Find a Music Therapist in Maine

*Covid-19 Update*

Most Maine music therapy practices are now offering services online through video-based therapy. We still encourage you to contact your local provider. This is a wonderful opportunity to access music therapy if you live outside of our regular coverage areas.

Directory by County

Androscoggin/Kennebec Counties

Torrey Gimpel, MA, MT-BC

Torrey Gimpel, MA, MM, MT-BC provides music therapy sessions to individuals and groups across a variety of settings in Androscoggin/Kennebec counties. 

Cumberland County

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Creative Therapy Umbrella provides music therapy services that support the emotional wellbeing of children. As a licensed counselor and music therapist, Kate blends music, play, and creativity in a way that can support a child's emotional growth, well-being, and quality of life. Kate's unique training allows her to foster an environment where a child feels validated and safe to explore their inner world. She has provided music therapy services to children for over 8 years, working alongside children with developmental differences as well as children with complex medical diagnoses in outpatient settings. 

 

Owner Kate Shannon is passionate about serving children in pediatric palliative care, children with special needs, and child survivors of trauma and serves the music therapy community by hosting a weekly podcast and creating courses about child mental health and wellness. 

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Maine Music and Health provides direct music therapy services in medical settings for people with cancer, brain injury, developmental disabilities, and dementia; as well as trainings for healthcare professionals and teaching artists. 

MM&H was founded in 2011 by Board-Certified Music Therapist Kate Beever, who trained at NYU in Beth Israel Medical Center and Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in music psychotherapy with additional training in Neurologic Music Therapy and Guided Imagery in Music. 

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MedRhythms is a neuro-rehab company that exists to restore the lives and quality of life of loved ones, which brain injury threatens to steal each year.  We do this through world-class, life changing care for those afflicted by neurologic injury or disease, using the power of Neurologic Music Therapy. MedRhythms focuses on this intersection between music, neuroscience, and technology, providing interventions to achieve optimum outcomes in sensorimotor, speech & language, and cognitive goals in patients.

NMT is used primarily for those afflicted by neurologic injury or disease, including: 

Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Parkinson’s Disease and Huntington’s Disease.

Hancock/Penobscot Counties

Modulations Therapies provides music therapy and music lessons to children, seniors, families and organizations in Hancock and Penobscot counties. It is a small practice focused on providing customers a personalized, flexible approach that respects their strengths and focuses on their potential. Sessions take place online, in homes, schools, facilities, and at partnering agencies.

Modulations Therapies was founded in 2015 by Carla Tanguay, a board-certified music therapist with over 18 years of experience. Her specialty areas include early childhood, seniors with memory loss, and palliative care.

Hancock County

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Mount Desert Island Hospital is a highly awarded rural critical access hospital serving the Mount Desert Island and surrounding communities through a 25-bed critical access facility in Bar Harbor and a network of area health centers. Birch Bay Retirement Village in Bar Harbor Maine is their non-profit retirement community, comprised of Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care and the Don & Beth Straus Adult Day Program.

Board Certified Neurologic Music Therapist Melissa Violette is the Music Therapy Director for Birch Bay Retirement Village and Mount Desert Island Hospital. She brings 26 years of experience and directs the only AMTA National Roster music therapy internship program in Maine. 

Knox County

York County

Midcoast Music Therapy, Heather Ellsworth

Midcoast Music Therapy works with a client’s natural interests and abilities to create an environment in which the client can thrive and heal. Whether someone has a physical disability, a mental illness, or an injury, Heather can structure a session to work with the person’s strengths and needs. Services are provided at the clients' homes and residential facilities, as well as at Midcoast Music Therapy in Warren. 

 

Heather Ellsworth founded Midcoast Music Therapy in 2018.  She has provided music therapy for a wide range of people, including adults with dementia, children with brain and spinal cord injuries, adults with developmental disabilities, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, and prisoners with substance abuse disorder.   

York County

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Be Your Note Music Therapy Services is a private practice in Arundel owned by Patricia Mulholland. Patricia has interest and expertise in working with patients with neurologic conditions such as brain injury, stroke and cerebral palsy, and with the aging population, including individuals struggling with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Another primary practice area is working with women using voice as a therapeutic modality.  

Patricia trained at Berklee College of Music, where she learned that music therapy is “about connection, about relieving the isolation that various forms of illness and debilitation can bring”(Professor Julie Zigo). In her practice, she witnesses the power of music to lift ability from a life often more defined by disability. Patricia is passionate about establishing music therapy in Maine and frequently presents at conferences & organizations to educate and advocate for the profession.  

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Rhythm and Strings Music Therapy provides music therapy services in schools, homes, and day treatment facilities in York county, Maine.  Rhythm and Strings Music Therapy promotes growth, development and connections through music and specializes in work with children with speech and motor challenges.

RSMT was founded by board certified music therapist Marie Miller in 2013.  Marie became certified in neurologic music therapy in 2015. 

Rachel Wells of Southern Maine Music Therapy

Southern Maine Music Therapy is a subsidiary of Headwaters Wellness. SoME Music Therapy provides music therapy to children, adolescents, young adults with mental health concerns, as well as, pregnant women and families for labor and delivery. Services are provided at the outpatient wellness center in Kennebunk, in addition to, residential treatment centers, public schools, and labor and delivery units in York & Cumberland counties.

 

Southern Maine Music Therapy was founded in 2016 by founder Rachel Wells, a board certified music therapist and licensed clinical professional counselor with over 12 years of experience.