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.
Rachel Keener, MT-BC, NICU-MTBoard Certified Music Therapist, Neonatal Intensive Care Music Therapist Mella Music Therapy
Rachel Keener is an employee of Mella Music Therapy serving the Phoenix area. She received her bachelor’s degree in music therapy from Mississippi University for Women in 2014. Her internship was completed at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, FL, where she had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of patients of all ages and diagnoses. Through this internship she also became certified as a NICU-MT through the National Institute for Infant and Child Medical Music Therapy at the Florida State University, which qualifies her to work as a music therapist in neonatal intensive care.
Her work has encompassed both one-on-one settings and in groups, with a variety of clients such as geriatric. neonatal, intensive care, end of life, neurological, orthopedic, pediatric, intellectually disabled, procedural support, adult day care, Parkinson’s awareness choir, rehabilitation center patients, and special needs students.