Kate has partnered with New England Rehabilitation Hospital and the Portland Symphony Orchestra’s wellness program, Boston College’s Campus Kids art therapies program, Central Maine Medical Center’s Dempsey Center, York Hospital, and the Cancer Community Center, and is currently music therapist at Maine Medical Center’s Portland and Scarborough locations. Kate is especially interested in partnerships in adult oncology, palliative care for families, and staff wellness. Kate offers bedside sessions, small group music therapy sessions, and co-treatments with OT, PT, SLP when appropriate. Kate provides all instruments/equipment and follows strict infection control and HIPAA rules.
We offer in services and training for healthcare professionals, teaching artists, and caregivers in any location. Kate has presented at New England Rehabilitation Hospital, MMC’s Brain Injury Conference, the Maine Down Syndrome Network Conference, and the Maine Health Care Association’s annual conference. Kate keeps an active schedule of speaking engagements at universities and created the Creative Health Conference at USM from 2013-2017.
Music therapy provides sessions for speech, coordination, self-expression, communication, reality orientation, and mood states. Individual sessions are 50 minutes weekly or biweekly depending on the needs of the client, and are held in-home or at a local facility, including our studio in Portland. Sessions involve listening and lyric discussion, improvisation, relaxation and breathing techniques, vocal toning, adaptive lessons, movement, imagery and songwriting.