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.
“Kate has introduced Music Therapy to the Living Well Oncology Program through grant funding. What started as an 8 week program has grown to a twice a year, multi week program using music to help cancer survivors cope and heal from a life changing diagnosis. Kate skillfully incorporates listening, learning and interpreting music into a program that is individually meaningful. She has created lyrics and music with the groups as well as teaching new skills~ reading and playing music. The feedback from the participants of these programs has been very positive. The Music Therapy has helped with relaxation, managing stress, refocusing energy and allowing creativity to return. One individual summed up the program by saying, ‘Music Therapy has brought me back to life.’ ”
— ELISA FRASER, PHYSICAL THERAPIST AT YORK HOSPITAL
“Kate is a compassionate, talented, focused and insightful therapist and an excellent team member who possesses a high degree of reliability. Patients responded very favorably to Kate’s interventions as she facilitated meaningful and enjoyable sessions, which helped them to communicate and find comfort during times of pain and distress.”
— KAREN POPKIN, MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING CANCER CENTER