About RhythmWORKS!

 

About Us

Our Mission

At RhythmWORKS Music Therapy, we are passionate about music therapy and providing the highest quality services to those in the Chicagoland area.  We absolutely believe in the power of music to effect change and empower people of all ages and abilities.  Using a humanistic approach, we provide supportive and client centered methods in which to work on goals. We are dedicated to serving those in need and making music therapy available to everyone!

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Our Music Therapists

Linda

Linda

Owner, Music Therapist Board Certified, Neurologic Music Therapist

Linda is passionate about music therapy and making a difference in people’s lives! She is a board-certified music therapist, neurologic music therapist and owner of RhythmWORKS Music Therapy, LLC. For the past twenty years, she has been developing therapeutic music programs for various school districts throughout the Dupage county area.  She has worked with children, teens, adults and senior citizens with various diagnoses.  These include, but are not limited to developmental disabilities, behavioral/emotional disorders, Parkinson’s disease and dementia.  She earned her music therapy equivalency at Alverno College in Milwaukee and completed an internship at Giant Steps Illinois, a non-public school for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  She was also certified as a neurologic music therapist through the Robert F. Unkefer Academy of Neurologic Music Therapy.  Linda is a member of the Illinois Association of Music Therapy and the American Music Therapy Association.

Amanda

Amanda

M.A., Music Therapist Board Certified

Amanda is a board-certified music therapist working in the western Chicago suburbs.  She received her education from Illinois State University and has experience working with children, teens, adults and senior citizens with various diagnoses.  These include, but are not limited to, behavioral/emotional disorders and developmental disabilities.  She has also participated in years of crisis prevention intervention training.  Amanda has presented on music therapy advocacy many times within the state of Illinois and was the recipient of the Marjorie Reeves Scholarship, awarded to an individual who demonstrates a strong interest in research as it relates to music in the lives of individuals with disabilities.  In addition to her music therapy work, Amanda teaches individual saxophone lessons to school-aged children.

Brooke

Brooke

Music Therapist Board Certified

Brooke is a board-certified music therapist that primarily works with children with diverse abilities. She received her Master’s in Music Therapy and Mental Health Counseling from Lesley University, and has also obtained her neurologic music therapy certification. She has worked with children and teens with ASD and developmental disabilities, children with emotional and behavioral disorders, and the elderly in both an assisted living setting and a memory care neighborhood. Before deciding to become a music therapist, Brooke studied music composition and theory at the University of Chicago and still has a passion for songwriting and composition. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Music and Psychology. She also has a passion for music therapy research and has presented research at the local and national levels.

Cara

Cara

M.M., Music Therapist Board Certified

Cara is a board-certified music therapist working in the Greater Chicago Area. She received her bachelor’s degree at Goshen College in Music with a minor in Psychology and went on to receive her Master’s at Illinois State University in Music Therapy. She has worked with older adults, children and teens with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, and emotional/behavioral disorders. She has the most experience in mental health settings working with adolescents in residential care, juvenile detention centers, and adults in substance abuse rehabilitation. Cara has a passion for music therapy research and hopes to contribute more in the future in order to progress the field forward.  

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