How can I find a music Therapist?
Betsy Braitberg, MT-BC
Stephanie McSwain, MMT, MT-BC
Early Childhood, School-aged/adults, ID/DD
Stephanie is a seasoned professional working in and out of the classroom. She has her teaching certification and spent 7 years teaching music education and directing middle school choir and band. Stephanie has a Masters in Music Therapy. She has worked with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental disabilities, served as an adjunct professor in the Music Therapy Department at Maryville University, and is currently serving as Assistant Administrator and Music Therapist for an early childhood center. Stephanie sings with the Bach Society of St. Louis and serves on the State Task Force for gaining state licensure for Music Therapists in Missouri.
Celeste Hobbs, MT-BC
Early Childhood Special Education, Autism
Maria Carron, MT-BC
Midwest Music Therapy Services, Inc
Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Eldercare, Hospice, Trauma, Adult Day Centers, Neurologic Disorders
Midwest Music Therapy has been in business for over 20 years, providing quality music therapy services in the St. Louis and surrounding areas. Midwest Music Therapy provides individual, group and school base therapy services in the clients' home, school or community. We work with a variety of populations from birth to end of life. Midwest Music Therapy Services’ mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and their families.
Karen S. Mogannam, MT-BC
Emily Sitzes, MT-BC
Geriatric, Alzheimer's, Dementia
Nicole Schmitt, MT-BC
Early Childhood, Special Education, Neurodiverse Populations
Nicole Schmitt is a board certified music therapist employed by Midwest Music Therapy Services for 10 years. Nicole specializes in preschool music and movement groups and services for neurodiverse populations. She is also adjunct faculty at Maryville University in the music therapy department.
Mary Hitchcock-Reinhart, MT-BC (also NMT Fellow)
Tracie Sandheinrich, MA, PLPC, MT-BC
Pediatric oncology/hematology, dementia/alzheimer's support, palliative/hospice care, grief and bereavement, mental health/wellness
Tracie has worked in pediatric oncology/hematology since 2009 spearheading Maryville University's Kids Rock Cancer. Tracie also has 10+ years of experience in dementia/Alzheimer's/geriatric support, palliative and hospice care. Tracie currently holds a Provisional License for Professional Counseling and aspires to do more in grief and bereavement work (children and adults). Tracie currently co-owns Music Therapy St. Louis, LLC - the only music therapy agency in the area with employed music therapists - serving both MO and IL counties.
Kathleen Wessel, MT-BC
Public School setting
I am the music therapist for a school district serving children with developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder. My clients range from 5 to 20 years old. I work with students to improve academic, social and communication skills. In addition I see clients in my home for music therapy, piano and beginning guitar lessons.
Dustin Politte MT-BC
Forensic psych primarily with co-occurring intellectual disabilities
My name is Dustin Politte. I'm a Music Therapist at St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center. I graduated from Maryville University in 2019 and began working at SLPRC later that year. I'm interested in networking and finding more opportunities to gain experience and knowledge to better serve multiple populations. I'm originally a percussionist and love finding new ways to engage clients with accessible instruments that entertain as well as meet therapeutic goals.