated from Appalachian State University. While music therapy can positively affect a wide variety of populations, Kaitlin has specifically focused her work and continuing education training in mental health. She has experience working in group settings providing music therapy to adolescents and adults with eating disorders, children with behavioral issues, and adults working through depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, and other diagnoses.
Music has a unique impact on humans. Where often it can be challenging to find the words to express how one is feeling, that feeling can sometimes be expressed more clearly through music. Music therapy is an evidence-based practice that uses the relationship between the therapist, the client, and the music to facilitate change. Kaitlin works to create a safe, open space where a client can express themselves without fear of judgement or criticism. She works to address coping skills, goal setting, behavior change, self-confidence, and other goals unique to the client’s needs through musical experiences such as song writing, music assisted relaxation, song discussion, musical games, and improvisation. Kaitlin is passionate about working in mental health, and she believes that all humans have the capacity for growth and wellness.
Location: Pasadena Villa Outpatient - Charlotte, NC