Listed below are nationally board certified Music Therapists here in Arizona ready to serve you!
- National board certification requires that each music therapist has met the eligibility requirements to sit for – and pass the Certified Board for Music Therapists (CBMT) exam.
- A professional music therapist holds a bachelor’s degree or higher in music therapy from one of over 70 American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved college and university programs.
- In-depth knowledge in three main areas: musical foundations, clinical foundations, and music therapy foundations and principles as specified in the AMTA Professional Competencies.
- A minimum of 1200 hours of clinical training, including a supervised internship, prior to earning certification.
Cynthia Engelsman, MM, MT-BC, NMTBoard Certified Music Therapist, Certified Gerontologist Owner- Desert Sun Music
Cynthia Engelsman, is a board certified music therapist, neurologic music therapist, and certified Gerontologist. Ms. Engelsman is also a certified Health Rhythms practitioner. She has provided music therapy services for individuals and groups in the Phoenix area and in southern Nevada. Ms. Engelsman has worked with children/adolescents, adults, seniors, and families in a variety of settings including home health, adult day programs, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient day programs, and clinic settings.
Ms. Engelsman received her bachelor of music in vocal performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, completed the music therapy equivalency program from Arizona State University (ASU), and went on to complete her Advanced Master of Music Therapy degree from ASU. During her Master’s program, Ms. Engelsman was a graduate research assistant for the ASU School of Social work Gerontology Department; her clinical project focused on Chinese Americans with Dementia and their Caregivers.
Currently in Phoenix, Ms. Engelsman specializes in mental health and provides music therapy services through the activity therapy department at St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center, serving children-older adults. She is also the co-internship supervisor by way of Arizona State University.
Currently, Ms. Engelsman is not taking new clients