Articles for February 2013

Lisa Hodge, MT-BC – President








Lisa graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Music Therapy in 2011. In addition to providing music therapy services, Lisa is the Community Programs Coordinator for Higher Octave Healing. Lisa feels fortunate to work with clients and families in the fields of developmental disabilities, geriatrics, and hospice. Lisa loves orchestral music and has played oboe for many years. She also loves learning to play new instruments and has recently taken an interest in African drumming.

Sara Selimi, MT-BC – Vice President








Sara graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelors in Music Therapy in 2009.  She moved to Phoenix in 2009 and provided in-home music therapy services before joining Higher Octave Healing in 2010. Sara’s advanced training focus is on children with developmental disabilities with sensory integration and behavioral needs. In addition to providing music therapy services, Sara is Higher Octave Healing’s Special Programs Coordinator.

Sara is also a PATH Certified Riding Instructor.  She is currently preparing to pilot a program that incorporates both music therapy and therapeutic riding to address social skill needs for children on the autism spectrum. Sara is an avid horsewoman, knitter, who enjoys being outside and spending time with family.


Gabby Giffords Finds Voice Through Music Therapy

By KATIE MOISSE (@katiemoisse) , BOB WOODRUFF (@bobwoodruff) , JAMES HILL (@jameshillABC) and LANA ZAK (@LanaZak)
Nov. 14, 2011

In the 10 months since a bullet to the brain left her in critical condition, Congresswoman Gabby Giffords has relearned how to talk — a feat partly credited to music therapy.