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Music Therapy

Music therapy is a discipline in which board certified music therapists (MT-BCs) use music purposefully within therapeutic relationships to support development, health, and well-being. Music therapists use music safely and ethically to address human needs within cognitive, communicative, emotional, musical, physical, social, and spiritual domains. Eva practices music therapy theoretically oriented within the narrative therapy paradigm and grounded in anti-oppressive practice and has a therapeutic style that is compassionate and collaborative. They maintain affiliation with The Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy and strive to incorporate the most contemporary research findings towards maintaining an evidence-based music therapy practice. Please contact Eva to explore potential research collaborations or to schedule individual and/or group virtual/in-person music therapy sessions. Sliding scale rates will accommodate your financial situation on an individualized basis.

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Featured Topic: Songwriting in Music Therapy

Here are some songwriting projects my past clients would like to share with you:

1. An older adult with Parkinson's Disease reflects on his life, (re)discovering freedom through music and storytelling.

2. A group at a residential eating disorder treatment home share about their dynamic experiences with sickness and recovery.

"Monsoon" by The Screaming Goats (2021)

3. Veterans at the SFVA engage in therapeutic songwriting individually and in groups and share their musical creations via SoundCloud: 

White Marble

Featured Topic: Community Music Therapy

"Community music therapy is a way of doing and thinking about music therapy where the larger cultural, institutional and social context is taken into consideration. The approach involves an awareness of the system music therapists are working within, it means that music therapy is not only directed towards the individual, but often aimed at changing the system that is sometimes part of the situation of the client." -Even Ruud

Eva works in collaboration with individuals across the lifespan, a community artist, and a chaplain to address the epidemic of hate crimes against Asian and Pacific Islanders in the Bay Area and beyond through an archive of storytelling, art, and music:

跨越世代的華美音樂保存庫 Intergenerational Chinese American Music Web Archive

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