Author Archives: Erin

Accepting New Clients

It’s Summer 2019, and I here at Sound Matters Music Therapy have a few openings in my caseload for daytime clients. Feel free to contact me at or (612) 466-0227 if you’d like more information. I am serving adults … Continue reading

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My time in the hospital

I wonder for how long I’ve been ignoring the messages my body has been yelling at me. Certainly I should have known that the sensation of vertigo was enough to leave work, but I was so eager to get back … Continue reading

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A pizzicato person

I felt like a therapist today. I saw one of my clients recently whose primary diagnosis is autism. The client has been experiencing elevated anxiety and is spending much of their time on the floor or ground (which is unusual … Continue reading

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Is it me?

When I was studying music therapy at Marylhurst University, we discussed transference and counter transference quite a bit in one of my courses. I remember thinking, “Wait, which one is which?” I admit I still have trouble with the distinction, … Continue reading

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Regional conference coming up

Though I am a part of the Great Lakes Region of the American Music Therapy Association, I’m going to be going to the Western Region and Midwestern Region’s joint conference in Broomfield, CO that starts in just a couple of … Continue reading

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I’m done with my break

A few days ago, I posted a link to the article I wrote for the ezine Music Therapy Clinician. I wrote the article months ago, some time in the summer, when I was struggling keeping work and family from falling … Continue reading

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Your boss

Whom do you consider to be your boss? The person who is most necessary in my work is the client. If our relationship is not working and not progressing, then I need to re-evaluate what I am or am not … Continue reading

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Ebbs and flows

Sometimes I think of my writing droughts as a period of inhalation. I had a great professor who once talked about the “incubation period” in a process. At the time, I was writing a paper. Really, it was that I … Continue reading

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Monday matters: Regroup

I’m back. We’re back. Everyone is back. I had to take the past two weeks away from the site because I had to get some administrative work done and then my whole household was sick most of last week. I’m … Continue reading

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Back to reading: More thought on music therapy assessment

Yesterday I started to read some of Tony Wigram’s article, “Music Therapy Assessment: Psychological assessment without words,” published in Psyke & Logos in 2007. I’ve been working with instrumental responses with some of my clients, but also, of course, with their vocal responses. … Continue reading

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