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.
Shana Rebilas Bousard, MT-BCBoard Certified Music Therapist/Performer
Shana Rebilas Bousard has been professionally involved in music and theatre since 1984, and is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association. Shana was a featured singer/dancer for Holland America and Regency Cruise lines, and has performed several cabaret acts in New York City, Wisconsin, and Arizona, as well as her solo vocal recital at Carnegie Hall. Since she moved to Arizona in 1995, Shana has performed for many local and national theatre companies and is an AriZoni Award nominated actress/director.
In addition to performing, Shana spends her time as a loving wife to Dominik and mother to Alexander and Emma, and currently works full time as a professional music therapist. She serves a variety of clients whose diagnoses include autism, developmental disabilities, Down’s Syndrome, and dementia/memory impairment. Her clients range from age 3 to 103, both in home, and in schools and various adult facilities. She serves clients all around the valley, including, Anthem/North Valley, Paradise Valley, and Peoria. She accepts private pay and DDD (through agency) as funding for music therapy services