Adrienne practices client-centered music therapy. Music therapy sessions are driven by individual clients’ goals and strengths. She uses instrument improvisation, familiar songs, music writing, movement to music, and discussion to address goals. Adrienne believes that music is an integral part of the relationships that are formed in music therapy, and that music therapy provides a non-threatening environment where people develop skills that transfer to outside of the music therapy room.
Adrienne is the music therapy coordinator at Brookline Music School. She is also an assistant professor of music therapy at Berklee College of Music, supervises Berklee practicum students, and serves on the advisory board of the Berklee Institute for Arts Education and Special Needs. Adrienne is President of the New England Region of the American Music Therapy Association. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy from l’Université du Québec à Montréal, a Master of Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Expressive Therapies at Lesley University. She has training in neurologic music therapy and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy. Adrienne has worked with a variety of clients, including with children a variety of developmental, emotional, and physical needs, adolescents and adults with mental health needs and substance use disorders, war veterans, and older adults with dementia.
B.M. Music Therapy, l’Université du Québec à Montréal; M.M.T. Wilfrid Laurier University in Ontario, Canada