Allison Reynolds is a music psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker working in private practice with older adults diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, stroke or other neurological conditions for the past 10 years. Allison uses a variety of music therapy interventions, such as singing, instrument playing and improvisation, to awaken memories, stimulate cognition and help clients feel empowered while coping with a loss of functioning. Often times, family members or caregivers are surprised by their loved ones’ ability to remember lyrics, hum along to familiar tunes, tap out a rhythm or move along to the beat. Music has the ability to activate various areas of the brain, and is proven to be an effective and successful therapy. Through music, clients can access and release emotions that are difficult to process verbally, often leading to an emotional catharsis. No prior music experience is necessary to reap the benefits of a music psychotherapy session.
Allison has advanced training in Diane Austin’s Vocal Psychotherapy model and holds a level 1 certificate in Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy. Allison also teaches in the music therapy department at NYU and has presented her work both nationally and internationally.
Insurance accepted; private pay, sliding scale when appropriate.
Zip codes served for home visits:
10001, 10002, 10003, 10004, 10005, 10006, 10007, 10009, 10010, 10012, 10013, 10014, 10016, 10017, 10018, 10019, 10021, 10022, 10023, 10024, 10025, 10028, 10029, 10036, 10038, 10128
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